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October 9th, 2014

Stakeholder Symposium To Spotlight Laser Tech For Geospatial Concerns

[SatNews] The Earth Observation Industry Alliance (EOIA) and Airbus Defense and Space and General Atomics cordially invite you to attend this exciting Stakeholder Symposium.

The event will focus on soon-to-be available innovative laser technology that will revolutionize how geospatial data and information is managed on both spaceborne and airborne platforms. Among the confirmed and invited speakers are:

  • Morio Toyoshima, Japan Space Communication Systems Laboratory, Wireless Network Research Institute, Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
  • Gil Klinger, Special Advisor, National Reconnaissance Office
  • David Robie, Director-Electro Optical Systems, Reconnaissance Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Herwig Zech, TESAT Spacecom, Senior Project Manager Optical Space Communication Systems
  • Dennis Jones, President, Earth Observation Industry Alliance
  • Simon Drygalla, Liaison Officer to U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Akos Hegyi, Head of EDRS European Data Relay Satellite Services, Airbus Defense and Space
  • Thornton (Bill) Wilt, Director, Earth Observation Industry Alliance

In the near future, airborne and spaceborne Laser Communications Terminals (LCTs) will provide remote sensing missions (ISR, weather, disaster response), defense, robotic, manned and unmanned space and airborne communities faster data transmission as well as larger data volume and tasking capabilities. Laser relays will reduce system response time (latency, reactivity) and disruption to a level where near-real-time geospatial data delivery capabilities will become a reality on a global scale.

The Stakeholder Symposium will provide an overview of the current status of the SpaceDataHighway and other technologies along with deployment schedules. The conference is an effort to forge collaboration between the diverse segments of the space, aerospace and geospatial intelligence industries and discuss related opportunities for Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government collaboration and partnerships. The symposium is intended to provide a forum to explore ways industry can work together to harness this capability for the benefit of the community.

The Symposium will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90045

Registration URL: http://www.eoia.org/laser-comms-symposium/