19 – 21 November 2024// Bremen, Germany

Speaker Interviews

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Dr. Caroline Lange, Project Manager, Cooperants, DLR

Published in 2023

I have been with DLR for 15 years as a researcher, systems engineer and project manager. In those roles, I am working to transform today's practices towards digital and model-based approaches. Today, as a consortium leader / project manager in the COOPERANTS project, I am able to pursue this goal every day. In my role as a systems engineer specialising in (deep space) exploration I have gained 15 years of experience in designing and developing spacecraft, contributing to the MASCOT asteroid lander for Ryugu, which flew on Hayabusa2 in 2018, and testing robotic infrastructure technologies for lunar analogue exploration.

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Žilvinas Kvedaravičius, CSO, NanoAvionics

Published in 2023

While as a Chief Sales Officer at NanoAvionics, I am responsible for leading business development team to help to foster key relationships with our clients and partners in the space industry, it is genuinely the collective effort of our team that propels the company forward. I work closely with our talented engineering and product teams to ensure we offer solutions that truly meet the evolving needs of the smallsat market. 

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Dr Aubrey Dunne, Co-Founder & CTO, Ubotica Technologies

Published in 2023

We founded Ubotica to develop solutions to real world problems in the low-power compute vision domain. Visual data is extremely rich in content, making it a valuable source of information for extracting insights and for automatically controlling processes. We saw an opportunity to develop solutions around power-efficient state-of-the-art embedded Vision Processors, and to address the vision challenge using artificial intelligence (AI) directly in the embedded solution. Very quickly the European Space Agency and others saw value in using our solutions to deliver Space AI.

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Andrew Faiola, Commercial Director, Astroscale Ltd

Published in 2023

With the number of active satellites in orbit currently at around 10,000, space sustainability is becoming a hot topic. Just like any engineered vehicle, these satellites will at some point need servicing to ensure they do not clutter up our orbital highways and become space debris. Once an idea of the future, the global on-orbit servicing and manufacturing market is forecast to be worth over USD 5.1 billion by 2030. 

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Hira Virdee, CEO, Lumi Space

Published in 2022

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.

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Aravind Ravichandran, Founder, TerraWatch Space

Published in 2022

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. 

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Karol Janik, Technology Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Published in 2022

My role as Technology Manager at the Manufacturing Technology Centre focuses on three core areas: technology strategy, strategic partnerships and technical governance. I lead technology development strategy in the fields of Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics. I look after the quality and on-time delivery of a broad portfolio of innovation projects. 

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Stela Tkatchova, EIC Programme Manager for Space at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Published in 2022

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.

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Joakim Espeland – CEO, QuadSAT

Published in 2022

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. 

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Matthias Motzigemba – Head of Laser Communications, Tesat Spacecom

Published in 2022

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.

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