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09:00

Introduction

Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency

09:05

UAE Space Agency Speech

HE Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General, UAE Space Agency

09:10

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Korea Speech

HE Dr. Yanghee Choi, Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea

09:15

International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Keynote Address

Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d'études Spatiales (CNES) and President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF)

09:25

MBRSC speech

HE Yousef Al Shaibani, Director General, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

09:30

UAE Visions of New Technology Applications

Speakers:
Khaled Al Hashmi, Director of Space Missions, UAE Space Agency
Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer, Thuraya
Eng. Amer Mohammad Al Sayegh, Senior Director, Space Systems Development Dept, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

Moderator:
Steve Skladanek, President and Chairman of the board, Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services

10:00

Worldwide Trends in New Technology

Speakers:
Ryan Reid, Director, Space System Architectures, Boeing Satellite Systems
Tom Wilson, President, Space Logistics LLC
Laurent Jaffart, Vice President - Head of Future Programmes, Airbus Defense and Space
Tom Freeman, Senior Vice President - Land Mobile, Kymeta Corporation

Moderator:
Steve Skladanek, President and Chairman of the board, Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services

10:35

Networking Break and Refreshments

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11:30

Official Opening

Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency

11:35

Welcome Keynote

HE Dr. Khalifa Al-Romaithi, Chairman, UAE Space Agency

11:40

Keynote Address

HH Prince Dr Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammad Al Saud, President, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology

11:50

Space Agency Leaders Panel

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How will collaborative space exploration projects further our understanding of the universe?

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Which technologies and innovations developed in this multinational environment will have a real impact on earth and how will they be effectively commercialised?

  

Speakers:
HE Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General, UAE Space Agency
Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES and President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
Prof. Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Yuichi Yamaura, Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Dr. Alice Bunn, Director of Policy, UK Space Agency

Moderator:
Prof. Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)

12:30

International Astronautical Federation “3G” IDEA Diversity Luncheon with support of the UAE Space Agency

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14:30

Game Changing Launch Systems

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How will new launch technologies change the way we go to space?

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What launch facilities need to be developed and how will high frequency launch platforms be integrated into existing airspace?

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Which platforms will succeed and who will be the primary users?

     

Speakers:
Denis Lyskov, CEO, Glavkosmos
Jean Marc Astorg, Director of Launch, Centre National d'études Spatiales (CNES)
Ryo Nakamura, Director, Deputy General Manager, Business Development Department, Space Systems Division, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
Dimitriy Bogdanov, CEO, ECM space Technologies

Moderator:
George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic (US)

Interplanetary Science Symposium (14:30-16:00) – Break-out Room 1

Exploring current missions outside of Earth's orbit and looking at the future of humanity in space. Updates on the UAE Hope mission. Looking at the future of Interplanetary resources and space mining.
   

Presentations:
Richard Pournelle, Senior Vice President, Nanoracks
Rahul Narayan, Founder, Team Indus
Omran Sharaf, Project Manager, Mission to Mars, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Prof. Bernard Foing, Chair, ESTEC Staff Association Committee and Chief Scientist, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC/ESA)

Moderator:
Maher Ezzeddine, Chief Executive Officer, Ideanco and Chairman and President, Havard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group

 

15:30

Financing Space

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What are the true economics in space?

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How can return on investment be calculated?

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What will be the impact of changing economics on space architecture and engineering and the funding of R&D projects, innovative technologies and new space?

   

Speakers:
Nicolas Chamussy, Executive Vice President Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
Joerg Kreisel, CEO, JKIC & Chairman, SpaceCrowd by Space Ventures
Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital
Dr. Marcell Tessenyi, CEO, Blue Skies Space
Chad Anderson, CEO, Space Angels Network

Moderator:
Danny Sebright, President, U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council

16:00

Earth Observation and Planetary Science Symposium (16:00-17:30) – Break-out Room 1

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Delivering value from earth observation.

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Presentations:
Eng. Adnan Al Rais, Act. Director – Remote sensing Department, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC)
Dr. Haris Kontoes, Research Director, Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens
Wade Larson, President and CEO, UrtheCast
Guy Limouzin, Vice President Sales Earth Observation Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space
Michael Lawrence, Business Development Director, Deimos

Moderator:
Dr. Scott Madry, Chief Executive Officer, The Global Space Institute

16:30

Developing Commercial Space

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What will increased, more affordable access to space mean for the sector, and what new opportunities will open up?

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Speakers:
Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Michael Gold, Vice President, Washington, DC Operations, Space Systems Loral (SSL)
Dr. Gerd Gruppe, Director of Space Administration, German Aerospace Center DLR
Mohammed Khan, Vice President - Government, Commercial & International Initiatives, Orbital ATK
Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio

Moderator:
Talal Al Kaissi, Director of U.S. / U.A.E. Space Affairs, UAE Embassy Trade & Commercial Office, USA

17:30

End of Day One

17:35

Welcome Reception

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09:00

Welcoming Address

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Plenary International Keynotes

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Inspirational and Game Changing Topics - Addressing Space's Big Challenges

09:10

Space and the Arab World

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Speakers:
Dr. Mahmoud Hussain, Acting Chairman, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
Dr. Azzedine Oussedik, Director General, Algerian Space Agency
Eng. Salem Humaid Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al Amer, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain

Moderator:
HE Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General, UAE Space Agency

09:50

What the Future in Space Means for Humanity?

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Outlining current and future missions and exploring what our objectives in space should be.

