Understanding the Impact of ESA’s Accelerators on Commercial European Space
In October 2021, ESA Director General, Josef Aschbacher, presented three Accelerators. He commented, “We face unprecedented societal, economic & security challenges. Space has enormous untapped potential to tackle these challenges & future crises, while also creating jobs & boosting innovation in the European space industry”. The three Accelerators are ‘a set of recommendations by a High-Level Advisory group in order to address these challenges & move space forward for Europe, for Europeans, & for society at large’.
Ground Stations and Satellite Constellations: Bridging the Gap in Remote Maritime and Aviation Connectivity with Next-Gen Satellite Capabilities
There are various megatrends intersecting the maritime and aviation industries. A key one is developing strong onboard connectivity capabilities when flying and sailing in remote areas to ensure efficient remote maintenance and navigation, crew safety and welfare, as well as optimising a passenger’s onboard experience through high-speed, high-data rate reliable connectivity. The necessity for these capabilities has been accelerated following the pandemic and our increased need for connection.
Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn: Meeting LEO Satellite Systems development challenges with simulation technology
Tuesday 26 July 22//1pm CE
As the need for internet communications and connectivity increase in the everyday activities of the government, military, commercial and personal interactions, satellite communication systems are the key to the future growth. The combination of the elements from legacy cellular networks and new wireless technologies are creating opportunities to provide universal broadband mobility via new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks, ground station and terminals, as well as, development challenges. LEO satellite constellations, ground station and terminal system developers are facing major challenges in testing their systems and their operations to ensure successful operation, communication and security. Simulation technology has provided a solution to these challenges that can save time, lower costs, provide metrics and performance.
Attend this webinar to watch a Wind River expert provide a live demonstration of simulation technology, showing how to:
- Using Simics, a full-system simulator, to launch a fully managed virtual platform and boot a complete OS in under 1 min
- Develop a custom control script to interact with virtual platform autonomously
- Build and dynamically integrate a bespoke device model into the running simulation
- Dr. James Hui, Product Manager for Systems Simulation, Wind River
Karol Janik, Technology Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre
In the last two years, some of the industrial sectors faced more disruptions than in the last few decades. Global supply chain disruptions, components shortages, staff shortages, volatile costs of materials and requirements for more sustainable management of resources puts pressure on many businesses
Hira Virdee, CEO, Lumi Space
Space traffic management is an emerging market within the industry itself, addressing one of the most pressing challenges the sector is facing. One pioneer seeking to provide an effective solution to this challenge is CEO of Lumi Space, Hira Virdee. Here, we find out more about his thoughts on the how to create a more sustainable space, and what he hopes to see implemented in the future.
Aravind Ravichandran, Founder, TerraWatch Space
With a multidisciplinary background and over 10 years of cross-functional experience, I am an independent market analyst and advisor in the space industry. I am the founder of TerraWatch Space, an independent advisory and strategic communications firm in the space industry, specialising in the Earth observation (EO) sector. I created TerraWatch Space to demystify EO from space for businesses, individuals and organizations that live outside the "space bubble" enabling them to exploit the complete potential of EO through a use-case driven approach. In addition, I host the TerraWatch Space podcast and write the TerraWatch Space newsletter, both of which aim to decode the developments in the EO sector.
Stela Tkatchova, EIC Programme Manager for Space at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
With the growth of the space industry showing no signs of slowing down, ensuring that development happens as effectively and successfully as possible is critical to driving innovation. Stela Tkachova is a key player in supporting the growth of the Newspace market, and shed some of her expert insight in the lead up to Space Tech Expo Europe 2022.
Joakim Espeland – CEO, QuadSAT
I am the CEO and Co-founder of QuadSAT, a Danish company that has developed new tools and techniques for testing and calibrating satellite antennas. Having previously worked in the oil and gas industry, I realised how challenging it is to test and calibrate satellite ground segment equipment. The current processes are complex and expensive and mean taking the antenna to a dedicated test site or the ship to a port with dedicated test facilities. Having identified this gap, myself and co-founder Andrian Buchi set about exploring how drones could be effectively used for satellite antenna testing.
Matthias Motzigemba – Head of Laser Communications, Tesat Spacecom
I have been working in the telecommunications market for more than 30 years. Since 2011 I am with TESAT to transfer telecommunication from earth to space. My actual role is Head of Sales for Laser Communication.
“So you’ve made it to space… now what?” Scaling up your space business for success
Tuesday 26 April, 2022 // 04:00PM CET
New Space players are looking to launch and operate dedicated constellations for collecting new data intelligence from space. With Spire’s constellation of 120+ multi-payload satellites, this webinar provides insight into their journey, the expertise they have gained in constellation operations, the challenges faced and finally learnings on how Spire can help new space players achieve scale through executing their in-orbit demonstration/ validation. Spire’s customer, NorthStar, will also be sharing how the two organisations partnered to build their constellation for LEO orbit to meet the demand for Space Situational Awareness in the space environment.
- How to set up for success in a space-based business with the right partner?
- Why new space companies should think constellations and scale for their LEO satellites
- Why it is important to be set up for constellation scale from precursor satellite
- How can you plan for scale while still building for In-Orbit Validation
- Joel Spark, General Manager, Space Services, Spire Global
- Simon van den Dries, VP Business Development - Space Services, Spire Global
- Stewart Bain, Founder, and CEO, Northstar Earth & Space
Blog - 08/07/2022
So we’re putting humans on the moon… what’s next?
We have already witnessed the impact of commercialisation on the low-Earth orbit (LEO) market, with numerous companies emerging from this new paradigm. The value of the services offered by LEO applications to Earth has largely supported this growth; be it in agriculture, navigation, weather, communication and many more existing and emerging industries.
Blog - 08/07/2022
Prospects for Europe’s Micro-Launch Market: Webinar Round-Up with Exclusive Insight from Industry Leaders
This September, Space Tech Expo Europe hosted the webinar Assessing Future Industry Prospects of the European Micro-Launch Market.
The session included industry leaders from ESA (Thilo Kranz, Thilo Kranz, Commercial Space Transportation Manager), Rocket Factory Augsberg (Jörn Spurmann, COO), Isar Aerospace (Stella Guillen, COO), Arianespace (Emmanuel Franc, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development) and PLD Space (Raúl Torres, CEO).