FOUNDATION PARTNERS

  
Epicos 
  
  
Epicos

Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose Ka-band satellite services including:

  • YahClick - offers broadband satellite solutions for home and business
  • YahService - offers managed solutions and government capacity
  • YahLink - offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking and backhauling capacity
  • Yahlive - a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, offers premium services to broadcasters and a select choice of TV channels

Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011, and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012. Yahsat has announced the manufacturing of its third satellite, Al Yah 3, planned for launch in early 2017, extending their commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 20 markets reaching 60% of Africa’s population and over 95% of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry in to Brazil.

  
 

INDUSTRY PARTNER

  
EpicosThis science isn’t fiction. At Lockheed Martin, we call on more than 100 years of experience to develop technology that’s leading the way towards human exploration of deep space, connecting people on opposite ends of Earth, and securing vital information. Our customers can trust our depth of experience in engineering, advanced manufacturing and production to help them realize their goals in space.
  
 

WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR

  
arabian-aerospaceAs a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs more than 12,500 people in 20 states across the U.S. and several international locations.
  
 

SESSION PARTNER

  
arabian-aerospaceThanks to ASI, Italy is today at the forefront of space science. ASI has played a significant role in exploring Saturn and its satellites and Mars through its collaboration with NASA and ESA. ASI's primary contribution has been the MARSIS radar system on the Mars Express probe and the SHARAD radar system onboard the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe. ASI is involved in ExoMars mission, conceived and realized with the main objective to acquire and demonstrate the autonomous European capability to execute a controlled landing on the Martian surface, operate in surface mobility, drill the subsoil to obtain samples and analyse them in situ. Today, TGO, Trace Gas Orbiter, is into the orbit of Mars in order to investigate the presence of methane and other trace gases in the atmosphere, while in the second part of the mission the goal is to land on the Red Planet an innovative rover able to move and equipped with instruments to penetrate and analyse the soil. ASI has also played a key role in the study of comets (the ESA Rosetta mission), asteroids (the NASA DAWN mission) and Venus (the ESA Venus Express mission). Italy can boast of its outstanding success also in astrophysics thanks to the Beppo SAX satellite. ASI is also a partner of NASA partner in the SWIFT mission and has also developed AGILE, a gamma ray astronomy telescope. It also has contributed to the NASA mission Fermi (formerly GLAST).
  
 

SESSION SPONSORS

  
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Airbus Defence and Space is one of the three Divisions of the Airbus Group and Europe’s Number 1 defence and space company. It is the world’s second largest space company and one of the top 10 defence companies globally, with revenues of around €13 billion per year and approx. 33,500 employees. The Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space is Dirk Hoke.

Airbus Defence and Space develops and engineers cutting-edge and peerlessly reliable products in the field of defence and space. Its defence and space technologies enable governments and institutions to protect natural resources, societies and individual freedom. The aircraft, satellites and services help to monitor climate and crops, and to secure borders. Airbus Defence and Space solutions guarantee sovereignty in foreign affairs and defence matters. And its portfolio also ensures communication, mobility, the expansion of knowledge and the safeguarding of the environment.

Pioneering the future together.

www.airbusdefenceandspace.com

  
  
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Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing’s relationship with the Middle East extends back to 1945. Since then, Boeing has established a number of offices across the region, first in Riyadh in 1982, then a dedicated Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) office in Abu Dhabi in 1999, a regional headquarters in Dubai in 2005 and a new office in Doha in 2010. In addition, Boeing has field service teams across the region and two distribution centers for airplane spare parts in Dubai.

www.boeing.com

  
  
Glavkosmos

JSC ”Glavkosmos” is a Roskosmos State Corporation’s subsidiary. The key objectives of the company are the promotion of Russian space industry achievements in foreign markets and coordinating international space activities in Russia.

Recently Glavkosmos has got the status of Soyuz-2 launch services authorized Operator. We are already successful at the secondary payloads launches market: in the 2009-2014 period 18 secondary payloads were launched; in the 2017-2018 period we plan to launch more than 100 Microsats and Cubesats in total together with three federal SSO missions. Our new status will let us be successful as dedicated launch services provider too.

JSC “Glavkosmos” today deals as well with Provision of earth observation data and topical solutions based on these data, Integrated solutions in space exploration and earth observation developed with the leading Russian scientific centers.

  
  
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Kymeta delivers what connectivity is meant to be – secure, available, universal and global. Kymeta is removing barriers by providing an innovative means of leveraging satellite network capacity for high bandwidth communication access while on the move. The company’s first product, a software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antenna for satellite communications will keep boats, planes, cars, and more connected.

