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SAE Media Group are proud to present the 18th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference, supported by the UK Space Agency, taking place on 26th and 27th April 2023.

As the leading conference in Europe dedicated to space domain awareness, you can expect a focus on partnership and collaboration. With over 200 attendees, this event remains a “must-attend” for any professional working in space situational awareness. You’ll get real insight and genuine learning experiences giving you the tools to make immediate impact in your organisation.
 

What’s different this year?

Many of the recent developments in SSA are centred around the emergence of new LEO constellations and how military users must adapt their SSA approaches to account for this. Similarly, increasing interest in cislunar space present unique challenges for the industry, as does renewed great power competition.

2023’s Military Space Situational Awareness conference will address these issues head-on, with key focuses including space domain awareness, space surveillance and tracking (SST), the US Space Force's approach to SDA, the impact of new mega-constellations, and international partnerships in space.
 

Military Space Situational Awareness 2023 will continue to break the mould and create a platform that will give you detailed knowledge and vision into the latest developments. Hear key programme updates from across the world, including the UK, USA, Italy, Austria, France, Portugal, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Finland and more.

The only event that will:

Be focused entirely on military and defence issues, including international collaboration, space debris, and domain awareness. You can expect dedicated sessions on threats, defence engagement with the emerging commercial SDA marketplace, space weather and technical research and more!
 

This year’s forum will bring you access to key stakeholders across military, government, and industry to discuss the future of the sector. Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities with senior leaders in SSA.

National militaries:
• Military Space Operations specialists
• Equipment procurement officers
• SSA and SDA experts
• Space Tracking professionals

Industry:
• Businesses looking to break into the market
• Established players looking to expand their contacts
• Developers and innovators in military space technology

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stuart Eves

Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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9:00 National Space Domain Awareness – An Operator’s Perspective

Squadron Leader Andrew Dale

Squadron Leader Andrew Dale, Capability Delivery Staff Officer, UK Space Command

Flight Sergeant Ashley Higgins

Flight Sergeant Ashley Higgins, Senior Military Space Analyst, UK Space Command
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9:30 Latest Developments in UK Space Surveillance and Tracking

Angus Stewart

Angus Stewart, Head of Space Surveillance, UK Space Agency
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  • An update on recent and upcoming opportunities in the UK’s civil Space Surveillance and Tracking programme
  • This will include detail on efforts to collaborate across civil, military and commercial boundaries
  • 10:00 Space Domain Awareness activities with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

    Dr William Feline

    Dr William Feline, Principle Advisor - Space Domain Awareness, Cyber and Information Systems, DSTL
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  •  Novel sensor development
  • Cross-Government requirements definition
  • Space domain awareness experimentation activities
  • 10:30 Session Reserved for Northstar

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Italian MOD: SSA Updates and Programmes

    Colonel Alberto de Sanctis

    Colonel Alberto de Sanctis, Head of the Space Programs Office, Italian Defence General Staff

  • SDA in Italy: SICRAL and other major programmes, including optical and laser-
  • Key priorities for the Italian Air Force moving forward from the restructuring of its space setupbased monitoring of space assets
  • Incorporating debris mitigation practices into Italian military space operations
  • Future of Italy in space
  • 12:00 Integration Challenges for Space Domain Awareness

  •  Space Domain Awareness is established through the fusion of an ever broadening range of data, from a widening array of sources and collaborators with continually evolving objectives to protect and defend the sustainable use of space.
  • Some challenges that we foresee, as well as some that we have begun to address in the context of the UKSpOC Aurora programme under the three concerns:
  • Process Integration
  • Data Integration
  • Application Integration
  • Peter Death

    Peter Death, Director, CGI
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    Paul Walker

    Paul Walker, Director Consulting Expert, CGI
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    12:30 The ESA Space Safety Programme: Awareness and Sustainability

    Holger Krag

    Holger Krag, Head of the Space Debris Office OPS-SD, European Space Agency ESA/ESOC
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  • The importance of mitigating the proliferation of space debris to ensure ongoing use of the space domain
  • Current practices in debris avoidance
  • Novel concepts for removing debris
  • The impact of telecommunication constellations
  • 13:00 Session Reserved for Safran

    Thierry Balanche

    Thierry Balanche, Sales Director, Safran
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    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 No Time to Waste: Quickly Build an Independent, National SSA Network Using Commercial Solutions

  •  New threats and risks are emerging daily in low Earth orbit
  • National, independent SSA networks are critical
  • Building a network is costly and can take several years
  • Utilise commercial SSA sensor networks and architectures to cut cost and time
  • Learn how with Eileen Treanor (CFO & COO, LeoLabs) and Vic Gardner (President, LeoLabs Federal)
  • Vic Gardner

    Vic Gardner, President , LeoLabs Federal
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    Eileen Treanor

    Eileen Treanor, CFO & COO, LeoLabs
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    15:00 Near-Peer Focus: China in Context

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute USAF
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  • China’s space capability and what this means for the West
  • Chinese anti-satellite technology: implications for the US
  • China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy and Space
  • 15:20 Challenges and Threats in the Space Domain: SSA in Focus

    Makena Young

    Makena Young, Associate Fellow, Aerospace Security Project/Center for Strategic and International Studies
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  • The growing space and counterspace capabilities of hostile nations
  • Overview of destructive kinetic physical anti-satellite (ASAT) tests in recent years
  • The role of counter-space capabilities in Russia and Ukraine
  • 15:40 Global Counterspace Capabilities and Multilateral Discussions

