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SMi are pleased to announce the 6th annual installment of MilSpace in Vienna on the 27th and 28th March 2012.

Don't miss this opportunity to network with key Military Space experts from across Europe and the US.

With Military Space budgets decreasing and the reliance on the private sector to partner military space programs there is no better opportunity to discuss the key matters at our annual MilSpace conference.

Other key discussion points taking place at the 2012 event will be interoperability, national space programmes and space situational awareness.

With new nations becoming more prominant in space many nations are changing their current programs to protect themselves and to learn more about neighbouring countries.

 

 

 

In Association with:

 

Take this opportunity to attend the post-conference Round Table on Thursday 29th March 2012 at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) discussing Space Crisis Management for the Future.

 

 

Discuss the latest Military Space programmes

Analyse space security issues

Hear about public and private sector collaboration in space

Learn about situational awareness projects

Network with senior MilSpace experts from Europe and the US

 

Sponsored by:

 

SES AGI

 

 

Industry Profile includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Consultants and Officers for:

  • Space Development
  • Space Programmes
  • Telecommunications and Navigation
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing and Business Development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Systems Engineering

 

Military Profile includes:

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:

  • Communications and long range communications
  • C4ISTAR
  • Space Programmes and Policy
  • Space Operations
  • Missile Defence
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Networks and network infrastructure development
  • Plans and Requirements
  • Satellite Communciations
  • Operationally Responsive Space

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jana Robinson

Jana Robinson, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

9:10 Space and the Four Pillars of Missile Defence

  • Ballistic missiles operate primarily in air and space
  • The space environment, systems and industry offer great opportunities for support across the 4-pillars of missile defence
  • Passive defence, active defence, conventional counter force and BMC4I
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Alan Burke

    Colonel (Ret'd) Alan Burke, Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, US Air Force in Europe

    9:50 New Procurement Strategy of Space Armaments

    Lieutenant Colonel Carlo Catalano

    Lieutenant Colonel Carlo Catalano, Secretariat General of Defence, DNA, Office of Program applications and systems for space cooperation, Italian National Armament Directorate

  • Dual use system approach
  • Future space initiatives based on small satellites
  • Interoperability with allies
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Czech progress in ESA membership and the new organisational structure

    Petr Bares

    Petr Bares, President , Czech Space Alliance

  • Results of the first three years (1/2 time) of the ESA industry incentive scheme
  • National Space Plan and ubsequent total makeover of space policy management and representatives in ESA
  • Cooperation agreements with non ESA countries
  • Looking ahead, goals of the National Space Plan for 2014
  • 11:40 Alternative Solutions for National Space Programs

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects , SES

  • Shared satellites
  • Hosted payloads
  • Orbital rights and frequency issues
  • Cost mitigations versus risk
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch Sponsored by AGI

    13:40 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Cooperation between European allies
  • Does interoperability benefit on national budget constraints?
  • Achieving strong synergy between partners
  • Research and Development of interoperability space programmes
  • Colonel Dominique Arbiol

    Colonel Dominique Arbiol, Deputy Commander, Joint Space Programme, Ministry of Defence, France

    Group Captain Neale Dewar

    Group Captain Neale Dewar, HQ 1 Group, Space Control & Battlespace Management, RAF

    Colonel (Ret'd) Alan Burke

    Colonel (Ret'd) Alan Burke, Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, US Air Force in Europe

    Frank Muller

    Frank Muller, Head, Space Weather Cell, German Space Situational Awareness Center

    Jana Robinson

    Jana Robinson, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 The role of space in European interoperability and defence strategy

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, PT SatCom Chairman, Space & Radio Spectrum Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • EDA works to build stronger partnerships in space
  • EDA's role in defence strategies for European partners
  • 15:50 A necessary interoperability in the Imagery Intelligence field

    Pascal  Legai

    Pascal Legai , Deputy Director , European Union Satellite Centre

  • New strategic content
  • Tasking chain
  • Customer/Users
  • The ways of interoperability
  • 16:30 Space Strategy: 4 principles in connection with space crisis management

    Colonel Jean-Luc Lefebvre

    Colonel Jean-Luc Lefebvre, Program Manager, New strategic concepts, Institute for strategic research of “École Militaire” (IRSEM)

  • Knowing what is going on in Space
  • Protecting or attacking here below to defend or defeat up there
  • Privileging and protecting the non-physical lines of communications
  • Developing space resilience
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by SES

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jana Robinson

    Jana Robinson, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

    9:10 UK Space Strategy and Policy

    Group Captain Neale Dewar

    Group Captain Neale Dewar, HQ 1 Group, Space Control & Battlespace Management, RAF

    9:50 German Space Situational Awareness Programme

    Frank Muller

    Frank Muller, Head, Space Weather Cell, German Space Situational Awareness Center

  • GSSCA role in fulfilling German national security space strategy
  • Current operational capacity
  • Progress towards full operational capability
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Schriever Wargame 2012

    Major Phillip Verroco

    Major Phillip Verroco, Air and Space Strategist , NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC)

    11:40 SSA Centre Concept of Operations for collaboration and improved space safety

    Travis Langster

    Travis Langster, Director, Space Situational Awareness Business, Analytical Graphics

    Jamie Landers

    Jamie Landers, Technical Program Manager, Analytical Graphics

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Space for crisis management - How to enhance Situational Awareness during crisis?

    Jakub Ryzenko

    Jakub Ryzenko, Head, Crisis Information Centre, Space Research Centre, Poland

  • To make a difference - real added value of space applications in crisis
  • Limitations or why the potential of space is not sufficiently exploited?
  • The way forward - it is not about technology
  • Do we need standardisation? Or guidelines and recommended practices?
  • The Crisis Information Centre in Poland - operational example of crisis support
  • 14:20 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

  • What are the current threats in space at present?
  • How can allies work together to keep the threat to a minimum?
  • Developments from the private sector that have helped
  • Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Director, The Air League

    Jana Robinson

    Jana Robinson, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

    Pascal  Legai

    Pascal Legai , Deputy Director , European Union Satellite Centre

    Frank Muller

    Frank Muller, Head, Space Weather Cell, German Space Situational Awareness Center

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Space Security Policy

    Jana Robinson

    Jana Robinson, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

  • Challenges to safety and security of satellites
  • Space crisis prevention (Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, TCBMs, deterrence, etc.)
  • Security policy aspects of SSA
  • Status of space security in Europe
  • 16:30 Security issues in space: an EU oddity?

    Dr. Arnold Kammel

    Dr. Arnold Kammel, Secretary General, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy

  • Space - a dimension for European security
  • The European approach towards space security
  • The European Sapce Security Strategy
  • Future developments from an EU perspective
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Space Crisis Management: Filling the Gaps
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    Space Crisis Management: Filling the Gaps

    Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna
    29th March 2012
    Vienna, Austria

    Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna

    Rennweg 16
    Vienna 1030 Wien
    Austria

    Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna

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