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Space Situational Awareness remains a key priority for armed forces capable of operating above the Earth. Space is now extremely contested, congested and competitive as more and more countries and organisation gain access to space technology. However, high amounts of orbiting traffic is not the only threat; space weather, debris and ground based electronic and cyber threats could also have a massive impact on our operations by disrupting satellite activity and therefore military ability on the ground. These threats need to be fully understood before we can overcome them.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be hosting its 12th annual Military Space Situational Awareness conference which will return to London in early April to provide the best forum to discuss the key priorities that will enable nations to maintain a strong presence in Earth's Orbit.

  • Building on the success of last year we will return to focus on SSA; learn from the leading nations in this field how they continue to enhance the security of space infrastructure through Domain Awareness technologies
  • Discuss key topics that affect space situational awareness; from space-borne and ground-based sensors to effective information management systems
  • Gain a unique insight in to the challenges we face beyond our atmosphere and how defence forces and industry are striving overcome them.
  • Information sharing and international collaboration continues to be a key challenge; engage with potential industrial and military partners to gain a better awareness of space activity
  • 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; Airbus Defence and space; Airbus Defence and Space, Space Systems; ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD.; Austrian Armed Forces; BAE Systems; Beijing Institute Of Space Science & Technology Information; Boeing Defence & Space Group; Boeing Defence UK; Brazilian Armed Forces; CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ; Czech Space Alliance; DARPA; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; DSTL; Earth-i Ltd; European Space Agency; FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration); FOI; Globvision; ISDEFE; JAPCC; Joint Space Command; Lockheed Martin; London Institute of Space Policy and Law; Met Office; Military; Ministry of Defence Germany; Ministry of Defence UK; Ministry Of Defence, Spain; Ministry of Defence, UK; Nigerian Navy; Norwegian Armed Forces; PwC Strategy&; Royal Thai Airforce; Scitor Corporation; Selex ES; Spanish Ministry of Defence; STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; STFC, RAL; Surrey Satellite Technology; Thales Nederland B.V; The Boeing Company; UAE Space Agency; UK MOD; UK Space Agency; University of Bern; US Air Force Research Laboratory; US Air Force Space Command; USAF; VASTECH;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Allen Antrobus

Allen Antrobus, Space Security Consultant, Royal Air Force

9:10 Keynote Briefing: Recent Changes in British Military Space Doctrine Enabling Greater SSA Capacity

Air Commodore Alan Gillespie

Air Commodore Alan Gillespie, Battlespace Management Force Commander , Royal Air Force (RAF)

  • Overview of the Strategic Defence Review 2015 and how this will affect UK SSA Capability
  • How this will turn affect the National Space industry in light of more affordable space technologies
  • Space Control is the key: how denial of service is mitigate through indigenous capacity as well as international collaboration
     
  • 9:50 Looking to Future SSA Technologies and How They Will Continue to Ensure US Supremacy in Space

    Major General Roger Teague

    Major General Roger Teague, Director, Space Programmes, US Air Force

  • How recent acquisitions are already developing American SSA capabilities: A look at the Space Fence and SBSS systems
  • Key requirements and considerations for any future procurement of systems
  • Key focus areas for industry partners to consider when providing technological solutions
  • 10:20 Enhancing Canada’s contribution to SSA

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

  • An overview of the Sapphire Satellite, its contribution to the US Space Surveillance Network and its future replacement
  • Enabling Canada's Space Programme through three envelopes: Force Development, Force Generation and Force Employment
  • Joint Space Support Teams and their contribution to space security in international mission abroad
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Defending National Sovereignty in Space by Using SST Technology: The French Approach

    Captain Philippe Rosius

    Captain Philippe Rosius, Space Policy and Cooperations, Joint Space Command

  • Initiatives to increase cooperation with CNES and other civil space agencies to maximise Space Surveillance and Tracking abilities
  • Leveraging French technological experience to optimise high resolution optic sensors for space surveillance
  • Developing and reinvigorating missing capabilities to provide full spectrum SSA support to French national sovereignty
  • 11:50 Persistent, Real-Time, Automated SSA

    Clinton Clark

    Clinton Clark, Vice President, Exoanalytic Solutions

  • The changing / evolving SSA problem
  • Key technical SSA challenges
  • The benefits of persistence
  • The benefits of automation
  • Implications for the future of SSA
  • 12:20 The Importance of Global Collaboration in Obtaining Space Situational Awareness Information

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos, Chief, Space Policy Branch, US Strategic Command

  • An overview of the SSA Sharing Agreement process
  • A STRATCOM perspective on the ideal partners for the agreement
  • Future cooperation wit global allies and international bodies
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Artificially Intelligent Spacecraft as a Defence Strategy Against Hostile Cyber-Intervention