    Victoria Samson

    Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
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  • SWF's global counterspace assessment and an examination of the effects of ASAT tests on the space environment
  • Multilateral discussions attempting to shore up space security and stability. 
  • 16:00 Commercial Observations of Dynamic Space Operations

    Dr. Douglas Hendrix

    Dr. Douglas Hendrix, CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
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  •  US Space Command leadership has recently been discussing Dynamic Space Operations - sometimes described as maneuvering without regret
  • ExoAnalytic has been observing DSO at GEO for many years and will describe the requirements to track DSO
  • The presentation will conclude with numerous DSO real-world examples
  • 16:30 Afternoon Tea

    17:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    17:30 Quick Fire Presentations: Shifting Attention to the Global SDA Marketplace for Shared Security and Prosperity

  • SDA initiatives developed and run jointly with international military organizations to work with the emerging commercial space marketplace.
  • The bilateral agreement between the US and UK to deliver the 2020 International Space Pitch Day
  • Defense Innovation Unit’s initiatives to integrate 3rd party software from companies in multiple countries.
  • The International SDA Accelerator at Catalyst Campus 
  • Captain Jacob Singleton

    Captain Jacob Singleton, PM, Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability, Space Systems Command
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    Major Nathan Gapp

    Major Nathan Gapp, Joint Program Manager, Space Innovation, The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US DoD
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    18:10 Joint Q+A: The Global SDA Marketplace

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Captain Jacob Singleton, PM, Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability, Space Systems Command
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    Major Nathan Gapp

    Major Nathan Gapp, Joint Program Manager, Space Innovation, The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US DoD
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    18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Stuart Eves

    Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    18:40 Drinks Reception Hosted by ExoAnalytic

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Stuart Eves

    Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    9:00 USSF Partnering for Shared Space Domain Awareness

    F Schnell

    F Schnell, Chief, SDA Division, Space Systems Command
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  • SSA - Essential for Protection 
  • SDA Architecture – Detect, Track & Identify focus
  • Reducing Exploitable Coverage Gaps & Associated Adversary Freedom of Action
  • Needs / Challenges / Opportunities
  • 9:30 Overview of SSC and Potential Opportunities for SDA within the International Affairs office

    Angela Lindemuth

    Angela Lindemuth, Deputy, Capabilities Development Division, Space Systems Command International Affairs

  • Where SSC fits in the Space Force
  • Today’s focus for SDA from SSC’s perspective
  • Importance of being “Allied by Design” from R&D concept
  • How we bring international partnerships into the USG
  • Ties to commercial SDA capabilities
  • 10:00 Tactical Space Domain Awareness and International Cooperation

    Major Grace Butler

    Major Grace Butler, Director of Operations, 18th Space Defense Squad, USSFron
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  • 18 SPCS and its role
  • The 'Noise Floor'
  • Partnership as the norm: our approach
  • Strategies for increasing collaboration
  • 10:30 Slingshot Aerospace: Dual-use SSA capabilities for safety and security

    Charlie McGillis

    Charlie McGillis, VP, Government Relations and Strategy, Slingshot Aerospace
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  • Overview of Slingshot Aerospace
  • Examples of significant SSA 2022 activity from commercial data
  • Proliferated LEO GPS degradation heatmaps
  • Operator’s Viewpoint: Inmarsat: Critical Space Maneuvers in congested/contested environment
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Mission Impacts of RF Space Domain Awareness

    Hugh White

    Hugh White, Senior Director, Space Domain Awareness Services, Kratos
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  • Advances in SDA Capabilities
  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations
  • Space Electronic Warfare
  • Red Force Terminal Tracking
  • Lessons Learned Leveraging Commercial Capability
  • 12:00 The French Military Space Domain Awareness Center (COSMOS)

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot, Commander, French Space Command / COSMOS (Centre Opérationnel de Surveillance Militaire des Objets Spatiaux)
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  • French Space Command Organisation
  • French SDA situation 
  • French SDA challenges and perspectives
  • 12:30 The Belgian Space Security Centre

    Major Nicolas Gerome

    Major Nicolas Gerome, Head of Space Office, Belgium Ministry of Defence
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  • Background for the SSC; why has it been set up now?
  • What are the core aims for the Centre
  • The path ahead
  • 13:00 The Portuguese Air Force’s SST Services

    Captain Marta Santos

    Captain Marta Santos, Deputy Coordinator of the SST Project, Manager for the SST Network, Portuguese Air Force
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  • Overview of Portugal’s steps regarding the implementation of Space as an Operational Field
  • The SST Project in focus
  • Where does it fit with EU-SST?
  • SST Project capabilities
  • 13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Unique Challenges and Benefits of Space Based Space Domain Awareness across all orbit regimes

  • There are a diverse set of mission types and orbital regimes that can be applied within SDA
  • Space based SDA requires refined mission-specific spacecraft and sensor configurations
  • Orbit selection and refined mission CONOPS need to be tuned to meet mission objectives
  • We will discuss domain awareness mission and spacecraft design considerations
  • All these facets need to be incorporated in order to meet performance objectives
  • Tom Kubancik

    Tom Kubancik, Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
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    Josh Duncan

    Josh Duncan, Solutions Architect, Blue Canyon Technologies
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    15:00 The Air and Space Warfare School: Educating UK Space Professionals

    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall

    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall, Officer Commanding Advanced Space Education, Air and Space Warfare School , Royal Air Force
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  •  An overview of the Air and Space Warfare School
  • Specific efforts based around SSA education
  • The Qualified Space Instructor Course
  • Lessons from Exercise RED FLAG
  • Keeping pace with rapid innovation and increasing capability requirements
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    15:30 STARCOM and SDA: How the US Space Force Will Train its Future SDA Professionals

