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

  

 

27.1.2015

 Small Satellites workshop – by invitations only

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

 

 

 

 

 28.1.2015 – First day of the conference

 

 07:45 

Registration

 

 08:30 

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 

 

10:45 

Break

 

11:15 

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

 

12:30

Lunch

 

 

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

 

Chair: Dr. Nili Mandelblit, ISERD 

13:30 

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

 

14:45 

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

 

07:45

Gathering

 

08:30

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
 

10:15

Break

 

10:45

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

  

 13:10

Lunch

 

 14:10

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

 

 15:30

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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