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With the Small Satellites market expected to grow into a $7.53 bn (£5.94 bn) industry by 2022, the ability to deliver connectivity here on the ground through new LEO constellations mantel is already being seriously developed by leading industry and government stakeholders worldwide.

As adoption of small, nano and cube satellite constellations has been driven by the commercial market – in particular for COMSATCOM – there is now growing consensus that architectures of military systems can and must include architecture that will support LEO solution provision.

With this in mind, SMi are delighted to announce the inaugural Small Satellites conference in London on the 26th - 27th April 2021, which will explore economies of scale, small satellite production and design, regulatory considerations in the increasingly congested domain and key programme updates from across leading space agencies, militaries and commercial solution providers. 

 

  • Understand what the emerging mega-constellations mean from a regulatory perspective & meet and engage with key licensing bodies to determine how best to do business within the small satellites market
  • Key updates from leading commercial solution providers developing cutting edge cube and nanosatellites – including leading UK industrial partners
  • Learn how future launch is being developed with critical perspectives from industry, space agencies and militaries developing this capability
  • Meet and network with innovation companies and government stakeholders disrupting our approach to space
     

With over 80 organisations having attended our Small Satellites focus day over the past 2 years, SMi Group are privileged to be developing a dedicated forum to discuss this critical emerging technology.

Below is a snapshot of the attendees from 2018 and 2019’s focus days:

  • SES Defence UK Ltd
  • Clyde Space Ltd
  • Airbus Ds Electronics And Border Security (Ebs)
  • Northern Space & Security Ltd
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Surrey Satellite Technology Limited STFC-UKRI (Science and Technology Facilities Council UK Research and Innovation
  • UK MoD
  • Open Cosmos Ltd.
  • DARPA
  • Shetland Space Centre
  • Equatorial Space Industries
  • Reaction Engines Ltd
  • Spaceport Cornwall
  • Spire Global
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • Nslcomm AAC
  • Microtec AB
  • The Boeing Company
  • Omnispace
  • KDDI Corporation
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • CGI IT UK Limited
  • CGI Centrum Zycko Information
  • Dstl
  • Astronics
  • AeroSat
  • Omnispace LLC
  • SVGC
  • Cabinet Office of Japan
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Melco)
  • Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ltd.
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
  • Reflex Photonics
  • UAE GHQ
  • Skyrora
  • BAE Systems & Finmeccanica
  • everis Aerospace & Defense
  • Media Broadcast Satellite
  • US Department of Defense
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • S&A Professional Services, LLC
  • EU Military Staff
  • Sirius Constellation
  • Department of International Trade
  • RAF
  • Satmagazine Com
  • SatNews Publishers
  • SpaceNews, Inc
  • US Air Force
  • Viasat
  • SciSys UK Ltd
  • Airbus OneWeb Satellites
  • Lockheed Martin Space
  • Raytheon
  • Clyde Space Ltd
  • In-Space Missions Limited
  • Fraunhofer IIS
  • Oxford Space Systems
  • Seraphim Capital
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Raptor Aerospace Ltd
  • Shetland Space Centre
  • BT Group plc
  • Finnish Defence Forces
  • NATO Special Operations HQ
  • Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation
  • Cubic Nuvotronics
  • Finnish Defence Forces
  • NSSI
  • Nuvotronics
  • Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems
  • Brazilian Army
  • Babcock International Advanced Stabilized Technologies Group
  • Sematron UK Ltd
  • Institute For Defense Analyses
  • Boeing
  • NATO ACT
  • Royal Navy
  • CCISE, Brazilian MOD
  • NATO HQ MARCOM
  • Republic of Korea Armed Forces
  • IHS Jane's
  • The Aerospace International Research Center
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • L3 Technologies
  • Thales Communications & Security

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Stuart Eves

Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
View Bio

9:00 The UK’s Approach to Small Satellite Development

Mr Michael Rudd

Mr Michael Rudd, Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency
View Bio