    Lieutenant Colonel Joan Thompson

    Lieutenant Colonel Joan Thompson, Commander, 13th Delta Operations Squadron, USSF
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  • USSF and training: how STARCOM will operate and progress since formation in August 2021
  • SDA training: what are the main issues with training SDA professionals and how we are overcoming them
  • Integration of training technology: what approaches are we using with our trainees?
  • SDA doctrine: how we are keeping ahead of tactics and doctrine, and what we are teaching
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Military SDA Innovation: Where do we need to get better, what steps are needed to get there, what should we stop doing

    Moderator: Squadron Leader (Retd)Dinz Dinsley

    Moderator: Squadron Leader (Retd)Dinz Dinsley, NORSS Senior Advisor, Raytheon NORSS / Raytheon UK
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    Major Nathan Gapp

    Major Nathan Gapp, Joint Program Manager, Space Innovation, The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US DoD
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    F Schnell

    F Schnell, Chief, SDA Division, Space Systems Command
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    Dr. Douglas Hendrix

    Dr. Douglas Hendrix, CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
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    17:00 Optical Survey System to Scale Space Object Detections

    Romain Lucken

    Romain Lucken, Share My Space CEO, SHARE MY SPACE
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  • Presentation of the MTOS patented technology
  • MTOS roll-out in Morocco and results assessment 
  • Network capabilities advancement 
  • Key data performance 
  • Satellite behavior and characterization for military use 
  • 17:20 Space-based situational awareness with joint communication and sensing

    Dr Antti Anttonen

    Dr Antti Anttonen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
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  • Exploiting existing assets
  • VTT’s role in Finnish SSA research and development
  • Building a multi-layered network
  • Tackling the needs and opportunities of national stakeholders through industry contributions
  • Concrete steps to strengthen both innovation and business activities in this rapidly developing area
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Stuart Eves

    Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Angus Stewart

    Angus Stewart

    Head of Space Surveillance, UK Space Agency
    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    PM, Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability, Space Systems Command
    Captain Marta Santos

    Captain Marta Santos

    Deputy Coordinator of the SST Project, Manager for the SST Network, Portuguese Air Force
    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute USAF
    Dr William Feline

    Dr William Feline

    Principle Advisor - Space Domain Awareness, Cyber and Information Systems, DSTL
    F Schnell

    F Schnell

    Chief, SDA Division, Space Systems Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Commander, French Space Command / COSMOS (Centre Opérationnel de Surveillance Militaire des Objets Spatiaux)
    Major Nathan Gapp

    Major Nathan Gapp

    Joint Program Manager, Space Innovation, The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US DoD
    Major Nicolas Gerome

    Major Nicolas Gerome

    Head of Space Office, Belgium Ministry of Defence
    Makena Young

    Makena Young

    Associate Fellow, Aerospace Security Project/Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Squadron Leader Andrew Dale

    Squadron Leader Andrew Dale

    Capability Delivery Staff Officer, UK Space Command
    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall

    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall

    Officer Commanding Advanced Space Education, Air and Space Warfare School , Royal Air Force
    Stuart Eves

    Stuart Eves

    Director, SJE Space Ltd

    Angela Lindemuth

    Deputy, Capabilities Development Division, Space Systems Command International Affairs
    Angela Lindemuth

    Angus Stewart

    Head of Space Surveillance, UK Space Agency
    Angus Stewart

     Angus was appointed Deputy Ambassador to the Czech Republic in September 2016. He previously served as Deputy Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Head of Mission in Benghazi and in various other international positions including in Kabul, Lashkar Gah and Musa Qal’eh.

    At the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, Angus served as Head of Expeditionary Diplomacy, Head of Hostile Environment Operations and, amongst a variety of other appointments, Deputy Head of Recruitment for the Diplomatic Service.

    He joined the Foreign Office in 2006 following an initial career in the private sector.

    He is now Head of Space Surveillance at the UK Space Agency

     

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    PM, Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability, Space Systems Command
    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Capt Jake Singleton is a Program Manager in the SDA Acquisition Delta for USSF Space Systems Command. In addition to his current role in delivering SDA Radar capabilities, he works with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate and the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation to deliver an industry accelerator to engage emerging SDA companies from around the world through increased collaboration with defense partners.  Prior to his current assignment, Capt Singleton served as an exchange officer for UK Space Research & Development at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). As Dstl’s Space Innovation Lead, Capt Singleton focused on new innovative platforms to accelerate commercial solutions for defense technology needs and delivered the first International Space Pitch Day which allowed defense partners a platform to exploit emerging commercial space technologies from the global marketplace in response to shared challenges in Space Domain Awareness.

    Captain Marta Santos

    Deputy Coordinator of the SST Project, Manager for the SST Network, Portuguese Air Force
    Captain Marta Santos

     Captain Marta Santos is an Air Force Officer, currently working for the Portuguese MoD as the Point of Contact for Space in Defence and the Deputy Manager for the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Project. 

     
    She graduated from the Air Force Academy as an Aerospace Engineer, and worked for both the Falcon 50 and the P-3C Portuguese Fleet from 2017-2021. She was responsible for the technical support for structures, systems and propulsion and was also the Deputy Fleet Manager for both fleets.
     
