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Announcement: this event has now become online only and will be held on the SMi Virtual Conference Platform.

SMi Group are proud to announce that the 16th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference will take place on the 28th and 29th April 2021.

As the leading conference in Europe dedicated to space domain awareness, this year’s forum will once again bring together key stakeholders across the military, government and industry sectors to discuss how we build a collaborative approach to space management and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) as well as how we balance operational necessity with responsible use of space.

Similarly, as new LEO mega-constellations come online at an increasing rate, avoiding a repeat of the 2009 Iridium crash remains at the forefront of all industry professionals’ minds as we attempt to ensure that necessary and responsible space exploration and development can continue for years to come.

Key focuses include space domain awareness, space surveillance and tracking (SST), the new US Space Force's approach to SSA, the impact of new mega-constellations, and international partnerships in space.

Featuring 200+ attendees, this year’s conference will provide an unparalleled chance to meet with the key players in this important domain and remains a key calendar date for anyone involved in the satellite sector.

This conference will be held in British Summer Time (GMT+1)
 

  • Hear from senior military and civil officials on the latest solutions being implemented to enhance the security of space assets through domain awareness
  • Key briefings from the USSF, RAF, UKSA and leading international SSA programmes
  • Focus session on XGEO/Cislunar orbit and the implications for SDA in this emerging arena
  • Examine key issues impacting space security including debris, weather and hostile threats
  • 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

The SMi Virtual Conference Platform will deliver the following benefits:

  • Live and On Demand speaker content: Get access to the latest strategies and case studies from your market place online!
  • Network with all the event attendees: Connect, see who’s attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Exhibit a Virtual Booth: You can pack your customized booth full of documents, videos and even show who is manning the booth during the event and hosting meetings
  • Host & Join Meetings & Socials: Join preferred speaking sessions, host you own meetings and even a virtual Networking social, with in built Zoom functionality

Past attendees have included:

Aerospace Corporation; Airbus Defence and space; Analytical Graphics Inc; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Beijing Institute Of Space Science & Technology Information; Brazilian Air Attache Office; Canadian Armed Forces; Cestrian Capital Research; CGI; CGI Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG; CGI IT UK Limited; China Academy of Space Technology; CNES; CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science; DLR Space Administration; DSTL; EU SatCen; European Space Agency; ExoAnalytic Solutions; FACH (Chiliean AF); FOI; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; Fuerza Aerea de Chile; German Aerospace Center (DLR); Global VSAT Forum (GVF); GMV Innovating Solutions Ltd; Harris; Harris Corporation; HQ Allied Maritime Command; ITAF AOC; Italian Air Force; JFC Cap C4ISR; JHU Applied Physics Laboratory; Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Kratos; Kratos Communications; Kratos ; L3 Applied Defense Solutions; LeoLabs, Inc.; MET Office; Military University Of Technology; Mitre Corporation; Mod; Nanoavinics UK Ltd; New Space Capital; Northern Space & Security Ltd; NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.; Northumbria University; Norwegian Ministry Of Defence; Norwegian MOD; NSR; OHB System; Oneweb; Pangaea Wire; Polish Space Agency; RAF; RAF Fylingdales; Rajant Corporation; Raytheon uk; RHEA Group; RNLAF; Romanian Ministry of Defence; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal College of Defence Studies; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); SAF/AQS; SciSys UK Ltd; Serco Ltd; Serradata; SJE Space; Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation; Space and Missile Systems Center US Air Force; STFC, RAL; Surrey Space Centre; Teledyne e2v; Telespazio France; Telespazio SpA; Thales Netherlands BV; The Aerospace Corporation; U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Strategic Command; UAE GHQ; UK Missile Defence Centre; UK MOD; UK Space Agency; UK Space Operations Centre; United Nations Institute For Disarmament Research; United States Air Force ; United States Air Force Academy; University of Oxford/Air Force Institute of Technology; US Air Force; Winston & Cooper Consulting; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;
 

Conference programme

All timings are in British Summer Time (GMT+1)

10:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
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10:15 The Military Applications of SSA to Maximise Operational Effectiveness

Group Captain Rayna Owens

Group Captain Rayna Owens, DACOS Capability, UK Space Command

  • The RAF’s view of military SSA as a key enabler for joint all-domain operations
  • Protecting the UK MOD’s key SSA assets: building resiliency into existing and future equipment
     
  • 10:45 Japan Air Self Defence Force SSA Update

    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide

    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide, Commander Space Operations Squadron, Japan Air Defense Force
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  • Introduction of Space Operations Squadron
  • Effort for Space Capability Buildup
  • Enhancing Cooperation with friendly countries
     
  • 11:15 The Role Industry Can Play to Enhance a Secure, Safe and Sustainable Space Environment

    Mr Stewart Bain

    Mr Stewart Bain, CEO, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
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  • Challenges in space are expanding exponentially
  • Services from Space are existential to our society from environment to economy
  • Commercial information services offer an adaptable, affordable, and essential means to preserve a necessary balance and secure a future of accessible space for all
     
  • 11:45 Morning Break

    12:15 For a Safe and Sustainable LEO

    General (Ret'd) Gregoire de Saint Quentin

    General (Ret'd) Gregoire de Saint Quentin, SpaceAble’s Development Committee, former French Chief of Joint Operations, SpaceAble
    View Bio

