Programme

Be inspired by world-class speakers. The conference programme is a key show feature at Space-Comm Expo. Running alongside the exhibition over both days, dedicated theatres will be the focus of topical debate, product-led showcase, and collaboration on hot topics and technology that is shaping industry.

    7th July 2021

    09:00-09:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Welcome & Keynote Address: Out Of This World!

    In this fascinating welcome keynote, hear Helen's personal insights as the first British astronaut and her time working and living in space.

    Speaker

    Helen Sharman, CMG OBE, First Briton in Space

    7th July 2021

    09:15-10:00

    Downstream Theatre

    High Throughput, High Reliability, High Availability – SpaceFibre Spacecraft On-board Network Technology

    Overview of SpaceFibre onboard networking, demoing deterministic control traffic and multi-Gbit/s data on a single link.

    Speaker

    Stuart Mills, Chief Executive Officer at STAR-Dundee

    7th July 2021

    09:30-09:50

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Opening Address

    Join us for Space-Comm Expo's Opening Address with Graham Turnock, Kevin Craven and key government representatives.

    Speakers

    Kevin Craven, Interim CEO at ADS,
    Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of UK Space Agency

    7th July 2021

    09:40-10:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    Space-Rated Active Optical Cables - Rugged solutions to meet the future of space exploration

    The presentation covers ground-breaking technology of space-rated optical fibre with high date rates, light weight and extended reach.

    Speaker

    Luca Rozzoni, Business Development Manager at AirBorn International Ltd

    7th July 2021

    09:55-10:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Keynote Address: UKSpace

    Will Whitehorn, President of UKSpace will be answering the latest industry questions in this insightful keynote session.

    Speaker

    Will Whitehorn, President at UKspace

    7th July 2021

    10:20-10:50

    Small Sats Theatre

    Getting Cyber Right in New Space

    Protecting New Space data, techniques and control systems is nationally importance, but some New Space companies may not have the capacity or capability to prioritise cybersecurity. This session aims to explore some of the issues and offer potential solutions.

    Speaker

    Mark Roberts, Director, Defence & Security at RHEA Group

    7th July 2021

    10:20-10:25

    Downstream Theatre

    Opening Address: Geospatial Insight for the Maritime Sector

    Keynotes and panels exploring how satellite and geospatial data support Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours and Clean Maritime Transport

    Speaker

    Andy Bennett, Space Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN

    7th July 2021

    10:30-11:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Spaceports; Launching the ‘Great British Space Race’

    In this ‘Farnborough First’ gathering together four of the seven potential spaceports in the UK, you will hear an update on their progress, plans and aspirations for the future.

    Speakers

    Keynote Speaker: Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe at Lockheed Martin Space,
    Chair: Ian Annett, Deputy Chief Executive for Programme Delivery at UK Space Agency,
    Melissa Thorpe, Interim Head at Spaceport Cornwall,
    Yvette Hopkins, Executive Vice President, Shetland Space & Security at Shetland Space Centre,
    Roy Kirk, Project Director at Space Hub Sutherland,
    John Whalley, Co-chair of Space Wales Leadership Group

    7th July 2021

    11:00-11:30

    Small Sats Theatre

    Commercialization of the Space Ecosystem – It’s Not Rocket Science

    The need for increased affordability in space access ensures everyone can benefit from the commercial space ecosystem.

    Speaker

    Carol Craig, Founder & CEO at Craig Technologies

    7th July 2021

    11:00-11:50

    Downstream Theatre

    PANEL: Decarbonisation of Ports & Harbours

    Speakers

    Simon Tucker, VP of Business Development at Satellite Vu,
    Richard Flemmings, CTO at 4 Earth Intelligence,
    Jordan Thomas, Business Manager at Solent Maritime Enterprise Zone

    7th July 2021

    11:30-11:55

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Delivering Real Space: Fighting the Climate Crisis through Space

    Through the strength of our people, partners, and innovative technologies we are helping to shed light on fighting the climate crisis.