    In 2021, Captain Marta Santos joined the SST Project as the Deputy Manager SST Project and has since contribute for the implementation of the Project within the Portuguese Defence and the EU-SST. 
     
    In 2022 she became the lead Point of Contact for Space in the Portuguese MoD
     

    Charlie McGillis

    VP, Government Relations and Strategy, Slingshot Aerospace
    Charlie McGillis

     Charlie McGillis is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy at Slingshot Aerospace Inc., a company that is bringing the space domain into the digital environment with its world-class space simulation and analytics solutions. The company is driven by its vision of accelerating space sustainability to create a safer, more connected world.

    Charlie McGillis has more than 30 years of defense and executive leadership experience. She served over twenty-six years in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, retiring in June 2014, at the rank of Colonel. Following retirement, she served as a Commercial Integration Cell Consultant, representing seven Commercial Satellite Operators to facilitate better coordination and information sharing with the United States Government.

    Her broad defense career spanned a wide variety of leadership and staff positions. In her last assignment, she served as the Director of Intelligence at Fourteenth Air Force (Space) where she led all intelligence for Air Force space forces to support operations. In other assignments, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff at USSTRATCOM, Deputy Political Advisor at USSOCOM, and Deputy Director of the Commander’s Action Group at NORAD-USNORTHCOM. She commanded at the squadron level at Air Command and Staff College where she led a multiservice and multinational unit.

    Ms. McGillis received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also a graduate of three post graduate studies: Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict from the Naval Postgraduate School, Military Arts and Sciences from the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies, and Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Air Force Air War College.

    Ms. McGillis is a defense operations and intelligence subject matter expert and speaks frequently at conferences about the value of situational intelligence and advancing space awareness. She is a member of the IAA committee on Space Traffic Management. She is also a champion for STEM initiatives for girls as a member of AstraFemina and teaches at two summer camps sponsored by American Association of University Women. She was also selected into the first cohort to support the SpaceHero Insider Program, a global community to advance space for humankind

    Colonel Alberto de Sanctis

    Head of the Space Programs Office, Italian Defence General Staff
    Colonel Alberto de Sanctis

    Dr Antti Anttonen

    Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Dr Antti Anttonen

    Antti Anttonen received the D.Sc. (Tech.) degree from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland, in 2011. He works as a Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has visited Lucent Technologies, USA in 2000, University of Hannover, Germany in 2008, and University of Leuven, Belgium in 2014. He has participated in numerous national and European research projects related to wireless terrestrial and satellite communications. Dr. Anttonen is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His main interests include network management and stochastic system modelling for heterogeneous networks.               

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute USAF
    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr. Brendan Mulvaney is currently the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at National Defense University. He was a Marine for a quarter of a century, where he flew more than 2000 hours as an AH-1W Cobra pilot, and was an Olmsted Scholar in Shanghai, China.

     
    He enlisted in 1991 and was commissioned in 1993 after graduating from UC San Diego. He earned his Master’s in Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2002, and was selected as one of three Marine Olmsted Scholars for 2003. He studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China from 2003-2005 where he earned his Ph.D. in International Relations.
     
    He served several tours in California, Iraq, Japan, and the Western Pacific. He served as the first Director of the Commandant’s Red Team, and supervised the implementation of Red Teaming in the Marine Corps. In 2013 he transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was the Associate Chair for the Languages and Cultures Department, and taught Mandarin Chinese, Chinese culture, and cross-cultural literacy.
     

    Dr William Feline

    Principle Advisor - Space Domain Awareness, Cyber and Information Systems, DSTL
    Dr William Feline

    Dr Will Feline is the Principal Advisor for Space Domain Awareness for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), part of the UK Ministry of Defence.  He works closely with UK Space Command and the UK Space Agency, as well as numerous commercial and academic organisations in the UK and overseas.  Dr Feline has an academic background, with a PhD in observational astronomy from the University of Sheffield in 2005.  He has held several positions at Dstl, including working on signatures of surface ships and countermeasures to radar-guided anti-ship missiles, before returning to the space sector in 2015.

    Dr. Douglas Hendrix

    CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
    Dr. Douglas Hendrix

    Dr. Doug Hendrix is chief executive officer and co-founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc. In addition to his executive role, he serves as the Commercial Space sector president. For 25 years, Dr. Hendrix has developed advanced software solutions to enable the United States to maintain its technological superiority in EO/IR sensing for missile defense and space situational awareness. Dr. Hendrix has a broad professional background that ranges from research and development to commercial software development in the areas of atmospheric, underwater and nuclear explosions, hyper-velocity impacts, space weather, and the development of a commercial fusion reactor.

     
    As a co-founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, he had one major idea in mind for the company, which is to build a focused team comprised of the best and brightest in the industry to develop and field cutting edge technology to greatly surpass the state of the art. In his current role at ExoAnalytic Solutions, he remains deeply involved in technology development for both missile defense and space situational awareness.
     
    Dr. Hendrix earned a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and is the proud son of a former submarine officer.
     

    Eileen Treanor

    CFO & COO, LeoLabs
    Eileen Treanor

    Eileen Treanor is the CFO of LeoLabs bringing more than 20 years of experience to her role.  She previously served as the CFO of Inkling, a leading SaaS Knowledge Platform where she led the Business Operations of the business.  Prior to Inkling, Eileen was the CFO of Lever, the SaaS Talent Acquisition Suite and previously held senior finance roles at Wikia, Virgin America and Yahoo!.  Eileen completed her undergraduate degree at DeMontfort University and earned her MBA at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She is a certified public accountant in California, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Institute of Taxation of Ireland.