  • The proliferation of assets in low Earth orbit is creating an unprecedented situation that we do not currently have the appropriate means to deal with.
  • Beyond the issue of space traffic management, it is the very access to space that is threatened if we do not work collaboratively towards a solution that will enhance SSA.
  • SpaceAble is working towards this holistic solution by organizing, processing, and certifying available data to enable all LEO players to use the right data at the right time.
  • It is this sharing of information between players with responsibilities that will increase their accountability and enable them both to de-risk their operations and to harmoniously manage their interdependence in space.
  • The transparency and integrity produced by SpaceAble’s technologies are also a major guarantor against undeclared players’ temptation to use LEO for aggressive strategies
     
  • 12:45 Near-Peer Focus: China

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, US Air Force China Aerospace Studies Institute
    View Bio

    - China’s space capability and what this means for NATO-allied space professionals
    - The role of SSA, both now and in the future, as part of space contests with China
    - Chinese anti-satellite technology: implications for future SSA
     

    13:15 Pathways to Military Space Domain Information Dominance

    Dr Doug Hendrix

    Dr Doug Hendrix, CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
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  • Effective space control requires Space Domain Information Dominance.
  • Growth in space objects continues to outpace information collection systems ability to maintain timely and effective Space Domain Awareness.
  • There needs to be an acceleration of sensors, data exploitation and information dissemination that can keep up with the growth in space objects.
     
  • 13:45 Lunch Break

    14:30 Canadian SSA Program Update and Way Ahead

    Mr Cameron Stoltz

    Mr Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
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  • Updates from SSA program milestones and key objectives for the capability
  • SSA requirements for new space technologies
  • The place of SSA in the wider CAF space modernisation plan
     
  • 15:00 Space Domain Awareness at the US Air Force Research Lab

    Dr Jaime Stearns

    Dr Jaime Stearns, Space Control Mission Lead, US AFRL
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  • Growing interest in the domain beyond GEO
  • Opportunities for international collaboration
  • Highlights of basic research needs
     
  • 15:30 Observing Platforms for All-Domain Space Situational Awareness

    Mr Tom Kubancik

    Mr Tom Kubancik, Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
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  • Effective Space Situational Awareness covers a vast domain ranging from Low Earth Orbit to Cislunar.
  • Observing platforms need to be positioned throughout the domain.
  • What attributes are most important to perform the mission?
     
  • 16:00 Afternoon Break

    16:30 Components of a Zero-Trust Architecture for Decentralized Space Domain Awareness (SDA)

  • Role of Zero-Trust Architectures (ZTA) for decentralized SDA tactical actions
  • How Distributed Ledger Technology supports ZTA for SDA
  • The importance of data integrity management for independent SDA architectures
     
  • Mr Waqar Zaidi

    Mr Waqar Zaidi, Lead Space Systems Engineer, L3Harris
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    Mr Chris Knapman

    Mr Chris Knapman, Director, Strategic Business Development, L3Harris
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    17:00 Industry Panel: Optimising Space Domain Awareness through Data Sharing

  • Why flight operators can enhance safety of flight via sharing of operational data
  • How this helps to improve the accuracy and timeliness of collision warning notifications
  • The next generation of STM systems and capabilities.
     
  • Dr Mark Dickinson

    Dr Mark Dickinson, Executive Director, Space Data Association
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    Dr Doug Hendrix

    Dr Doug Hendrix, CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
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    Mr Tom Kubancik

    Mr Tom Kubancik, Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
    View Bio

    Mr Stewart Bain

    Mr Stewart Bain, CEO, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
    View Bio

    17:45 Competing in Space

    Mr Cody Rivas

    Mr Cody Rivas, General Engineer, NASIC
    View Bio

  • Applications of SSA/SDA in USAF/USSF
  • Future of space competition
  • Counterspace Analysis
     
  • 18:15 Closing Keynote Address: Partnering for Shared Space Domain Awareness

    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak

    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak, Executive Lead for Space Domain Awareness & Chief, Space Domain Awareness Division, US Space Force
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  • Overview of broader USSF ongoing SDA efforts
  • The architecture we need for future challenges
  • Thoughts for partnerships (Broader USG, International, Civil, Commercial, Academia, etc)
  • 18:45 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    10:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
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    10:15 UK Lines of Effort in SSA

    Mr Jacob Geer

    Mr Jacob Geer, Head of Space Surveillance and Tracking, UK Space Agency
    View Bio

  • UKSA’s main lines of effort to create a coherent and collaborative SSA strategy across UK stakeholders
  • Managing growing congestion around UK space assets
     
  • 10:45 French Space Command Modernisation Plans and Lines of Effort

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot, Deputy Commander, French SSA Operational Center, French Space Command
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  • French Space Command SSA’s role
  • Its modernization and evolutions
  • Capabilities upgrade
     
  • 11:15 Building the Largest Orbital Space Object Database in Space History

  • Necessity to enhance private observation capabilities to support Agencies & Operators
  • Building a Database of > 100,000 Space Objects by 2023
  • Patented optical capabilities to identify, track and characterise space objects
  • Using AI and HPC to provide accurate conjunction predictions and maneuver analysis for massive amounts of objects
     
  • Mr Francois Mazieres

    Mr Francois Mazieres, CCO, Share My Space
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    Dr Romain Lucken

    Dr Romain Lucken, CTO & Co-Founder, Share My Space
    View Bio

    11:45 Morning Break

    12:15 Spanish MoD SSA Activities and Project Updates

    Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

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

  • The new space order: militarization vs space defense and protection.
  • New players’ news threats: risk analysis.
  • The evolution of Sp MoD SST capabilities
     
