The role of technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern warfare and the use of space in operations has grown and continues to do so. The utilisation of satellites has been one of the main areas of development; navigation and mapping has been made possible via GPS data; satellites are also being used to transfer long- range communications and are an increasingly a key component of mobile deployable systems.

SAE Media Group's 10th annual Military Space conference will bring together leading experts in the field of space technology. Topics addressed will range from satellite communication, surveillance, missile defence as well as national updates. Hear up-to-date presentations from an international panel of speakers and learn how the militarisation of space is evolving; including military cooperation, utilisation of space data, missile defence and European approaches to space operations and the operational challenges which lay ahead.

National updates from military personnel in order to gain a different perspective on the military space operations happening across the globe, therefore maximising the development of your own programmes as well as analysing different methods. Some of the benefits of attending this event:

• Explore the latest advances in ballistic missile defence, high frequency communication, space situational awareness and earth imaging
• Hear about the development of Missile Defence in Europe
• Hear an update on Geospatial systems
• Hear from a global panel of speakers discussing issues relating to their military space programmes
• The range of speakers will be a fusion of military personnel and space agency representatives

Head of National Space Programmes, Heads of Aerospace Centres, Head of CIS, Head of Satellite Communications, Armed Forces, Deputy  Chief, Section Chief, General, Director, Deputy Director
CEO, Directors of Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Vice Presidents

2014 attendees included:

armasuisse W+T - Finanzen armasuisse; Austrian Armed Forces; Centre National de Gestion des Frequences; China Academy of Space Technology; Defence Science Technologies Centre (Europe); DLR - German Aerospace Center; DSTL; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of the Russian Federation; Embassy of Ukraine; European Air Group; European Space Agency; European Union Satellite Centre; FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration); FOI; FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency); Georgia Tech Research Institute; German Aerospace Center (D L R); Institute for strategic research of “École Militaire” (IRSEM); Integrasys S A; Italian Navy CIS Rome Centre; JAPCC; Joint Space Command; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lodge Property Management; London Institute of Space Policy and Law; Nigerian Navy; Norwegian Armed Forces; Office of Naval Research Global; Quatreus; Radical Moves PR/Satellite Interference Reduction Group; RAF MoD; Royal Air Force; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Signalhorn GmbH; Signalhorn Trusted Networks GmbH; South African National Defence Force; University Of The Aegean; US Embassy;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Jaisha Wray

Jaisha Wray, Political Officer, US Embassy

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Space Security and Operations – a UK MOD perspective:

Group Captain Martin Johnson

Group Captain Martin Johnson, Space Security Policy , MoD

9:50 Space Security & Civil / Military Convergence

Peter  Lindsay

Peter Lindsay, Head of Security and Regulation, UK Space Agency

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 NATO Ballistic Missile Defence between Wales and Initial Operational Capability

Jakub Cimoradsky

Jakub Cimoradsky, Officer, BMD section, NATO

·          Outcomes of the Summit in Wales and BMD

·          Overview of current NATO’s work on BMD

·          Preview on Initial Operational Capability

·          Main challenges and opportunities on way ahead


11:40 Space Programs in Spanish Armed Forces (SATCOM, Earth observation, Navigation by SAT and SSA/SST)

Brigadier General Carlos de Salas Murillo

Brigadier General Carlos de Salas Murillo, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Armed Forces

12:20 European Missile Defence…from idea to reality

Major General (Ret'd) Punch Moulton

Major General (Ret'd) Punch Moulton, Former Director of Operations and Plans , Major General (ret), USAF; Former US European Command (EUCOM),

·          A look at the history of missile defence

·          How the US and NATO are building the next generation of missile defence

·          Key lessons to operationalizing missile defence

·          How cyber will become a key domain for missile defence


13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Space and Missile Defense Operations

Peter  Woodmansee

Peter Woodmansee, HQ U.S European Command Missile Defense Program Manager, EUCOM

·          Missile Defense reliance on space capabilities - Link connectivity/communication/Space sensors

·          European Phased Adaptive Approach - partnering with allies

·          Shared-Early Warning (SEW)/Passive Missile Defense

14:40 Space Support for French operations

Colonel Jerome Bernier

Colonel Jerome Bernier, Chief of staff, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defence

15:20 EDA activities in the space domain

Air Commodore Peter Round

Air Commodore Peter Round, Capabilities, Armament and Technology Director, European Defence Agency

·          GOVSATCOM

·          Space situational awareness

·          Critical space technologies and space industry.


