Overview

Due to the escalation and ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 we have taken the decision to re-schedule the 2nd Annual Space Summit to 2 December 2020 at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra.

All registrations will be transferred to the new date. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email: info@informa.com.au

The Australian Defence Magazine will host its 2nd Annual Space Summit on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at the Hyatt, Canberra.

The Summit will focus on the Australian government’s continuing aim to develop an internationally competitive Space sector. The conference will hear from Government, Researchers, Defence and Industry as they consider the expansion, development and growth of space industry across Australia.

Speakers


Adam Seedsman
Executive Director – Strategy and Policy, Australian Space Agency


Luke Brown
Assistant Secretary – Space and Communication Branch, Department of Defence


Thomas Pfister
Head of Defence and Space, Airbus Australasia


Dr Sarah Pearce
Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO


Philip Shears
Director DEF799 Phase 2 – Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, Department of Defence


Adam Gilmour
CEO & Founder, Gilmour Space


Shaun D’Mello
VP – Launch, Rocket Lab New Zealand


Carly Scott
CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia


Malcolm Davis
Senior Analyst – Defence Strategy and Capability, ASPI


WGCDR Tracy Douglas
Chief Australian Space Operations Centre, Department of Defence

Agenda

8:50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesing, Australian Defence Magazine Managing Editor and Chair, Australian Defence Magazine

9:00

KEYNOTE | Developing Australia’s Space Sector

  • A look at the current work of the Australian Space Agency
  • The ASA’s new Adelaide HQ and the development of the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Mission Control
  • Developments in Australia’s Space Industry over the past 12 months and a look ahead to the future

Adam Seedsman, Executive Director – Strategy and Policy, Australian Space Agency

9:30

KEYNOTE | The Defence Force in Space

  • Space as a growing military domain
  • Defence’s involvement in supporting and investing in a thriving domestic space industry
  • Advances in the utilisation of space technology

Luke Brown, Assistant Secretary Space and Communications, Department of Defence

10:00

KEYNOTE | Defence Project 799: Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability

  • Update on greater access to commercial space-based capabilities (DEF 799 Ph1)
  • Update on planning for a sovereign satellite collection capability, as proposed in the Defence White Paper 2016 (DEF 799 Ph2)
  • Path to initial government approval

Philip Shears, Director DEF799 Phase 2 – Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, Department of Defence

10:30

Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00

KEYNOTE | Australian Space Operations Centre

  • Who are we and what are we doing?
  • How do we fit into the changing landscape?
  • How can Australia’s burgeoning space industry help us achieve our aims?
  • How are we going to support development of Australia’s space sector?

WGCDR Tracy Douglas, Chief Australian Space Operations Centre, Department of Defence

11:30

Counterspace capabilities and how the ADF can meet the challenge of a contested space domain

  • Latest developments in major power counterspace and space denial capabilities
  • The implications of the US Space Force, and where Australia as a key five-eyes partner can fit in with this organisation
  • Possible paths forward in the coming decade for Australian space capability and its relationship with defence and national security requirements

Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst, ASPI

12:00

Advancing space technology and supporting local industry across Australia

  • Airbus’ ongoing work in the space domain
  • Collaboration with research institutions and universities
  • The future of space

Thomas Pfister, Head of Defence and Space, Airbus Australasia

12:30

In space refueling

  • Reducing space waste through the development of in space refuelling
  • How will the technology work?
  • Reducing satellite costs

13:00

Lunch and Networking Break

13:50

Current and future Gilmour Space Technologies’ projects

Adam Gilmour, CEO & Founder, Gilmour Space Technologies

14:20

Rocket Lab New Zealand: Current and future projects

  • A look at recent launches and potential launch capacity
  • Developing launch facilities and rockets
  • How is New Zealand supporting industry in the sector?

Shaun D’Mello, VP – Launch, Rocket Lab New Zealand

14:50

NASA’s utilisation of Equatorial Launch Australia’s launch capacity

  • ELA and NASA’s partnership – what does this mean for the domestic space industry?
  • The value of a launch site close to the equator
  • Local industry involvement

Carley Scott, CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia

15:20

Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

15:40

Square Kilometre Array Project

  • Building the worlds largest radio telescope
  • Collaboratively working to deliver the project
  • The future of radio astronomy

Dr Sarah Pearce, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO

16:10

PANEL | Ensuring a sufficiently skilled space workforce

  • The future of space employment
  • Attracting STEM skilled workers to a career in space
  • University and research centre involvement in building a space industry

16:50

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesing, Australian Defence Magazine Managing Editor and Chair, Australian Defence Magazine

17:00

End of Conference and Networking Drinks

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When & Where

2 December 2020

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6270 1234

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