    F Schnell

    Chief, SDA Division, Space Systems Command
    F Schnell

     Mr. F Schnell is the Chief, Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Division, Special Programs Directorate, Enterprise Corps, Space Systems Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. He oversees four primary lines of effort: Advanced SDA Capabilities, Ground Radar Portfolio, Ground ElectroOptical and Radio frequency sensing Portfolio, and Space Electro-Optical portfolio, leading 380 military, civilian, and contractor personnel with a $628 million budget.

     
    Mr. Schnell's most recent assignment was as Deputy Chief, Operations Division, Business Enterprise Systems, where he assisted the Chief in operations of Gunter network, Platform Operations, Tier 1 helpdesk for the Air Force systems, and the BES Product Innovation (BESPIN) software factory. Mr. Schnell entered civil serves as an Air Reserve Technician with the 302d Airlift Wing, Peterson AFB CO. He has worked Logistics Sustainment of the Space Launch and Test Range, Program Management in support to the Space Innovation, and Development Center, and Director of Mission Support for the Air Force Warfare Center, Det1. As an Air Reserve member, Mr. Schnell is currently the Commander, 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Maxwell AFB, AL.

    Flight Sergeant Ashley Higgins

    Senior Military Space Analyst, UK Space Command
    Flight Sergeant Ashley Higgins

    Ashley is an Air & Space Operations Manager, specialising in Military Space Operations. Joining the RAF in 2001 he completed numerous postings and operational tours before joining the UK Space Operations Centre (UKSpOC) in 2011. He has been central in the evolution of UKSpOC towards developing an in-house analytical capability and driving Space Operations towards Space Domain Awareness (SDA). He was selected to become the first ever Senior Military Space Analyst for the Royal Air Force in 2018 and has worked on multiple Cross-Government projects alongside the UK Space Agency since 2014.

    Holger Krag

    Head of the Space Debris Office OPS-SD, European Space Agency ESA/ESOC
    Holger Krag

    Holger Krag acquired his master in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Braunschweig, followed by a 4 year research period at the Institute of Aerospace System where he focussed on space debris modelling and surveillance, which also became the topic of his PhD (2003). He is today the Head of the Space Safety Programme in the Directorate of Operations, ESA-ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany.

     
    He joined ESA as an Analysist in the Space Debris Office. He worked on establishing risk models and an operational collision avoidance system and contributed to first space surveillance studies. In 2014, he took the position of the Head of the Space Debris Office, which, among others, provided fundamental support to ESA’s Space Situational Awareness Programme. In 2019, he took over the position as the head of the programme and prepared the evolution into the new Space Safety Programme which was established at the Space19+ Ministerial. His current duties comprise the implementation of the Programme, in close coordination with participating States, managing the resources delegated to the Programme Office, including staff, budgets, industrial contracts and legal agreements in the areas of Space Weather, Space Debris, Planetary Defence, Cleanspace and Frequency Management, and ESA representation on debris matters at relevant international bodies (IADC, UNCOPUOS,…)
     

    Hugh White

    Senior Director, Space Domain Awareness Services, Kratos
    Hugh White

    Hugh White is Senior Director of Space Domain Awareness Services for the Kratos Space, Training and Cybersecurity Division. In this capacity, Hugh defines the vision, business strategy, and capability offering for Kratos’ Global Sensor Network (KGSN). He is working to create innovative, high-fidelity RF-based Space Domain Awareness solutions for government, commercial, and international partners.

    Before his current role at Kratos, Hugh served as Chief Operating Officer for a software startup, a software consultant for the airline industry, a product manager of a network transport product line, and a software and systems engineer in the satellite communications industry.

     

    Hugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Taylor University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

    Josh Duncan

    Solutions Architect, Blue Canyon Technologies
    Josh Duncan

    Josh Duncan is a Solutions Architect at Blue Canyon Technologies, focusing on identifying technical solutions for internal and external missions. Josh provides strategic and industry insights, pre-sale systems engineering, and business development customer support.  He has held multiple roles at BCT leveraging 20 years of experience in the industry and supporting the company’s growth from 30 to 500 employees. He is passionate about BCT’s contributions to New Space and enabling customer science and innovation.

     

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Commander, French Space Command / COSMOS (Centre Opérationnel de Surveillance Militaire des Objets Spatiaux)
    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Ltc Clément BERTHILLOT joined the Air Force as an engineering officer. He graduated the French Air Force Academy in 2007. Then he was assigned to mobile radar and C2 systems maintenance and tactical deployments. He participated to several overseas operations in Chad and Djibouti for instance, and also took part in NATO exercices.

    In 2011, he get specialized in signal and image processing in Telecom Paristech engineering university. In 2013, he was assigned to the French Air Force Academy to teach remote sensing and radar to the cadets. He was also involved in training engineering. 
     
    He was then assigned to the French Space Command in 2018 in Paris. He was responsible for remote sensing capacity development. He was especially involved in the CSO constellation program, dealt with SATCEN and other international partnerships. Meanwhile, he was involved in the military sapce working group.
    In septembre 2020, he was appointed to deputy commander of the French Military Space Domain Awareness Center (COSMOS) in Lyon. He was mainly involved in capacities and services issues, transformation management and operator’s training. After one year training in the Staff College Ecole de Guerre in Paris, he was promoted head of the COSMOS in september 2022.
     
