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Space has become a very influential factor in warfare; satellites are used for communications, reconnaissance, navigation and intelligence to name but a few. Nations such as the United States have whole networks of satellites in space for military purposes. However there are several threats to these networks; cyber attacks, space weather, space debris, collisions with other satellites and physical (i.e. ASAT missiles) hostility are all real dangers that if realized can cripple a military force's fighting capability.

 

Therefor nations are actively seeking to get a better picture of what is happening in and around space in order to protect their national space infrastructures, both civilian and military. Furthermore, private industry has become more and more relevant in this field with armed forces often renting bandwidth from private satellites for their communication and ISR needs. 

Military Space Situational Awareness 2016 will bring together Military Space users and private industry specialists from around the world to discuss the challenges of gathering information in space and how they can be overcome through intimate cooperation and research and development. SMi strives to provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through expert speakers, carefully chosen through extensive research.

  • Focused solely on Space Situational Awareness as a priority for Military space forces
  • Briefings focused on technological requirements as well as the operational experiences benefiting from support in space
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping Military Space programs and strategies today

?Space Situational Awareness will be the main focus of this event; many nations are now looking to develop their Space Situational Awareness capabilities. This is due to increased use of space, leading to congestion and a increased rise in threats to national space infrastructure.

 

  • Military Space Subject Matter Experts
  • Ministry of Defense Space policy experts
  • Space Agencies
  • International Space Working Groups
  • Private Space SA Service Providers
  • Space researchers
  • Meteorlogical experts

 

 

Ability Sat; Aerospace Resources Ltd; Airbus Defence and space; Austrian Armed Forces; Beijing Siongyu Space Technology Corporation; Cranfield University; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of Ukraine; EU Military Staff; EU Satellite Centre; European Defence Agency; European External Action Service (EEAS); European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency; FCO; FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration); Institute for strategic research of “École Militaire” (IRSEM); Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems ; Joint Space Command; Lockheed Martin Corporation; London Institute of Space Policy and Law; Ministry of Defence Germany; Ministry Of Defence, Spain; Ministry of Defence, UK; MoD; NATO Headquarters; Nigerian Navy; QinetiQ; RAF Fylingdales; Raf Training Group; Republic of Singapore Air Force; Serco Defence; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Defence Research Agency; THALES AIR SYSTEMS; Thales Alenia Space; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; United States Air Force; United States European Command (US EUCOM) ; University College London; US Department Of State; US Embassy;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration and Informal Introductions

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law

9:00 Creating an Effective Space Security Structure for The United Kingdom’s Civilian Space Assets

 

·         The importance of Space infrastructure for Britain’s economic benefit
·         How can we ensure its safety through advanced technologies and cooperation with the private sector
·         As Britain’s Space industry expands what can we do to ensure it remains secure?
Peter  Lindsay

Peter Lindsay , Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency

Rayna Owens

Rayna Owens, AS Strat 4, Ministry of Defence UK

9:35 Boeing’s Neighborhood Watch: Keeping an eye on the crowded sky. Commercial SSA for You

Mark Skinner

Mark Skinner, commercial ground-space space situational awareness services team, Boeing Defence & Space Group

  • We leverage two decades of research for the US Air Force to provide a set of SSA services
  • Employing a world-wide network of COTS electro-optical sensors for full GEO arc coverage at reduced cost
  • Demonstrated high-accuracy measurements reduce your uncertainty
  • A variety of services from one of the world's leading satellite manufacturers
     
  • 10:10 Achieving Space Security for US Forces Around the World Through Advanced SSA Technologies

    Colonel Douglas Schiess

    Colonel Douglas Schiess, Commanding Officer 21st Space Wing, US Air Force Space Command

  • Space tracking to ensure safety and availability of US Military space assets
  • SSA information dissemination to maximize rapid response to potential missile threats
  • What technologies can be used to enhance SSA effectiveness
  • 10:45 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:15 Current Research into Advanced Space Awareness Technologies for Improved Global Coverage

    Dr Lindsay Millard

    Dr Lindsay Millard, Project Manager, DARPA

  •  An overview of OrbitOutlook (O2), it's history and goals
  • Enhancing Telescope and Radar technologies for an enhanced SSA capacity
  • DARPA collaboration with the civilian and private sector to maximize Space Situational Awareness capability
     