    Speaker

    Details to Follow from Airbus

    7th July 2021

    11:40-12:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    EEE Interconnect technologies for conventional and new space applications

    Axon’ outlines a range of innovative wire, connector and interconnect solutions to meet the varied challenges of both conventional and new space applications.

    Speaker

    Nigel Kellett, Business Development Manager at Axon’ Cable Ltd

    7th July 2021

    12:05-12:45

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Innovation and Commercialisation: The Future of Space

    The role of space in everyday life is evolving and growing. We need to boost commercialisation in the space sector through innovation, access to capital and talent.

    Speakers

    Keynote Speaker: Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at the European Space Agency,
    Nelly Offord Harlé, Business Line Manager - Exploration at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd,
    Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult

    7th July 2021

    13:20-13:45

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Space business applications improving life on earth

    Jaime Reed will cover how data and analytics from satellite broadband, earth observation, and PNT can be used to make us safer, healthier and greener.

    Speaker

    Dr Jaime Reed, Vice President UK & Australia Space Data Platforms & Applications at CGI

    7th July 2021

    13:30-14:00

    Small Sats Theatre

    Northrop Grumman - Seminar Details TBC

    Speaker

    David Pile, Regional Director UK, Europe & MENA at Northrop Grumman Space

    7th July 2021

    13:50-14:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Looking to the Future: The Canadian Space Program and Industry

    Speaker

    Lisa Campbell, President of the Canadian Space Agency

    7th July 2021

    14:10-14:40

    Small Sats Theatre

    Lockheed Martin - Seminar Details TBC

    7th July 2021

    14:30-14:55

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Empowering the Space Industry with Decision Intelligence

    Sustainable space - hear how informed decisions for critical situations are supported by Space Domain Awareness and traffic management.

    Speaker

    Melanie Stricklan, CEO at Slingshot Aerospace

    7th July 2021

    14:50-15:20

    Small Sats Theatre

    The Globe’s Digital Twin: How Advances in Satellite Image Processing Enable High-Accuracy 3D Intelligence at Scale

    Learn how terrain data and AI are transforming the mission planning, rehearsal and simulation environments for defence and intelligence agencies.

    Speaker

    Alex Gow, Sales Manager at Maxar Technologies

    7th July 2021

    14:55-15:05

    The Latest Developments on Commercial Space in the US

    7th July 2021

    15:30-16:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Five dimensions of space data

    For EO data the use cases are varied, such as land management & defence, maritime vessel management, utilities maintenance and infrastructure monitoring.

    Speaker

    Richard Goodman, Presales Consultant at Hexagon

    7th July 2021

    15:50-16:50

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Space Entrepreneurs & Disruptors

    Speakers

    Chair: Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter,
    Doug Liddle, CEO at In‑Space Missions Ltd,
    James Fairbairn, Business Development Manager at AeroSpace Cornwall,
    Jeff Crusey, Investment Manager at Seraphim Capital

    8th July 2021

    09:00-09:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Opening Address & Keynote: UK Defence Approach to Space

    Hear the latest updates from the Ministry of Defence Space Directorate around future defence space policy, strategy, cross government and international coordination.

    8th July 2021

    09:15-10:00

    Downstream Theatre

    Aerospace Cornwall Presents Live Demonstrations for Touchbyte and Exobotics

    In this exciting session, Aerospace Cornwall introduces two of the businesses they work with, Exobotics and Touchbyte to showcase their products via a live demonstration.

    Speakers

    Jeremy Sneller, CEO at Touchbyte,
    Maxime Burgonse, Test and Integration Specialist at Exobotics Ltd

    8th July 2021

    09:30-10:15

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Using Outcomes to Action a Sustainable Space-Based Strategy

    In this discussion hear how we move beyond vision statements and accept the challenge of delivering a strategic action plan to fulfil the nation’s space objectives and desired outcomes.

    Speaker

    Keynote Speaker: Steve Beeching, Managing Director at Viasat,
    Dr Mike O’Callaghan, Space Senior Principal Programme Manager at Dstl

    8th July 2021

    10:20-10:25

    Downstream Theatre

    Opening Address: Geospatial Insight for the Finance Sector

    Join KTN to explore how space data supports the financial service sector measure and manage climate and environmental related financial risks their portfolios.