    Ltc Clément Berthillot is graduated from Telecom ParisTech (signal engineering degree), and has a PhD in radar signal processing (in cooperation with the French Aerospace lab, ONERA). He is married and has 2 kids.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Joan Thompson

    Commander, 13th Delta Operations Squadron, USSF
    Lieutenant Colonel Joan Thompson

      Lieutenant Colonel Thompson is the Commander, 13th Delta Operations Squadron (DOS), Maxwell Air Force Bse, AL. As the first commander of this new Space Force squadron, she is responsible for developing leaders capable of driving all-domain operational success in the contested, degraded, and operationally-limited (CDO) environment. 13 DOS accomplishes this through the execution of Guardian Education, including institutional professional military education, continuing education, advanced education programs, and United States Space Force officer accessions

    Major Grace Butler

    Director of Operations, 18th Space Defense Squad, USSFron
    Major Grace Butler

     Maj Grace A. Butler is the Director of Operations for the 18th Space Defense Squadron, Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The squadron is responsible for command and control of the Space Surveillance Network, integrating advanced analysis, sensor optimization, conjunction assessment human spaceflight support, object reentry and breakup assessment, launch analysis, and maneuver forensics to advance a continuous, comprehensive, and combat-relevant understanding of the space situation in support of United States Space Command objectives. As Director of Operations, she manages daily operations for 129 active-duty military members, coalition partners, and civil servants.

    Maj Butler commissioned into the Air Force in 2011 through Baylor University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps. She has served eleven years on active duty in numerous operational positions, including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Commander, Staff Instructor, Staff Evaluator, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Flight Commander, Weapons Assistant Operations Officer, Non-Kinetic Operations Cell Deputy Chief, and Weapons School Instructor. Prior to her current position, Maj Butler was Assistant Director of Operations for Operations Support, 328th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

    Major Nathan Gapp

    Joint Program Manager, Space Innovation, The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US DoD
    Major Nathan Gapp

     Maj Nate Gapp leads the space domain awareness visualization & analysis effort, Global Space Innovation Project (GSIP), and the responsive launch project, Sinequone. Before arriving at DIU, he was the Partnership Lead for Space Command & Control for International Affairs at Space Systems Command - previously SMC. There he led a group of six nations in formulating collaborative capability-development strategies. Nate has been the Speechwriter for the (then-SMC) Commander. He also advanced his technical experience while in the Hosted Payload Office and in the AFRL/RV Space Power Group. Nate earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a M.S. in Space Studies from American Military University.

    Major Nicolas Gerome

    Head of Space Office, Belgium Ministry of Defence
    Major Nicolas Gerome

     Major Nicolas Gérôme is a telecom engineer from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. He started his career for the Belgian Air Force in CRC Glons and moved afterwards to the Joint Staff where he managed various projects in C4ISR domain and space remote sensing for the Directorate General Material Resources. He has more than 15 years of experience in Joint and multinational C4ISR Project & Program Management for Belgian Defence and within private sector. After his senior staff officer course, he now works at the Strategy Department an leads the development of military Space-based capabilities.

    Makena Young

    Associate Fellow, Aerospace Security Project/Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Makena Young

     Makena Young is an associate fellow with the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her research interests include international collaboration, space security, and orbital debris. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Young worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aerospace engineer, focusing on automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast certification and integration in small aircraft. She holds a B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University with minors in international relations and environmental engineering.

    Moderator: Squadron Leader (Retd)Dinz Dinsley

    NORSS Senior Advisor, Raytheon NORSS / Raytheon UK
    Moderator: Squadron Leader (Retd)Dinz Dinsley

    Sqn Ldr (Retd) Ralph Dinz Dinsley is a retired RAF officer with more than 32 years of active service as an Aerospace Battle Manager including 16 years as a surveillance of space practitioner and space situational awareness advocate. His final assignments included leading the RAF contribution to global SSA in 2 significant programmes. Dinz’s unique military experience is further underpinned, as a CAS Fellow, with an MA in Peace and Development from Leeds Metropolitan University; his dissertation covering Critical Perspectives on UK Space Security.

    Paul Walker

    Director Consulting Expert, CGI
    Paul Walker

     Paul is a Director at CGI working in the Secure Space Systems division. He is currently the Lead Solution Architect for the delivery of the Aurora project for UK Space Command and UKSA and has been designing and developing complex satellite mission systems with CGI since 1999 including major contributions to Skynet 5, Galileo, Meteosat Third Generation. He was awarded his PhD in 1996 for research in Semi-Classical Quantum Chaos Theory.

    Peter Death

    Director, CGI
    Peter Death

     Peter is a Director at CGI, working in the Secure Space Systems division. He has Business Development responsibilities for Space Sustainability including In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing, Space Based Solar Power, Space Situational Awareness and Resilient PNT (Position Navigation and Timing). Peter has worked on a wide range of space, defence and utility projects over the past 20 years and recently lead the creation of the UK Space Domain Awareness report. 

    Romain Lucken

    Share My Space CEO, SHARE MY SPACE
    Romain Lucken

     Romain Lucken, CEO and Co-founder of Share My Space, has a PhD in Plasma Physics from University Paris-Saclay and an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique. After several experiences in industry and research (JAXA, University of Tokyo, Airbus Defence and Space), Romain co-founded Share My Space and developed his business acumen in the field and through the Challenge+ training at HEC business school. Romain has experience in technology transfer and understands the development cycles starting from R&D to product marketing and sales.