  • 11:50 CNES Role in French Space Surveillance

    Francois Laporte

    Francois Laporte, Operation Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales

  •  Space debris mitigation: French Space Act, French organization
  • Operation activities
  • Focus on collision avoidance
     
     

     

  • 12:25 Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness

  •  Discussing the need for a pan-national Command and Control mechanism to monitor Space activities
  • Examples of international cooperation and how it has benefited the nations involved
  • Further integrating military space programs for a clearer vision of international space activities
  • Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency

    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher

    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain

    12:55 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

    13:55 Forecasting Space Weather for UK Military and Industry Partners

  • The space weather risk to military operation
  • The contribution of space weather forecasting to SSA and military operations
  • How exercising with forecasting and industry partners helps develop and improve services for the UK military
     
  • Catherine Burnett

    Catherine Burnett, Space Weather Programme Manager, Met Office

    Ewan Haggarty

    Ewan Haggarty, Spacecraft Management Authority , Airbus Defence and Space

    14:30 The Austrian Approach to Military Space Situational Awareness

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann , Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces

  •  The importance of SSA to Austria's Geospatial Intelligence Capability
  • How does a country like Austria deal with SSA without any Active assets of its own?
  • Exploring how education from university level will improve future Austrian SSA expertise
  • Future considerations for the Austrian use of Military Space technologies
     
  • 15:05 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibiton Area

    15:35 Sweden’s Approach Space Situational Awareness Programme

    Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

    Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration)

  • 16:10 Exploring the Legality of the Militarisation of Space

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law

  •  The use of Space Situational Awareness to enforce the legal use of Space by governments and NGOs
  • Creating a lawful framework for military SSA assets
  • Enhancing Space policy to improve safety of orbital infrastructure
     
  • 16:45 Creating an Environment for the Safe Use of Space by the European Community

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency

  • Assets available to the ESA to perform SST mission to prevent risks from Space Debris and collisions
  • Space Weather and how to prevent space infrastructure from falling victim to it
  • Illustrating the case for major international collaboration in Space to deter and defend from all threats
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Military Space Situational Awareness Day One

    8:00 Morning Registration and Informal Networking

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law

    9:00 The Spanish Military Space Programs: Assets, Problem and Answer

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • The Assets: Overview of the main Spanish capabilities in the Space area
  • The Problem: Protection and coordination of Space Operations (SATCOM/SEOT/and other) in support of Spanish Armed Forces and Allies
  • The Answer: Our roadmap towards the SP MoD objectives
  • 9:30 Ensuring Brazil’s Increasing Presence in Space is Kept Secure

    Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior

    Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior, Commander Space Operations Center , Brazilian Armed Forces

  •  Current SSA capabilities of the Brazilian Armed Forces
  • Developing the country's military space infrastructure
  • Providing Space support to Brazilian troops in the field
  • How to enhance Brazilian SSA systems for future operations
     
  • 10:00 The French Military Approach to Space Situational Awareness

    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher

    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command

  •  French requirements to maintain awareness of space activities above its territory
  • SSA on the tactical level: supporting deployed ground forces abroad
  • The beginnings of a pan-European SSA network: German and French cooperation in securing European Space
     
  • 10:30 The Nigerian Approach to Military Space Situational Awareness

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Commodore Christian Anuge, Deputy Chief of the Defence Space Agency, Nigerian Armed Forces

  • Brief background on the Nigeria Space Program
  • National Space Policy
  • Defence Space Agency
  • Programs and activities
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    11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:30 The SSA activities in Spain.-The Spanish Surveillance Tracking program (S3T)

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain

     

  • Our past SSA activities done in the ESA program scope
  • The current SST activities in Spain, at National/International level and into the consortium too
  • Spanish Space Industry: Technologies and capabilities in radar, optical areas and data processing centers
  • 12:00 Natural Hazards from Space

    Professor Mike  Hapgood

    Professor Mike Hapgood, Space weather expert, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

  • How space weather interacts with space infrastructure
  • How it impacts space tracking: overcoming space weather challenges to effectively track objects in reentry
  • Impact on the ground: reducing the vulnerability of earth based assets such as SatNav and communications
  • 12:30 Panel Discussion: Space Support in the Theatre of War: How Space Warfighters Have Provided Effective Space Capabilities to Forces on the Ground