  • 12:45 AIRCOM: NATO’s Implementation of Space as an Operational Domain

    Wing Commander David Allen

    Wing Commander David Allen, NATO Space Centre, NATO HQ AIRCOM
    View Bio

  • NATO’s Space ambition
  • NATO Space Centre
  • NATO Space Functions (Space Situational Awareness/Operational Space Support/Space Domain Coordination)
     
  • 13:15 Updates on RNLAF Space Activities

    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard

    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard, OT Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    View Bio

  • Current SSA projects: radar & optical detection
  • BRIK-II – status of the RNLAF technical demonstrator nano-satellite
  • Ambition of the RNLAF Space Branch
     
  • 13:45 Lunch Break

    14:30 The Possibilities of XGEO Domain Awareness

    Dr James Frith

    Dr James Frith, XGEO Tech Area Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, US AFRL
    View Bio

  • Why awareness in XGEO is key
  • Difficulties of XGEO and how technological innovation can overcome this
  • The path forward: current and future XGEO domain awareness programs in AFRL and partners
     
  • 15:00 Panel: How Important Is XGEO?

  • What opportunities does XGEO have for military applications?
  • What capabilities do our adversaries have in XGEO? Should we be concerned?
  • How can industry help with XGEO?
  • Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
    View Bio

    Dr James Frith

    Dr James Frith, XGEO Tech Area Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, US AFRL
    View Bio

    Mr Andrew Ash

    Mr Andrew Ash, SSA Project Technical Authority, DSTL
    View Bio

    Mr Tom Kubancik

    Mr Tom Kubancik, Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
    View Bio

    Dr Brien Flewelling

    Dr Brien Flewelling, Chief SSA Architect, ExoAnalytic Solutions
    View Bio

    15:45 Panel: EU Space Surveillance and Tracking: State of Play and Main Developments

  • Evolution of EU SST into an EU Space Programme component
  • Development of a European catalogue and considerations for SST data sharing
  • EU SatCen as EU SST Front Desk and part of the SST Cooperation
     
  • Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley, Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
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    Ambassador Sorin Ducaru

    Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Director, European Union Satellite Centre
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    Mr Marc Becker

    Mr Marc Becker, Chairman , EU SST Security Committee
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    Dr Pascal Faucher

    Dr Pascal Faucher, Chairman , EU SST Consortium
    View Bio

    16:15 Afternoon Break

    16:45 Current status of the collision avoidance automation activities (CREAM)

    Dr Jan Siminski

    Dr Jan Siminski, Space Debris Analyst, Space Debris Office, European Space Agency
    View Bio

  • Overview of CREAM and update on its progress within the Space Safety Programme
  • Why an automated system to process conjunction alerts is needed in future space domain awareness
  • Introducing an IoT approach for collision avoidance actions
     
  • 17:15 Fireside Chat: Military SSA for a Small Country

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

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

  • Is SSA something only big space-faring nations should conduct? Is it something for every country to take responsibility?
  • How do SSA operations differ in a smaller nation? What should industry/the community bear in mind when working with smaller nations?
  • Which parts of SSA have the greatest benefit/are quick wins for a small nation?
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard

    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard

    OT Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Dr Doug Hendrix

    Dr Doug Hendrix

    CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
    Dr Mark Dickinson

    Dr Mark Dickinson

    Executive Director, Space Data Association
    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide

    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide

    Commander Space Operations Squadron, Japan Air Defense Force
    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak

    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak

    Executive Lead for Space Domain Awareness & Chief, Space Domain Awareness Division, US Space Force
    Wing Commander David Allen

    Wing Commander David Allen

    NATO Space Centre, NATO HQ AIRCOM

    Ambassador Sorin Ducaru

    Director, European Union Satellite Centre
    Ambassador Sorin Ducaru

    Ambassador Sorin Dumitru Ducaru is the Director of the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen) since June 2019. He has previously held the position of NATO Assistant Secretary General and Head of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, as well as the positions of Romania’s ambassador to NATO, USA and to the UN in New York. He also assumed various positions in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) such as: spokesperson of the MFA, director of the Minister’s Office and head of the Directorate for NATO and Strategic Issues.
    Ambassador Ducaru’s professional background reflects a quite rare blend of technical and political studies. He is holding degrees in Applied Electronics & Computer Studies (BS, Bucharest Polytechnic University), Political Science & International Relations (M.Phil, University of Amsterdam) and International Economic Relations and Institutional Management (Ph.D, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest). He has been intensely engaged intellectually and professionally bridging the technology-policy gap and the impact of technology upon security.
    Ambassador Ducaru has been also engaged in academic and scientific activity, as associate or guest lecturer at the National University for Political Studies (Bucharest, Romania), NATO Defence College (Rome, Italy), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA), Leiden University (Netherlands).
    He is the Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of the New Strategy Center (Bucharest), European Council of Foreign Relations Member, Advisory Board Member of Digital Society Institute (Berlin), the NATO Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (Tallin), Special Advisor to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (The Hague) and former Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute (Washington DC).
    In 2002, Ambassador Ducaru was awarded the title of “Ambassador of the Year” by the Romanian MFA and, in 2008, the rank of Knight of the National Order “The Star of Romania” by the president of Romania. He is married and has two teenage children.

