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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

Peter  Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Peter Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation) Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency

 

·         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?

9:40 Italian Military Space Situational Awareness Strategy for the 21st Century

Colonel Piero Serra

Colonel Piero Serra Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force

 

  • Increasing the SSA Capability of the Italian Armed Forces
  • Assets available to the Italian Armed Forces in Space and how these can be enhanced
  • Collaborating with industry to maximise SSA for future Italian operations

10:20 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), its history and goals
·         Enhancing Telescope and Radar technologies for an enhance SSA capacity
·         DARPA collaboration with the civilian and private sector to maximise Space Situational Awareness capability

11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

11:30 CNES Role in French Space Surveillance

Monique Moury

Monique Moury Head of Operational Flight Dynamics Entity, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales

 

·         Space debris mitigation: French Space Act, French organisation
·         Operational Activities
·         Focus on Collision Avoidance

 

 

12:10 Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness

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

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence Germany

 

·         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

13:00 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

14:00 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 the university level will improve future Austrian SSA expertise
·         Future considerations for the Austrian use of Military Space technologies

14:40 Sweden’s Approach Space Situational Awareness Programme

Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

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

  • Swedish rationale for SSA in the face of the changing space environment 
  • Proposed SSA strategies and governance in Sweden  
  • Current and planned SSA efforts in support to the Swedish Armed Forces
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibiton Area

    15:50 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 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 missions 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

    17:10 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
  • 9:40 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

    10:20 SSA Challenges And Germany's Contribution To An International Approach

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence Germany

     

    ·         Illustrating the SSA Capacity of the Bundeswehr
    ·         Exploring the prospects of future cooperation with neighbours such as France
    ·         Overcoming the challenges of integrating German assets into a wider European Space Surveillance Network

    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
  • 12:10 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

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence Germany

     

    ·         SSA operational experiences in the War on Terror
    ·         Lesson Learnt on how to conduct Space Ops in the future
    ·         How maintaining a good SSA was crucial to the support of front line troops

    13:00 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

    14:00 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

    14:40 Defence Research Into Space Situational Awareness for Sweden

    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

     

     

     

     

  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:50 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 us of Space by governments and NGOs
    ·         Creating a lawful framework for military SSA assets
    ·         Enhancing Space policy to improve safety of orbital infrastructures

    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 maximise SSA for Germany and its allies
    ·         Future requirements for enhanced Space Domain Awareness capabilities

    17:10 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Military Space Situational Awareness Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Piero Serra

    Colonel Piero Serra

    Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

    Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain

    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

    Christer Andersson

    Senior Scientist, FOI
    Christer Andersson

    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

    Colonel Piero Serra

    Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Piero Serra

    Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

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

    Dr Lindsay Millard

    Project Manager, DARPA
    Dr Lindsay Millard

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg

    Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence Germany
    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg

    Monique Moury

    Head of Operational Flight Dynamics Entity, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
    Monique Moury

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency
    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Paul Andrus

    Instructor, Air University
    Paul Andrus

    Peter Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency
    Peter  Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    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

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

    So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS, United Kingdom, Link to Map
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