The Israeli Space Agency will be hosting the 15th Ilan Ramon
International conference as part of 2020 Israeli space week events.
The conference theme will be "2020-2030 : Predicting the next space decade".
08:00-08:30 Registration and coffee
08:30-09:15 Opening Session I Ceremonial
Greetings: Ran Ber, Director General of the Ministry of Science and Technology
Memorial Ceremony: Tal Ramon
Greetings: Mr. Avi Blasberger, ISA Director
09:15-10:00 Morning Session I Future space trends – a glance to 2030
Last decade we witnessed how space became more accessible. This trend included: lowering launch prices, proliferation of ride-share launches, easier access to the ISS and back, lowering satellite cost and increased number of startups, developments of new technologies such as quantum, navigation and space communications, new opportunities in Earth observation applications, reusable launch vehicles and many more.
The 2020 seems to bring the debut of the LEO internet constellations and commercial space tourism, but also to continue the trend of declining launching price and satellite manufacturing. Some believe that 2020 will also bring back humanity to the moon or perhaps lead humanity to mars. Which trend will have the most impact humanity in the next decade? And what are the key factors that will determine which trend will impact the most?
Chair: Dr Deganit Paikowsky, VP International Astronautical Federation
Pascal Eherenfruend – DLR, Chairman and President of the International Astronautical Federation
Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, ISA Chairman
Eugene Tu, Center Director, NASA's Ames
10:00-10:20 Networking Break
10:20-11:00 Panel: Space Agencies roles in the new decade
The panel will discuss the role of governments and space agencies in the next decade, in light of the growing activity of the private sector. It will look into new challenges in the fields of legal regulations, sustainability of space and budgets, from the governmental and international organization's point of view.
Chair: Ms. Keren Shahar, Senior Deputy Legal Advisor, Israel Ministry of Foreign
ASI President, Giorgio saccoccia
AEB President, Carlos Moura
CNES President, Jean Yves Le Gall
ISRO director SDSC-DASH, M. Rajarajan
UNOOSA ICG Scientific Affairs Officer, Sharafat Gadimova
11:00-12:00 Panel: Return to space exploration
What will be the next unmanned mission objectives? How will they look like? Will they be led by countries or private investors?
Opening: Jan Woerner, Director general, ESA. keynote
Chair: Prof. Oded Aharonson, planetary scientist
Jan Woerner, Director general, ESA. keynote
Avi Blasberger, Israeli Space Agency Director
Charles Frank Bolden Jr, former NASA administrator
Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, Deputy Director. NASA JPL
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:05 Video 2019 year in review
13:05-14:00 Panel: Space Communication – How will it look like in 2030?
Will satellite replace fiberoptic? how will new entrants like OneWeb, Amazon, SpaceX etc. will affect the main 4-6 players in the market (how many players can the market sustain)? Will LEO constellations actually replace the GOE? How will ground stations change?
Opening: Claude Rousseau, Research Director, Northern Sky Research
Chair: Ltc. Keren Haroush Gross, IDF C4I Satellite Communications Branch
Claude Rousseau, Research Director, Northern Sky Research
Avi Lavie, IAI Space Division
Bill Carlin, Global Sales Manager, Amazon Ground Station
Ohad Harlev, Lyteloop
14:00-15:00 Space Based Intelligence
Nowadays, more commercial space-based information gathering services emerge covering areas that up until recently were dominated by governments and militaries. What signifies those data providers? Who are the customers of this new kinds of data?
opening: Noam Segal, Director General, ISI. the Future of earth observation
Chair: Dr. Shimrit Maman, Ben Gurion University
Noam Segal, Director General, ISI. the Future of earth observation
Eli Peretz, CEO, Utilis
Noam Segal, Chief Executive Officer, ImageSat International
Massimo Camparin, EGEOS
15:00-15:20 Networking Break
15:20-16:20 Panel: The future of small sats – will they get smaller? larger?
Let’s revisit the small satellite paradigm of affordable space assets, some say they must come in 1-liter cubes (or multiples thereof), some say they have to be based on commercial electronics to be called New Space, others just build them to fit the right size. What are the trends and where those trends lead to?
Chair: Inbal Kries, Deputy General Manager of Space Division in Israel Aerospace Industries
Nicolas Chamussy, Space advisor, Airbus
Marco Villa, CEO, Tyvack
Dan Hart, President & CEO, Virgin Orbit
Raz Itzhaki, Co-Founder and CEO, NSLcom
16:20–17:20 Space Entrepreneurs wanted – opportunities and unmet needs
We will try to point at the main needs of the space industry in the coming decade and map the main fields and opportunities for space entrepreneurs.
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, Chief Diversity Officer, ESA
Pete Worden, President, Break throug hinitiatives
Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office, ESA
17:20-18:00 Panel: Investor Panel
Chair: Dr. Orna Berry
Strom Boswick, Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital
Dov Moran, Entrepreneur, inventor and investor
Gillon Beck, Senior Partner, FIMI Opportunity Funds
18:00 Conference Closes
Ilan Ramon (1954 – 2003) was a fighter pilot in the Israel Air Force and became the first Israeli astronaut, when he joined the space mission on board the Columbia Space Shuttle.
He perished, together with the entire crew on the shuttle, which was destroyed in a crash upon reentering the atmosphere, on February 1, 2003.
The Ilan Ramon International conference is the main space conference in Israel.
Since 2005 the conference attracts key players of the international space industry, who wants to connect and meet the Israeli space eco-system.
With presence of Heads of Space Agencies leading space industries Entrepreneurs Investors and customers we will be aiming to hear thought leaders talk about unmet needs and ideas still waiting to be explored.
More details will be published in the next weeks