Defence Satellites 2019 Conference

Munich, Germany

With more satellites being launched into orbit there is a greater need to monitor the space situational awareness which is making it much harder for nations to find the perfect place to send their satellites into space.

Defence Satellites 2019 will discuss the importance of space situational awareness (SSA) and the issues that can arise with space debris with more small satellites being launched.

Other topics event conference will address is hearing how Satcom capabilities are developing and the importance satcom has for the military. With many nations also cooperating to create a strong satcom program there will be a focus on international cooperation as well as civil-military satellite sharing.

There is a greater need for satellites now for governments and broadband providers as many large international cities are becoming "smart cities" and the need for satellite coverage and signal is critical for cities to create a smart city. The increase in the use of 5G in public places is becoming key for people on the move and this has led to more satellites being launched to provide greater coverage for civilians to have 5G networks. Defence Satellites will also review civil space agency programs.

Why Attend?

  • Opportunity to meet with many senior government and military officials who work in the space, satellite domain
  • Review the latest Satcom capabilities from European armed forces
  • Discuss the importance of space situational awareness (SSA)
  • Analyse space debris issues arising
  • Understand the current national civil space programs
  • Network with leading industry professionals in one place


  • Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski, Director, Communications and Information Systems Directorate, EU Military Staff
  • Christina Giannopapa, Head of the Political Affairs Office, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Major Geoffroy Beaudot, Space Policy and Programs, Ministry of Defence, Luxembourg
  • Giuseppe D'Amico, Deputy Director, EU Satellite Centre (SatCen)
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)
  • General (Ret) Philippe Steininger, Military Advisor, French Space Agency (CNES)
  • Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satcom Innovation Group

Event Schedule

Wednesday 15th May 2019
  • 08.30 - 16.40  Conference Day One
  • 08.30 - 16.40  Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday 16th May 2019
  • 08.30 - 16.40  Conference Day Two
  • 08.30 - 16.40  Exhibition Opening Hours


Novotel Munich City Hotel
Hochstrasse 11
81669 Munich
+49 (0) 89 66107 765
Event details
Organizer : Intelligence-Sec
Venue : Novotel Munich City Hotel, Munich, Germany
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19162