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January 16th, 2017

SMi's 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness... London in April an Early Bird Offer

There have been 11 successful programs and this year will be SMi Group's number 12—2017's attendees will explore key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space. 

Registration is now open for SMi Group's 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness taking place in London on April 26th and 27th. The venue will be held at Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom. A special early bird offer is available through January 31st.

Space Situational Awareness remains a key priority for armed forces capable of operating above the Earth. Space is now extremely contested, congested and competitive as more and more countries and organizations gain access to space technology. High amounts of orbiting traffic is not the only threat; space weather, debris and ground based electronic and cyber threats can also have a massive impact by disrupting satellite activity

Now in its twelve year, 2017’s agenda will explore key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space that covers topical themes, such as:

  • national updates on SSA
  • command and control
  • space weather
  • traffic management
  • optical/imaging sensors


Attendees will attend innovative presentations from senior industry and military personnel, working with active projects on enhancing space domain awareness for the international community. 

2017's agenda has been released! Download the brochure from the event website to view all speakers and their presentation details.

Interesting topics such as

  • Hear from new countries seeking to develop their space programs such as Poland, Denmark, the Netherlands and many more
  • Learn from leading nations such as USA, UK, France, Germany and Canada, about how they continue to enhance space security through Space Domain Awareness technologies
  • Discuss key topics that affect space situational awareness; from space-borne sensors to effective information management systems
  • Gain a unique insight in to the challenges faced beyond this atmosphere and how the armed forces and industry are striving to overcome them


Featured European Presentations:

  • Keynote Briefing: Recent Changes in British Military Space Doctrine Enabling Greater SSA Capacity—Wing Commander Rayna Owens, AS Strat 4, UK MoD
  • Defending National Sovereignty in Space by Using SSt technology: the French Approach—Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, French Joint Space Command
  • Outlining the SSt-pl program and its impact on Polish National Security in Space—Colonel Rafal Borek, Chief of Section, Defence Projects Department, Polish Space Agency
  • Danish SSA priorities as Seen from a Military perspective—Charlotte Wiin Havsteen, Branch Chief, Defence Center for Operational Oceanography, Danish Defense Acquisition and logistics Organization
  • Continuing the effort to Secure Space-Based infrastructure for the European Community—Nicholas Bobrinsky, Head of the SSA Program, European Space Agency


To view the full agenda, download the PDF brochure from the event website. SMi offers reduced rates to Military, Government and Public Sector representatives. 

For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at Military Space Situational Awareness 2017, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748, smalick@smi-online.co.uk