     

    Squadron Leader Andrew Dale

    Capability Delivery Staff Officer, UK Space Command
    Squadron Leader Andrew Dale

    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall

    Officer Commanding Advanced Space Education, Air and Space Warfare School , Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Laura Ridley-Siddall

    Laura read Physics with Solar and Interplanetary Space Physics at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1997 to 2001.  Following university, she worked in Mass Spectrometry for Micromass plc. She Joined the RAF in 2003 and has worked in Space Operations since then Her roles within the Space Domain include positions as the Crew Commander, training officer and Executive Officer at RAF Fylingdales and as the Space Duty Officer and Training Officer at the UK SpOC.  She was the first female Space Manager for SERCO plc at RAF Fylingdales.  She is now Officer Commanding Space at the Air and Space Warfare School where she currently remains.  She is responsible for the delivery of advanced space education across defence and is the evaluator for the top tier Qualified Space Instructors’ Course

    Stuart Eves

    Director, SJE Space Ltd
    Stuart Eves

     In 2018, Stuart Eves founded his own space consultancy company, SJE Space Ltd, after spending 16 years working for the UK Ministry Of Defence, and 14 years with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited. 

     
    He has been involved with a wide variety of space missions, including TopSat, which set a satellite world record for “resolution per mass” when it was launched in 2005, and which was featured in the Space Gallery at the Science Museum in London.
     
    Stuart’s 2017 book “Space Traffic Control”, describes the measures needed to maintain the space environment and protect satellites from both natural hazards and man-made threats. 
     
    He serves on the Advisory Panel for the ESA Space Safety Programme, and is a founder of the GNOSIS network on sustainability in space.
     
    He has appeared in a diverse range of published media on all aspects of space, and has previously been a recipient of an Arthur Clarke Award for space education and outreach.
     
    Stuart has an MSc in Astrophysics, a PhD in satellite constellation design, and has been a fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society for more than 25 years. He’s not an astronaut, but he is an Astro-nut!
     

    Thierry Balanche

    Sales Director, Safran
    Thierry Balanche

    Thierry BALANCHE joined Safran Data Systems in 2007 as Sales Director in charge of Services for Satellite Communication & Situational Awareness. He brings over 30 years’ experience of Sales and Engineering in Defense and Aerospace industries.

    Safran Data Systems is a world leading provider in the fields of telecommunications, telemetry and high data rate transmissions applications. Regarding Satellite Communication & Situational Awareness, Safran Data Systems provides Passive RF services and solutions with accurate satellite’s orbits tracking, constant satellite’s payload monitoring and instant detection of maneuver and interference.

    Safran Data Systems participates in international commercial and defense space surveillance exercises, which gives its experts a strong ability to support the operational implementation of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) space centers

    Tom Kubancik

    Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
    Tom Kubancik

     Tom Kubancik is a Founder and Executive Vice President of Trusted Space Inc. and consultant to Blue Canyon Technologies.

     
    Trusted Space, is a US Corporation with employees in seven U.S. states and the District of Columbia Trusted Space provides services with expertise in research, development, engineering, and operational support to advance safe and autonomous operations in space, including the Cislunar domain. Trusted Space, Inc. is a differentiated professional services company focused on providing modeling, simulation & analysis services; custom software and algorithm development services; and subject matter expertise for space systems and missions. Core to these Trusted Space service offerings is a strong system engineering capability addressing all aspects of end-to-end space missions including both space and ground components incorporating hardware and software solutions.
    Tom performs several key roles for the company including providing business leadership as Executive Vice President Tom directs a portfolio of assets and is successful in building exceptional technical solutions through teaming with Industry and Academia. Tom has been at the center of the technical revolutions that have made today’s most complex missions possible including advanced microelectronics, high performance computing and visualization systems, orbital platforms, complex ground architectures, spacecraft design, and research of strategies to operate spacecraft safely in the increasingly congested and contested space.
     
    Tom is considered a worldwide expert in Commercial, Civil, and Governmental Space Situational Awareness and the technical, operational, and policy advancements needed for continued safe operation in space and the protection of the precious space environment. He has published several articles, papers, and is a frequent conference presenter on Space Resiliency and Space Sustainability. 
     

    Vic Gardner

    President , LeoLabs Federal
    Vic Gardner

    Vic Gardner leads U.S. Federal strategy, nusiness operations, sales, and customer support as President of LeoLabs Federal Inc.Vic has 15 years of experience delivering innovative space solutions for the U.S. DoD and Intelligence community including integration, test, depoloyment, and operations of the National Space Defense Center (NSDC) Commercial Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Architecture. Vic has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Astronimical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

    Victoria Samson

    Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
    Victoria Samson

    Victoria Samson is the Washington Office Director for Secure World Foundation and has 25 years of experience in military space and security issues.

    Before joining SWF, Ms. Samson served as a Senior Analyst for the Center for Defense Information (CDI), where she leveraged her expertise in missile defense, nuclear reductions, and space security issues to conduct in-depth analysis and media commentary. Prior to her time at CDI, Ms. Samson was the Senior Policy Associate at the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers, a consortium of arms control groups in the Washington, D.C. area, where she worked with Congressional staffers, members of the media, embassy officials, citizens, and think-tanks on issues dealing with national missile defense and nuclear weapons reductions. Before that, she was a researcher at Riverside Research Institute, where she worked on war-gaming scenarios for the Missile Defense Agency's Directorate of Intelligence.

     

    Ms. Samson is a prolific author of numerous op-eds, analytical pieces, journal articles, and updates on missile defense and space security matters.  She is also a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) committee on space security and the Space Security Working Group of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC). Read Ms. Samson's publications.

