Collins Aerospace aims to redefine space exploration at first U.S. Department of Commerce International Space Trade Summit

  • Summit brings aerospace companies together to address current and future opportunities in space
  • May 19 - 21 at Hartford, Connecticut Marriott Downtown hotel

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (May 8, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is working with the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration to launch the space industry’s first International Space Trade Summit in Hartford, May 19 - 21. The event, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, will bring together space agencies and suppliers, large and small, from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to network and discover new ways of working together to meet the needs of the space industry. Collins Aerospace and United Technologies Corp. are co-sponsors of the event.

Opening remarks will be presented by Dan Burbank, senior technical fellow for Collins Aerospace and retired NASA astronaut, on the importance of working together at an international level for the future of space exploration. Collins Aerospace will display its Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), known as the space suit, during the summit and several subject matter experts will participate in speaking panels.

The summit will also include a variety of high-profile guest speakers including Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney and Congressman John Larson, as well as key representatives from NASA and multiple international space agencies.

“The future of space exploration will require cooperation across multiple industries, small businesses, primes and OEMs,” said Gail Baker, vice president, ISR and Space Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “This summit is an excellent way for aerospace companies to connect and discover how they can be involved in the opportunities available in the space industry.”

During the summit, topics will include space commercialization, industry trends and procurement, key priorities for space and how to do business with space agencies. To learn more about the International Space Trade Summit and who can participate visit:

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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