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Speakers:
Sarah Amiri, Act. Director - Space Science Department, Mohamed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology
Dr. Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
Rick Tumlinson, Chairman, Deep Space Industries (DSI)

Moderator:
Lisa Callahan, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company - Civil Space

10:50

Networking Break and Refreshments

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11:10

Enabling Space-Faring Nations to Work Together as a Team. The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)

Collage thumbnail for WASS websiteThe future of space exploration fundamentally depends on how well the space-faring nations can work together as a team.  The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), whose membership includes all major space agencies, provide critical coordination, integration and development of internationally-agreed and interoperable space communication standards.  These standards enable space agencies to reduce life cycle costs and risks to both science and exploration missions.  All space missions in operations or in the planning stages are dependent on interoperable communication and navigation standards produced by CCSDS. For new space agencies this is an opportunity  to learn and explore current space communication infrastructure available to them.

 

Speakers:
Naser Al Rashedi, Director of Space Policy and Regulations, UAE Space Agency
Dr. James Afarin, ‎Chair of the CCSDS Management Council), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Eduardo Bergamini, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)

Moderator:
Dr. Mike Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

Space Security Symposium (11:10 – 12:10) – Break-out Room 1

Protecting Space Assets: Protecting space assets is now a critical priority for national security planners. Expensive national space and satellite infrastructure is at constant risk of sabotage, forcing a complete re-evaluation of the way we think about defence and security. How is resilience being built in and what do collective security and new partnerships mean for military space policies and programmes?

 

Speakers:
Prof. Peter Hays, Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
Brett Biddington, Principal, Biddington Research
Dr. Olga Stelmakh, Postdoctoral Fellow in Space Governance, Coordinator of the International Study on Global Space Governance, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
Luca Rossettini, CEO and Founder, D-Orbit SRL

Moderator:
Maher Ezzeddine, Chief Executive Officer, Ideanco and Chairman and President, Havard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group

 

 

 

11:50

Satellite Communications Symposium (Main Room)

Collage thumbnail for WASS websiteAssessing global demand for satellite capacity - new technologies, new satellites, and new frequency allocations for new needs. What opportunities can be exploited from the ongoing convergence of MSS and FSS and the demand for video and broadband capacity? Can emerging markets compensate for falling markets in established economies and how must operators position themselves to capitalise?

 

Speakers:
Mitsuhiro Sakamoto, ‎Senior Division Head, Space Services Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Tom Freeman, Senior Vice President - Land Mobile, Kymeta Corporation
Tariq Al Awadhi, Executive Director for Spectrum Management, Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA), UAE
Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer, Thuraya
Riyadh Al Adely, Managing Director, Skystream
Steven Doiron, Head of Regulatory and Spectrum Affairs, Yahsat and Chair ITU Working Group, ESOA

Moderator:
Dr. John B. Sheldon, ‎Advisor, Ministry of Defence UAE

12:10

The Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences: Present and Future – Break-out Room 1

Speaker:
Dr. Ilias Fernini, Deputy General Director for Research and Scientific Projects, Sharjah Center for Space Sciences and Astronomy

12:20

Unlocking the Potential of Cubesats – Break-out Room 1

Exploring the capabilities of miniaturized satellite. Expanding access to orbital services and lowering costs. Capitalising on the potential of quick upgrades and iterative technologies though satellite swarms

 

Speakers:
Amel Amin, Head of Education Unit, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Prashanth Marpu, Assistant Professor, Masdar Institute
Walter Ballheimer, Chief Executive Officer, German Orbital Systems
John Stuart, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Swedish Space Corporation
Dr. Ahmed Bani Younes, Assistant Professor, Khalifa University

13:00

Women in the Space Industry (Main Room)

Speakers:
Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency
Khulood Al Harmoodi, Acting Manager, Project Management Section, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
Jacquie Conway, Head of Institutional Relations - Intelligence UK, Airbus Defence and Space
Dr. Alice Bunn, Director of Policy, UK Space Agency
Naoko Yamazaki, Astronaut and the member of the Committee on National Space Policy of Japan

Moderator:
Suzanne Jones, Gulf Science Innovation & Knowledge Economy Programme Director, British Embassy Abu Dhabi

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Space Law and Regulation (Main Room)

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Is the policy and regulatory environment keeping pace with changing technology?

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What political and legal governance needs to be put in space, and how are the players in space working together to build a sustainable and robust regulatory environment?

  

Speaker:
Prof. Mahulena Hofmann, SES Chair in Satellite Communications and Media Law, University of Luxembourg
Dr. Marco Ferrazzani, ESA Legal Counsel, Head of Legal Services Department, European Space Agency (ESA)
Dr. Olga Stelmakh, Postdoctoral Fellow in Space Governance, Coordinator of the International Study on Global Space Governance, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
Luca Rossettini, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, D-Orbit SRL

Moderator:
Michael Gold, Vice President, Washington, DC Operations, Space Systems Loral (SSL)

15:30

Space Education and National Development (Main Room)

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Developing the workforce of the future.

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How can the industry work together to make space a compelling and attractive career path and how must we ensure future skills challenges are identified and overcome?

   

Speakers:
Dr. Scott Madry, CEO, The Global Space Institute (GSI)
Prof. Anu Ojha, Director, UK National Space Academy
Prof. Kamiel Gabriel, Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Dr. Tod Laursen, President, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research
Prof. Martin Barstow, Director, Leicester Institute of Space & Earth Observation and Professor of Astrophysics & Space Science, University of Leicester
Naoko Yamazaki, Astronaut and the member of the Committee on National Space Policy of Japan
Dr. Bjorn Kjerfve, Chancellor, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
Mohammed Al Harmi, Director - Corporate Development, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

Moderator:
Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency

16:30

End of Congress