    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Director Geospatial Institute, Austrian Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard

    OT Space, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard

    Since April 1st 2020 Captain Wilco van den Bogaard has been acting as one of the members of the Defence Space Security Centre (DSSC) of the Royal Netherlands Air Force in Breda. He specializes in the Space Situational Awareness and is involved in multiple research projects with partners like TNO, Dutch Air and Space Research Laboratory, University of Leiden and Thales. The focus of DSSC is to investigate the influence of the space domain on military systems and operations and to build a national and international network of sensors and data-sharing.
    Captain Wilco van den Bogaard started his career at the Royal Netherlands Air Force in 2013 at the Royal Military Academy in Breda. As soon as he completed his Military Systems and Technology study in 2017 he was appointed officer. His previous position was at the Air Operations Control Station Nieuw-Milligen. He was responsible for the maintenance and development of the simulator systems for Air Traffic Controllers and Fighter Controllers.

    Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

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

    Military Courses :
    SAF Officer. SAF Academy Officer, Class XL (1983-1988).
    Senior Logistics Management: National Centre for Defence Studies. CESEDEN
    Program Manager Course: NAD
    Budget and Accounting Course: Scholl Central Defence Financial Intervention.
    NATO CIS Orientation Officers: Lattina NATO Military School
    Joint Course on Telecommunication and Electronic Warfare. Naval Telecommunication and Warfare Scholl
    Joint Telecommunication Course-Sp CHOD Joint Course.
    Directors on Telecommunication Systems. Spanish Joint Staff School
    Telecommunication Officer Specialist course. Spanish Air Force School of Telecommunication.
    Cipher course. Spanish Air Force School of Telecommunication.
    Specialist course in Security and Defence Officers. SAF Training Centre in Security and Defence

    Academy studies:
    SAF Officer. SAF Academy Officer, Class XL (1983-1988).
    Telecommunication Technical Engineering School-ETSIT (Polytechnic University of Madrid-UPM)
    Master’s degree on Telecommunications Networks and Systems and Information Systems.-ETSIT-UPM and
    Master’s degree on Direction and strategy in TIC, s ETSIT-UPM
    -PhD University on Economics and Organization. University School of Economics on University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR)
    Languages
    English and French.

    Military assignments
    1981- Security group at SAF headquarters. (soldier, corporal)
    1987.-Training AF Centre for Security and Defence (CASYD; Lieutenant).
    1988.-Support Group of the Canary Islands Air Command Headquarters. Head of Security and Service Squadron (Lieutenant).
    1991.-Telecommunications Unit HQ. Head of SAF MW Net Support and Maintenance Squadron (Captain)
    1998.-Technical Director of the Joint System of Military Telecommunications. CHOD HQ. (Captain-Major).
    2005.-Deputy Director and Technical Chief of the SAF Centre for Aerospace Earth Observation Systems (CESAEROB). (Major).
    2009.-Head of the Space Programs Unit. NAD. (Major-LTCol.)
    2020.-Satellite Programs National Representative of Spain in the French DGA (LTcol-Col).

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney

    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, US Air Force China Aerospace Studies Institute
    Dr Brendan Mulvaney

    Dr. Brendan Mulvaney is currently the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at National Defense University. He was a Marine for a quarter of a century, where he flew more than 2000 hours as an AH-1W Cobra pilot, and was an Olmsted Scholar in Shanghai, China.

    He enlisted in 1991 and was commissioned in 1993 after graduating from UC San Diego. He earned his Master’s in Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2002, and was selected as one of three Marine Olmsted Scholars for 2003. He studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China from 2003-2005 where he earned his Ph.D. in International Relations.

    He served several tours in California, Iraq, Japan, and the Western Pacific. He served as the first Director of the Commandant’s Red Team, and supervised the implementation of Red Teaming in the Marine Corps. In 2013 he transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was the Associate Chair for the Languages and Cultures Department, and taught Mandarin Chinese, Chinese culture, and cross-cultural literacy.

    He and his wife, Samantha, have twin twelve-year old boys, Sean and Ryan, and live in Alexandria, VA

    Dr Brien Flewelling

    Chief SSA Architect, ExoAnalytic Solutions
    Dr Brien Flewelling

    Dr. Brien Flewelling is the Chief SSA Architect at ExoAnalytic Solutions. Focused keenly on optimizing the provision of real-time data and services to commercial and government customers worldwide, Dr. Flewelling works closely with innovative engineers and scientists to establish, develop, communicate, and deliver technical solutions that maintain ExoAnalytics technical edge in providing highest quality of service per dollar observation support to spacecraft operators above 10,000 km. Dr. Flewelling is an aerospace professional with government, academia, and industry experience and has been recognized in each of those sectors as a thought leader including receiving a Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA). Today Dr. Flewelling leads engagement focused on the developing SDA and STM markets including opportunities to provide flight safety support services, enabling increasingly ambitious space operations, identifying and developing advanced valueadded services for space traffic management, and pioneering extensions of SDA capabilities into the Cislunar Regime.

    Dr Doug Hendrix

    CEO, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
    Dr Doug Hendrix

    Dr. Doug Hendrix is chief executive officer and co-founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc. For 25 years, Dr. Hendrix has developed advanced software solutions to enable the United States to maintain its technological superiority in EO/IR sensing for missile defense and space situational awareness. Dr. Hendrix has a broad professional background that ranges from research and development to commercial software development in the areas of atmospheric, underwater and nuclear explosions, hyper-velocity impacts, space weather, and the development of a commercial fusion reactor.
    As a co-founder of ExoAnalytic Solutions, he had one major idea in mind for the company, which is to build a focused team comprised of the best and brightest in the industry to develop and field cutting edge technology to greatly surpass the state of the art. In his current role at ExoAnalytic Solutions, he remains deeply involved in technology development for both missile defense and space situational awareness.