16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 Sweden and Military Space

Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter

Dr Eva Bernhardsdotter, Space Programme Manager, FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration)




           Swedish policy and military space

-         FMV space programme

-         NAPA3 project

-         Sweden and responsive space

17:10 Space Debris Risks for Future Space Missions

Dr Stephen Hobbs

Dr Stephen Hobbs, Director, Cranfield Space Research Centre, Cranfield University




- The challenge of space debris

- International steps towards mitigation and prevention

- Technology options

- Future trends


17:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Jaisha Wray

Jaisha Wray, Political Officer, US Embassy

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Jaisha Wray

Jaisha Wray, Political Officer, US Embassy

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Blurring the boundaries: Dealing with dual use space systems within governance/security frameworks

Professor Richard Crowther

Professor Richard Crowther, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency

·          Governing the space domain presents numerous challenges

·          Dual use space systems increasingly present challenges to regulators

·          New approaches are needed to address these emerging issues

·          Established and developing frameworks will be considered and assessed

·          Objectives for information sharing and cooperation will be identified


9:50 Symbioses Between Different Space Applications for Comprehensive Approach Security Missions

Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann

Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian MoD

  • Synergies between Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Remote Sensing Applications and Satellite Communications for the Mission Area
  • Challenges for modern Geo-Support in Civil-Military Security Operations and in the Asymmetric Environment
  • Basic Mission Data to support Comprehensive Approach and Effect Based Operations
  • Interoperability Requirements and Future Perspectives for the Economical Use of Space Applications


  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: International cooperation in Promoting a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) of Systems

    Kenneth Hodgkins

    Kenneth Hodgkins, Director of Space and Advanced Technology, US Department Of State

    ·          US National Policy on Positioning, Navigation and Timing

    ·          Bilateral Cooperation on Interoperability and Compatibility

    ·          GNSS Activities of the United Nations

    ·          International Committee on GNSS (ICG)


    11:40 Prospects of Satcom for Internal Security: Nigeria Communications Satellite In Focus

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Commodore Christian Anuge, Director ICT, Training and operations, Nigerian Navy Headquarters

  • Concept of internal Security operations in Nigeria.
  • Merits of using NigComSat1R for Internal security.
  • Challenges envisaged.
  • Proffered strategies to mitigate identified challenges.


  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 German Space Situational Awareness Centre: Addressing the congested space issue

    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy

    Lieutenant Colonel Lars Wilhelmy, Liaison Officer, German Air Force

    ·          Illustrating the space strategy of the German Federal Government

    ·          Analysing the programmes which are currently underway

    ·          Investigating international cooperation and the benefits which can be generated


    14:00 Security dimensions of the EU GNSS programmes (Galileo and EGNOS)

    Jeremie Godet

    Jeremie Godet, Head of Security, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency

    ·          Security governance and challenges

    ·          Security dimension in the Galileo services

    ·          Challenges ahead 

    14:40 Operational interest of Satellite Earth Observation and communications

    Jean-Charles Poletti

    Jean-Charles Poletti, Capability Development Manager, EU Satellite Centre

    ·          Operational GEOINT need.

    ·          Satellite communications support.

    ·          Perspectives and evolutions.

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Pursuing Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Space

    Jo Beadsworth

    Jo Beadsworth, Desk Officer for Space Security and Emerging Technologies Lead, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • The importance of space capabilities in today’s world

    • The challenges created by an increasingly congested and contested space, environment

    • Opportunities


    16:30 Missile Defense: the Space Connection

    Guilhem Penent

    Guilhem Penent, Young Researcher, Institute for strategic research of “École Militaire” (IRSEM)

    ·          Space security implications of missile defense

    ·          Militarization of space

    ·          Weaponization of space

    ·          Effect on arms control


    17:10 Distributed Missile Defence with Spatial Grasp Technology

    Dr Peter Sapaty

    Dr Peter Sapaty, Chief Scientist, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems, National Academy of Sciences

  • History of space-related missile defence projects, their strong and weak points
  • Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) for effective coordination of large distributed systems
  • Tracing, investigating, and impacting multiple moving objects in air and space by SGT
  • Agility and self-recovery of missile defence command and control infrastructures under SGT


  • 17:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Jaisha Wray

    Jaisha Wray, Political Officer, US Embassy



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