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SMi’s is proud to announce the 13th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference taking place on the 25th and 26th of April 2018 in London, UK.


With the defence industry becoming ever more data driven, ensuring that space systems can operate safely and efficiently is crucial for government and military agencies. The aim of Military SSA 2018 will be to bring together key military, government, civilian and industry stakeholders to discuss approaches and strategies for how a holistic approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) can be successfully implemented at a time when the domain is growing increasingly congested with active satellites as well as space junk and debris. In addition with plans for satellite launches and LEO mega-constellations increasing at an alarming rate, the issue of space governance in this ill-defined domain requires immediate consideration to ensure that necessary safe and responsible space exploitation can continue for years to come.
 

With space debris growing, access to space surveillance and tracking (SST) data is now vital. This has led to an increased demand for next-generation sensor and radar capabilities to ensure that nations can keep crucial assets protected and on task to deliver real time SAT data to their operational forces. In conjuncture with this, ever-emerging threats from hostile nations in space and through intercontinental-ballistic missile strikes mean that enhanced awareness is at the front of mind for nations around the world.
 

Further topics discussed at this year’s event will also include how SSA has become a collaborative effort, an understanding of the operating space environment, and how space weather must be considered an integral component of SSA services.
 

• Hear from senior military, government and civil officials on the latest sensor and radar technological solutions being implemented to enhance the security of space assets through domain awareness
• Discuss key issues impacting space security for nations around the world including space debris, weather and hostile threats and learn how domain awareness helps mitigate these risks
• With the era of mega-constellations in LEO approaching, debate how best government and industry can manage further space congestion through policy implementation and best practices to ensure future sustainable space use
• Discuss the benefits of allied cooperation of SSA services and information to create an holistic approach to SSA and a more accurate global picture
• In depth focus on space weather and it’s integral importance as a component of SSA services
 

Heads of National and International SSA Programmes
Space Programme Managers
Heads of Space Operations Centres
SSA technical instructors
Principle scientists
Head of Space security
Aerospace Engineers
Strategic Analysts involved with Space Surveillance and Tracking
Military Space Security Advisors
Military Space Business Development Leads
Senior Space Researchers
Mission Leaders
 

AGI; Air Attache's Office- Embassy of Brazil; Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate; Airbus Defence and space; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Applied Defense Solutions; Canadian Armed Forces; Carleton University; CDTI; China Academy of Space Technology; Cranfield University; Deimos Space UK; Digital Globe; Esen System Integration; European Space Agency; Exoanalytic Solutions; Finger Lakes Instrumentation; FOI - Swedish Defence Research Agency; Government of Canada; Harris Corporation; IBM UK Ltd; Japan Space Forum; Joint Space Command; KISPE Limited; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.; Measat Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.; Met Office; Military University Of Technology; Ministry of Defence Germany; Ministry of Defence UK; Ministry Of Defence, Spain; MOD/JFC ISS Networks; Officina Stellare; Polish Space Agency; RAF Fylingdales; RCO; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force (RAF); Royal Netherlands Air Force; Royal Thai Airforce; SciSys UK Ltd; Space News; STFC RAL Space; STFC, RAL; Swedish National Space Board; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; The Aerospace Corporation; TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute; Turkish Air Force; U.S. Strategic Command; UK MOD; UK Space Agency; United States Air Force; United States Air Force Academy; University of Bern; US Air Force; US Department of Defense; USAF; Vulcan Aerospace; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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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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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‘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.

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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.

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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

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