Stuart Eves, British Interplanetary Society
|08:40||PRESENTATION: Jacob Geer, UK Space Agency
Access to space from the UK
|09:00||ACCESS TO SPACE SESSION
Chair: Jacob Geer, UK Space Agency
|From Scotland to space|
|ESPAStar – Enabling Space Missions with Rideshare Using an Innovative Propulsive ESPA Free Flying Platform|
|ALTAIR – an innovative air-launch system for small satellites|
PRESENTATION (POSTERS AREA)
|10:30||ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES SESSION|
|VASANT – A Vast Satcom Antenna as an enabling technology for commercial satellite communications|
University of Surrey
|Trading Processing for Reliability: Validating Thread & Instruction Level-TMR for COTS Processors|
University of Surrey
|Next Generation Planetary Rovers – Paving the way for Space
|11:30||PRESENTATION: Mark Hempsell, Hempsell Astronautics
Reducing debris risk in GEO
Geostationary orbit is the most valuable location in space, and as a consequence has the highest concentration of objects; higher than any location in low Earth orbit. Recent studies have shown that the risk of collisions is far higher than previously thought, and in 2017 there were two debris creating incidents and at least one of these was the result of a collision. It shows that action to reduce the debris risk is as urgent in geostationary orbit as it is in low Earth orbit. However the technologies and strategies required to achieve this are different and it will take the development of special systems.
The exhibition is open and posters are displayed:
POSTER PRESENTATION 47
|13:00||KEYNOTE: Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon|
|13:30||BEYOND LEO SESSION
Chair: Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon
|Returning to the Moon after Apollo – why haven’t we been back in almost 50 years?|
|Lunar Tourists – Passing the Driving Test|
|QUO VADIS? THE MOON MAY OFFER SUPERIOR IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILISATION PROSPECTS THAN ASTEROIDS|
|Proof of Concept Study for Small Planetary Rovers using Tensegrity Structure on Venus|
|14:50||INVITED PRESENTATION: Ido Anteby, CEO, SpaceIL
The first privately-funded spacecraft to the Moon
SpaceIL, a non-profit organisation in Israel, will launch a probe on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket which is expected to land on the Moon at the first quarter of 2019.
SpaceIL’s project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, Today, although the competition was concluded, SpaceIL continued developing the spacecraft, and is going to launch the first privately-funded spacecraft to the Moon.
In the afternoon coffee break, posters may be viewed and the exhibition visited
POSTER PRESENTATION 48
|15:40||KEYNOTE: Russ Matijevich
The United States government is proposing a “Space Force”. Will this provide opportunities to the commercial space industry?
|16:10||NEAR EARTH ACTIVITIES SESSION
Chair: Russ Matijevich, Matijevich International Consulting LLC
|Maximising potential of smallsats via high performance modular green propulsion WITHDRAWN|
|Bartolomeo – New European Payload Hosting Solution on the International Space Station
Note: This will be presented by Helmut Zaglauer, Airbus
|16:50||14||Lesley Jane Smith
|The Norms of Behaviour in Space. Our space – Whose rules?|
NASA keynote by video link
|17:30||PANEL: “The Impending SAR Wars: Who will prevail?”
According to industry analysis, the commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) market size is estimated to exceed $3.5-4 billion (US) by 2024. High-resolution data and imagery for applications such as Earth observation, weather monitoring, biomass measurement, SIGINT, energy monitoring, elevation models, construction and ocean monitoring are expected to drive the growth opportunity for the SAR market.
This panel will focus on the changing landscape of the commercial SAR market with the goal of getting a better understanding on how current trends will reinvent space-borne commercial SAR.