2022 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 September 2022

09:45-09:55

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Welcome Address

Join us for Space-Comm Expo 2022's Welcome Address with Kevin Craven, hosted by Dallas Campbell.

Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter
Kevin Craven, CEO at ADS

7th September 2022

10:00-10:20

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Keynote Address

Dr Paul Bate, CEO at UK Space Agency

7th September 2022

10:25-11:15

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: The National Space Strategy and its Implementation

This session aims to understand the inspiration behind the space strategy and future goals.

Chair: Andy Lison, Director UK Space Team at PwC
Dr Paul Bate, CEO at UK Space Agency
Andrew Stanniland, Chief Executive Officer at Thales Alenia Space
John Hanley, Senior Vice President - Secure and Assured Space Solutions, UK & Australia at CGI

7th September 2022

11:00-11:30

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

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.

Luca Rozzoni, Business Development Manager Europe at AirBorn

7th September 2022

11:00-11:30

Downstream Theatre

Sponsored by Parsons

Seminar TBC by Parsons

7th September 2022

11:20-11:40

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Seminar TBC by Airbus

7th September 2022

11:40-12:10

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Low profile solutions for flat space interconnect

Axon’ outlines a range of innovative Flexible Flat Cable and low profile connector solutions for space constrained applications.

Nigel Kellett, Business Development Manager at Axon’ Cable Ltd

7th September 2022

11:40-12:10

Downstream Theatre

Sponsored by Parsons

To IP and beyond: Don’t let your great idea get lost in space…

Venner Shipley’s, Jonathan Hewett will explain how intellectual property rights can be used effectively in the space sector.

Jonathan Hewett, Partner, Patent Attorney at Venner Shipley LLP

7th September 2022

11:45-12:30

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: The UK as a launch nation

This session will focus on exploring the potential of the UK and its ambitions for the small satellite launch industry.

Chair: Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery at UK Space Agency
Melissa Thorpe, Head at Spaceport Cornwall
Colin Macleod, Head of UK Space Regulation at UK Civil Aviation Authority

7th September 2022

12:20-12:50

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

NanoAvionics Modular Microsatellite platforms MP42

Armando will present the company‘s flagship products – a range of MP42 modular microsatellite platforms for payloads up to 145 kg in mass.

Armando Rojas Gómez, Lead Business Development Manager at NanoAvionics UK

7th September 2022

12:20-12:50

Downstream Theatre

Sponsored by Parsons

Developing industry partnerships for effective intelligence sharing and collaboration on future space missions

Della will share her perspectives on how industry can play a pivotal and enabling role, leveraging disruptive technologies, data and expertise to help solve complex geospatial challenges.

Della Granville, Director, Business Development Europe at Maxar

7th September 2022

12:40-13:00

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Innovating and integrating the digital fabric of space

This session will focus on exploring the potential of the UK and its ambitions for the small satellite launch industry.

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

7th September 2022

13:00-13:30

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Securing Space Missions

As space is now a key target for cyberattacks, this session will discuss the technologies and approaches used to secure space missions.

John Bone, Chief Commercial Officer & Vice President, UK at RHEA Group

7th September 2022

13:30-13:50

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Dual-use Satellite System Capabilities and Future Space Sector Trends

This session will provide a review of the current state-of-the-art capabilities in the space sector, examining how satellites can address defence and security applications with the same technologies currently deployed in the civil and commercial markets.

Doug Liddle, CEO at In‑Space Missions Ltd
Elizabeth Seward, Head of Strategy, Space at BAE Systems

7th September 2022

13:40-14:10

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Access to space is getting cheaper, can we make space safety affordable too?

Come join a lively discussion on technology enablers that will help us take steps towards affordable space safety and sustainability. From ground to aircraft, to UAV and into space: technologies that will help us take steps towards affordable space safety and sustainability.

Vidhya Sridhar, Consultant, Satellite and Space at TTP plc

7th September 2022

13:55-14:40

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: Processing at the extreme edge, how experiments currently on board the ISS are helping shape the mission to Mars and the eventual colonisation of the Red Planet

This session will show how work started in 2014, and continuing today, with NASA on computing in space has led to the development of commercial off the shelf based computers that process data in space and only send back relevant information.

