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Wednesday 31 October


Chair: Tim Rumford, Northrop Grumman
09:10 15 Stephen Creech
NASA’s Space Launch System: Unprecedented payload capabilities
09:30 16 Ryoma Yamashiro
Epsilon Launch Vehicle’s status and future
09:50 17 Chuck Lauer
Rocketplane Global
The Rocketplane Phoenix Suborbital Satellite Launch Spaceplane as an enabler for reusable in-space transportation
10:10 BREAK

In the morning coffee break, there is a chance to visit the exhibition and view posters

LEOPOLD: Low Earth Orbit Passive On-board Lightweight Deorbiter
Mykhailo Kaliapin

10:40 PRESENTATION:  Daniel Oltrogge, Director, Center for Space Standards and Innovation

Mission extension is recognised as a leading cause of leaving derelict spacecraft in orbit. Spacecraft operators should only extend mission durations after careful evaluation to ensure that best practices are still adhered to throughout the mission extension, providing the stated aggregate probability of successful disposal.

10:50 18 Jonathan Becedas
Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems
Redesign and space qualification of a 3D printed satellite structure with polietherimide
11:10 19 Alex Ellery
Carleton University
Robust asteroid-impact mitigation by viral infection-induced exocytosis
11:30 20 Charles Muir
Imperial College, London
Catalytic combustion of hydrogen and oxygen for an electrolysis micro-propulsion system
11:50 21 Manny Shar
Bryce Space and Technology
Start-up space: Global investment trends
12:10 LUNCH

The exhibition is open and posters are displayed:

Project TOKNEP (Tokamak based Nuclear Electric Propulsion)
David Homfray
British Interplanetary Society

13:00 KEYNOTE: Joseph Anderson, Northrop Grumman

Robotic in-orbit satellite servicing is rapidly changing the way satellite operators think about their fleets. Extending the lives of ageing spacecraft allows operators to continue generating revenue and profit, while limiting capital expenditures on replacement spacecraft as they evaluate new technologies and plan for the future. Robotic satellite servicing also allows operators to optimise capacity by relocating satellites to different orbital slots, recover spacecraft placed in incorrect orbits due to launch anomalies, and transfer end-of-life spacecraft to graveyard orbits. Future applications include through-space transport of assets for emerging space businesses, in-space repair, and modular, in-orbit spacecraft assembly.

Chair: Joseph Anderson, Northrop Grumman

13:30 22 Chris Toomer
University of the West of England
Concepts to integrate debris removal and manufacturing in orbit
13:50 23 Christopher Loghry
Rapid constellation deployment from the UK
14:10 24 Jeremy Turner
University of Nottingham
How can humans thrive and service satellites in a geostationary orbit space station?
14:30 25 Bill Bigge
Creative Robotics
From the outside in: Building massive structures in orbit
14:50 BREAK

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

Space flight Utilisation of the Materials ISS Experiment Facility
Johnnie Engelhardt
Alpha Space

Introduced and chaired by Rebecca Reesman, The Aerospace Corporation
15:30 26 Jason Forshaw
Provision of end-of-life and active debris removal services
15:50 27 Cyrille Tourneur
Airbus DS
The Cycler – the affordable companion for post-mission disposal in massive constellations
16:10 28 Zakaria Bouhanna
University of Surrey
A New RF Measurement Instrument for Conjunctions Assessment in Satellite Traffic Management
16:30 29 Alexander Hall
Airbus DS
The RemoveDEBRIS Space Harpoon
16:50 30 Upasana Dasgupta
McGill University
Collisions in outer space – Addressing the risk posed by mega-constellations
17:10 PANEL: Cleaning Up Space – UK Leading the Way

In line with the UK’s Industrial Strategy, the UK space sector, as part of the Space Sector Deal has identified ‘In- space Robotics’ as one of its four key technology areas that will ‘transform the way we use and explore space, including all-new applications.’ The UK is home to many entrepreneurial and pioneering organisations and we have the opportunity to build upon our early successes in Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management to become a global leader. A key part of this is the nascent End Of Life services sector including deorbiting of failed spacecraft. This session provides the audience the opportunity to ask our selected panellist from government, academic, industry and policy and law to join us for what we believe will be an enlightening and informative debate.

  • Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult (facilitator, invited)
  • John Auburn, Astroscale (Industry – space debris removal)
  • Law and policy panelist (invited)
  • Guglielmo S Aglietti, Director, Surrey Space Centre (Market situation)
  • Florian Deconinck, Satellite Applications Catapult (Future Technologies)
  • Chris Bradley, UK Space Agency (Future Funding)
  • Commercial user (invited)