    Dr. Hendrix earned a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California, Irvine, and is the proud son of a former submarine officer.
     

    Dr Jaime Stearns

    Space Control Mission Lead, US AFRL
    Dr Jaime Stearns

    Dr. Jaime Stearns is the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate Space Control Mission Lead. She coordinates the Directorate’s research and development activities in Space Domain Awareness and Command & Control in support of defensive space operations.

    Dr. Stearns joined the Space Vehicles Directorate of the AFRL as a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow. She became a civil servant a year later, founding and leading an AFOSR-funded research program using laser spectroscopy to explore new concepts for space propulsion and Space Situational Awareness.

    She has authored or co-authored 24 peer-reviewed publications and holds an Associated Faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of New Mexico.

    Dr James Frith

    XGEO Tech Area Lead, Space Vehicles Directorate, US AFRL
    Dr James Frith

    Dr. James Frith studied at the University of Washington where he earned two bachelor degrees in astronomy and physics. After many years of travels, he worked as an AFRL contractor on Maui to deploy a world-wide network of small aperture telescopes used for space domain awareness. He went on to gain a PhD in Exoplanet Astrophysics from the University of Hertfordshire and then held a contracting position as the Optical Observation Lead at the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. Since 2019, he has worked at the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate leading studies on how to extend the US Space Force’s space domain awareness efforts beyond GEO orbits and is the Cislunar Highway Patrol System’s flight experiment lead.

    Dr Jan Siminski

    Space Debris Analyst, Space Debris Office, European Space Agency
    Dr Jan Siminski

    Jan Siminski joined ESA's Space Debris Office in 2015. He is contributing to ESA and national SST projects, e.g. radar design in terms of cataloguing capabilities, processing chain development, and statistical qualification. Additionally, he provides collision avoidance support to internal and external missions, contributes to the development of the conjunction warning system and to the preparation of collision avoidance automation activities. He received his PhD from the Bundeswehr University Munich about measurement correlation and orbit determination. The dissertation research was conducted in the SSA group of DLR/GSOC in support of the build-up of an optical surveillance network.

    Dr Mark Dickinson

    Executive Director, Space Data Association
    Dr Mark Dickinson

    Dr Mark Dickinson, Deputy CTO & VP Space Segment, Inmarsat

    Mark, obtained a PhD in High Energy Astrophysics from the University of Durham, before joining Inmarsat in 2000. Between 2009 and 2017 Mark was the Head of Satellite Operations, responsible for Inmarsat’s fleet of geostationary telecommunications satellites. Since 2018 he is responsible for the design, procurement and launch of Inmarsat’s future space segment assets. From March 2017 to September 2019, Mark was appointed as the Chairman of the Space Data Association (SDA), an international not-for-profit organization, that brings together commercial, civil and government satellite operators to support the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment. Mark remains Inmarsat’s SDA Executive Director.

    Dr Pascal Faucher

    Chairman , EU SST Consortium
    Dr Pascal Faucher

    Dr Pascal Faucher is graduated (1997) from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (SUPAERO). He also holds a Master’s Degree (1998) and a Ph. D. in Physical Oceanography (2001) by the University Paul Sabatier, funded by the Ministry of Defence, and an Executive Master of Business Administration (2007) by ESCP Europe. After a post-doctoral position in the EU project “Marine Environment and Security for the European Area”, his experience includes 19 years of various positions at CNES headquarters as international relations advisor and programme manager. For the last 10 years, in the defence and security office, he is responsible for the following themes: space security, space situational awareness, space surveillance and tracking, space debris and space weather. He is currently the Chairman of the European Space Surveillance and Tracking Consortium. He also acts as a French delegate to the Programme Board SSA of ESA, the Steering Group of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC), the Steering Committee of the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG), the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), participating to the Working Group on the Long Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities (WG LTS). In France, he chairs the National Coordination Group on Space Weather (GCME). He is a member of the French Steering Group on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (GEIPAN).

    Dr Romain Lucken

    CTO & Co-Founder, Share My Space
    Dr Romain Lucken

    Doctor in Plasma Physics and engineer from École Polytechnique, Palaiseau.

    Romain is expert in numerical modeling and simulation. Initially trained in risk management for nuclear reactors, his works at JAXA and AIRBUS led him to… space.
     

    General (Ret'd) Gregoire de Saint Quentin

    SpaceAble’s Development Committee, former French Chief of Joint Operations, SpaceAble
    General (Ret'd) Gregoire de Saint Quentin

    General (Ret.) Grégoire de Saint Quentin is an officer in the French Armed Forces. He spent most of his career in the special forces and in joint operations positions.
    In particular, he spent all of his general's positions, from brigadier to general, at the head of joint operations forces in combat. He successively commanded the first Serval joint force in Mali in 2013, then the French special forces, and finally became chief of joint operations, including space operations, for 4 years.
    He is Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit, a holder of 6 commendations, the Bronze Star Medal (USA), and numerous decorations from other countries.