Steve Russell, Head of Data Practice at UK Cloud
Dr Ben Bennett, Director, HPC & AI Strategic Programs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Joe Baguley, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer EMEA at VMware

7th September 2022

14:50-15:35

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: Bringing connectivity to the Moon

This session aims to give us a peek at the latest developments underway in lunar telecommunications.

Andrew Haslehurst, Chief Technology Officer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

7th September 2022

15:00-15:30

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Space Sustainability: Risk Factors and how the Space Industry is Driving Change

Ammar Ali, Programme Director, Strategic Programmes at Inmarsat Global Government

7th September 2022

15:40-16:10

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Civil Space Surveillance for Space Sustainability

It is time for civil space to lead on SST to ensure the long term sustainability of space.

Ralph “Dinz” Dinsley, Executive Director at Northern Space and Security Limited

7th September 2022

15:40-16:25

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: The Power of Prediction - how space assets can help predict weather and space weather events

This panel will discuss the essential benefits the world has seen as a result of using space for weather prediction.

7th September 2022

16:20-16:50

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Facing New Space Technology Challenges

Leading space semiconductor supplier, Microchip present scalable solutions and use cases to answer New Space challenges.

Nicolas Ganry, Senior Product Marketing Manager – Aerospace and Defense at Microchip Technology

7th September 2022

16:30-17:20

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: The future of ‘Earth to Earth’ Space Travel: Challenges and Prospects

This session aims to bring the key stakeholders in the space transportation ecosystem to discuss the current state of development and what the future holds.

Paul Cremin, MBE, Commercial Spaceflight Regulation and Policy Lead at Department for Transport
Frank DiBello, President & Chief Executive Officer at Space Florida

7th September 2022

17:20-17:25

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Closing Remarks

Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter

8th September 2022

16:25-16:30

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Closing Address

Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter

8th September 2022

09:30-09:40

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Welcome Address

Dallas Campbell, TV Science Presenter

8th September 2022

09:45-10:15

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Opening Keynote Address

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Space Scientist

8th September 2022

10:00-10:30

Small Sats Theatre

Sponsored by Sidus Space

Power to Explore our Universe

Join us to hear how space nuclear technology can provide the power to explore our universe, transform the new space economy and how the UK can be at the heart of this exciting new future.

Tom Burgess, Vice President, Business Development at Rolls-Royce

8th September 2022

10:20-10:40

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Ministerial Keynote Address: UK’s Defence Space Strategy

This session highlights the significance of the Defence Space Strategy and how it supports the National Space Strategy in integrating military and civil space policies.

8th September 2022

10:45-11:35

Keynote Theatre

Sponsored by CGI

Panel: Protecting, defending and upholding global space security

This session will demonstrate how to develop space workforce and capabilities to ensure safety in space.

    Air Commodore Mark Flewin CBE, UK Space Command
    Melanie Clift, Director of Defence and Security at Satellite Applications Catapult

    8th September 2022

    11:00-11:30

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    SpaceLogistics: Life Extension and Resiliency in Geostationary Orbit

    The proven successes of MEV-1 and 2 and how SpaceLogistics is going to use the MRV and MEP to continue this in 2024.

    Robert Hauge, President, SpaceLogistics LLC at Northrop Grumman

    8th September 2022

    11:00-11:30

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    Seminar TBC by Parsons

    8th September 2022

    11:40-12:10

    Small Sats Theatre

    Sponsored by Sidus Space

    From Simple CubeSats to Sophisticated Microsat Missions – the (R)evolution of the Smallsat Industry?

    Using market data and customer case studies, Edward F. Jamieson - European Govt. Programmes and Strategic Partnerships Lead at NanoAvionics, will share his insights on the evolution of smallsats, explaining how NanoAvionics is enabling the future of next-generation data services in LEO.

