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Following the huge success of Global MilSatCom – the largest independent military satellite communications conference in Europe, we are proud to present the latest in our military space series…MilSpace 2006 Challenges and Changes

SMi’s inaugural MilSpace 2006 conference will explore recent developments in space systems and the growing importance of space applications for the military in the 21st Century. Bringing together a dynamic mix of high level government and military officials and leading suppliers and industry experts, the conference will examine SatCom capabilities, space surveillance, navigation, defence, intelligence and the importance of space agencies. MilSpace 2006 will provide a platform for discussion, giving a clear picture of the current issues surrounding military space.

MilSpace 2006 will also address challenges and solutions for the future of military space, technological developments within space-based systems and lessons learned through operational experiences to aid future battlespace operations.

Special additions to our speaker line up include Keynote Presentations from...

  • Major General William Shelton, Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, and Commander, Joint Space Operations, Joint Functional Component Command, Space and Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command
  • Major General Patrick de Rousiers, Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense Space Strategic Review French, Joint HQ, France

Our exceptional international speaker line up including Keynote Addresses from…

  • Brigadier General Ellen Pawlikowski, Program Director, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, US Air Force
  • Brigadier (Ret'd) Tim Waugh, Programme Manager, IPT 7 Team Leader (NATO SatCom and Deployable CIS,) NATO C3 Agency
  • Brigadier Nick Rigby, Director, Defence Intelligence Joint Environment, Ministry of Defence, UK

And Special Presentations from…

  • Professor Sir Dr Martin Sweeting OBE FRS, Director, Surrey Space Centre and Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology
  • Gerhard Brauer, Head, Security Policy Office, European Space Agency
  • Karen A Irby, Director, National Center for Geospatial Intelligence Standards (NCGIS), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Frank Asbeck, Director, European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC)
  • Major Soenke Fischhoefer, S02 Geo Ops and Policy, J2, NATO SHAPE
  • Major General (Ret’d) Judd Blaisdell, Director, Joint Communications and Requirements, Raytheon
  • General (Ret'd) Bernard Molard, Security and Defence Advisor to CEO, EADS SPACE
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt, Multimedia Satellite Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA), European Space and Technology Centre (ESTEC) Netherlands
  • Professor Marius-Ioan Piso, President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Benefits of Attending MilSpace 2006:

  • EXPAND your knowledge of the key issues impacting future military space
  • GAIN invaluable insight into current and future country-specific/joint programmes, initiatives and developments
  • IDENTIFY the solutions behind successful SatCom integration and implementation
  • EXPLORE the developments of military space through lessons learned and experimentation
  • ENHANCE your understanding of military and commercial opportunities within Military Space
  • NETWORK and connect with military and industry leaders who are shaping the future of military space programmes and technologies

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Malcolm Davis

Dr Malcolm Davis, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department , Joint Services Command and Staff College

9:10 THE IMPORTANCE OF DEFENDING SPACE ASSETS

Major General William   Shelton

Major General William Shelton , Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

9:30 GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS ROLE IN DEFENCE TRANSFORMATION, HOMELAND SECURITY AND NATIONAL RESILIENCE

Brigadier Nick Rigby

Brigadier Nick Rigby, Director, Defence Intelligence Joint Environment, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • How the Recognised Environmental Picture (REP) will benefit future UK intelligence - warfare and non-warfare applications
  • How digitisation is affecting defence and government transformation today
  • Protecting the critical infrastructure of the UK through improved geospatial analysis techniques
  • Utilising GI in non-warfare applications: resilience strategies, emergency planning and disaster response (from national levels down to local/first responder levels)
  • Sharing ideas with other government and law enforcement agencies - GI systems and training methods
  • Emerging technologies available
  • 10:10 SPECIAL ADDRESS THE ROLE OF MILSATCOM IN MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF JOINT C4ISTAR CAPABILITY AND NET CENTRIC WARFARE/OPERATIONS

    General Ellen Pawlikowski

    General Ellen Pawlikowski, Program Director, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, US Air Force

  • Achieving survivable, world-wide, rapid communications for all levels of conflict
  • SatCom systems integration and interoperability – fitting into the future DoD vision (net-centric environment of warfare and nation building)
  • MilSatCom and satellite operations as enablers of NCOps
  • Leveraging technologies available to increase capability
  • Lessons learned from experimentation/wargames and OIF/OEF and the impact on future MilSatCom
  • Future direction of SatCom programs and acquisition (a single integrator or a variety of contributors?) – what lies over the horizon for the MilSatCom JPO?
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AN OVERVIEW OF NATO ASPIRATIONS FOR SATELLITE BASED CAPABILITIES

    Tim Waugh

    Tim Waugh, Programme Manager, IPT 7 Team Leader (SatCom and Deployable CIS), NATO C3 Agency

    12:00 SPECIAL ADDRESS

     Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS

    Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS, Director, Surrey Space Centre and Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

  • What are SmallSat’s?
  • What capability have they demonstrated?
  • Military and civil applications
  • Implications for MilSpace
  • A glimpse of the future?
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:10 FUTURE INITIATIVES IN NEAR AND RESPONSIVE SPACE

  • Overview- augmenting and fulfilling defence requirements
  • Near space studies- the bottom line to the most promising applications to military operations.
  • Responsive space in a complex, on-demand world
  • Near and responsive space in a system of systems story
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Major General (Ret’d) Judd  Blaisdell

    Major General (Ret’d) Judd Blaisdell, Director, Joint Communications and Requirements, Raytheon

    Frank Prautzsch

    Frank Prautzsch, Director Business Development, Integrated Communication Systems, Raytheon

    14:50 HOW TO MEET EUROPEAN MILITARY SPACE REQUIREMENTS?

