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Wednesday 31 October

08:30 KEYNOTE: Mark Boggett, Seraphim Capital

Seraphim Capital is a venture fund that has invested in a diverse range of UK companies across different stages and sectors with the common theme of being highly scalable, disruptive technologies that address large, global markets.

Chair and introduction: Tim Rumford, Northrop Grumman

09:00 15 Renee Cox
NASA’s Space Launch System: Unprecedented payload capabilities
09:20 16 Ryoma Yamashiro
Epsilon Launch Vehicle’s status and future
09:40 17 Chuck Lauer
Rocketplane Global
The Rocketplane Phoenix Suborbital Satellite Launch Spaceplane as an enabler for reusable in-space transportation
10:00 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Mykhailo Kaliapin WITHDRAWN

10:30 PRESENTATION:  Daniel Oltrogge, Director, Center for Space Standards and Innovation

Commercial Development of Best Practices for the Sustainability of Space Operations

This presentation provides insights into a new industry-led effort to develop and endorse Best Practices for Sustainable Space Operations. Launched by GVF in 2017, the inclusive effort benefitted from the participation of several dozen organisations — including satellite operators (both current and future), satellite manufacturers, launch providers, space industry associations, and other relevant stakeholders in the satellite industry. The candidate set of best practices span all phases of spaceflight – from mission design, to launch, checkout, space operations, and disposal – and all orbital regimes, missions and spacecraft form factors.

10:40 18 Rosa María Domínguez
Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems
Redesign and space qualification of a 3D printed satellite structure with polietherimide
11:00 19 Alex Ellery
Carleton University
Robust asteroid-impact mitigation by viral infection-induced exocytosis
11:20 20 Charles Muir
Imperial College, London
Catalytic combustion of hydrogen and oxygen for an electrolysis micro-propulsion system
11:40 21 Manny Shar
Bryce Space and Technology
Start-up space: Global investment trends
12:00 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

In-orbit servicing

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

15:20 PRESENTATION: Mark Roberts

UK Spaceports: An update

Introduced and chaired by Rebecca Reesman, The Aerospace Corporation
15:40 26 Jason Forshaw
Provision of end-of-life and active debris removal services
16:00 27 Cyrille Tourneur
Airbus DS
The Cycler – the affordable companion for post-mission disposal in massive constellations
16:20 28 Zakaria Bouhanna
University of Surrey
A New RF Measurement Instrument for Conjunctions Assessment in Satellite Traffic Management
16:40 29 Alexander Hall
Airbus DS
The RemoveDEBRIS Space Harpoon
17:00 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, (facilitator)
Satellite Applications Catapult
John Auburn
Guglielmo S Aglietti (invited)
Surrey Space Centre
Chris Bradley (invited)
UK Space Agency
Mike Lindsay (invited)
One Web
Joanne Wheeler
The main conference and the separate Careers Launch session come together as one for the traditional networking reception.