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Small Satellites 2021 Conference

London, United Kingdom

Note: This event was planned for 1-2 September 2020, in London, UK and has now been rescheduled

New Date: 26-27 April, 2021

With the Small Satellites market expected to grow into a $7.53 bn (GBP5.94 bn) industry by 2022, the ability to deliver connectivity here on the ground through new LEO constellations mantel is already being seriously developed by leading industry and government stakeholders worldwide.

As adoption of small, nano and cube satellites constellations has been driven by the commercial market - in particular for COMSATCOM - there is now growing consensus that architectures of military systems can and must include architecture that will support LEO solution provision.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce the inaugural Small Satellites conference in London from the 26th - 27th April 2021 which will explore economies of scale, small satellite production and design, regulatory considerations in the increasingly congested domain and key programme updates from across leading space agencies, militaries and commercial solution providers.

Benefits of Attending

  • Understand what the emerging mega-constellations mean from a regulatory perspective & meet and engage with key licensing bodies to determine how best to do business within the small satellites market
  • Key updates from leading commercial solution providers developing cutting edge cube and nanosatellites - including leading UK industrial partners
  • Learn how future launch is being developed with critical perspectives from industry, space agencies and militaries developing this capability
  • Meet and network with innovation companies and government stakeholders disrupting our approach to space

Conference Chairs:

  • Mr Roger Hunter, Program Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology Program, NASA
  • Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space

Expert Speakers Include:

  • Mr Andrew Cawthorne, Director, Surrey Satellite Technology
  • Mrs Charlene Jacka, Branch Chief Engineer, Small Satellite Portfolio, AFRL,US Air Force
  • Ms KiMar Gartman, Catalyst Space Accelerator Program Director, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
  • Mr Tim Rush, Senior Vice President, US Space, Gallagher Aerospace
  • Dr Richard Welle, Senior Scientist, xLab, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Mr Michael Rudd, Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency
  • Ms Merissa Velez, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
  • Captain Jacob Singleton, Space Innovation Lead, CIS Division, Dstl/US Air Force
  • Mr Thomas Welter, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Orbit/Spectrum Resources, Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR)
  • Mr Chuen Chern Loo, Head Space Registration and Publication Division, International Telecommunication Union
  • Mr Per Lundahl Thomsen, Chief Adviser, DTU Space
  • Professor Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law & Policy, Northumbria University
  • Ms Shagun Sachdeva, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
  • Mr Grzegorz Zwolinski, Chief Operating Offi cer, SatRevolution
  • Mr Andy Vick, Head of Disruptive Technology, RAL Space
  • Mr Tyler Diaz, CEO, Stara Space
  • Dr Chris Brunskill, Head of Access to Space, Satellite Applications Catapult 
  • Dr Chiara Manfletti, President, Portuguese Space Agency
  • Professor Malcolm Macdonald, Chair of Space Technology, University of Strathclyde
  • Mr Bharat Dudhia, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom

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

Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21794