    Edward F. Jamieson, Lead Business Development Manager for Governmental Programs & Strategic Partnerships at NanoAvionics UK

    8th September 2022

    11:40-12:10

    Downstream Theatre

    Sponsored by Parsons

    ICEYE SAR Satellite Rapidly Delivered - Take full control of your missions with the world's only High-performance SAR satellite system

    Join us to hear how ICEYE now makes it possible for governments and organizations to purchase one or more of their own ICEYE satellites – rapidly delivered.

    Steve Young, President, Satellite Missions at ICEYE

    8th September 2022

    11:40-12:00

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Seminar TBC by CGI

    8th September 2022

    12:05-12:25

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    The Power of Partnerships

    A ‘do-it alone’ approach is not necessarily the best strategy. Allen Antrobus (Airbus Defence and Space Ltd) and David Pile (Northrop Grumman) will discuss why collaboration and partnerships are fundamental to improving outcomes.

    Allen Antrobus, Director Military Space at Airbus Defence and Space

    8th September 2022

    12:30-13:10

    Keynote Theatre

    Sponsored by CGI

    Panel: The role of commercial actors in driving space security

    This session will show the importance of public-private partnerships to protect space and how collaboration with the private sector could support more robust space security.

      Chair: Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe at Lockheed Martin Space
      Chair: Mark Hewer, CEO Telespazio at UK
      Chair: Todd McDonell, President, Global Government at Inmarsat
      Chair: Dr Nicola Garzaniti, Lecturer in Space Engineering at Cranfield University

      8th September 2022

      13:15-14:00

      Keynote Theatre

      Sponsored by CGI

      Panel: The urgent need to cyber-secure global space assets

      This panel will bring together global leaders to discuss how to protect space assets from cyber threats.

      Neil Sherwin-Peddie, Head of Security for Space Development and Enterprise Security Consultant

      8th September 2022

      14:05-14:55

      Keynote Theatre

      Sponsored by CGI

      Panel: Ensuring safety and sustainability of space activities

      This session focuses on the need for improving the safety of space operations and measures to be taken on a global scale.

      Chair: Nick Shave, Managing Director at Astroscale Ltd
      Dr Siamak Hesar, Co-founder and CEO at Kayhan Space
      Giacomo Gatto, Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company

      8th September 2022

      14:20-14:50

      Small Sats Theatre

      Sponsored by Sidus Space

      Space Domain Awareness and the Protection of UK Geo Assets

      This session, led by Raytheon UK, will look at the different ways in which space domain awareness can be used to protect UK assets in space

      8th September 2022

      15:00-15:30

      Small Sats Theatre

      Sponsored by Sidus Space

      Innovate your spacecraft mission design and operations

      Simulation is the key to improving space mission design and operations.

      Roberto Gemma, Europe Sales Manager at AGI

      8th September 2022

      15:00-15:40

      Keynote Theatre

      Sponsored by CGI

      Panel: How is the space sector mitigating the effects of climate change?

      This session will give insights on how space science can play a key role in understanding the process of climate change.

      Chair: Andy Bennett, Knowledge Transfer Manager ‑ Space at Innovate UK KTN
      Steve Young, President, Satellite Missions at ICEYE
      Joel Spark, Co-Founder and General Manager of Space Services at Spire

      8th September 2022

      15:40-16:10

      Small Sats Theatre

      Sponsored by Sidus Space

      The Economic Development of Space for the Sustainable Development of Earth

      We are about to enter an unprecedented era of infrastructure and economic development in space which can unlock institutional investment at scale on a 15-30 year growth hypothesis with generation shaping benefits on earth and in space.

      Sam Adlen, Chief Strategy Officer at Satellite Applications Catapult

      8th September 2022

      15:45-16:25

      Keynote Theatre

      Sponsored by CGI

      Panel: Boosting the commercial space economy and sustainably building off-planet capabilities for a bold future

      This session will uncover the potential benefits of in-space manufacturing and strategy to overcome the current barriers.

      Chair: Mark Stokes, Chief Executive Officer at Magdrive Ltd
      Joshua Western, Co-founder and CEO at Space Forge
      Mike Curtis-Rouse, Head of Access to Space at Satellite Applications Catapult