    Dr Alex Ellery

    Dr Alex Ellery, Professor, Carleton University

  •  An overview of cyber protection of spacecraft
  • Artificial intelligence method to enhance autonomous capabilities
  • Spacecraft AI architecture      
  • 14:20 Swedish Space Awareness Strategy for the 21st Century: Managing the Introduction of New Systems and Concepts for SSA

    Johan Kohler

    Johan Kohler, Head of Solar System Science, Swedish National Space Board

  • Furthering the development of sensor concepts for Situational Awareness: what are the best sensors systems to acquire and operate?
  • Enhancing space weather and orbital monitoring through military-civil collaboration
  • Exploring further international cooperation to enhance awareness of the space domain
  • 14:50 Space Weather Support to the MoDs Space Situational Awareness

    Simon Machin

    Simon Machin, Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) - Defence Space weather Lead, Met Office

  • Risks to orbiting infrastructure from space weather and challenges in foreseeing it
  • Current methods and systems to monitor space weather and provide early warning to space operators
  • Key agencies the met office works with to share crucial information
  • Future projects to enhance monitoring and information sharing capabilities
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Building and Maintaining the Foundational Satellite Catalog

    Stacie Shurchay

    Stacie Shurchay, Technical Advsior for 18th Space Control Squadron, United States Air Force

  • The importance of accurate tracking of routine and benign resident space objects for the purposes of:
  • defense
  • collision avoidance
  • encouraging responsible behavior of space actors
  • Catalog Growth
  • Conjunction Assessment
  • Mission Systems and Sensors
  • 16:20 Civil Space Perspective on SSA

    Jenny Kingston

    Jenny Kingston, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

     

     

     

  • Civil uses of SSA (enable continued access to space for commerce, science, civil infrastructure; actionable collision risk warnings; concerns for RF and cyber-security)
  • Debris Mitigation (technologies and practices being developed in the space industry)
  • UKs Daedalus Experiement (exercise to monitor deployment of debris mitigation drag sails on a UK satellite in 2017)
  • Current Initiatives (UK/ European focus, SSA, space weather, CleanSpace,...)
     
  • 16:50 Panel Discussion: Creating a Distance Between Military and Civil Space Situational Awareness

  • The possibility of an international civil entity for the cataloguing of orbital objects
  • Refocusing military efforts to prioritise the protection of critical security infrastructure
  • How working with civilian entities will develop the necessary skills required for spaceflight safety
  • Highlighting the need for international collaboration at all levels
  • Allen Antrobus

    Allen Antrobus, Space Security Consultant, Royal Air Force

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme , European Space Agency

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos, Chief, Space Policy Branch, US Strategic Command

    Jeffrey Braxton

    Jeffrey Braxton, Strategic Leadership Fellow, Space Policy Formulation & Strategy Development, US Strategic Command

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Networking Reception Hosted by ExoAnalytic Solutions

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Allen Antrobus

    Allen Antrobus, Space Security Consultant, Royal Air Force

    9:10 Description of Spanish Space Surveillance And Tracking System And Future Challenges In The Military Field

    Cristina Perez Hernandez

    Cristina Perez Hernandez, SST CDTI TEAM, CDTI

  • Current Spanish MoD sst Capbilities
  • Key priorities for multinational coopeation in operations and technoligical development
  • Future plans for the enhancement of Space Situational Awareness contrbutions form Spain
  • 9:40 Expanding the German Space Situational Awareness Centre to Cope with the Growing Number of Orbiting Risks

    Major Roderik Dercks

    Major Roderik Dercks, Air Force Liaison Officer to the German Space Administration , Ministry of Defence Germany

  • Primary concerns for German operations in space
  • GESTRA: Creating a home-grown orbiting data collection asset to reduce reliance on allied information
  • Current progress and future plans for the radar network that will defend German from threats in orbit
  • 10:10 The role of the academic research centers to provide SSA

    Major Mariusz Bednarczyk

    Major Mariusz Bednarczyk, Chief of R&D LabSAT, Military University Of Technology

  • Threats and challenges for military satellite communication
  • Goals and features of modern satellite laboratory in academic research
  • New trends in academic research and studies over SSA
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 RNLAF Space Activities

    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Major Bernhard Buijs, Head of Space Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Space Security Center
  • Joint Meteorological Group and Space WX
  • Research and feasibility programs
  • 11:40 The Future Risk of Collision