    Paul Andrus

    Paul Andrus, Instructor, Air University

  •  SSA operational experience in the War on Terror
  • Lessons learnt on how to conduct Space Ops in the future
  • How maintaining good SSA was crucial to support front line troops
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

    14:00 SSA Challenges And Germany's Contribution To An International Approach

    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy

    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy, Liaison Officer, Ministry of Defence Germany

  •  Illustrating the SSA Capacity of the Bundeswehr
  • Exploring prospect for future cooperation with neighbors such as France
  • Overcoming the challenges of integrating German assets into a wider European Space Surveillance Network
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    14:30 Some Preconditions, Obstacles and Opportunities to Consider When Implementing an Operational SSA for a Small European Nation

    Christer Andersson

    Christer Andersson , Senior Scientist, FOI

  • Current research into SSA in support of Swedish and Allied forces
  • Enhancing SSA through advanced processing systems
  • Future technologies for  Space domain awareness and control

     

     

     

     

  • 15:00 Demonstration Test-Bed for the Remote Control of an Automated Follow-Up Telescope

  • Design, construction and setting up of 2 fully robotic telescopes for ESA SSA activities
  • Hardware and software overview of the system
  • Strategies for scheduling and further processing for NEOs and space debris

     

  • Aitor Ibarra

    Aitor Ibarra, TBT Scientist Software Engineer, ISDEFE

    Jiri  Doubek

    Jiri Doubek, Czech Space Alliance, Czech Space Alliance

    15:30 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    16:00 Space Situational Awareness Training for Future Space Warriors

    Paul Andrus

    Paul Andrus, Instructor, Air University

  • Enhancing SSA capability through improved individual training
  • Exploring key requirements for effective Space professionals in the US Armed Forces
  • How to deliver essential space support to end users in all theatres
     
  • 16:30 Geostationary Survey to Support Space Situational Awareness: SMARTnet

    Professor Thomas Schildknecht

    Professor Thomas Schildknecht , Astronimical Institute, University of Bern

  •  An overview of the BACARDI System and how it improves space security
  • Other systems available to the DLR to maximize SSA for Germany and its allies
  • Future requirements for enhanced Space Domain Awareness capabilities
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    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Military Space Situational Awareness Day Two

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Francois Laporte

    Francois Laporte

    Operation Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain

    Aitor Ibarra

    TBT Scientist Software Engineer, ISDEFE
    Aitor Ibarra

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Catherine Burnett

    Space Weather Programme Manager, Met Office
    Catherine Burnett

    Christer Andersson

    Senior Scientist, FOI
    Christer Andersson

    Colonel Douglas Schiess

    Commanding Officer 21st Space Wing, US Air Force Space Command
    Colonel Douglas Schiess

    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher

    Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command
    Colonel Franck Schrottenloher

    Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior

    Commander Space Operations Center , Brazilian Armed Forces
    Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Deputy Chief of the Defence Space Agency, Nigerian Armed Forces
    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

    Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration)
    Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

    Dr Lindsay Millard

    Project Manager, DARPA
    Dr Lindsay Millard

    Ewan Haggarty

    Spacecraft Management Authority , Airbus Defence and Space
    Ewan Haggarty

    Francois Laporte

    Operation Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
    Francois Laporte

    Jiri Doubek

    Czech Space Alliance, Czech Space Alliance
    Jiri  Doubek

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy

    Liaison Officer, Ministry of Defence Germany
    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy

    Mark Skinner

    commercial ground-space space situational awareness services team, Boeing Defence & Space Group
    Mark Skinner

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency
    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Paul Andrus

    Instructor, Air University
    Paul Andrus

    Peter Lindsay

    Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency
    Peter  Lindsay

    Professor Mike Hapgood

    Space weather expert, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
    Professor Mike  Hapgood

    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law
    Professor Sa'id Mosteshar

    Professor Thomas Schildknecht

    Astronimical Institute, University of Bern
    Professor Thomas Schildknecht

    Rayna Owens

    AS Strat 4, Ministry of Defence UK
    Rayna Owens

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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