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Efficiently Integrating Software and Digitalisation Technologies to Optimise and Enhance the Space Technology Manufacturing Chain

Thursday 3 June, 2021 // 04:00PM CEST

The space technology industry is becoming increasingly digitalised, with systems and manufacturing processes relying more and more on software programs and autonomous capabilities. These improvements will enable the supply chain to meet the commercial space industry’s timelines and increase the pace on production.
 
Implementing digitalisation comes with its own challenges as there will be an impact in the traditional manufacturing chains and mission operations, while it also forces engineers and program directorates to rethink the design and engineering processes of future spacecraft and missions. Meanwhile, there has to be an increased focused on software and cyber security to avoid interference with systems that were traditionally analogue but have now become subject to hacks as they have become software-defined.
 
This panel brings together experts in the field of digitalisation and will address the following topics and challenges during the webinar:
  • How will software speed up manufacturing and testing processes and is it the answer to the industry’s aggressive time schedules?
  • Improving computational side effect analysis – how can industry use software technology experts to allow us to faster produce launch vehicles, satellites and other spacecraft?
  • What is the impact of increased digitalisation on the supply chain and workforce?
  • Cyber security

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Marco Witzmann - CEO, Valispace
  • Egbert Jan van der Veen - Head of Strategy, OHB
  • Hauke Ernst - Digital Transformation & Digital Services, Space Systems, Airbus Defence & Space

 

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Providing Interconnect Solutions for Big Data in Space

Wednesday 24 February, 2021 // 04:00PM CET

The demand for bandwidth is ramping at the same rate on space platforms as on earth. High-performance chipsets and fast computation bring the requirements for data transport to new levels in space. Add to this the requirements for radiation, temperature, vibration and shock resistance and we find a clear need for new ideas in connectivity. 

Glenair offers a variety of interconnect solutions ranging from:

  • High-Speed – miniature rectangular form-factor high-speed interconnects
  • High-Speed Micro-D
  • SpaceWire Cable Assemblies
  • Rugged space-grade photonics and fiber optics
  • Glenair Space Systems: Space-Grade Engineering, Harnessing and Integration 

Speakers include: 

  • Torsten Möllers – Business Development Manager, Glenair Space Systems
  • Guido Hunziker – Vice-President of Research and Development, Glenair Inc.
  • Ross Thomson​ - European Business Development Manager – Interconnect Systems, Glenair UK
  • Ron Logan​ – Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Electronics and Photonics, Glenair Inc.

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Closing the Gap Between Remote Sensing Capabilities and Customer Requirements

Tuesday 26 January 2021 // 04:00PM CET

More than ever, we are able to extract terabytes of data from observation satellites orbiting Earth. With increased capabilities for satellites to downlink images, the amount of data available to service providers and end-users is tremendous. As a result, the data service provider market is thriving, supplying the maritime, agriculture, defence and aviation sectors, among many others, with invaluable information.

With the increase in demand and capabilities, challenges and opportunities arise in the areas of sensing technologies such as SAR, thermal imaging and other technologies. Meanwhile, data purchasing, the need to make obtained data available at higher frequency, and the need for standards in order to guarantee the quality and accuracy of data retrieved are challenges raised by service provider and end-users alike.

Bringing together manufacturers, integrators and service providers, this panel addresses the following topics and discussion points:
· New developments in monitoring technologies, including SAR, infrared and others
· The need for more available sensing satellites with new purchasing models, such as ‘pay per download’
· The requirement for a set of standards to get remote sensing data accurate and same on all platforms
· The need for higher-res images: how to minimise the need to make corrections to retrieved data

Speakers Include:
· Moderator: Pacôme Révillon - CEO, Euroconsult
· Giuseppe Borghi – Head of Φ-lab Division, Earth Observation Programmes Directorate, ESA
· Giovanni Sylos Labini - CEO, Planetek Italia

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Pursuing Urgent Consensus on Space Situational Awareness and Debris Mitigation

Thursday 3 December 2020 // 04:00PM CET

With our increased reliance on space-based assets during a time where more satellites are launched than ever, space debris mitigation and minimising the risk of orbital collision is crucial. While the pandemic will have an impact on the satellite industry, there are indications that the growth of the (small)sat market will not dwindle during the 2020s.

Crowded orbits come with great risks, and increasingly so there are concerns regarding space situational awareness, space debris mitigation and technology development in this field. There have been further calls for international legislation and how crowded orbits could have an impact on satellite missions as well as launch. Meanwhile, a growing number of organisations are focusing on providing solutions to this issue, with ESA aiming for all of its missions to be ‘risk neutral’ by 2030.