    Mark Dickinson

    Mark Dickinson, Director, Space Data Association

  • The Space Environment is getting more congested
  • In the future, the risk of collision will be huge if we don't take measures now
  • Operators need to work together to improve SSA for the entire industry
  • We need to actively take measures to reduce risks, both now and in the future
  • How we can secure the future of space safety today

     

     
  • 12:10 Panel Discussion: Creating a pan-european Approach to Space Situational Awareness: Working together to provide a holistic Capability for the european Community

  • Integrating current ground-based optical telescopes and radar sites into one network
  • Developing a combined command and control system to take on spaceflight and early warning roles
  • Key challenges to a multinational approach: who will take the lead?
  • The cost and benefits of integrating national space capabilities
  • Allen Antrobus

    Allen Antrobus, Space Security Consultant, Royal Air Force

    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Colonel Rafal Borek, Chief of Section, Defence Projects, Polish Space Agency

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

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

    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Major Bernhard Buijs, Head of Space Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Continuing the effort to Secure Space-Based infrastructure for the european Community

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme , European Space Agency

  • European reliance on space and the progress made to protect it in recent years
  • The current threats to European activities in Earth’s orbit
  • Future plans to develop and enhance collective SSA capabilities to protect European interests in space from orbital debris and space weather risks
  • 14:10 Civil and Military SSA Activities for Collision and Space Debris Mitigation

    Thomas Schildknecht

    Thomas Schildknecht , Astronimical Institute, University of Bern

  • Updates on SMARTnet
  • Ground Based Optical Sensors for GEO Monitoring
  • Creating catalogues and space objects and providing mechanisms for information sharing

     

  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Outlining the SSt-pl programme and its impact on polish National Security in Space

    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Colonel Rafal Borek, Chief of Section, Defence Projects, Polish Space Agency

  • Mapping debris trajectories to enhance collision avoidance of orbiting satellites
  • Providing greater security for national and allied space systems
  • Polish assets: sensors, services and expertise current and new initiatives
     
  • 15:40 US Air Force Academy Research into Advanced SSA Capabilities

    Dr Francis Chun

    Dr Francis Chun, Head of the Center for Space Situational Awarenss Research, United States Air Force Academy

  • Enabling greater awareness of space through targeted research
  • Developing global optical telescope network for SSA education and research
  • Educating future US Air Force officers in space domain awareness
  • 16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Chief of Section, Defence Projects, Polish Space Agency
    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Head of Space Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Major General Roger Teague

    Major General Roger Teague

    Director, Space Programmes, US Air Force
    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Head of the SSA Programme , European Space Agency

    Air Commodore Alan Gillespie

    Battlespace Management Force Commander , Royal Air Force (RAF)
    Air Commodore Alan Gillespie

    Allen Antrobus

    Space Security Consultant, Royal Air Force
    Allen Antrobus

    Captain Philippe Rosius

    Space Policy and Cooperations, Joint Space Command
    Captain Philippe Rosius

    Clinton Clark

    Vice President, Exoanalytic Solutions
    Clinton Clark

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Chief of Section, Defence Projects, Polish Space Agency
    Colonel Rafal Borek

    Cristina Perez Hernandez

    SST CDTI TEAM, CDTI
    Cristina Perez Hernandez

    Dr Alex Ellery

    Professor, Carleton University
    Dr Alex Ellery

    Dr Francis Chun

    Head of the Center for Space Situational Awarenss Research, United States Air Force Academy
    Dr Francis Chun

    Jeffrey Braxton

    Strategic Leadership Fellow, Space Policy Formulation & Strategy Development, US Strategic Command
    Jeffrey Braxton

    Jenny Kingston

    Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University
    Jenny Kingston

    Johan Kohler

    Head of Solar System Science, Swedish National Space Board
    Johan Kohler

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos

    Chief, Space Policy Branch, US Strategic Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Bos

    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Head of Space Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Major Bernhard Buijs

    Major General Roger Teague

    Director, Space Programmes, US Air Force
    Major General Roger Teague

    Major Mariusz Bednarczyk

    Chief of R&D LabSAT, Military University Of Technology
    Major Mariusz Bednarczyk

    Major Roderik Dercks

    Air Force Liaison Officer to the German Space Administration , Ministry of Defence Germany
    Major Roderik Dercks

    Mark Dickinson

    Director, Space Data Association
    Mark Dickinson

    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Head of the SSA Programme , European Space Agency
    Nicolas Bobrinsky

    Simon Machin

    Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) - Defence Space weather Lead, Met Office
    Simon Machin

    Stacie Shurchay

    Technical Advsior for 18th Space Control Squadron, United States Air Force
    Stacie Shurchay

    Thomas Schildknecht

    Astronimical Institute, University of Bern
    Thomas Schildknecht

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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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