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Military use of space is central for maxmizing national security and superior operational capabilities.

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MilSpace 2008 will give you the opportunity to analyse and explore the latest developments and most pressing issues in military use of space. Join us in Paris to network with an unparallelled speaker line-up and learn about current European programmes and national policies. Assess the future direction for European military space. Also analyse the new threats and solutions for space security. Be updated on national policies on space surveillance, geospatial intelligence, missile defence and space situational awareness. Plus key military players will analyse the potential limits of dual-use projects and systems and give you their operational insights.

This unique forum will ensure that you stay fully up-to-date with the latest policies, programmes and solutions.


 
  • Discuss the changing nature of European militarisation of space – what is the way forward?

  • Gain expert insights into the future direction and challenges facing Military Space in the US

  • Hear presentations on the importance of geospatial intelligence and reconnaissance in achieving national security and space situational awarenes

  • Identify future opportunities for military, civil and commercial co-operation

  • Network with senior military representatives from across Europe and the US and gain the most up-to-date overview of the present military space environment and challenges. .




Network with and learn from our Exceptional Keynote Speakers:


  • General Kevin P. Chilton, Commander, United States Strategic Command

  • Lieutenant General Patrick de Rousiers, Commanding Officer, French Air Defence and Air Operations Command

.Other Senior Military and Government Representatives Include:

  • Rear Admiral Roberto Leonardi, Ministry of Defence Representative, Italian Space Agency, Italian National Armament Directorate

  • Brigadier General Wolf-Dietrich Kriesel, Director, German Air Force Transformation Centre, German Air Force

  • Brigadier General (sel) Jack Weinstein, Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

  • Joseph Rouge, Director, National Security Space Office, Pentagon, USA

  • Colonel Antonio Lazaro Espada, Chief, Helios Programme Spanish Office, Spanish Air Force

  • Colonel Patrick Rayermann, Chief, Space and Missile Defence Division, US HQDA

  • Colonel Dario Coppola, Chief, Navigation and Observation Satellite System Department, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  • Wing Commander Martin Littlehales, Directorate of the Air Staff, Strategy Space, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Lieutenant Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Head, Surveillance Division, French Air Defence and Air Operations Command

  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Nicklin, National Military Expert (Geospatial), Council of the European Union, Military Staff

  • Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Lanzillotti, Chief, 3rd Section Observation Satellite System Department, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  • Major Tom Single, Chief, Space Systems, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

  • Richard McKinney, Member Senior Executive Service (SES), European Space Liason, US Air Force

  • Dr Christopher M. Stevens, New Millennium Program Manager, NASA

About the Conference Venue:

Paris is beautiful in the Spring. Enjoy the many cultural activities or simply wander and take in the sights!

Built in the heart of Paris, Saint James & Albany Hotel Spa enjoys the advantages of its exceptional location in the business district and at the centre of cultural activity. The hotel offers 184 rooms – including 9 luxury executive rooms – and 11 sumptuous suites.

Arranged around an enclosed garden and a series of interior courtyards, the rooms and suites offer high-quality comfort that combines refinement with contemporary design.



Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr John B Sheldon

Dr John B Sheldon, Professor of Space and Cyberspace Strategic Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, USA

9:10 HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Lieutenant General Patrick De Rousiers

Lieutenant General Patrick De Rousiers, Commanding Officer, French Air Defence and Air Operations Command

  • French efforts to work with European allies
  • Joint sponsorship of imaging and signals intelligence satellites
  • French involvement in European space - the future direction
  • 9:45 Dual-Use of Space - An Italian Perspective

    Rear Admiral Roberto Leonardi

    Rear Admiral Roberto Leonardi, Ministry of Defence Representative, Italian Space Agency, Italian National Armament Directorate

  • Earth observation - COSMO Skymed
  • Communication - Athena - FIDUS
  • Future plans
  • 10:20 Spain and Space Based Surveillance Systems

    Colonel Antonio Lázaro Espada

    Colonel Antonio Lázaro Espada, Chief, Helios Programme Spanish Office, Spanish Air Force

  • Participation in multi-national programmes and/or systems
  • Current situation
  • Future
  • Building an indigenous dual-use system - motivating factors
  • Current initiatives
  • 10:55 Morning Coffee

    11:25 The Utilisation of Space and Geospatial Intelligence in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Nicklin

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Nicklin, National Military Expert (Geospatial), Council of the European Union, Military Staff

  • Imagery of disaster areas
  • Communication into and out of the disaster area
  • What is required for rapid deployment operations?
  • 12:00 The French GRAVES Experience

    Lieutenant Colonel Franck Schrottenloher

    Lieutenant Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Head, Surveillance Division, French Air Defence and Air Operations Command

  • Background to the GRAVES French surveillance system
  • Space surveillance in co-operation among DEMR and DPRS specialists
  • Development and maintenance costs
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch

