We are delighted to give you the opportunity to attend MilSpace 2010, returning for its 4th installment in Paris, next Spring. Ensure that you meet with senior military representatives and decision makers from across Europe and North America for discussion of the latest themes in the field of military space.

This conference has become an important forum for fosterting further cooperation and international partnerships in military space. With a track record for attracting the highest ranking United States Air Force officers, book your place now to ensure that your organisation is at the forefront of international space development.

As military use of space continues to evolve, ensure that you stay ahead of the game and build future space partnerships!




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Learn about the latest international perspectives and strategies for future space development and utilisation of space for the military

Assess current dual-use projects and programmes with national case studies looking into the development of GIANUS, MUSIS, COSMO-SKYMED

Discuss the latest threats and issues in national space security with presentations on the Space Situational Awareness, space debris and missile defence

Analyse the road ahead for international and European cooperation in space

Network with high ranking military and government representatives and decision makers


With a close to sell out event in 2008 & 2009, here is what some of our 2009 delegates had to say:


“A good programme with high calibre, senior speakers…” UK Ministry of Defence

“Another great conference, with a good mix of speakers. Thank you,” United States Air Force

“Excellent preparation and organisation…. Excellent level of presenters,” Belgian Foreign Office

“MilSpace is a topic that is constantly changing and remains an important topic of discussion for international forums….this was an excellent conference,” United States Air Force

Industry profile includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Consultants & Officers for:

  • Space development
  • Space programmes
  • Telecommunications and navigation
  • Business operations
  • Sales, marketing and business development
  • Projects and programmes
  • Engineering

 Military profile includes:

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project & Programme Managers

  • Communications and long range communications
  • Space programmes and policy
  • Space operations
  • Missile Defence
  • Space situational awareness
  • Networks and network infrastructure development
  • Plans and requirements
  • Satellite communications
  • Operationally Responsive Space

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Director, The Air League, UK


Brigadier General Yves Arnaud

Brigadier General Yves Arnaud, Acting Commander, Joint Space Command, French Joint Staff

  • Missions of the future Joint Space Command
  • Organisation of the future Joint Space Command
  • 9:50 The UAE Road to Space

    Major Dr Mohammed Alahbabi

    Major Dr Mohammed Alahbabi, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor, General Headquarters, United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

  • The development of space in the Middle East
  • An overview of the Yahsat satellite system
  • Other UAE space programmes
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 The Latest European Union Space Capabilities

    Jean Charles Poletti

    Jean Charles Poletti, Operations Support Manager, European Union Satellite Centre

  • Latest overview of activities
  • Overall support of EU foreign and security policy
  • New and recent developments
  • 11:30 Australian Perspective on Space Development

    Group Captain Steve Cook

    Group Captain Steve Cook, Director, Defence Space Coordinating Office, Australian Defence Organisation

  • The role of space for national defence and security
  • Investment in space
  • Improving networks and ensuring secure access to space based services
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Space from a Small Nation's Perspective - The Czech Space Scene

    Petr Bares

    Petr Bares, President, Czech Space Alliance

  • Czech entry into European Space Agency: developments and consequences
  • Future plans for development of space capabilities
  • 14:10 Cosmo-Skymed - Lessons Learned

    Colonel Lucio Bianchi

    Colonel Lucio Bianchi, Head of Space and Missile Defence Programmes, Italian National Armament Directorate

  • Status of the project
  • Lessons learned after the first months of operations
  • Next steps
  • 14:50 ESA and Security - An Evolving Commitment

    Erwin Duhamel

    Erwin Duhamel, Head, Security Strategy and Partnership Development Office, European Space Agency

  • ESA in the European context
  • European space programmes contributing to security and defence
  • State of the GIANUS and EFC initiatives
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Europe's Approach to Security-Related Space

    Jana Robinson

    Jana Robinson, Research Fellow, European Space Policy Institute

  • National initiatives
  • European initiatives
  • Towards a coherent set-up
  • 16:30 Satellite-Borne Applications to the Benefit of Civil and Military Agencies

    Paul Millington

    Paul Millington, Vice President, Business Development, EADS Astrium Services

  • Developments in the capture, analysis and dissemination of geospatial data
  • Evolution in Milgrade Satcoms - how, why, where
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Post Conference Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by: EADS Astrium Services

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Director, The Air League, UK


    Brigadier General James Haywood

    Brigadier General James Haywood, Director, Plans and Requirements, US Air Force Space Command

  • Recapitalisation
  • Partnerships
  • Integration
  • 9:50 Space Situational Awareness - The German Perspective

    Colonel Harald Borst

    Colonel Harald Borst, Director, DEU Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence, Germany

  • DEU national policy and planning
  • Overview of the DEU SSA Centre
  • Cooperation issues
  • The way ahead
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Improving International Cooperation in the Space Domain - The NATO Perspective

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Single

    Lieutenant Colonel Tom Single, Air and Space Strategist, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC)

  • ISAF - why we need space
  • Coalition Space Teams
  • Improving cooperation

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Henry de Roquefeuil

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Henry de Roquefeuil, Military Adviser to the President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

  • Some case studies
  • Thoughts for the future
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Developing Space-Based Capabilities for European Defence

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, SatCom, SSA & Radio Spectrum Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • Landscaping EDA in the European Space Policy
  • current work strands in communications, earth observation and surveillance
  • What could be the next European initiatives in space?
  • 14:10 Partnering in Space from the Perspective of a Middle Power

    Colonel André Dupuis

    Colonel André Dupuis, Director of Space Development, Department of Defence, Canada

  • Canada's new Defence Policy and Strategy emphasise partnering with other government departments and like-minded nations
  • An overview of Canada's upcoming space projects with emphasis on collaboration
  • Possible opportunities for future collaboration amongst like-minded nations

    Gerard Petitalot

    Gerard Petitalot, Senior Advisor for Military Space, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

  • Space cooperation: a need for the military
  • Key challenges in military space cooperation
  • Case study: the European Union
  • The growing role of dual use
  • 15:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Close of Conference and Afternoon Tea



    The Potential of Small Satellites

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    21st April 2010
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