Topics to be discussed:
· The continuous need for international legislation, standards, norms and procedures
· The growing implications of space debris on satellite missions and launch
· Updates on technology developments in this realm

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Victoria Samson - Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
  • Dr Holger Krag - Head of Space Safety Programme Office, ESA
  • Joanne Wheeler MBE – Managing Partner, Alden Legal
  • Jonas Radtke - CEO & Co-founder, OKAPI:Orbits
  • Harriet Brettle – Head of Business Analysis, Global Business Development Office, Astroscale

 

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Assessing the Status of the European Space Industry: Outlining Future Opportunities and Innovations to Sustain a Strong and Resilient Space Industry

Tuesday 17 November, 2020 // 04:00PM CET

During the Space19+ ministerial meeting in November 2019, ESA secured a €12.5 billion budget. Its main areas of development include Earth observation, space transportation, human & robotic exploration, science missions and telecommunications. Another key area of development is ESA’s collaboration with the private sector, including small- and medium-sized enterprises. The region was at the start of what has been described a ‘renaissance’ in its space programs.

The COVID-19 pandemic shook Europe and the globe throughout 2020. Organisations across the continent were forced to ask their staff to work from home as projects, programs and launches picked up delays. Many organisations are now looking to pick up projects and programs and assessing how they will bounce back with new or adapted strategic plans.

This panel brings together representatives from various leading organisations in Europe to discuss the following topics:
· What is the status and future strategy of European projects and programs?
· How to ensure business continuity with space operations and programs as we climb out of the pandemic?
· How can private investment help smaller businesses and start-ups get back on their feet and aid in financial recovery?

Speakers include:
· Moderator: Peter De Selding - Chief Editor, Space Intel Report
· Andrea Vena - Head of the Corporate Development Office, ESA
· Mark Boggett - CEO, Seraphim Capital
· Hans Bracquené - Chairman, SME4Space
· Christoph Kautz - Head of Unit (Acting), Space Research, Innovation and Start-ups, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission

 

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Exploring the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Future Spacecraft: from Data Processing to Efficient Constellation Control

25 March 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology with great potential for various segments in the space industry, including satellite systems, both small and large, and other spacecraft. The impending arrival of low-Earth orbit (LEO) constellations brings specific challenges, such as operational management of large swarms, Earth observation imaging analysis, and dealing with a more congested space environment. For large satellites, especially those that are software defined, AI can help with anomaly detection and data processing. Both these qualities will provide useful information to satellite operators as well as future satellite servicing missions.

In this webinar, AI experts in the satellite and other spacecraft manufacturing industry explain how this new technology is transforming the way we operate, use, and analyze spacecraft and the information they produce. This webinar will highlight the following topics:

● The potentials of AI to optimize operations efficiency
● How this technology can be used to improve how we process and exploit data
● How AI can enable future spacecraft architectures

Speaking organizations include: Satcoms Innovation Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Ball Aerospace

 

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Creating New Market Opportunities for Future Spacecraft with Next-Gen Electric Propulsion Systems

9 July 2018

Electric propulsion (EP) is a technology which has gained a lot of interest from major space industry players over the last five years due to technical advancements but also thanks to a renewed competition in the launch vehicles market. This webinar brings together commercial and agency representatives, to discuss the following topics:

  • Technology research and development on Hall Effect Thrusters, Gridded Ion Engines and Highly Efficient Multistage Plasma Thrusters
  • A market view on the benefits of these types of propulsion
  • The expected technology trends for electric propulsion
  • How market trends impact on power electronics

Speaking organizations include: European Space Agency, Eutelsat, Airbus Space Equipment Division.

 

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Ready to Pick Up the Pace? How to Meet Future Demand by Reducing Your Satellite Production Time

21 March 2018

Manufacturers are considering automation of specific manufacturing processes and standardization components; for example, by introducing or redefining the use of robotics and software. This webinar discusses the following topics:

  • How can automation technologies be applied across the satellite manufacturing industry and how will they challenge and change the way we manufacture customized spacecraft?
  • Which innovative tools have shown that they enhance a faster manufacturing cycle process?
  • How will in-space manufacturing change the approach to spacecraft design and manufacturing?

 Speaking organizations include: RUAG Space; Boeing Defense, Space & Security; and Tempo Automation.

 

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