Agenda Released for 2018's Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

Top Quote SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at the 13th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 29, 2017 - Conference organisers SMi Group have released a brochure for the upcoming, 13th annual Military Space Situational Awareness (SSA) conference, returning to London, UK on the 25th and 26th April 2018.

    With the defence industry becoming ever more data driven, ensuring that space systems can operate both safely and efficiently is crucial for government and military agencies. Military SSA 2018 will bring together key military, government, civilian and industry stakeholders, to discuss leading approaches and strategies being adopted to generate a holistic approach to SSA, at a time when the domain is growing increasingly congested with active satellites, space debris and adverse threats.

    Featuring insightful presentations and unparalleled networking opportunities, key focuses of the agenda include: Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) data, next-generation sensor and radar capabilities, space weather, intercontinental-ballistic missile strikes, space governance of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite launches and planned mega-constellations and much more.

    Building on the successes of last year’s meeting, Military Space Situational Awareness 2018 will also include an interactive half-day, pre-conference workshop on: ‘Developing a Roadmap for Proportionate Space Regulation’, hosted by Sqn Ldr (Ret’d) Ralph ‘Dinz’ Dinsley, Associate, Reflecting Space. Tuesday 24th April 2018, 12.30-16.30.

    Featured Topics Include:
    1) Keynote Address: Priority Number One for Joint Space Command: Enhancing SSA Capabilities to Ensure the Security of All Space Systems
    Presented by: Brigadier (AF) Jean-Pascal Breton, Commander, French Joint Space Command, French MoD

    2) Creating an Effective Space Security Structure for The UK's Civilian and Military Space Assets
    Presented by: Colin Armstrong, Head of Space Security Policy, UK Space Agency

    3) Utilising SSA To Protect European Space Assets from Adverse Space Threats
    Presented by: Nicolas Bobrinsky, Head of SSA Programme, European Space Agency

    4) Providing SST Cataloguing and Effective SSA To Assure Global Freedom of Action in Space for Us Forces and Her Allies
    Presented by: Ms Diana McKissock, 18th Space Controls Squadron, US Air Force

    Plus, 18 more senior experts to present from the military, industry and research for enhancing situational awareness capabilities to ensure the security of vital space assets.

    The full agenda/brochure is now available to download for free from the event website at:

    For those looking to attend; register online by Friday 15th December to save £400.

    Military Space Situational Awareness
    Conference: 25th and 26th April 2018
    Workshop: 24th April 2018
    London, UK

    For information on exhibiting or sponsoring: Contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748
    Booking information: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    About SMi Group:
    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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