  • Key programmes – team ARTEMIS & Carbonite
  • Telecommunication opportunities: connectivity via mesh networks and constellations and future approaches
  • The strategic view on future space
  • 9:30 30 Year’s of Firsts: Pioneering the Small Satellites Revolution

    Mr Andrew Cawthorne

    Mr Andrew Cawthorne, Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

  • From the first small satellite UoSAT-1 to 5G enabling LEO Vantage Phase 1 – key history in the small satellite market development
  • End-to-end capability: designing, building, testing, launching and operating the next generation of small satellites
  • How SSTL fits into the wider UK space cluster and the government space strategy
  • Promoting sustainable space: REMOVEDEBRIS and other initiatives aimed at domain management
  • The next 30 years: what the small satellites revolution has next
     
  • 10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Enhancing Access to Space: Precious Payload

    Mr Andrey Maksimov

    Mr Andrey Maksimov, CEO and Co-Founder, Precious Payload

  • Software driven approaches to space launch
  • How hosted payloads as a means to support the small satellites industry
  • Where previous payload can enable launch capability for nations without sovereign infrastructure
  • Maintaining ITAR compliance for satellite technology
  • 11:00 Risk and Insurance Landscape for Small Satellites – Emerging Opportunities and new Paradigms for Managing Risk

    Mr Tim Rush

    Mr Tim Rush, Senior Vice President, Gallagher Aerospace
    View Bio

  • Risk profiles for operations in LEO and GEO
  • Liabilities with business in space under domestic and international regulations and norms
  • Insurance coverages and buying considerations
  • How a robust insurance market for small satellites supports sector growth
  • 11:30 Transforming Space Capability

    Mr Grzegorz Zwolinski

    Mr Grzegorz Zwolinski, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, SatRevolution S.A.
    View Bio

  • Proof of concept for Swiatowid, KRAKsat and AMICal Sat
  • How new Cube and small satellites are transforming capability on the ground
  • Continuing the satellite revolution – REC: Real-time Earth observation Constellation
     
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Making the Impossible Possible: Exploiting Innovative Small Satellite Systems to Revolutionise Access to Space

    Mr Andrew Vick

    Mr Andrew Vick, Head of Disruptive Technology, STFC-UKRI (Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Research and Innovation)
    View Bio

  • An overview of the work of RAL Space and how it fits into the wider S&T space approach
  • Disruptive technology case study: how constellations are driving the need for optical communications and small sats are providing development opportunities
  • Analysis of the rise of cubesats – what low cost systems mean for space accessibility
  • Current R&D into cutting edge payloads – the disruptive edge to future space
  • Building ‘the triple helix’ for to enhance collaboration between industry, government and academia
  • 13:30 Data, Networking and Security in Space

    Mr Tyler Diaz

    Mr Tyler Diaz, CEO, Stara Space
    View Bio

  • On demand space infrastructure – providing LEO enabled data relay, storage and computation
  • Timelines for the constellation: Launching alpha network in Q4 2019, commercial network to be available in 2020.
  • Networking and network security – multi-nodes for mission assurance
     
  • 14:00 Afternoon Tea

    14:30 Enabling access to New Data Sets: Analysis in the Small Satellites Environment

    Dr Christopher Brunskill

    Dr Christopher Brunskill, Head of Access to Space, Satellite Applications Catapult

  • The UK space and technology landscape: driving economic growth through commercialisation of new satellite services
  • Energising the market, empowering technology and enabling business – Satellite Catapult’s 2018-2023 plan for space growth
  • What proliferation of LEO small satellites means for future data analysis and how to make sense of the big data sets provided
  • Delivering projects to support national growth through space enabled data collection
     
  • 15:00 Small Satellite Market Trends & Opportunities for the Space Industry

    Confirmed Representative

    Confirmed Representative, Name To Be Confirmed, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
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  • Technology demonstrations and orbit missions set for 2020 and beyond
  • How to ensure infrastructure keeps pace in a rapidly developing market
  • Manufacturing and launch considerations for small satellite mega-constellations moving forward
  • STM and SSA for the next generation of space capability
  • Where next? Anticipated market developments and future opportunities
     
  • 15:30 Closing Keynote Address: NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology

    Mr Roger Hunter

    Mr Roger Hunter, Programme Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology, NASA
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  • Flight projects currently under development: NASA CubeSat missions
  • Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA) – mission validation, in-orbit testing and utilisation in future high-bandwidth missions
  • In space command and control – demonstrations of coordinated maneuver for CubeSats in LEO
  • Priorities for the development of the program and future pathfinder projects planned
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
    View Bio

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Roger Hunter

    Mr Roger Hunter, Programme Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology, NASA
    View Bio

    9:00 Applications for Small & Cube Satellites

    Ms Charlene Jacka

    Ms Charlene Jacka, Branch Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Lab / Space Vehicle Directorate

  • AFRL’s Small Satellite Portfolio and how these assets can meet Air Force objectives
  • Launch timelines for projects and recent successes various missions
  • Case studies in small and cube satellites in current use: functions, material design and operational feedback
  • Work with Dstl and other international partners in building architectural approaches for small satellite integration into the DoD architecture
  • Concluding thoughts: why partnerships for small and cubesats are important and developing system integration
     
  • 9:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:00 Driving Go Fast Efforts Across the Enterprise

  • Catalyst campus as a collaborative ecosystem for the development of the space industry
  • Rapid prototyping and development: how the accelerating helps to flexibly deliver cutting edge technologies
  • Feedback from the Catalyst Space Accelerator Demo Day
  • Where partnerships can be developed moving forward: key priorities
     
  • Captain Jacob Singleton

    Captain Jacob Singleton, Space Innovation Lead, CIS Division, Dstl/US Air Force
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    Mr Rich Burchfield

    Mr Rich Burchfield, Executive Director, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
    View Bio

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Prototyping at Aerospace’s xLab

    Dr Richard Welle

    Dr Richard Welle, Senior Scientist, xLab, The Aerospace Corporation
    View Bio

  • The Aerospace Corporation develops advanced prototypes to shape the next generation space enterprise
  • Aerospace’s miniature satellite program has pushed the boundaries of kg-class spacecraft for 20 years.   
  • SMC 2.0 is using Aerospace xLab to prototype small satellite hardware to advance responsive space capabilities amongst its allies.   
  • 11:30 Portugal Space 2030 – a Strategy for Research, Innovation and Growth

    Dr Chiara Manfletti

    Dr Chiara Manfletti, President , Portuguese Space Agency
    View Bio

  • Standing up of the Portuguese Space Agency and small satellites strategy
  • Portugal’s place within the pan-European framework of space development
  • Update on the recent space strategy developed and industry and national partnerships planned
  • Developing a space industrial base: delivering national capability and skills
     
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Panel: Future Regulatory Approaches and Lessons we can Learn

  • Current view of the small satellites and LEO environment
  • Key trends in development – proliferation of mega-constellations and what this means for regulation
  • Building a holistic international approach to small satellite regulation and how these partnership will inform future guidelines
  • Licensing rules: building capability whilst supporting a sustainable approach to space utilisation
     
  • Ms Merissa Velez

    Ms Merissa Velez, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission

    Mr Chuen Chern Loo

    Mr Chuen Chern Loo, Head of Space Publication and Registration Division, ITU

    Mr Thomas Welter

    Mr Thomas Welter, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Orbit/Spectrum Resources, Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR)
    View Bio

    Mr Bharat Dudhia

    Mr Bharat Dudhia, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom

    13:45 Frequency Allocation and Small Satellite Licensing Requirements

    Mr Thomas Welter

    Mr Thomas Welter, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Orbit/Spectrum Resources, Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR)
    View Bio

  • An introduction to ANFR – frequency management responsibilities
  • Authorization process for the commercial use of French frequency assignments
  • Guidelines for start-ups and SMEs
  • Pan-European collaboration within the small satellite sector
  • Final concluding thoughts: maintaining a ‘go fast’ ethos to ensure regulation maintains pace with technological developments
     
  • 14:15 Satellite Regulation in the New Space Era

    Ms Merissa Velez

    Ms Merissa Velez, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission

    14:45 Legal Frameworks for Spectrum Management

    Mr Chuen Chern Loo

    Mr Chuen Chern Loo, Head of Space Publication and Registration Division, ITU

  • Spectrum access and use – MIFR records of current frequency assignments
  • Current application processes within existing ITU radio regulations and submission guidelines
  • What the emerging LEO mega constellations mean for frequency allocations and how the ITU is keeping pace with changes
  • Decisions taken at WRC-19 related to small satellites
  • 15:15 Satellite and Spectrum Management Moving Forward

    Mr Bharat Dudhia

    Mr Bharat Dudhia, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom

  • Space as a unique resource: Ofcom's responsibility to ensure optimal and efficient use of radio spectrum
  • Ofcom’s space strategy: enabling satellite broadband, earth observation and new uses growth
  • Satellite filing and earth station licensing – how to do business in the UK
  • Spectrum management and small satellites – key radio regulations
  • Band allocations and spectrum requirements for the emerging LEO market
     
  • 15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 Dear Green Small Space

    Professor Malcolm Macdonald

    Professor Malcolm Macdonald, Chair of Space Technology, University of Strathclyde

  • An overview of the Glasgow City Innovation District space cluster, including the UK’s largest quantum for space research activity
  • Connecting starlings, neuroscience, and spacecraft operations
  • Agile & responsive networks of small satellite’s
     
  • 16:45 Lessons Learned for Collaboration in the Small Satellite Industry

    Mr Per Lundahl Thomsen

    Mr Per Lundahl Thomsen, Chief Adviser, DTU
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  • What is the role of small, nano and cube satellites in providing earth observvation capability
  • Ulloriaq and Ørted national satellites as case studies for the development, launch and operation of Earth Observation missions
  • DTU’s integration into the ESA framework: where it can provide robust national support in international missions
  • Technology integration in small vs large satellite buses – key considerations
  • The path moving forward – opportunity areas for an enhanced collaborative approach in this mission area
  • 17:15 Governance of Space in the LEO Era

    Mr Christopher Newman

    Mr Christopher Newman, Professor of Space and Law, Northumbria University
    View Bio

  • Framework for consideration – the emerging LEO small, nano and cube sat markets
  • International, domestic and soft law – the principals enshrined at each level
  • Where are we at and how is the landscape changing?
  • What the guidelines and codes of practise mean for commercial operators
  • SSA and STM considerations within future small satellite governance
     
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Roger Hunter

    Mr Roger Hunter, Programme Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology, NASA
    View Bio

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Dr Chiara Manfletti

    Dr Chiara Manfletti

    President , Portuguese Space Agency
    Mr Michael Rudd

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency
    Mr Roger Hunter

    Mr Roger Hunter

    Programme Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology, NASA
    Ms Charlene Jacka

    Ms Charlene Jacka

    Branch Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Lab / Space Vehicle Directorate

    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Space Innovation Lead, CIS Division, Dstl/US Air Force
    Captain Jacob Singleton

    Jacob Singleton is an exchange officer from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate and coordinates international efforts for AFWERX which connects innovators to accelerate agile capability development for the Air Force. He currently serves within the MOD as the Space Innovation Lead for Dstl.

    Jacob is the founder of the AF Space Accelerator Program which encourages more agile business practices and nontraditional partnerships with startups and small businesses to meet defense needs.

    Jacob is a graduate from Utah State University and has a Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.

    Confirmed Representative

    Name To Be Confirmed, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Confirmed Representative

    Ms. Sachdeva joined NSR in December 2017. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the Business and Marketing strategist at Satellite Squared. During her time there, Ms. Sachdeva’s main activities included the market analysis and segmentation, identification of potential customers as well as the valuation studies for the company’s core product concepts: In-Orbit Servicing and Satellite Power Boosting.
    Ms. Sachdeva completed the Toulouse Business School’s Aerospace MBA program, and holds a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Monash University, Australia. During her studies, she worked on various aerospace assignments and led a research project that investigated the existence of a convergence between the internet and space industries. The study looked at the future of the telecommunication satellite constellations from the technological, economical and legal perspectives. As part of her MBA internship, Ms. Sachdeva’s work also included a comprehensive study on the funding opportunities for start-ups within the space industry, with a geographical evaluation for new space ventures.
    Prior to her transition into the space industry, Ms. Sachdeva worked as a project engineer at Ford Motor Company Australia, leading various projects and new program launch activities at different sites, globally. The experience she has gained from the automotive industry, combined with her passion for the aerospace sector has helped Ms. Sachdeva in exploiting the conceptual and technological synergies between the two domains.
     

    Dr Chiara Manfletti

    President , Portuguese Space Agency
    Dr Chiara Manfletti

    Chiara Manfletti has a dual Italian and German nationality. She holds a degree in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London (2001), a masters degree in "space studies" from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg (2002) and a PhD from German University of Aachen (2010). She also holds a masters in history from the UK Open University (2013). She worked for the German Aerospace Center, DLR, as a research engineer in the field of liquid rocket propulsion and later joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2016, where she has been the Programme Advisor to the Director General at the agency's headquarters in Paris. She is now the President of the Portuguese Space Agency, Portugal Space.
     

    Dr Christopher Brunskill

    Head of Access to Space, Satellite Applications Catapult
    Dr Christopher Brunskill

    Dr Richard Welle

    Senior Scientist, xLab, The Aerospace Corporation
    Dr Richard Welle

    Dr. Richard Welle is a senior scientist in The Aerospace Corporation's xLab, where he focuses on the development of new applications for CubeSat-class spacecraft, with an emphasis on CubeSat-scale optical communication. Prior to this, he was director of the Microsatellite Systems Department in the Space Materials Laboratory, where he led the Aerospace CubeSat program. Dr. Welle joined The Aerospace Corporation in 1986, supporting launch vehicles and satellite systems over a range of disciplines. Since 2005 his work has focused on microsatellites and microsatellite systems. Dr. Welle earned his B.A. in physics and chemistry from Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota; his M.S. in physics from the University of Tennessee Space Institute; and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. He has over 60 technical publications and has been awarded 29 patents for inventions relating to small satellites, microfluidics, identification taggants, solar power, ultrasonics, and optical communications.

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Director, SJE Space Ltd
    Dr Stuart Eves

    Stuart Eves is a satellite-system engineer. In 2018 he formed his own space consultancy company, SJE Space, after spending 14 years with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and 16 years with the UK Ministry Of Defence. 

    During his time with the MOD, Stuart initiated the TopSat surveillance satellite programme, which established a new world record for “resolution per mass of satellite”, and for a time formed part of the space gallery at the Science Museum.

    He has recently published Space Traffic Control, a book which describes the measures needed to maintain the space environment and protect satellites from both natural hazards and man-made threats such as space debris. 

    Stuart has an MSc in Astrophysics, a PhD in constellation design, and has been a fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society for more than 25 years. He takes an active interest in all things space, and is thus best described as an “astro-nut”!
     

    Mr Andrew Cawthorne

    Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
    Mr Andrew Cawthorne

    Mr Andrew Vick

    Head of Disruptive Technology, STFC-UKRI (Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Research and Innovation)
    Mr Andrew Vick

    Andy Vick is leading a disruptive development program for space applications at RAL Space, UKRIs world-leading research, development and service facility at Harwell in Oxfordshire. He is the UK PI for QKD Qubesat, a quantum communications mission with Singapore’s Centre for Quantum technology and is providing support to the UK National Quantum Technology Programme.
    Previously Andy was based at the UK-ATC in Edinburgh where he developed instruments for the Astrophysics community and Geo-Physics research. In 2015 he commissioned a novel SWIR Spectrometer, GHOST, which flew multiple 25-hour, 18,000m flights on NASAs Global Hawks measuring greenhouse gasses.
     