    Group Captain Rayna Owens

    DACOS Capability, UK Space Command
    Group Captain Rayna Owens

    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide

    Commander Space Operations Squadron, Japan Air Defense Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Ajiki Toshihide

    Lieutenant Colonel AJIKI Toshihide is a Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) up-and-coming officer and space domain leader. He started his career as an aircraft maintenance officer in 2001 after graduating from the National Defense Academy. He earned a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the NDA in 2007, and then worked for research and development in the Air Development Test Wing and Air Staff Office for six years. His subsequent five-years of space domain experience in the Air Staff Office and Japan Joint Staff led him to be assigned as the first Commander of the Space Operations Squadron established in May 2020.

    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    Deputy Commander, French SSA Operational Center, French Space Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Clement Berthillot

    LTC Clément BERTHILLOT joined the Air Force as an engineering officer. He graduated the French Air Force Academy in 2007. Then he was assigned to mobile radar and C2 systems maintenance and tactical deployments. He participated to several overseas operations in Chad and Djibouti for instance, and also took part in NATO exercises.

    In 2011, he get specialized in signal and image processing in Telecom Paristech engineering university. In 2013, he was assigned to the French Air Force Academy to teach remote sensing and radar to the cadets. He was also involved in training engineering.

    He was then assigned to the French Space Command in 2018 in Paris. He was responsible for remote sensing capacity development. He was especially involved in the CSO constellation program, dealt with SATCEN and other international partnerships. Meanwhile, he was involved in the military space working group.

    Since September 2020, he is the deputy commander of the French Military Space Situation Awareness Center in Lyon. He is mainly involved in capacities and services issues, transformation management and operator’s training.
     

    Mr Andrew Ash

    SSA Project Technical Authority, DSTL
    Mr Andrew Ash

    Andrew received a first class BSc in Mathematical Physics in 2004 from Nottingham University then joined Dstl in the area of Ballistic Missile Defence assessing strategic radar sensors that evolved into Surveillance of Space research. In 2008 he received his MSc in Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation with distinction from University of Reading.
    In 2014 Andrew established the Astrodynamics Community of Interest that brings together government, academia and industry to coordinate SSA research. He led the UK ATV-5 experiment in 2015 for which he received a MOD Chief Scientific Advisor award. He is currently a principal advisor into the MOD space programme covering space domain operations and leads the Space Domain Awareness (SDA) research at Dstl.
     

    Mr Cameron Stoltz

    Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Mr Cameron Stoltz

    Mr Cam Stoltz enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1985. 1n 1989, following an initial two years at the Royal Roads Military College, he graduated from the Royal Canadian Military College in Kingston, Ontario with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

    Commissioned into the Communications and Electronics Branch, his first posting was to the Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit in Trenton. In 1992 he returned to RMC, obtaining a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. Transferred to Ottawa in 1994, he spent the following years providing engineering support to Air Traffic Control and satellite communications systems. Promoted to Major in 1998, he joined the Canadian Military Satellite Communications project as a Senior Engineer and would complete a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Ottawa before departing Ottawa.

    Transferred to the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) in 2000, Colonel Stoltz would serve as Regimental Administration Officer, as well as Officer Commanding for both 3 and 4 Squadron. In April 2003, Colonel Stoltz took command of the Operation APOLLO National Command Control and Information Systems (NCCIS) Squadron in Camp Mirage. Upon return, he returned to Trenton and took command of 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron, a position he held until commencing the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course in 2005.

    In 2006, Colonel Stoltz was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and posted to Winnipeg, where he served as 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region A6 and Headquarters Commanding Officer. Colonel Stoltz returned to Kingston and assumed command of the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment in 2009. In 2012, following second language training, Colonel Stoltz returned to Ottawa as Director Strategic Communication Services. He was promoted to his current rank in 2013, and assumed the position of Director Air Support in 2015. In 2017, Colonel Stoltz was posted to his current position as Director Space Requirements.

    Mr Chris Knapman

    Director, Strategic Business Development, L3Harris
    Mr Chris Knapman

    Chris Knapman is director of Strategic Business Development for the Intelligence and Cyber International (ICI) Division of L3Harris’ Space and Airborne Systems segment.

    Based in Tewkesbury, UK, he is responsible for the development of new strategic business across the L3Harris ICI Division including in the Space and C4ISR domains.

    Prior to joining L3Harris, Chris was a Group Captain in the UK Royal Air Force, responsible for capability development in Air Command & Control, Space, Missile Defence and Air Traffic Management, including the establishment of the UK Space Operations Centre in 2008.

    He is a graduate of the UK Defence Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course and holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London.

    L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

    Mr Cody Rivas

    General Engineer, NASIC
    Mr Cody Rivas

    Analyst in the Air Force Civilian Service with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, with a concentration in Astronautics, and a minor in Space Studies, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Mr Francois Mazieres

    CCO, Share My Space
    Mr Francois Mazieres

    Francois Mazieres, Industrial Engineer degree, has worked 12 years at Airbus DS UK & Germany, in manging large satellite projects, development & procurement. Since then he has been leading Sales & Business Development for Space SMEs in Europe. He is certified Project Manager & Black Belt.

    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak

    Executive Lead for Space Domain Awareness & Chief, Space Domain Awareness Division, US Space Force
    Mr Gordon Ray Kordyak

    Mr. Gordon Kordyak is a Senior Materiel Leader and Chief of the Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Division (SMC/SPG), which is a geographically separated unit of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Special Programs Directorate (SMC/SP). In his position, Mr. Kordyak oversees four primary lines of effort in support of the broader USSF Enterprise: Space Domain Awareness space-based and ground-based sensing; legacy SDA command and control capability; ground-based Environmental Monitoring; and is the lead integrator for multiple Operational Centers to include the National Space Defense Center. In addition to his responsibilities with SMC, Mr. Kordyak is dual hatted as the USSF Executive Agent for SDA, appointed by the USSF Chief of Space Operations to integrate the end-to-end SDA enterprise at a MAJCOM level.

