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MilSpace 2007 represents a terrific opportunity to explore recent developments in space systems as well as the growing importance of space applications for the military in the 21st Century, detailing challenges, solutions to such challenges and lessons learnt through operational experience. Bringing together a dynamic mix of high level government, military officials and industry experts, the conference will consider current space policy and requirements and how such requirements can be integrated into the future vision for the military space arena. In doing so, the conference will also examine the issue of space control, and the movement towards space weaponisation, evaluating the purpose of such a movement and the challenges inherent.

Chaired by:
  • Dr Mark Hilborne, Assistant Head, Air Power Studies, King's College London

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Colonel Patrick H Rayermann, Chief, Space and Missile Defence Division, US HQDA
  • Sir Martin Sweeting, Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Satellite Technology
  • Colonel Daniel Lewandowski, Head, Combat Air, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre
  • Frank Asbeck, Director, European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael L Lakos, US Air Force Fellow, College of International and Security Studies, US Air Force
  • Professor Michel Bourbonniere, Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, Canada and Professor of Law, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Richard Olsen, Chief Scientist, Land and Air Systems Division, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
  • Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Major Soenke F Fischhoefer, J2 Intelligence, Geospatial Branch, NATO Shape
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt, Multimedia Satellite Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA), European Space and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
  • Senior Representative, US STRATCOM
  • Dr James Clay Moltz, Deputy Director, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Professor of International Policy Studies Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Diego Gimenez Perez, Head, ISI Security Group, ISDEFE
  • Lars Nesse, Senior Scientist, Command and Control Systems, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency ( NC3A)


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Conference programme

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mark Hilbourne

Mark Hilbourne, Assistant Head, Air Power Studies, Kings College London

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Patrick Rayermann

Patrick Rayermann, Director, Operations and Plans G3, Space and Missile Defense Command, US Army

  • The opportunities
  • Communications and information systems
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Network Centric Warfare
  • Making space technology more affordable 
  • 9:50 EXPERIENCE AND PLANS IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

    Frank Zeppenfeldt

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

  • Role of ESA telecommunications in satellite communication programmes
  • New satellite communication systems and their use for civil- military applications
  • Advanced ground segment developments
  • Preparations for future ESA programmes addressing security 
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE IN SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

    Frank Asbeck

    Frank Asbeck, Director, European Union Satellite Centre (EESC)

  • Understanding the EUSC missin and capabilities
  • Supporting EU operations
  • The EUSC's co-operation with international organisations
  • Geospatial intelligence in the emerging European intelligence structure
  • 11:40 SMALL SATELLITES AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS

  • SmallSat capabilities
  • Opportunities in military applications
  • SmallSats as the way forward?
  • Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FRS

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

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Senior Account Manager; Military Systems , Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL)

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MILITARY SATELLITES AND SPACE IN MODERN WARFARE

    Andrew Brookes

    Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

  • Examination of recent developments that impact on military satellitesand space in modern warfare
  • Some pointers for modern and future warfare
  • 14:30 FUTURE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS FACILITATING DUAL USE

    Diego Gimenez Perez

    Diego Gimenez Perez, Head, ISI Security Working Group, ISDEFE

  • Dual use of satellite communications: experience and plans in the wider European domain
  • Key bodies in the European satellite communication programmes
  • New satellite communication systems and their use for civil-military applications and future programmes 
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE ROLE OF GI IN PROVIDING SUPPORT TO MILITARY OPERATIONS

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Fritz

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Fritz, Geospatial Officer, J2 Division, JFC HQ Brunssum

  • Role of the EUSC in European intelligence capabilities
  • It's importance to Homeland Security
  • EU geospatial policy
  • Assuring interoperability 
  • 16:20 SPACE BASED SURVEILLANCE AT HIGH LATITUDES

    Richard Olsen

    Richard Olsen, Chief Scientist, FFIE (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)

  • Current and planned Norwegian maritime surveillance
  • Why maritime surveillance is important to Norway
  • Multiple use approach to funding the use of satellites
  • Satellite ground stations in Northern Norway and Spitsbergen
  • 17:05 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION Sponsored by INTELSAT GENERAL CORPORATION

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mark Hilbourne

    Mark Hilbourne, Assistant Head, Air Power Studies, Kings College London

    9:10 SATELLITES AS PART OF NATO JOINT ISR

    Lars Nesse

    Lars Nesse, Senior Scientist, NC3A. Netherlands

  • Maximise usefulness of available capabilities (commercial and military)
  • Collaborative planning, tasking and employment
  • Interoperability approach
  • Network enables architecture to support multiple users in distributed environments
  • Recent experience and future plans
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    9:50 ARE WE HEADING TOWARDS ANOTHER ARMS RACE?

    Michel Bourbonniere

    Michel Bourbonniere, Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, Canada

  • Overview of the challenges in the 21st century
  • The potential for destabilisation
  • - creating another arms race

    - a new global insecurity?

  • Complicating military operations
  • The legitimacy of basing weapons in LEO
  • The normative interface between space law and the law of armed conflict
  • The political context:
  • - existing arms control treaties

    - a time for international dialogue? 

    11:00 LESSONS FROM THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF SPACE SECURITY

    James Clay Moltz

    James Clay Moltz , Deputy Director, Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies

  • The EMP problem and the prohibition of nuclear testing in space
  • The evolution of US- Soviet arms control and weapons restraint
  • Challenges to space security in the late 1970s and 1980s
  • The emergence of debris as a security concern
  • Missile defenses, ASATs, and perceived space vulnerabilities
  • The possible impact of increasing commercialisation on space security
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    11:40 SPACE SECURITY - SPACE AS A CRITICAL ALLIANCE INFRASTRUCTURE

    Kevin O'Connell

    Kevin O'Connell , Director, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis

  • Commercial - military independence
  • Asymmetric challenges
  • "Best practices" for commercial mission infrastructure
  • Enhancing shared space situational awareness
  • Options for alliance planning and preparedness
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS IN, FROM, AND TO SPACE AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

    Colonel Michael Lakos

    Colonel Michael Lakos, Air Force Fellow, USAF, George C Marshall European Center for Security Studies

  • How can the space medium be further exploited to counter terrorism?
  • Space operations relevant to counter terrorism
  • Terrorism and how space applies to counter terrorism: nature of terrorism and the differences with conventional warfare
  • Space and terrorism: using one to combat the other 
  • 14:30 RECRUITING PARTNERS TO SOLVIE GLOBAL MILSATCOM CHALLENGES

    Don Brown

    Don Brown, Vice President, Business Development, Intelsat General Corporation

  • Characterizing key requirements for communications in support of the military
  • Creative solutions to military satellite communications challenges
  • Seeking partners to solve the challenges
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE PATH FORWARD FOR MILITARY SPACE SYSTEMS

    Colonel Daniel Lewandowski

    Colonel Daniel Lewandowski, Chief Space Systems, NATO

  • An increasing reliance on space
  • The potential to revolutionalise the military space arena
  • Key future developemtns in space systems
  • Advances in information systems as significantly enhancing technological foundations for military space applications
  • A further increase in the need to procest military space assets from an unidentified threat
  • 16:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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