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Space 2.0 – Exploring NewSpace Themes & Space in the UAE

26 Oct 2020

The space environment is no longer the sole preserve of government agencies.  Private companies are propelling the sector forward more vigorously and swiftly than would be the case if left to governments alone.  The satellite industry is undergoing a revolutionary, entrepreneur-driven, industrialisation process going beyond even the expanded potential offered by the ‘smallsats’ segment.  What are the limits to NewSpace?

Just as the satellite communications industry has evolved from being only a high-CAPEX, bespoke-built GEO satellite, segment, other facets of the satellite business environment are seeing rapid change too.  The growth of the ‘smallsats’ segment in Earth imaging/remote sensing applications has fundamentally changed the scale, scope and potential of Earth observation. Once limited to government space agency budgets, the technology, build and launch costs of remote sensing spacecraft is now altogether within the scope of a myriad of private companies, including new start-ups and spin-offs from academia, which are driven by commercial competition for customers.

  • Space industrialization and Earth’s “Connected” Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • NewSpace and the impact of Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
  • Industrial space and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Space segment and ground segment – The impact of NewSpace
  • The orbital connectivity driver in space industrialization
  • The applications drivers of NewSpace
  • A “New Space Race” – The competition for customers
  • The NewSpace Earth imaging/observation ecosystem
  • Earth imaging/observation evolutionary drivers for new applications
  • New Big Data generations: imagery-based geospatial analytics GIS applications
  • High-resolution imaging and “frontier technologies” – cloud & edge computing; artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • The satellite communications interface with Earth imaging/observation and building a Global Digital Ecosystem
  • Facilitating insights for sustainable decision-making and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Martin Jarrold, Vice President International Programme Development - GVF, United Kingdom
Torsten Kriening, Chief Operating Officer - ThorGroup (SpaceWatch.Global), Germany
Dr Prashanth Marpu, Associate Professor & Manager YahSat Space Lab - Khalifa University of Science & Technology


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26 – 28 October 2020  |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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