    Mr. Kordyak attended the University of Redlands and has a double bachelor’s degrees Mathematics and Political Science. He also has a Master’s degree in both International Relations and Business. Mr. Kordyak was commissioned in 2002 through the California State University San Bernardino Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp program. Upon separating from the Air Force, Mr. Kordyak served as a contractor providing technical advisory support to SMC before transitioning to be a senior civilian leader in the Space Superiority Systems (now Special Programs) Directorate.

    Mr Jacob Geer

    Head of Space Surveillance and Tracking, UK Space Agency
    Mr Jacob Geer

    Jake has been part of the Space Agency since 2016, having joined from the Ministry of Defence. In his current role as head of Space Surveillance and Tracking Jake leads a mixed team of technical and policy staff responsible for tracking satellites and space debris to minimise the costly risk of orbital collisions.

    Jake’s previous UK Space Agency role was head of national spaceflight policy, where Jake worked with companies, departments and domestic agencies to establish the UK’s first spaceports and space launch vehicles.

    Jake’s career before the UK Space Agency saw him taking several roles in MOD and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory. His work has included advising the MOD Operations Directorate on scientific issues during operations in Syria, Iraq, Libya and the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. He has worked in a similar role at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), providing analytical and scientific advice on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Jake has completed three tours of Afghanistan as a scientific advisor or analyst in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He joined the civil service in 2009, following a career in market research. Prior to this Jake graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Psychology. 

    Mr Marc Becker

    Chairman , EU SST Security Committee
    Mr Marc Becker

    Mr Marc Becker, Chairman Eu Sst Security Committee, Dlr Space Administration
    Mr Marc Becker is a policy officer in the Department of Space Situational Awareness at DLR Space Administration in Bonn, Germany. He chairs the European Space Surveillance & Tracking (EU SST) Consortium’s internal Security Committee since 2019, dealing in particular with security and policy requirements for the handling and sharing of SST data. Prior to this, he worked with the German Ministry of Defence’s Directorate General for Security and Defence Policy as a desk officer for space security policy. Marc holds a Master of International Affairs with a focus on international security and technology policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.
     

    Mr Stewart Bain

    CEO, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
    Mr Stewart Bain

    Stewart is an innovator, entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, international business expert and the driving force in the development of NorthStar, the world’s first comprehensive Earth & Space information services platform.

    Stewart was part of the original engineering design team for RadarSat 1 and 2, and created the optical systems centre of excellence at CAL Corporation which commercially developed breakthrough star tracker systems for spacecraft attitude control and optical intersatellite link technologies.

    Stewart holds Masters Degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. He is a trained classical actor who founded the Ottawa Shakespeare Festival. And most importantly, he is the father of six children.

    Stewart's energies are devoted to realizing NorthStar as an enterprise to help create a more sustainable world, for his own children, for their generation and for generations to follow.
     

    Mr Tom Kubancik

    Consultant, Blue Canyon Technologies
    Mr Tom Kubancik

    Tom Kubancik is a Founder and Executive Vice President of Trusted Space; Inc. Tom performs several key roles for the company, including business leadership as the Chief Revenue Officer. Trusted Space is a uniquely talented organization, providing space mission engineering, mission data processing, and spacecraft autonomy solutions. Tom has been at the center of the technical revolutions that make complex missions possible, including microelectronics, high-performance computing, visualization, algorithm development, and command and control architectures.

    Tom is a worldwide expert in Commercial, Civil, and Governmental Space Situational Awareness. His passion is the technical, operational, and policy considerations required for safe space operations, and for protection of our precious space environment, near earth and in the cislunar domain. He has published several articles, papers, and is a frequent conference presenter on Space Resiliency and Space Sustainability.

    Tom has traveled extensively throughout his career and is adept at international, government, industrial, and academic relations. Tom has worked at leading organizations such as Applied Defense Solutions, L3 Harris Technologies, Digital Globe, and Silicon Graphics. He is excited to work with the founders of Trusted Space, creating an organization, based on innovation and integrity, that works with many of the finest space technology companies.
     

    Mr Waqar Zaidi

    Lead Space Systems Engineer, L3Harris
    Mr Waqar Zaidi

    Mr. Waqar Zaidi is a principal orbit analyst for L3Harris. He has a 14-year history of working in spacecraft operations and researching various astrodynamics topics, including spacecraft navigation and trajectory design. He has helped place up to 20 geostationary spacecraft into their final operational orbits by performing their orbit estimation and manoeuvre calibration. He has led the navigation- and station-keeping phases of various NASA Earth Science missions with a special focus on automating their covariance realism techniques. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, respectively.