    Mr Andrey Maksimov

    CEO and Co-Founder, Precious Payload
    Mr Andrey Maksimov

    Mr Bharat Dudhia

    Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom
    Mr Bharat Dudhia

    Mr Christopher Newman

    Professor of Space and Law, Northumbria University
    Mr Christopher Newman

    Christopher J. Newman, BA(Hons), PhD is Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University at Newcastle in the United Kingdom. He is active in the teaching and research of space law and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance. Christopher is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and has taken part in funded projects for the UK Space Agency on future trends in orbital regulation. He is regularly invited to lecture in universities and at specialist conferences on space law and policy across the UK and internationally.
     

    Mr Chuen Chern Loo

    Head of Space Publication and Registration Division, ITU
    Mr Chuen Chern Loo

    Mr Grzegorz Zwolinski

    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, SatRevolution S.A.
    Mr Grzegorz Zwolinski

    A member of the board of directors of companies with more than 10 years of experience in managing R&D projects.
    A Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of SatRevolution S.A. – a leading, Polish space industry company, responsible for Poland’s first commercial satellite - Swiatowid. SatRevolution is a producer of payloads and complete spacecrafts for space industry. It is focused on small, lightweight and reliable spacecrafts. The company aims to create constellation of earth observation satellites capable of imaging every place on Earth every hour – a Real-time Earth observation Constellation (REC).
     

    Mr Michael Rudd

    Head of Telecommunications Strategy, UK Space Agency
    Mr Michael Rudd

    Mike Rudd joined the UK Space Agency in 2016 and is charged with growing the Telecoms sector of Space as the Head of Telecommunications Strategy as part of the Agency’s ambition to capture 10% of the global market by 2030.

    His role involves Working with Government, ESA, academia and industry to bring new and innovative satellite Telecoms technologies and services to the market; creating and delivering the Agency’s strategy on Telecoms infrastructure; supporting work on the Civil Space Strategy, Governmental and societal challenges and Supporting UK industry to grow and develop their businesses, investing through ESA’s ARTES programme and other means.

    Prior to joining the Agency, Mike spent some 30 years in various telecommunications roles for Defence.

    In his spare time, Mike enjoys visits to the cinema, renovating his house and making cheese.
     

    Mr Per Lundahl Thomsen

    Chief Adviser, DTU
    Mr Per Lundahl Thomsen

    Per Lundahl Thomsen has worked more than 25 years with systems engineering, project management and business development for space. His extensive network for this particular industry extends to public entities, universities and industry. Throughout his career, he has focused on bringing science and technology together. In spite of difficult technological, economic and organizational boundary conditions, he has managed to lead large international project teams to workable and reliable solutions. Solutions that have contributed to increased knowledge, teaching and exports and increased cooperation between authorities, universities and business. Over the years, these challenges have given him a solid insight into various technological disciplines within reliable and robust electronics, materials technology, robust mechanical systems, automation, reliable embedded and higher level SW, etc.
     

    Mr Rich Burchfield

    Executive Director, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
    Mr Rich Burchfield

    As the Executive Director of Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation, Rich leads a dynamic team who created a collaborative ecosystem where commercial industry, academia, the interagency warfighter and key partnerships intersect with the aerospace & defense sector sparking innovation and driving technology growth on a global scale. Rich served nearly 30 years in the Air Force’s space and nuclear ops enterprises. In parallel, he worked over 16 years in aerospace & defense industry leading ASD/R&E rapid capability programs at multiple Combatant Commands, Service Commands and Agencies. He also led community/defense integration activities at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.
     

