Space Operations Summit
AN INTERNATIONAL JOINT DEFENCE SPACE FORUM

28 - 30 April, 2020 | London

CONFERENCE DAY ONE - 29 MAY 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 9:05 am CO-CHAIRMEN'S OPENING REMARKS

Mr Steve Huybrechts - Chief of Staff, Applied Minds
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Mr Steve Huybrechts

Chief of Staff
Applied Minds



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Flavio Giudice

Joint ISR, Space SME
NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA)

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Dr Nick Minogue

Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of Legal Affairs
NATO International Staff

•    The Four Pillars of the Space Support to Operations Policy
•    A NATO perspective on the evolving space landscape and new emerging threats and opportunities
•    The NATO Space Policy: political, operational and technical implications

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Mr Steve Huybrechts

Chief of Staff
Applied Minds

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Dr Nick Minogue

Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of Legal Affairs
NATO International Staff

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Flavio Giudice

Joint ISR, Space SME
NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA)

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Mr Steve Huybrechts

Chief of Staff
Applied Minds

Leslie Kovacs

VP, Business Development/President
Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC

Wallis Laughrey

VP of Space Systems
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Roger W. Teague

VP, Space, Intelligence and Missile Defence Governement Operations
Boeing

11:15 am - 11:45 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45 am - 12:15 pm A DOCTRINE FOR SPACE OPERATIONS: A SMALL COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE

Dr Christian Anrig - Chief of Doctrine, Swiss Air Force

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Dr Christian Anrig

Chief of Doctrine
Swiss Air Force

•    Space system testing, prototyping and sustainment needs
•    Capability priorities for the Italian MOD
•    Key programmes with NATO

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Lieutenant Colonel Giovanni Sembenini

Chief, NATO and non-European Countries R&T Programs
Italian Secretariat General of Defence and National Armaments Directorate

12:55 pm - 2:15 pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm BUILDING A SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS CAPABILITY IN THE SPANISH AIR FORCE

Colonel D. Eliseo Pérez Gómez - Air Command & Control Branch Chief, Strategic & Plans Division, Spanish Air Force


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Colonel D. Eliseo Pérez Gómez

Air Command & Control Branch Chief, Strategic & Plans Division
Spanish Air Force

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm SATELLITE DISAGGREGATION, RESILIENCY AND RESPONSIVE SMALL LAUNCH

Leslie Kovacs - VP, Business Development/President, Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC


Leslie Kovacs

VP, Business Development/President
Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • What lessons can defence learn from the government and commercial sectors’ experience of contracting launch services? What barriers are there for military customers that might prevent effective outsourcing, and how can those barriers be overcome?
  • Guaranteeing mission assurance for commercially-provided launch services. Delivering a partnership that can meet the defence/government requirement
  • How might defence capitalise on the increasing affordability of launch services to improve their access to space as an operational domain?
  • Coordinating the national requirement for launch services. Avoiding duplication and streamlining the contracting process to meet a range of military and government needs via a single launch
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Ms Denise Pham

Chief, LSP Fleet & Systems Management Division
NASA

Roger W. Teague

VP, Space, Intelligence and Missile Defence Governement Operations
Boeing

Leslie Kovacs

VP, Business Development/President
Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC

4:45 pm - 4:55 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

Mr Steve Huybrechts - Chief of Staff, Applied Minds

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Mr Steve Huybrechts

Chief of Staff
Applied Minds