Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

Documentation - April 25-26, 2018- London, United Kingdom

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We are proud to announce the 13th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference taking place on the 25th and 26th of April 2018 in London, UK.

With the defence industry becoming ever more data driven, ensuring that space systems can operate safely and efficiently is crucial for government and military agencies. The aim of Military SSA 2018 will be to bring together key military, government, civilian and industry stakeholders to discuss approaches and strategies for how a holistic approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) can be successfully implemented at a time when the domain is growing increasingly congested with active satellites as well as space junk and debris. In addition with plans for satellite launches and LEO mega-constellations increasing at an alarming rate, the issue of space governance in this ill-defined domain requires immediate consideration to ensure that necessary safe and responsible space exploitation can continue for years to come.

With space debris growing, access to space surveillance and tracking (SST) data is now vital. This has led to an increased demand for next-generation sensor and radar capabilities to ensure that nations can keep crucial assets protected and on task to deliver real time SAT data to their operational forces.

Further topics discussed at this year's event will also include how SSA has become a collaborative effort, an understanding of the operating space environment, and how space weather must be considered an integral component of SSA services.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from senior military, government and civil officials on the latest sensor and radar technological solutions being implemented to enhance the security of space assets through domain awareness
  • Discuss key issues impacting space security for nations around the world including space debris, weather and hostile threats and learn how domain awareness helps mitigate these risks
  • With the era of mega-constellations in LEO approaching, debate how best government and industry can manage further space congestion through policy implementation and best practices to ensure future sustainable space use
  • Discuss the benefits of allied cooperation of SSA services and information to create an holistic approach to SSA and a more accurate global picture
  • In depth focus on space weather and it's integral importance as a component of SSA services

Plus a Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop | Tuesday 24th April 2018

Developing a Roadmap for Proportionate Space Regulation
Hosted by Sqn Ldr (Ret'd) Ralph 'Dinz' Dinsley, Associate, Reflecting Space


  • Andrew Ash, Principle Scientist, Dstl
  • Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
  • Brigadier (AF) Jean-Pascal Breton, Commander, French Joint Space Command, French MoD
  • Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces (Subject to Final Confirmation)
  • Catherine Burnett, Space Weather Programme Manager, Met Office
  • Colin Armstrong, Head of Space Security Policy, UK Space Agency
  • Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Diana McKissock, SSA Sharing Cell Lead, US Air Force
  • Douglas Hendrix, CEO, Exoanalytic Solutions
  • Dr Pascal Faucher, Chairman, EU SST Consortium, Defence and Security, CNES
  • Dr Tim Maclay, Director, Mission Systems Engineering, Oneweb
  • Holger Krag, Head of Space Debris Office, European Space Agency (E S A)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rafal Borek, Department of Military Foreign Affairs, Polish MoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roderik Dercks, Air Force Liaison Officer to the German Space Administration , Ministry of Defence Germany
  • Lieutenant Colonel Walter Villadei, SST National Delegate to the EU SST and SSA Committee, Italian Ministry of Defence
  • Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme , European Space Agency
  • Serge Plattard, Senior Research Fellow, European Space Policy Institute
  • Simon Fellowes, Programme Manager, University of Surrey
  • Sqn Ldr (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Associate, Reflecting Space
  • Squadron Leader Andrew Jolley, Defence Space Coordinating Office, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Thomas Kubancik, Vice President of Advanced Programs, Applied Defense Solutions
  • Thomas Schildknecht, Astronimical Institute, University of Bern
The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK

Who should attend

  • Heads of National and International SSA Programmes
  • Space Programme Managers
  • Heads of Space Operations Centres
  • SSA technical instructors
  • Principle scientists
  • Head of Space security
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Strategic Analysts involved with Space Surveillance and Tracking
  • Military Space Security Advisors
  • Military Space Business Development Leads
  • Senior Space Researchers
  • Mission Leaders


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18496