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

Conference Day Two – Wednesday 12 December 2018

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

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

  • Capturing big data opportunities with smallsats
  • How else can regional governments and corporations utilise smallsats to transform agriculture, telecommunications, earth observation activities and more?
  • How can smallsats stakeholders further develop smallsat abilities and expand usage as the more economical and cost-effective space infrastructure?
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Dr Murthy Remilla

Head Of Supply Chain Management - ISRO Satellite Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

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Ms Judy Kruger

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

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Mr Shankar Sivaprakasam

Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan
Planet Labs

10:00 am - 10:40 am Smallsats Constellation as an Alternative Enabler to Build Space-Based Communication Platform for Global Coverage

Mr Thomas van der Heyden - Senior Expert & Program Architect for the SatKomHan/SatKomNas program, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Building a more economical space-based communication infrastructure
  • Leveraging on customised smallsat solutions to provide value-added services to customers and end users
  • Capitalising on smallsats to drive new markets and industry expansions 
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Mr Thomas van der Heyden

Senior Expert & Program Architect for the SatKomHan/SatKomNas program
Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

10:40 am - 11:20 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:20 am - 12:00 pm Improving Communication Networks in Africa via Smallsat Constellation

Mr Quentin Verspieren - Director for International Business Development, Space Edge Lab
  • Realising Space Inclusion in Africa through lean space technologies transfers and capacity building
  • Deploying distributed satellite systems to enhance data collection in remote areas
  • Increasing data supply in the market for business utilisation in Africa
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Mr Quentin Verspieren

Director for International Business Development
Space Edge Lab

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Achieving Smallsat Constellation’s Mission in Tapping into New Commercial Services in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing

Mr Yuya Nakamura - President & CEO, Axelspace Corporation
  • Leveraging distributed satellite systems with increased technical capabilities for new mission types
  • Increasing high-resolution data supply in the market to generate the most revenue of data sales
  • Enhancing the speed of delivery of data to customers via smallsat constellations 
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Mr Yuya Nakamura

President & CEO
Axelspace Corporation

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Overcoming the Barriers in Smallsat Commercialisation to Enable Greater Democratisation of Space

  • The space access barriers: technology, bureaucracy and costs
  • The new space solution: Smallsats, mission solutions and mass customisation.
  • The impact of space democratisation
  • Developing the winning business model for smallsats: How can we leverage on the success of traditional satellite models?
  • Identifying the unique business proposition of smallsats within the existing satellite value chain
  • Unlocking opportunities to establish cost-effective projects 
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Mr Jags Burhm

Senior Vice President - Global Aero Mobility
Eutelsat

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Mr Thomas van der Heyden

Senior Expert & Program Architect for the SatKomHan/SatKomNas program
Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Evaluating Small Satellites Vs Large Satellites Business Model

Mr Shankar Sivaprakasam - Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Planet Labs
  • Exploring the key differences of both the business models for better commercial opportunities
  • Developing new space business proposals that fulfills a strong investor’s appetite
  • Leveraging on models that foster operations in clusters for greater agility, more rapid technology refresh and lower individual launch costs
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Mr Shankar Sivaprakasam

Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan
Planet Labs


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break

ACCELERATING THE SMALLSAT MISSIONS

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Roundtable 1: Financing and Securing Capital for Small Satellite Projects

ACCELERATING THE SMALLSAT MISSIONS

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Roundtable 2: Discussing Project Economics & Effective Strategies for Successful Smallsat Launches

ACCELERATING THE SMALLSAT MISSIONS

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Roundtable 3: Exploring Smallsats Operating Models – Making the Case for Build, Own, Operate and Transfer

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