Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

Documentation - April 18-19, 2016- London, United Kingdom

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US$ 616.05

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Space has become a very influential factor in warfare; satellites are used for communications, reconnaissance, navigation and intelligence to name but a few. Nations such as the United States have whole networks of satellites in space for military purposes. However there are several threats to these networks; cyber attacks, space weather, space debris, collisions with other satellites and physical (i.e. ASAT missiles) hostility are all real dangers that if realized can cripple a military force's fighting capability.

Therefor nations are actively seeking to get a better picture of what is happening in and around space in order to protect their national space infrastructures, both civilian and military. Furthermore, private industry has become more and more relevant in this field with armed forces often renting bandwidth from private satellites for their communication and ISR needs.

Military Space Situational Awareness 2016
will together Military Space users and private industry specialists from around the world to discuss the challenges of gathering information in space and how they can be overcome through intimate cooperation and research and development. SMi strives to provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through expert speakers, carefully chosen through extensive research.

Benefits of Attending
  • Focused solely on Space Situational Awareness as a priority for Military space forces
  • Briefings focused on technological requirements as well as the operational experiences benefiting from support in space
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping Military Space programs and strategies today

Space Situational Awareness will be the main focus of this event; many nations are now looking to develop their Space Situational Awareness capabilities. This is due to increased use of space, leading to congestion and a increased rise in threats to national space infrastructure.


  • Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann (Subject to Final Confirmation), Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
  • Christer Andersson (Subject to Final Confirmation), Senior Scientist, FOI
  • Colonel Douglas Schiess, Commanding Officer 21st Space Wing, US Air Force Space Command
  • Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command
  • Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior, Commander Space Operations Center, Brazilian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Piero Serra, Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force
  • Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration)
  • Dr Lindsay Millard, Project Manager, DARPA
  • Francois Laporte, Operation Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain
  • Lieutenant Colonel Steffen Neumann, Space SME- C4ISR Space, JAPCC
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg, Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence Germany
  • Major Christopher Bergstrom, SSA, US Strategic Command
  • Monique Moury, Head of Operational Flight Dynamics Entity, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
  • Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the Ground Station Systems Division, European Space Agency
  • Paul Andrus, Instructor, Air University
  • Peter Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation), Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency
  • Professor Mike Hapgood, Space weather expert, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law
  • Professor Thomas Schildknecht, Astronimical Institute, University of Bern

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, SW7 4DN
London, UK

Who Should Attend

  • Military Space Subject Matter Experts
  • Ministry of Defense Space policy experts
  • Space Agencies
  • International Space Working Groups
  • Private Space SA Service Providers
  • Space researchers
  • Meteorlogical experts


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Rd,
London, SW7 4DN
United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-11142