    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

    Director, Northern Space & Security Ltd
    Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Ralph Dinsley

    Sqn Ldr (Retd) Ralph Dinz Dinsley is a retired RAF officer with more than 32 years of active service as an Aerospace Battle Manager including 16 years as a surveillance of space practitioner and space situational awareness advocate. His final assignments included leading the RAF contribution to global SSA in 2 significant programmes. Dinz’s unique military experience is further underpinned, as a CAS Fellow, with an MA in Peace and Development from Leeds Metropolitan University; his dissertation covering Critical Perspectives on UK Space Security. Since retirement from the military in September 2017 Dinz formed, and is now Executive Director of NorSS Ltd, an innovative Northumberland based SSA company. Additionally, he was one of the founding members of SAINTS (Situational Awareness Information National Technology Service) a group of NE tech companies developing SA for government, industry and academia. He is also an observer to the Hague Space Resource Governance Working Group.

    Wing Commander David Allen

    NATO Space Centre, NATO HQ AIRCOM
    Wing Commander David Allen

    Wing Commander Allen joined the Royal Air Force in 1997 and, after being streamed Surveillance within the then Fighter Control Branch, qualified as an Identification Officer and was posted to RAF Buchan. Subsequent tours as a junior officer included No 1 Air Control Centre (1ACC), OC Initial Surveillance Training at the School of Fighter Control (SFC), Surveillance Director at Control and Reporting Centre Boulmer and then back to the SFC as the Surveillance Training Officer. Operational tours ranged from the Falkland Islands in 1999, Op TELIC, Iraq with 1ACC in 2003 and Brigade Air Liaison Officer to HQ 4 Armd Bde during Op TELIC 5 (2004/05).

    After a short tour at Combined Air Operations Centre 9, RAF High Wycombe, Wing Commander Allen was promoted to Squadron Leader in 2008 and completed 2 back-to-back staff tours at HQ Air Command, firstly as SO2 National/NATO C2 and then SO2 NEC Ops in 2009. Wing Commander Allen then deployed on Op HERRICK as Squadron Leader Operations, 903 EAW, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. On his return, Wing Commander Allen was posted to RAF Coningsby in 2011 where he spent a year each as Squadron Leader Plans and Squadron Leader Operations. Following a year's tour at Joint Forces Command as the Cyprus Desk Officer within the Joint Commands and Overseas Support team, he was promoted to Wing Commander in 2014. Wing Commander Allen moved back to HQ Air Command to work in the National Air Defence Operations Centre, conducting Air Counter-Terrorism operations. In 2016, Wing Commander Allen headed the newly formed Programme Management Office in the HQ Air Capability ISTAR area before being selected for Advanced Command and Staff College in 2017. Upon completion, Wing Commander Allen returned to the newly re-named National Air and Space Operations Centre as the Chief of Staff. In 2020, Wing Commander Allen was posted to NATO AIRCOM, Germany, to help establish the NATO Space Centre.

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    Blue Canyon Technologies

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    Blue Canyon Technologies is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.


    L3Harris

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    L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


    NorthStar

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    NorthStar Earth & Space will deliver the first commercial services that monitor space, from space, via its “Skylark” constellation of satellites equipped with dedicated optical sensors. NorthStar transforms space-based sensor collection into a suite of “Space Information & Intelligence” (SI²) services tailored to enhance the safety of spaceflight for military, civil governments and industry partners. With unobstructed views of the near-Earth environment from space, NorthStar’s always-on collection system, unlike ground-based or tasked assets, provides a continuous unblinking eye out into space. With near-synoptic coverage of all orbit regimes, NorthStar’s Skylark constellation derived SI² services will deliver precise and timely navigation assistance from launch to de-orbit. The Skylark constellation will continuously detect, track, monitor and catalogue hundreds of thousands of resident space objects. Advanced analytics, supported by artificial intelligence, machine learning, data fusion and a sophisticated modeling and simulation engine, transform space-based sensor collection into valuable custom services for subscribers. NorthStar's space-based SI² services represent a major leap forward towards delivering continuous and comprehensive monitoring of the near-Earth space environment from LEO to GEO intended to meet the ever-increasing space sustainability demands of the global space community.


    Share My Space

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    Share My Space is based in France, and the only independent and private company in Europe with a holistic offering in the Space Situational Awareness domain. Our activities include the detection of objects in orbit, their cataloguing, the real-time update of this catalog, and a wide range of data processing capabilities.

    Our vision is to provide safe and sustainable use of orbits.

    We are currently creating the largest independent database of space objects, aiming at more than 100.000 objects by 2023 and 250.000 by 2025. In the meantime, we are using existing database to provide accurate SSA services such as conjunction predictions and maneuver recommendations as well as historical analysis.

    Our patented observation capabilities are enabling tactical positioning and characterization of space objects.



    SpaceAble

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    SpaceAble is the only company in Europe that addresses all the critical SSA data needs for LEO operations.

    SpaceAble aspires to source, aggregate, produce, and enrich critical SSA data (satellite and debris traffic as well as space weather) in LEO to enable players in the LEO ecosystem both to optimize and to de-risk their operations. To produce, process, and sell relevant data with high added-value, SpaceAble is developing ISSAN, a secure and scalable SaaS platform capable of ingesting and distributing data, and the ORBITER, an inspector satellite capable of sourcing unique in-situ data.

    SpaceAble’s platform/satellite mix—through an innovative combination of Blockchain, Cryptography, and AI—is capable of progressively meeting all the critical data needs of the SSA market, from prevention to orbital risk remediation, as well as addressing the entire LEO space data value chain, from in-situ collection and aggregation to data certification and enrichment, and finally bringing the data to market through a multi-sided platform.


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    Space Data Association

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    The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. It maintains the Space Data Center, a database of high-accuracy orbital information, which is operated by Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) of Exton, PA. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org


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

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    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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