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Conference Documentation: Military Space Situational Awareness

Conference Documentation: Military Space Situational Awareness

Space has become a very influential factor in warfare; satellites are used for communications, reconnaissance, navigation and intelligence to name but a few. Nations such as the United States have whole networks of satellites in space for military purposes. However there are several threats to these networks; cyber attacks, space weather, space debris, collisions with other satellites and physical (i.e. ASAT missiles) hostility are all real dangers that if realized can cripple a military force's fighting capability.

Therefor nations are actively seeking to get a better picture of what is happening in and around space in order to protect their national space infrastructures, both civilian and military. Furthermore, private industry has become more and more relevant in this field with armed forces often renting bandwidth from private satellites for their communication and ISR needs.

Military Space Situational Awareness 2016 will bring together Military Space users and private industry specialists from around the world to discuss the challenges of gathering information in space and how they can be overcome through intimate cooperation and research and development. SMi strives to provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through expert speakers, carefully chosen through extensive research.


Day 1
8:00
Registration and Informal Introductions
8:45
Chairman's Opening Address
Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law
9:00
Creating an Effective Space Security Structure for The United Kingdom’s Civilian Space Assets
Peter Lindsay (Subject to Final Confirmation), Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency
9:30
Achieving Space Security for US Forces Around the World Through Advanced SSA Technologies
Colonel Douglas Schiess, Commanding Officer 21st Space Wing, US Air Force Space Command
10:00
Italian Military Space Situational Awareness Strategy for the 21st Century
Colonel Piero Serra, Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force
10:30
Current Research into Advanced Space Awareness Technologies for Improved Global Coverage
Dr Lindsay Millard, Project Manager, DARPA
11:00
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:30
CNES Role in French Space Surveillance
Monique Moury, Head of Operational Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
11:30
CNES Role in French Space Surveillance
Francois Laporte, Operation Flight Dynamics, CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
12:00
Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness
Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law
12:00
Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness
Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency
12:00
Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness
Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command
12:00
Panel Discussion: Creating a Forum for International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain
12:30
Session reserved for the Met Office
13:00
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area
14:00
The Austrian Approach to Military Space Situational Awareness
Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann , Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
14:30
Sweden’s Approach Space Situational Awareness Programme
Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration)
15:00
Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibiton Area
15:30
Exploring the Legality of the Militarisation of Space
Professor Sa'id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law
16:00
Creating an Environment for the Safe Use of Space by the European Community
Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Programme, European Space Agency
16:30
Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Military Space Situational Awareness Day One
Day 2
8:00
Morning Registration and Informal Networking
8:45
Chairman's Opening Address
9:00
The Spanish Military Space Programs: Assets, Problem and Answer
Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
9:40
Ensuring Brazil’s Increasing Presence in Space is Kept Secure
Colonel Helcio Vieira Junior, Commander Space Operations Center , Brazilian Armed Forces
10:20
The French Military Approach to Space Situational Awareness
Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command
11:00
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:30
The SSA activities in Spain.-The Spanish Surveillance Tracking program (S3T)
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga, Espace Unit/C4ISR Area, Ministry Of Defence, Spain
12:00
Natural Hazards from Space
Professor Mike Hapgood, Space weather expert, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
12:30
Panel Discussion: Space Support in the Theatre of War: How Space Warfighters Have Provided Effective Space Capabilities to Forces on the Ground
Paul Andrus, Instructor, Air University
13:00
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area
14:00
SSA Challenges And Germany's Contribution To An International Approach
Lieutenant Colonel Steffen Neumann, Space SME- C4ISR Space, JAPCC
14:40
Some Preconditions, Obstacles and Opportunities to Consider When Implementing an Operational SSA for a Small European Nation
Christer Andersson , Senior Scientist, FOI
15:20
Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area
15:50
Space Situational Awareness Training for Future Space Warriors
Paul Andrus, Instructor, Air University
16:30
Geostationary Survey to Support Space Situational Awareness: SMARTnet
Professor Thomas Schildknecht , Astronimical Institute, University of Bern
17:10
Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Military Space Situational Awareness Day Two

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