    General (Ret'd) Bernard Molard

    General (Ret'd) Bernard Molard, Defence & Security Advisor to CEO, EADS SPACE

  • European military requirements have recently been expressed
  • European defense budgets will not increase in the coming years
  • Security and defense applications open the door to dual use solutions in space
  • PFI is a good answer to MilSatComs and could be copied for other kind of services
  • Europe needs urgently to focus its energy and investments on essential capacities in space
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 ROUTED IP NETWORKS IN SPACE

    Dr Klaus-P. Dörpelkus

    Dr Klaus-P. Dörpelkus, Global Defense, Space and Security, Cisco Systems

  • Current communication architectures and challenges
  • Concepts and benefits of routed IP Networks in space
  • Architectural principles/technical Issues
  • Cisco’s approach to routed IP networks in space
  • Summary and outlook
  • 16:40 SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION

    Tim Waugh

    Tim Waugh, Programme Manager, IPT 7 Team Leader (SatCom and Deployable CIS), NATO C3 Agency

    Frank Prautzsch

    Frank Prautzsch, Director Business Development, Integrated Communication Systems, Raytheon

    Dr Klaus Dörpelkus

    Dr Klaus Dörpelkus, Global Defense, Space and Security, Cisco Systems Inc.

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr Malcolm Davis, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department , Joint Services Command and Staff College

    Jonathan Shears

    Jonathan Shears, Defence, Security and Public Sector, Infoterra Ltd

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr Malcolm Davis, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department , Joint Services Command and Staff College

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr Malcolm Davis, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department , Joint Services Command and Staff College

    9:10 SPACE IN EUROPE:SYNERGY OR COMPETITION?

    Major General Patrick de Rousiers

    Major General Patrick de Rousiers, Chief of Defense Staff, Ministry of Defense Space Strategic Review French, Joint HQ

  • What is the current 'space panorama' in Europe?
  • What are the major trends?
  • What co-operation tomorrow and in the future?
  • 9:50 THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDIZATION

    Karen A Irby

    Karen A Irby, Director, National Center for Geospatial Intelligence Standards (NCGIS), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

  • Why standardization matters for GEOINT systems
  • Goals of the NGA Standards Program
  • Role of the GEOINT Standards Working Group (GWG)
  • Standards selection criteria
  • NGA partnerships in developing GEOINT standards
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 ROLE OF GEOSPATIAL SUPPORT IN FUTURE OPERATIONAL STRATEGY AND FORCE TRANSFORMATION

    Major Soenke Fischhoefer

    Major Soenke Fischhoefer, SO2 Geo Ops and Policy, J2, NATO SHAPE

  • Providing geospatial support to NATO and operational theatres
  • NATO’s future core GIS capabilities
  • 11:40 AN OVERVIEW OF EUSC CAPABILITIES FOR MILITARY SPACE AND SATELLITE NAVIGATION

    Frank Asbeck

    Frank Asbeck, Director, European Commission

  • An overview of EUSC capabilities
  • The role of EUSC in European intelligence frameworks
  • Assuring interoperability
  • Ability to support international missions
  • The future of EU plans and policies
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ADVANCED SATELLITE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENTS CO-FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN

    Frank  Zeppenfeldt

    Frank Zeppenfeldt, Multimedia Satellite Engineer, European Space & Technology Centre

  • ESA Satellite Telecommunications programs
  • New systems co-funded by the European Space Agency
  • Use of commercial standards for VSAT communications
  • Applicability to military and humanitarian scenario's
  • ESA activities in the area of secure satellite communications
  • 14:30 THE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY WITHIN FUTURE ISR

    Dr John J  Szymanski

    Dr John J Szymanski, Program Manager for Space Activities, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • The need for effective research and development
  • Technological advancements and their potential impact upon future capabilities
  • The application with UAVs and other platforms
  • 15:10 STRATELLITE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION AND MILITARY USE

  • Homeland security support capabilities
  • mobile communications relay for surface and air troops
  • battlefield tactical communications relay
  • Real-time immediate orthorectification image processing
  • command and control uplinks and downlinks for time critical ISR data
  • GPS and SATCOM data/communications relay
  • data relay to or from AWACS or JSTARS assets to other air or ground assets
  • extensive electronic warfare (EW) system platform to aid "blue force" operations
  • Bob Jones

    Bob Jones, President, Sanswire Networks, LLC

    Professor Dr Bernd  Kroeplin

    Professor Dr Bernd Kroeplin, Project Co-ordinator, University Of Stuttgart Institute Of Sanitary Engineering

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 THE FUTURE OF MILITARY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS AND OPERATIONS

    Gerhard Brauer

    Gerhard Brauer, Head, Security Policy Office, European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Current and future policies at ESA that will impact on future European security satellites
  • The future role of the ESA within military satellite operations – in relationship to industry, EU and the user community
  • 16:50 DEVELOPING SATELLITE COMMUNICATION WITHIN ROMANIA FOR GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY OPERATIONS AND BEYOND

    Professor Marius Piso

    Professor Marius Piso, Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

  • The challenges in providing national satellite communication capability
  • Effective SatCom within Romania and Eastern Europe as a whole
  • Current and future capability and payloads within satellite constellations and ground infrastructures
  • The future of SatCom within Eastern Europe – making the transition from commercial applications to government services
  • How are satellite communications being utilised by the military and government and how can we approach government services?
  • The role of ROSA in future Romanian SatCom capability
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr Malcolm Davis, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department , Joint Services Command and Staff College

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