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The Eighth Annual International Ilan Ramon Space Conference

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A Letter from Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator  

 

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Tuesday January 29

 

 

 

07:45

 

 

08:30

 

Opening Session

 

 

Registration
Musical Opening by the Air Force Troupe

 

Greetings
Brig. Gen (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO, Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies
Yehonathan Yassur, Mayor of Herzliya
Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science and Technology

 

Commemorating the crew of the Columbia Space Shuttle
Chairman: Brig. Gen (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO, Fisher Institute
Shlomit Aharon and the Air Force Troupe Musical Tribute
The Ilan Ramon Scholarships Awarding Ceremony
Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science and Technology
Menachem Greenblum, Director General, Ministry of Science and Technology
Menachem Kidron, Director General of Israel Space Agency
Rona Ramon
Representative of the Scholarship Winners

 

President Shimon Peres' Address

 

Marking a Decade to the Israeli Astronaut Project
Sean O'Keefe, President, EADS North America, former NASA Administrator
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eitan Ben Eliahu, former commander of the Israeli Air Force
Aby Har Even, former director of the Israel Space Agency
Lt. Col. (ret.) Meir Mualem, former project officer of the Israeli Astronaut Project in the IAF

 

Making Spaceflight Safer
Dr. Jon Clark, senior space physician, USA

 

The Future of Space Exploration
Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

11:10  Break

Space and Security
Chairman: Maj. Gen. (ret.) David Ivry, President, Boeing Israel, Fisher Institute Board of Directors

 

Challenges in Israel's Space Program

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Amnon Harary, Head, Space Directorate, Research and Development Directorate, Israel's MOD

 

Space and Israel's National Security
Opher Doron, Director, MBT-Space, IAI

 

Space Operations as Part of US Military Needs
Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms, Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force
Space Command, USA.

 

IAF Commander Annual Address
Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel

13:45

Lunch

Special session – Challenges of Space Operations
Panels of the heads of Space agencies from around the world

 

International Co-operations in the Domain of Space
Moderator: Barbara Opall-Rome, Israel Bureau Chief of Defense News, and Senior correspondent, Space News

 

Opening Lecture: Cooperation and the International Space Station: An Historical Perspective
Dr. Valerie Neal, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, USA

 

Participants by alphabetical order
Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA
Jan Kolár CSO, Czech Republic
Dr. David Kendall, CSA, Canada
Dr. Ger Nieuwpoort, NSO, Netherlands
Enrico Saggese, ASI, Italy
Sergei Saveliev, Deputy Head, ROSCOSMOS, Russian Federation

16:15 Break

 

 

 

 

 16:45

Space Exploration – Global Vision and Future Plans
Moderator: Mr. Yosef Weiss, Director General, Israel Aerospace Industries

 

Opening Lecture:  The EU's Role in Space
Dr. Paul Weisenberg, Deputy Director General for Entrepreneurship and Industry, EC

 

Participants by alphabetical order
Yuri S. Aleksieiev, NKAU, Ukraine
Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Chairman, Israel Space Agency
Charles Bolden, NASA, USA
Prof. Yannick d'Escatha, CNES, France
Geir Hovmork, NSC, Norway
Kristian Pedersen, DTU-Space, Denmark

 18:15  projected conclusion

 

 

Wednesday January 30

07:47 

 

 

 

 

08:30

Gathering
Musical Interlude by students of the Herzliya Municipal Conservatory
Reading by Alex Ansky

 

Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Non-Traditional Applications of Space
Chairs: Prof. Ehud Gazit, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Science and Technology; Dr.Tamar Yarom, Manor Division, Rafael

 

Entrepreneurship Challenges in Current and Future Space Market
Prof. Walter Peeters, President, International Space University
CEO, International Institute of Space Commerce

 

 

Towards Unified Satellite Architecture
Meir Chen, Manager, Future Technologies, MBT -Space, IAI

 

The Year of the Dragon: Lessons from the First Mission of Spaceship Dragon to the International Space Station
Barry Matsumori, Senior VP of Commercial Sales, SpaceX

 

Space is Wide Open (for you)
Steven J. Isakowitz, Executive VP and CTO, Virgin Galactic, USA

 