The company has been awarded the 2016 Seattle Business Silver Tech Impact Award for Emerging Technology, the 2016 AHEAD Innovators Award, and the Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award. Kymeta has been named a CNBC Disruptor for two consecutive years, a FiReStarter by Strategic News Network and a top 50 MIT Technology Review Disruptive Company. Kymeta has formed significant partnerships with Toyota, Intelsat, Panasonic, Inmarsat, Airbus Defence & Space, Sharp, Intellian, O3b and more. The company is based in Redmond, Washington and operates worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kymetacorp.com

  
 

NETWORKING BREAK SPONSORS

  
Epicos

UrtheCast™ is an international company that democratizes access to Earth imagery data from its growing satellite system - two cameras aboard the International Space Station, the Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 satellites, the proposed UrtheDaily™ Constellation of eight small sats designed to image Earth every day at 10:30 am, and the proposed OptiSAR™ Constellation of 16 satellites designed to image through atmospheric barriers like cloud and smoke. Along with 13 satellites in the Pangeo Alliance, UrtheCast provides space-based data, products and services for geospatial analysis, monitoring and management of agriculture, resources, the environment, and more. The unprecedented, cloud-based UrthePlatform allows for rapid access to imagery data from three of UrtheCast’s sensors and a growing external data offering that currently includes NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite. Visit urthecast.com for details.

  
  
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ECM space technologies GmbH and GOS German Orbital Systems joined forces in a partnership in 2014. We offer an entire range of products to the small satellite community.

ECMs main business sector is the technical support for small satellites and Cubesats launch system solutions and launch services. You will find customised services related to your mission like logistics and customs clearance support and dispenser systems. After numerous successful launches of German satellites, ECM maintains intensive business relationship with DLR.

GOS specialises in satellite development, testing and offers a variety of standardised and tailored components and systems focusing on highly reliable, redundant systems. GOS hardware is being used on multiple satellites. We enable you turnkey missions including development and launch, ground station equipment and personnel coaching. Our mission is to create the first “one-stop-shop” for turnkey satellite solutions. Visit us at www.ecm-space.de and www.orbitalsystems.de.

  
 

BADGE SPONSOR

  
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SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit www.sslmda.com

  
 

LANYARD SPONSOR

  
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Since its foundation in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has built the foundations for the development of the entire manufacturing industry. MHI has especially played an important role in the space development in Japan, from the beginning of the N-I rocket to the current launch vehicle, H-IIA and H-IIB. From 2007, we began to provide launch services for commercial and government missions. MHI will continue to make new approaches, and strive to be the best in the space industry.

  
 

CONGRESS GUIDE SPONSOR

  
Epicos

30 years of space innovation, where an innovative approach to the design, build, launch and operation of satellites, has propelled SSTL to the forefront of the small satellite industry. SSTL’s drive to change the economics of space means that we continue to push the boundaries of space, exploiting advances in technologies and continuing to challenge conventions, bringing affordable space exploration to our customers. SSTL delivers complete mission solutions for remote sensing, science, navigation and telecommunications as well as supplying avionics suites, subsystems and ground infrastructure. SSTL’s vertically integrated projects have given us a reputation for delivering to short schedules and within tight budgets. To date we have delivered 48 satellites to international customers. 

Based in Guildford, UK, SSTL employs 500 staff and is an independent company within the Airbus Group. 

SST-US serving the US market www.sst-us.com
SSTL-UK serving the rest of the world www.sstl.co.uk

  
 

DELEGATE FOLDER SPONSOR

  
Epicos

Sky-Stream is part of the Atlas Telecom Group of companies based in Dubai. Established in 2004 Sky-Stream quickly forged a reputation as a reliable provider of satellite internet access and quality low-cost VOIP services.

SkyStream is a communications solutions and satellite service provider in the Middle East and is part of the Atlas Group of companies based in Dubai. SkyStream provides flexible solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of its customers, including the design, build and operation of networks with customers primarily based in the Marine, Military and Oil & Gas sectors.

Today Sky-Stream is established as a leading provider of managed and turnkey VSAT solutions across the Middle East, North Africa and South-West Asia for customers engaged in the marine, military, and oil and gas sectors. Sky-Stream provides flexible solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of its customers, including the design, build and operation of networks. Its state-of-the-art control centre and hubs are complemented by a highly qualified and experienced team of engineers, project managers and customer service personnel.

  
 

MOBILE CHARGING STATION SPONSOR

  
EpicosArkisys is a global startup opening new addressable markets in space through on-orbit assembly, infrastructure build and "smart platform" development.  Arkisys integrates pioneering technology to create small to very large physical platforms beyond what is possible in today’s launch vehicles, that are “self-aggregating” through high volume low cost “small elements”. These stable, connected platforms enable real company-to-company "space" commerce by allowing any on orbit satellite to expand its revenue sources by adding new payloads…after launch. Arkisys embodies advanced innovation forged from decades of experience with spacecraft systems engineering and architectures. Our philosophy marries the pragrammatic present with a visionary future; bridging the gap between “traditional” and “new space” elements to realize next generation revenue… from space.
  
  
EpicosNovaWurks is expanding the commercial space market with its patented Hyper-Integrated Satlet (HISat™) technology, removing barriers to entry and opening the market to all industries, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions seeking affordable access to space. At the same time, HISat’s unique ability to manage and conform to payloads of any type or size enhances the traditional payload, mission, and data provider’s ability to rapidly provide high performing, low cost bus support, while building even larger, higher performing systems.

Mass produced HISats reduce costs, times to integration and test, and allow “less sophisticated” space users to assemble space platforms without the traditional “need to know everything about space” mindset and still achieve high performing capabilities. In December of 2015 NovaWurks delivered “SIMPL” its first self-funded satellite to the International Space Station for deployment. In early 2017 the DARPA-funded eXCITe satellite will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB.