Winter Webinar Series


Join us every month until January for our Winter webinar series where we'll be joined by expert speakers to discuss the hot topics currently facing the space industry. All webinars will be free-to-attend by registering below.

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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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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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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