The Tenth Ilan Ramon International Space Conference

 The Tenth Ilan Ramon International Space Conference

will be held on January 28th, 29th 2015 at the IAF Center, Herzlia

For lectures in English (video) click on orange links 


Short clip of the conference


Pictures from the conference  28/1    29/1




 Small Satellites workshop – by invitations only

  • Applications for small satellites
  • The technological challenges
  • Access to space





 28.1.2015 – First day of the conference






Opening Session
Greetings and opening remarks:
President of the State of Israel, HE Reuven Rivlin

Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Maj. Gen. (res.), Chairman, Israel Space Agency

Prof. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA

Asaf Agmon, Brig. Gen. (res.), CEO, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies


Looking Back and Seeing Ahead Clip

 specially produced for the conference


Opening lecture – Achievements and Trends in Space

Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Senior Curator, Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum


STS-107 commemoration

Ilan Ramon Scholarship awarding ceremony

Living in Space – Science and Inspiration

 Astronaut Nicole P. Stott, NASA 






Space and Science session
Chairman: Prof. Zvi Piran, Schwartzmann University Chair, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University  


A year in review

 Prof. Ehud Bechar, Asher Space Research Institute, Technion



The Next 50 years in Italian Space

Prof. Roberto Battiston, President Italian space agency (ASI)

The Rosetta Mission – First scientific results

Dr. Igal Pat-El, Chairman, Israel Astronomy Association

From Solar Storms to Climate: ground and airborne measurements of atmospheric electricity
Prof. Yoav Yair, Dean, School of Sustainability, IDC Herzliya






GNSS for the Benefit of Society session – In cooperation with ISERD and the EU EGNIS project


Chair: Dr. Nili Mandelblit, ISERD 


Satellite navigation systems – a global view
Sharafat Gadimova, Program Officer, GNSS, UNOOSA


GNSS: A view from Europe
Christoph Kautz, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry Unit Galileo and EGNOS - Applications, Security, International Relations 


GNSS in Portugal

Joao Romana, NCP for Space and Aeronautics, Portugal

Presentation of Israeli Prize-winning Startups in the Galileo Masters Competition

Danny Katz, Mobitcom, and Menachem Donor, Astronautics


Space and Security session
Chairman: Maj. Gen. (ret.) David Ivry, President, Boeing Israel



Annual address - Brig. Gen. (res) Amnon Harari,  Head, Israel’s MOD Space Directorate
Space as a Major Component in US Security
Maj. Gen. David J. Buck, Vice Commander, USAF Space Command

Annual Address by the Commander Israel Air and Space Branch

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel


Space and Israel's Security
Lt. Gen. (res) Moshe Yaalon, Minister of Defense


29.1.2015 – Second day of the conference






Musical Interlude


Opening Remarks:

Dr. Christian Feichtinger, Executive Director, International Astronautical Federation


Space in the Service of Man and Country – special session on Space in the Mediterranean basin


Space Policy and Security, a year in review

Dr. Deganit Paikowsky,  senior researcher, Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University, and the National Council for R&D at the ministry of Science, Technology and Space

Space Activities under the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Prof. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA


The Function of Space in Homeland Security

Maria Ruess, Vice President, International Business Development, Lockeed Martin Space and Homeland Security Systems


Discussion with the participation of:
Prof. George Zalidis,  Director, Remote-sensing Lab, Aristotelian University, Saloniki, Greece
Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos, Director, National Observatory, Athens, Greece

Menachem Kidron, Director General, Israel Space Agency

Dr. Carolina Matarazzi, Italian Coordinator of EUCISE project

Moderator: Danny Barok Israel Space Agency





Space and Industry session
Chairman: Prof. Maj. Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben Israel, Chairman Israel Space Agency, Head Security Studies, Tel Aviv University


A year in review

Tal Inbar, Head, Space Research Center,  Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies


Opher Doron, Director General, MBT-Space, Israel Aerospace Industries


Enhanced Capabilities for Space Missions Utilizing Electric Propultion

Zvi Zukerman and Jacob Herscovitz, Rafael

New Trends in Remote Sensing

Ilan Porat, Head of Space Directorate, Elbit Systems Intelligence and Electro Optics – Elop



Space 2.0 – Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Non-traditional uses of Space

Chairman: Uzi Rubin, Rubincon 


Access to Space:

Space X activities – from Grasshopper to commercial re-supply missions to the ISS and commercial launches: A year in Review

Stella Guillen, Director, Business Development, Space X


Space Florida’s activities and international cooperation

Frank DiBello, President, Space Florida


Space Activities at the Kodiac launch site

Craig Campbell, President, Alaska Aerospace Corporation






Technologies and Applications session

Chairman: Lt. Col. (res.) Meir Muaalem, Multimodis


De-Orbiter: service satellite for station keeping and removal of   geo-stationary satellites

Arie Halsband, founder and CEO, Effective Space Solutions


In Space for Bettering Life on Earth – Planet Labs’ paradigmatic change in remote sensing

Mike Safyan, Director of Launch and Regulatory Affairs, Planet Labs


Wide-band Communication from Space

Danny Spirtus, Founder and CTO, NSL COMM


Man In Space



Findings from the Nano-Satellites Workshop

Tal Inbar, Head of the Space Research Center, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies



NASA's Manned Space Exploration: the next generation

Astronaut Rex J. Walheim, NASA

Orion, NASA's  Spaceship of the Future
John Karas, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems, Lockheed Martin

Japan’s Achievements in Space

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, JAXA



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










Date 28/01/2015 08:00 - 29/01/2015 18:00
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