A Special Presentation of Israel’s Space Ventures and Small
Space Companies
Dr. Nili Mandelblit, ISERD, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Israel

10:30  Break

 

 

 

 

11:00

Space Programs and Vision
Chair: Ron Adam, Director, Department for International Organizations and Specialized Agencies, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Review of Major Trends in Space Policy and Security in 2012
Dr. Deganit Paikowsky, Tel Aviv University and Israel’s National
Council for R&D, Ministry of Science and Technology

 

Mission and Vision in Space – A view from Japan
Dr. Satoshi Furukawa, Astronaut, JAXA

 

Annual address of the Director General of Israel Space Agency
Menachem Kidron, Director General, Israel Space Agency

 

Space and the United Nations
Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer
Space Affairs

13:00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:00

Space Industry and Technology

 

Chairs: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gideon Sheffer, Deputy Director General
for Strategic Development, Elbit, and Fisher Institute Board and
Dr. Gennaro Russo, Senior Managing Partner, Emmeplus

 

Review of Major Trends in Space Technologies and Industries
in 2012

Tal Inbar, Head of the Space Research Center at the Fisher Institute

 

Electric Propulsion: a green and efficient solution for Space propulsion
Dr. Dan Lev and Jacob Herskowitz, RAFAEL

 

UV Payload for Scientific Space Mission
Ilan Porat, Head of Elop-Elbit Space operations

 

Wide-band Communication for Ground, Air and Sea
David Zusiman, Amos 4 Program Manager, Spacecom


Mayak - a new family of launch vehicles
Alexander Kushnarov, First Deputy General Designer and General Director System Design - Yuzhnoye.

15:40 Break

 

 

 

 

16:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Space

Chairman: Prof. Brendt Feuerbacher, former president,
International Astronautical Federation

 

Overview of 2012 in Space Sciences
Prof. Ehud Behar, Head, Asher Space Research Institute, Technion

 

Science on board the International Space Station – a look to the Future
Col. Randy Bresnik, Astronaut, Houston Space Center, NASA

 

Hyper Spectral Imaging from Space in View of the Nobel Prize
Prof. Eyal Ben Dor, Tel Aviv University

 

Recent Discoveries from the Curiosity Mars Rover
Dr. John M. Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, NASA

 18:00

Concluding remarks
Maj. Gen (ret.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman of the Board Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

   

 

 

 

Thursday January 31

 07:45

Gathering

Musical interlude by students of the Herzliya Municipal Conservatory

 08:30

Greetings, presentation of the agenda for the day
Brig. Gen (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO, Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

 

Space Sustainability
With the participation of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University
Moderators: Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Chairman, Israel Space Agency, Head of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University
 

Among the Discussants:
Rebecca Bresnik, NASA
CDR Ofer Lapid, Israel’s MOD
Keren Shahar - Ben Ami, Adv. Director, General International Law Department,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Sergey Avdeev, TSNIIMASH

Prof. Michael Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate NASA

 10:00 Break
 10:20

“Size Doesn’t Count” – Small Satellites and Miniaturization of Space Components and Platforms
Moderators: Prof. Chaim Eshed, Chairman of the Space Committee, Israel’s National Council for R&D, Ministry of Science and Technology
Prof. Walter Peeters, President, International Space University
CEO, International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC)

 

Among the Discussants:
Prof. Ran Ginosar, CEO, Ramon Chips
Lars Alminde, GomSpace
Abe Bonnema, Director General, ISIS
Meidad Pariente, CEO, Spacealist
Dr. Roberto Da Forno Da Forno, President, HIT09
Dr. Raz Tamir, IAI

 12:10 Break
 12:20

New Paradigms in Launch Vehicles
Moderator: Uzi Rubin, Rubincon

 

Among the Discussants:
Jonathan Hoffeler, SpaceX
Hanan Gilo, Malam, IAI
A representative of Yuzhnoi
Mr. Mario Cosmo, Technical Director of ASI

Colonel Moshe Cohen, R&D Directorate, Israel MOD

 13:40

Closing
Maj. Gen.(ret) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman, Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

 14:30  Projected end of the Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bolden  Bolden

Date 29/01/2013 - 31/01/2013
Location Air Force Center, Herzelia
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