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Tuesday 30 October

08:30 WELCOME
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


09:00 1 Robin Hague
Skyrora
From Scotland to space
09:20 2 Tim Rumford
Northrop Grumman
ESPAStar – Enabling Space Missions with Rideshare Using an Innovative Propulsive ESPA Free Flying Platform
09:40 3 Nicolas Berend
ONERA
ALTAIR – an innovative air-launch system for small satellites
10:00 BREAK

PRESENTATION (POSTERS AREA)
A museum in LEO
Stuart Eves
British Interplanetary Society

10:30 ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES SESSION
10:30 4 Matthew Stuttard
Airbus DS
VASANT – A Vast Satcom Antenna as an enabling technology for commercial satellite communications
10:50 5 Yasser Nezzari
University of Surrey
Trading Processing for Reliability: Validating Thread & Instruction Level-TMR for COTS Processors
11:10 6 Pete Blacker
University of Surrey
Next Generation Planetary Rovers – Paving the way for Space
Colonisation
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.

12:00 LUNCH

The exhibition is open and posters are displayed:

POSTER PRESENTATION 47
Measuring the benefits of using a third party integration services provider
Jason Armstrong
TriSept Corporation

13:00 KEYNOTE: Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon
13:30 BEYOND LEO SESSION
Chair: Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon


13:30 7 Pat Norris
VAPN Ltd.
Returning to the Moon after Apollo – why haven’t we been back in almost 50 years?
13:50 8 Derek Webber
Spaceport Associates
Lunar Tourists – Passing the Driving Test
14:10 9 Alex Ellery
Carleton University
QUO VADIS? THE MOON MAY OFFER SUPERIOR IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILISATION PROSPECTS THAN ASTEROIDS
14:30 10 Mark Post
Strathclyde University
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.

15:10 BREAK

In the afternoon coffee break, posters may be viewed and the exhibition visited

POSTER PRESENTATION 48
3U cubeSat development programme project (The Ghana Black Star Satellite “GBSS”)
Frederick Agyemang
Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute

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
16:10 11 Steven Overton
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Maximising potential of smallsats via high performance modular green propulsion WITHDRAWN
16:30 13 Christian Steimle
Airbus
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
Leuphana University
The Norms of Behaviour in Space. Our space – Whose rules?
17:10 INVITED KEYNOTE

Details to follow.

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.

Jatin S. Bains
Space-Eyes
Payam Banazadeh
Capella Space
Andrew Cawthorn
SSTL
Luciana Didomenico
Cosmo-Skymed
Derek Edinger
Ursa Space
Andreas Kern
HRWS
Wade Larson
Urthecast
Rafal Modrzewski
ICEYE
Helmut Zaglauer
Airbus
18:40 CLOSE