11 - 12 December, 2018
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Conference Day One – Tuesday 11 December 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

9:10 am - 9:50 am Driving Smallsat Project Development – From Design, Launch through to Operations

Mr Wee Seng Lim - Executive Director - Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technology University (NTU)
  • Elevating smallsat projects in Asia through strategic collaboration and partnerships
  • Driving initiatives to support local SME and the development of smallsats design and manufacturing
  • Advancing smallsat design and operations with continuous innovation and technology adoption
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Mr Wee Seng Lim

Executive Director - Satellite Research Centre
Nanyang Technology University (NTU)

9:50 am - 10:30 am Enabling Greater Democratisation of Space – The Smallsat Journey

Mr Jags Burhm - Senior Vice President - Global Aero Mobility, Eutelsat
  • Expanding and hybridising the satcom ecosystem infrastructure to accelerate the development of smallsat industry
  • Key growth markets for the smallsat sector? Regional perspectives and inter-regional co-creation
  • How to create the ultimate satcom solutions and teams – IQ, EQ or PQ? Where are we today and what is needed for the future?
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Mr Jags Burhm

Senior Vice President - Global Aero Mobility
Eutelsat

10:30 am - 11:15 am Speed Networking

11:15 am - 11:55 am PANEL: Delving into Smallsat Policies with Government Stakeholders and Space Agencies

Mr Mohamed Amara - General Counsel, UAE Space Agency
Dr Rogel Mari Sese - Program Leader, National SPACE Development Program - Philippines
  • Provisioning for and integrating smallsat laws with existing space policies
  • How can local governments and space institutions work together to define and establish smallsat regulations?
  • Addressing the rights and responsibilities of domestic and international governments to supervise and manage smallsat activities
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Mr Mohamed Amara

General Counsel
UAE Space Agency

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Dr Rogel Mari Sese

Program Leader
National SPACE Development Program - Philippines

11:55 am - 12:35 pm Establishing Smallsat Programmes and Incubators to Accelerate the Growth of Smallsat Industry in U.S.

Ms Judy Kruger - Director Strategic Initiatives - Advanced Transportation & Aerospace, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
  • Cultivating “deep capabilities" needed to develop advanced satellite technologies and applications
  • Devising effective programs to support start-ups and SMEs in the smallsat ecosystem
  • Setting up regional  platform to  facilitate the exchange of information and to empower smallsat collaborations
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Ms Judy Kruger

Director Strategic Initiatives - Advanced Transportation & Aerospace
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Networking Lunch

  • Finding suitable sites for launches: What are the key considerations?
  • Managing the entire end-to-end process of cross-border launching and approvals
  • Streamlining regulations for multinational space projects in Asia 
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Mr Simon Gwozdz

Chief Executive Officer
Equatorial Space Industries

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Dr Rogel Mari Sese

Program Leader
National SPACE Development Program - Philippines

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Strengthening Launch Capabilities to Stimulate Smallsats Market Demand

Mr Simon Gwozdz - Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Space Industries
  • Monitoring how the developments of small satellite technologies impact the demand for dedicated missions
  • Driving mass commercialisation with shortened project timelines from contract agreement through to project launch
  • Reengineering the technology used in legacy launch systems for smallsats launches
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Mr Simon Gwozdz

Chief Executive Officer
Equatorial Space Industries

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Creating and Deploying Cost-Effective Propulsion Systems for Small Satellite Missions

  • Establishing high quality propulsion systems with maximum reliability in accordance to mission needs
  • Exploring the latest innovations in smallsats propulsion technologies
  • Covering all safety grounds and collision management techniques to deliver successful satellite operations 

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm Achieving Low-Cost Constellation Deployments through Integrated Small Satellites Designs

Dr Rogel Mari Sese - Program Leader, National SPACE Development Program - Philippines
  • Optimising costs for launch vehicle and maximising compatibility through design standardisation and manufacturing
  • Improving the technical capabilities of distributed systems of small satellites to ensure successful missions
  • Identifying gaps in the design process: How can we develop high quality small satellites and enable mass production? 
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Dr Rogel Mari Sese

Program Leader
National SPACE Development Program - Philippines

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Improving Payloads for Maximum Smallsat Mission Efficiency

  • Making payload requirements the key priority in  the entire smallsat design and as guide for subsystem design decisions
  • Determining a suitable size of the communication payload for optimal smallsat functionality
  • Capitalising on innovative power systems to maximize smallsat payload and mission activities  

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson & Close of Conference Day One