Assessing Future Industry Prospects of the European Micro-Launch Market
Thursday 16 September, 2021 // 04:00PM CEST
Micro-launcher services provide a solution to the bottleneck faced by the increasing number of smallsat operators. At present, there is a strong global stimulus to develop and offer new launch solutions needed to respond to this growing market. The European space industry has taken on this challenge and continues to grow rapidly, already offering rideshare solutions, and dedicated small satellite launch solutions in the near future. While the smallsat launch service market segment is currently still in its infancy, it could become a highly competitive landscape in the future. Thus, a clear understanding is needed of where the market is headed and how European companies can best position themselves to succeed.
- What are the current opportunities for the European smallsat launch market?
- Is the small launch market presently a buyer’s or a seller’s market – and how is it expected to evolve?
- How attractive are European launch solutions to European and overseas commercial satellite operators?
- Commercial vs. institutional smallsat demand – what would be the right mix from a launch service provider’s perspective?
- Moderator: Thilo Kranz, Commercial Space Transportation Manager, ESA
- Jörn Spurmann, COO, Rocket Factory Augsburg
- Stella Guillen, CCO, Isar Aerospace
- Emmanuel Franc, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Arianespace
- Raúl Torres, CEO, PLD Space
Efficiently Integrating Software and Digitalisation Technologies to Optimise and Enhance the Space Technology Manufacturing Chain
Thursday 3 June, 2021 // 04:00PM CEST
- 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
- Marco Witzmann - CEO, Valispace
- Egbert Jan van der Veen - Head of Strategy, OHB
- Hauke Ernst - Digital Transformation & Digital Services, Space Systems, Airbus Defence & Space
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
- 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.
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
· Moderator: Pacôme Révillon - CEO, Euroconsult
· Giuseppe Borghi – Head of Φ-lab Division, Earth Observation Programmes Directorate, ESA
· Giovanni Sylos Labini - CEO, Planetek Italia
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
- 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
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?
· 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