    Speaker

    Luca Budello, Geospatial Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN

    8th July 2021

    10:25-11:10

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    CCS : Connecting Space innovation to the public sector

    Speaker

    Dr Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at the Crown Commercial Services

    8th July 2021

    11:00-11:30

    Small Sats Theatre

    Additive Manufacturing Influence on the Small Satellite Market

    The influence and impact of utilizing additive manufacturing technologies in the Small Satellite Market.

    Speaker

    Carol Craig, Founder & CEO at Craig Technologies

    8th July 2021

    11:00-11:50

    Downstream Theatre

    PANEL: Is there Space for Space in Financial Services?

    Learn how to leverage space technology to incorporate risk management strategies in insurance, commodity trading and investment, bringing the bringing the perspectives of challenge holders and solutions providers.

    8th July 2021

    11:20-12:05

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Driving UK Space Growth for Global Benefit

    Find out how growing the UK’s space sector will provide the UK, its allies and partners with world class secure satellite communications.

    Speakers

    Keynote Speaker: Rajeev Suri, CEO of Inmarsat,
    Doug Liddle, CEO at In‑Space Missions Ltd,
    The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP,
    Gabriel Elefteriu, Director of Research at Policy Exchange

    8th July 2021

    11:40-12:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    Growing Rocket Engines

    How do we create reliable rocket engines for smallsat launchers?

    Speaker

    Halvor B. Veiby, CEO at Solstorm Rocket Propulsion

    8th July 2021

    12:15-12:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Towards Multi-Domain Command & Control (MDC2)

    This presentation will look at how automation, artificial intelligence, edge processing and machine learning can bring about the Integration Domain necessary to achieve MDC2.

    Speaker

    Paul Day, Business Development Executive for Space at Raytheon UK

    8th July 2021

    13:15-13:40

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Skyrora’s Engineering Capability with Environmental Conscious

    Skyrora is a UK launch vehicle provider with environmental conscious at the forefront of its focus.

    Speaker

    Volodymr Levykin, CEO and Founder at Skyrora

    8th July 2021

    13:30-14:00

    Downstream Theatre

    The Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

    Keynote Speaker: Dr Jon Blower, CTO of the Institute for Environmental Analytics, University of Reading,

    8th July 2021

    13:50-14:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    What does UK Space Domain Awareness capability need to look like from 2030 – what is good enough?

    A panel discussion on a view of the space domain from 2030, what level of SDA capability the UK will require and what the UK Space Domain Awareness roadmap therefore needs to address.

    8th July 2021

    14:10-15:00

    Downstream Theatre

    PANEL: Spatial Finance for Improved Climate-related Financial Risk Management

    Panel session providing an overview of spatial finance solutions that can improve the quality of predictions about the impact of climate change and environmental degradation.

    8th July 2021

    14:10-14:40

    Small Sats Theatre

    ICEYE - A New Era for Persistent Monitoring

    Hear how ICEYE is enabling entirely new levels of access to data for persistent monitoring of large and small areas across the globe – every few hours, day and night.

    Speaker

    Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales at ICEYE

    8th July 2021

    14:35-15:20

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    'Securing’ Britain’s Space Future - Providing a Safe Space Environment for Commercial Endeavours

    What could and should the UK be working on, with its' allies, to provide security and safety for commercial and civilian space operators?

    Speakers

    Keynote Speaker: Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe at Lockheed Martin Space,
    Kevin Craven, Interim CEO at ADS,
    Andrew Kennedy, Head of Group Strategy at BAE Systems,
    Joanne Wheeler MBE, Managing Partner at Alden Legal

    8th July 2021

    15:25-15:50

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Meeting the UK Military Space Challenge - An Architecture for the Future

    By combining the strength and diversity of the UK Space industry, Airbus will meet the future challenges and drive the sector forward.

    Speaker

    Details to Follow from Airbus