    14:05 A Fully European Capacity

    Frank Asbeck

    Frank Asbeck, Director, European Union Satellite Centre

  • An update of activities
  • Support of the European Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • Improvements and new developments
  • Geospatial intelligence products
  • 14:40 Development of European Space Policy and Programmes - A Council Perspective

    Patrick Chatard Moulin

    Patrick Chatard Moulin, Council of the European Union, DG E VIII - External and Politico-Military Affairs

  • Ongoing developments in the EU
  • 15:15 SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • MUSIS objectives and main goals
  • Institutional (MoD and National Space Agencies) and industrial organisations involved in MUSIS
  • Status of the MUSIS activities and possible relationships with other initiatives
  • Main results coming from the carried out study activities - identified technical solution and programmatic issues
  • Next steps
  • Colonel Dario Coppola

    Colonel Dario Coppola, Chief, Navigation and Observation Satellite System Department, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    Colonel Antonio Lanzillotti

    Colonel Antonio Lanzillotti, Chief of the HELIOS Programme Spanish Office, Ministry of Defence, Italy

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 EADS Astrium Solutions for the New French White Paper

    General (Ret'd) Bernard Molard

    General (Ret'd) Bernard Molard, Defence and Security Advisor to CEO, EADS Astrium

  • Space for anticipation and peacekeepers
  • Space for operations and warfighters
  • The door is wide open for co-operation in space
  • The door is wide open for dual-use in space
  • The door is wide open for externalisation and services
  • 16:50 The Return of the Czech Republic to Space

    Petr Bares

    Petr Bares, Leader, Czech Space Alliance

  • Soviet space participation and 3rd nation in space
  • Transition after democratisation
  • Current co-operation with ESA
  • Negotiations of full ESA membership and budgets
  • SME's teamed up in the Czech Space Alliance
  • 17:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:35 Post Conference Drinks Reception Sponsored by EADS Astrium

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr John B Sheldon

    Dr John B Sheldon, Professor of Space and Cyberspace Strategic Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, USA

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    General Kevin P Chilton

    General Kevin P Chilton, Commander, US Strategic Command

    9:45 UK National Military Space Policy

    Wing Commander Martin Littlehales

    Wing Commander Martin Littlehales, Directorate of the Air Staff Strategy Space, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • National policy on the military use of space systems
  • Strategy for securing access to the systems deemed necessary
  • The use of space to support international peace operations
  • Outlook on European co-operation in military space
  • 10:20 Development of Space Capability for the NATO Warfighter

    Major Tom Single

    Major Tom Single, Chief, Space Systems, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

  • NATO space today
  • The need for international partnerships - feedback from ISAF
  • Recent NATO space developments
  • Looking ahead: future NATO space requirements
  • 10:55 Morning Coffee

    11:25 National Space Security in the USA

    Joseph Rouge

    Joseph Rouge, Director, National Security Space Office

  • Ensuring space security
  • The challenges of international co-operation
  • Operational exchange of information and personnel
  • The future direction
  • 12:00 Space Situational Awareness - The Key for Secure Utilisation of Space

    Brigadier General Wolf-Dietrich Kriesel

    Brigadier General Wolf-Dietrich Kriesel, Director, German Air Force Transformation Centre

  • National development of military space situational awareness in Germany
  • Importance of SSA for national security
  • Options for multinational cooperation
  • Perspectives for future activities
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch

    13:35 The Importance of Missile Defence in Ensuring Space Security

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann, Chief, Space and Missile Defense Division, US HQDA

  • New missile defence system
  • Bringing optimistic realism to missile defence
  • Political implications of US interceptors in Europe
  • 14:05 A European Space Situational Awareness System: From the Need to the Requirement

    Erwin Duhamel

    Erwin Duhamel, Head, Security Strategy and Partnership Development Office in DG's Policy Office, European Space Agency

  • The ESA project- where we stand
  • The importance of providing space situational awareness
  • Future goals
  • 14:40 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Brigadier General (sel) Jack Weinstein

    Brigadier General (sel) Jack Weinstein, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned, Air Force Space Command

  • International strategy and way ahead
  • International partnerships
  • Future space acquisitions
  • 15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Potential Co-Operation Between Europe and US in Future MilSpace

    Richard McKinney

    Richard McKinney, Member Senior Executive Service (SES), European Space Liaison, US Air Force

  • Means for co-operation to be achieved
  • How to structure such co-operation
  • Potential for the future
  • 16:25 NASA - A Case Study in Civil - Military Partnerships

    Dr Christopher M Stevens

    Dr Christopher M Stevens, Manager, New Millennium Program Manager, NASA

  • Overview of the NASA New Millennium Program - in space validation of advanced technologies
  • Partnerships with military and civil bodies in the USA
  • Current and future challenges for flight validation of advanced technologies
  • 17:00 Space Law

    Michel Bourbonnière

    Michel Bourbonnière, Legal Counsel, Canadian Space Agency

  • Presentation details to be confirmed
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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