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Military Space Situational Awareness Conference 2020

Overcoming Key Situational Awareness Challenges in a Contested, Congested and Competitive Space

London, United Kingdom

Announcement:  Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 this event has now been postponed to 3rd and 4th September 2020.

We are proud to announce, the 15th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference will return to London on the 3rd and 4th September 2020.

Part of our newly launched Space Week - held in conjunction with a Small Satellites Conference (1st - 2nd September 2020), to provide a holistic view of the new space environment.

As the leading conference in Europe dedicated to space surveillance, this year's forum will once again bring together key stakeholders across the military, government and industry sectors to discuss how we build a collaborative approach to space management and Space Situational Awareness (SSA), at a time when the domain is increasingly congested with active satellites along with space debris and junk.

Similarly, as new LEO mega-constellations come online at an increasing rate, avoiding a repeat of the 2009 Iridium crash remains at the forefront of all industry professionals' minds, as we attempt to ensure that necessary and responsible space exploration and development can continue for years to come.

Key focuses include space debris, space surveillance and tracking (SST), space weather, the impact of new mega-constellations and international partnerships in space.

Featuring 120+ attendees, 7+ hours of networking and an extensive exhibition space - once again this year's conference will provide unparalleled chance to meet and greet all the key players in this important domain and remains a key calendar date for anyone involved in the satellite sector.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from senior military, government and civil officials on the latest SST technological solutions being developed by the CSpoC and other operations centres, to enhance the security of space assets through domain awareness
  • Discuss what the emerging LEO constellations mean for space traffic management and how government and industry can build a collaborative approach to future space management
  • Listen to key allied partners from the US, Europe and APAC regions, where a holistic approach to SSA is being developed
  • Learn about key issues impacting space security including: debris, ASATS, space weather and more

Conference Chairs:

  • Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Associate &Founder, Refl ecting Space

Host Nation Speakers Include:

  • Wing Commander Alun walton, Station Commander, RAF Fylingdales, Royal Air Force
  • Ms Emily Mills, Domestic Space Surveillance and Tracking Lead, UK Space Agency
  • Mr Andy Ash, SSA Lead, Cyber Information Systems Division, Dstl
  • Mr Simon Machin, Met Offi ce, Space Weather Programme Manager, MOSWOC, UK Met Office
  • Mr Mark Dickinson, Chairman, space data Association

US Speakers Include:

  • dr Jamie Stearns, Space Control Mission Lead, Space
  • Major General (Ret'd) Robert D. Rego, Strategic Missions Adviser to the Commander, US STRATCOM*
  • Dr Jamie Stearns, Space Control Mission Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, US Air Force
  • Dr Brendan Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, US Air Force
  • Mr Robert Rutledge, Lead, Space Weather Forecast Offi ce, Space Weather Prediction Centre, US National Weather Service, nOAA
  • Lieutenant david Buehler, Deputy Programme Manager, Space Domain Awareness, AFRL, us Air Force 
  • Mr Gordon ray Kordyak, Chief, Senior Materiel Leader, Space Domain Awareness Division, SMC, us space Force/ space development Agency

International Speakers Include:

  • Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospation Institute, Austrian MoD
  • colonel cameron stoltz, DG Space Requirements, canadian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel walter Villadei, Chief, SSA and SST, Italian Air Force
  • Dr Hauke Fiedler, Team Leader Space Situational Awareness, German Space Operations Centre (DLR)
  • Mr Eugene Avenant, Chief Engineer, Space Operations, South African national Space Agency (SAnSA)
  • Ms celine Bouhey-Klapisz, DIA/DS, SST, cnEs
  • dr Jan siminski, Space Debris Engineer, Space Debris Offi ce,EsA  
  • Mr youngkyu Kim, Spokesman of the Business Unit Space,Fraunhofer institute
  • Mr Paul szymanski, President, space strategies center
  • Ambassador sorin ducaru, Director, European union satellite centre
  • Mr Marc Becker, Chairman EU SST Security Committee, dLr space Administration

Industry Speakers Include:

  • dr doug Hendrix, CEO, ExoAnalytic solutionsMr waqar Zaidi, Principal Orbit Analyst, L3Harris
  • Mr Jeff Aristoff, Vice President, Space Systems, numerica corporation
  • Mr tom Kubancik, Consultant, Blue canyon technologies

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

Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21795