    Ms. Samson holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in political science with a specialization in international relations from UCLA and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Astroscale

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://astroscale.com/

    Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the leading company dedicated to in-orbit servicing across all orbits



    Blue Canyon Technologies

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.bluecanyontech.com

    Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, is comprised of four business units: CubeSats, Microsats, Components, and Mission Operations. BCT offers a diverse portfolio of innovative, reliable, and affordable spacecraft and components that enable a broad range of missions and technological advancements for the new space economy. The company currently supports numerous unique missions with over 100 cumulative spacecraft orders. Microsatellites are manufactured at the 80,000 sq-ft Lafayette facility and CubeSats and components are manufactured in 40,000 sq-ft of dedicated facilities in Boulder, Colorado.

    BCT has supported missions for the U.S. Air Force, NASA, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and provided the Attitude Control Systems for the first interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully traveled to Mars. The company has been recognized with awards from Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, the Best in Biz Award, and the 2020 Tibbetts Award.

    For the latest news on Blue Canyon Technologies and for other company information, please visit www.bluecanyontech.com. You can follow the company on LinkedIn here, Instagram here, or Twitter here.



    CGI

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.cgi.com/uk

    Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. We are an IT Systems Integrator working to advise, build and operate bespoke, technically complex, mission-critical information systems. Bringing innovation to our clients using proven and emerging technologies, agile delivery processes and our expertise across space, defence, intelligence, aerospace and maritime, all underpinned by our end-to-end cyber capability.



    HEO Robotics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.heo-robotics.com

    HEO Robotics is the world's first satellite-to-satellite imagery and intelligence company. We enable government and defence to assess the risk and anomalous behaviour of targets using in-orbit inspection to help protect and defend the security and resilience of space and to understand insights and address strategic intelligence priorities.



    Kratos

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.kratosdefense.com/products/space

    Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities enabling a dynamic ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.



    Leolabs

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://leolabs.space/

    LeoLabs is the world’s first and only supplier of commercial radar tracking services for objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO.) Our mission is to provide data-driven transparency and certainty to satellite operators, regulators, space agencies, and industries that rely on satellite services. By protecting satellites in LEO through the creation and operation of radars, LeoLabs is safeguarding and securing LEO for generations to come.



    NorthStar

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://northstar-data.com/

    NorthStar Earth & Space will deliver the first commercial services that monitor space, from space, via its “Skylark” constellation of satellites equipped with dedicated optical sensors. NorthStar transforms space-based sensor collection into a suite of “Space Information & Intelligence” (SI²) services tailored to enhance the safety of spaceflight for military, civil governments and industry partners. With unobstructed views of the near-Earth environment from space, NorthStar’s always-on collection system, unlike ground-based or tasked assets, provides a continuous unblinking eye out into space. With near-synoptic coverage of all orbit regimes, NorthStar’s Skylark constellation derived SI² services will deliver precise and timely navigation assistance from launch to de-orbit. The Skylark constellation will continuously detect, track, monitor and catalogue hundreds of thousands of resident space objects. Advanced analytics, supported by artificial intelligence, machine learning, data fusion and a sophisticated modeling and simulation engine, transform space-based sensor collection into valuable custom services for subscribers. NorthStar's space-based SI² services represent a major leap forward towards delivering continuous and comprehensive monitoring of the near-Earth space environment from LEO to GEO intended to meet the ever-increasing space sustainability demands of the global space community.


    Safran Electronics & Defense

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.safran-group.com/companies/safran-electronics-defense

    Safran Optics 1 is a global leader in full-service design and production of electro-optic and navigation systems. Leveraging core competencies in defense technologies, Optics 1 provides unmatched, first-class mission solutions for military and law enforcement personnel. The company also offers solutions for commercial, aerospace, industrial, medical and research industries. Optics 1’s product portfolio includes devices and modules for surveillance and reconnaissance missions for dismounted soldier, airborne, naval and land vehicle operations. Optics 1 designs, develops, and manufactures products at its headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire. The company also has additional research and development and engineering capabilities in Simi Valley and Costa Mesa, California. As part of the Safran Group, Optics 1 is also proud to provide capabilities from Safran Vectronix and Safran Electronics and Defense.


    Share My Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.sharemyspace.space/

    Share My Space is a French start-up founded in 2017 operating in the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) market, active in detection of artificial satellites and space debris, their tracking, cataloguing, and prediction of the collision risk. Our mission is to tackle the challenges related to space sustainability induced by the exponential increase of space debris and space traffic.

    We design, assemble, and operate a network of patented, ground-based optical stations to provide a complete mapping of orbital objects and deliver value-added services to the commercial and government markets.

    • Share My Space has developed a unique optical ground system for global surveillance

    • This innovation allows us to provide unique, independent and high-quality data on orbital objects in the 2-10cm (LEO) to 20cm (GEO) range.

    • We have developed proprietary algorithms to leverage artificial intelligence for data fusion of various data sets to provide the most robust orbital object catalogue



    Slingshot Aerospace

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://slingshotaerospace.com/

    Slingshot Aerospace, Inc. builds space simulation and analytics products that help worldwide commercial and government organizations accelerate space sustainability to create a safer, more connected world. The company synthesizes data from multiple trusted sources, including the newly acquired global sensor network and the Seradata SpaceTrak database, to bring the space domain into the digital environment. With these insights, Slingshot Aerospace customers are empowered to confidently make decisions and achieve clarity in the complexity of the space domain. Slingshot Aerospace was launched in 2017 and maintains offices in Austin, TX, El Segundo, CA, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, CO.


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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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