    Mr Roger Hunter

    Programme Manager, Small Spacecraft and Technology, NASA
    Mr Roger Hunter

    With over 40 years’ experience in US Department of Defense, Commercial, and Government Space Missions, Roger Hunter currently serves as Program Manager for NASA Small Spacecraft Technology. In this capacity for the past 5+ years, he identifies and supports the development of new subsystem technologies to expand the capabilities of small spacecraft for NASA science and exploration objectives. Previously, he served for over 6 years as the Program Manager for the NASA Kepler Mission. The Kepler Mission’s principal scientific objective has been to determine the frequency of Earth-size planets, in the habitable zone, of other stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. While working in the commercial space industry, Roger was the Program Manager for the Boeing Corporation’s Global Positioning System Sustainment activities for the the US Air Force. Roger also had a successful career in the US Air Force where he had assignments as a Program Manager for several space programs. Colonel Hunter also served as a Squadron Commander and a Deputy Operations Group Commander within the US Air Force’s 50th Space Wing. Other US Air Force tours of duty included assignments with the Headquarters US Air Force, at the Pentagon; Headquarters US Air Force Space Command, and the US Air Force Research Laboratory. He holds academic degrees from the University of Georgia, The US Air Force Institute of Technology and the US Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies. Roger is also a graduate of the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the US Air Force Air War College (C). During his career he has lectured at: numerous US universities; the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA; the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy; the University of Florence in Florence, Italy; Rolls Royce HQ in Derby, England; the India Institute of Technology, Guwahati India; and he’s a TEDx alumnus. His personal interests include reading, travel, tennis, running (many 10Ks, two half-marathons, two marathons, and counting), good wine, and good memes.
     

    Mr Thomas Welter

    Head of Regulatory Affairs and Orbit/Spectrum Resources, Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANFR)
    Mr Thomas Welter

    Thomas Welter is currently Head of Regulatory Affairs and Orbit/Spectrum Resources at the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), the French public agency in charge of spectrum management. In his position, he is directly responsible for the satellite frequency registration of all French satellites, both governmental and commercial, as well as of the coordination of the French preparatory work for international frequency negotiations held during ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences. Thomas Welter holds diplomas in telecommunications engineering, as well as space and telecommunications law.

    Mr Tim Rush

    Senior Vice President, Gallagher Aerospace
    Mr Tim Rush

    Tim Rush has over 35 years experience in the commercial space industry leading multinational programs and structuring / negotiating complex agreements. He provided technical leadership during the industry’s early development building, launching and operating commercial satellites. As a satellite engineer and manager for Intelsat, Comsat and Fairchild Space Company, Tim supported and managed development, procurement, construction, launch and in-orbit operation of more than 30 GEO and LEO satellites. As the industry matured and commercialized, Tim became a financial advisor / insurance broker providing risk management guidance and orchestrating placement of property and liability insurance programs for businesses that operate in space. Tim has placed over $5 Billion of launch and in-orbit coverages and successfully settled of a number of challenging claims. He has also lead satellite risk due diligence efforts for several sector mergers and acquisitions and served as insurance advisor to secured lenders and export credit agencies.
    Tim has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. He often speaks at industry events including annual satellite conferences in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, and the World Space Risk Forum.
     

    Mr Tyler Diaz

    CEO, Stara Space
    Mr Tyler Diaz

    Tyler has spent more than a decade developing technology infrastructure and services for startups, large companies, and research facilities. His experience in designing systems that handle millions of users and hundreds of millions of dollars in transactional volume allows him to tackle a space infrastructure problems in a uniquely cost-effective way.

    Ms Charlene Jacka

    Branch Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Lab / Space Vehicle Directorate
    Ms Charlene Jacka

    Ms Merissa Velez

    Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
    Ms Merissa Velez

    Professor Malcolm Macdonald

    Chair of Space Technology, University of Strathclyde
    Professor Malcolm Macdonald

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    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    CONTEC, established in 2015, is a spin-off company from KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) and is providing Space Ground Station Service and Satellite Image Processing & Application Service as well as whole ground integration solution. Currently, 28 engineers work for CONTEC, and half of them have a superior education degree along with great experience in the domain of space industry. With this service model and powerful manpower, we are trying to provide meaningful value to prospective customers in New Space Age.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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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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