09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech By Summit Producer
09:05 NASA Keynote Address: Artemis And Beyond – Advances In Lunar Exploration Technologies And Mars Exploration Future Plans
  • NASA’s next crewed mission to the moon, Project Artemis, will not be a short visit like the 1969 Apollo landing. There will be multiple visits followed by a permanent presence on the moon, which will then be used as a gateway to get humans to Mars. The scene for long-term human habitation in space is now set.
  • Achieving the goals of a long-term lunar surface presence beyond the 2024 mission and the first human mission to the surface of Mars
  • Involving the private industry at all stages and lots of international co-operation
  • NASA’s goal to have the first woman on the upcoming Artemis mission to the moon
Tom-E-Cremins-rounded Tom E. Cremins
Chief of Staff & Associate Administrator, Federated Board/ Strategic Engagement and Assessments
09:45 Chief Scientist Keynote Address: Beyond Lot 14, Developing Adelaide As An Outstanding Space And Defence Hub – Challenges And Opportunities
Caroline-McMillen-rounded Professor Caroline McMillen
Chief Scientist of South Australia
Australian Gov
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 How Virgin Orbit Partner With International Space Agencies And Satellite Companies For New Cost-Effective Launches? The Selection Of Future Launch Sites For New Launches
Stephen-Eisele-rounded Stephen Eisele
Vice President, Strategy
Virgin Orbit
Virgin Orbit
 11:00 Future ISS Programmes And Developments – Where Are The New Partnership Opportunities?
Christine-M-Kertz-rounded Christine M. Kretz
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships, International Space Station (ISS)
U.S. National Laboratory (confirming)
U.S. National Laboratory
 11:30 Defence In Space
Defence is a major user of space technology. The Australian government has set aside $1.6 bn over the coming decade to fund defence innovation programmes, many of which are related to space technology. What is the role of the defence sector in space? Does Australia has the R & D potential for global defence and space companies?
Wing Commander Michael Spence
Air Power Development
Air Force HQ, Australia (pending)
12:00 Future International Space Launches
  • Falcon, Dragon, Taxi: Spacex’s Future Launches In 2020 & Beyond And Collaboration Partnerships
Gary-Henry-rounded Gary Henry
Senior Director
SpaceX (confirming)
  • Japan’s Future Space Launches Move Ahead
Hidetaka-Aoki-rounded Hidetaka Aoki
Partner, Space & Robotics/Space Business Evangelist
Global Brain Corp, Japan
Global Brain is one of the top-tier venture capital firms in Japan
Global Brain
  • Planning A Pressurized Rover To Enable Astronauts Explore A Much Wider Area On The Lunar Surface – Update On JAXA-Toyota Collaboration
JAXA Senior Representative
JAXA, Japan
  • Japan’s First Mars Rover Mission: Latest Update On Discovery On The Martian Moons, As A Potential Base For Future Crewed Missions To Mars
JAXA Professor Kazuhisa Fujita
Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Program, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Professor, Institute of Space & Astronautical Science
  • Europe’s New Space Launches: Global Assessment Of Space Socio-Economic Impact And New Technology/Business Spin-Offs
Elia-Montanari-rounded Elia Montanari
Head of Control
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
  • OneWeb’s Future Launches. Space Constellation For Global Connectivity
Yvon-Henri-rounded Yvon Henri
Chief Regulatory Advisor
  • Why UAE Is Spearheading Planned Middle East Manned Space Missions In 2020 & Beyond
Heyam-Alblooshi-rounded Heyam Al Blooshi
Woman Astronaut Candidate/Aeronautical Design Engineer
UAE Space Agency (invited)
12:50 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Follow The Water: Australian Satellites For Earth Observation – The Leap Forward In CSIRO’s Space Programmes
  • Why is satellite imaging so expensive?
  • What gaps in Earth observation can Australia fill?
  • How can we leverage our unique location and knowledge to take leadership in Earth observation?
Stephen-Genseme-rounded Dr Stephen Genseme
Research Leader, Optical Systems & Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Manufacturing
Leading science applications of CSIROSat-1, CSIRO’s first CubeSat
14:30 India’s Space Programmes: Lessons From Past Launches – Preparing For Future Manned Launches And Lunar Missions
  • Lessons from ISRO’s lunar landing mission
  • From concept to launch
  • Lessons derived
  • Future plans for ISRO
ISRO Dr A R Srinivas
Head of Space Applications
ISRO, India (invited)
15:00 Long-Term Life Support For Survival In Space And On The Moon
• NASA’s next trip to the moon will be based on research done in South Australia — such as mining ice and metals from asteroids and the lunar surface. Working out how to mine lunar ice to sustain human life and to power rockets are a priority in South Australia, along with mining metals from the moon and asteroids. The top priority at this point is water. Water as an energy source but also for drinking. Water molecules can be split to create hydrogen, which can be used as a rocket fuel. The discovery of water at the polar caps has been a huge surprise for scientists, and makes living on the surface much easier than was envisaged in the past. The next step will be space farming. Astronauts will have to have something to eat if they are going to live there.

• The next space revolution rests on the ability to produce materials and structures in space. Transporting resources into space is not viable for long-term space exploration, as mission payload costs are thousands of dollars per kilogram. There is an urgent need to find viable solutions to locating, extracting and processing resources where they are found and doing so in a sustainable way.

University of Adelaide Prof John Culton
Director, Centre for Sustainable Planetary & Space Resources
The University of Adelaide
Retired US Air Force Colonel
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
16:00 Venture Capital In Space Tech: Financing And Charging Up Innovation In The Space Industry
  • Understanding the risks and opportunities in Space Tech
  • Educating the market about Space Tech
  • Breaking down the regulatory challenges and more
Martin-Duursma-rounded Martin Duursma
Managing Partner
Main Sequence Ventures
Main Sequence Ventures
16:30 Updating On New Discoveries In Microgravity Applications, Advances In Space Microbiology, Astrobiology, CubeSat Payload And Leveraging AI For Satellites
Ravi-Teja-Duggineni-rounded Ravi Teja Duggineni
Research Sat
16:50 Interactive Roundtable Discussions:
  • Lunar Resource Extraction For Future Artemis Missions
  • Focus resources to support Artemis missions
  • Extraction Ready Resource
  • New extraction methods
  • New resource types, not ice water
Joshua-Letcher-rounded Joshua Letcher
Founder, Allotropes Mining & Diamonds
CEO, Space Industries Australia
Space Industries Australia
  • The Use Of Hyperscale Datacenters In Space: Storage In Motion
Ohad-Harlev-rounded Ohad Harlev
Lyteloop, USA
  • Building The Next Generation Space Force: Space Education And STEM Training New Opportunities
  • Exposing Secondary School Students to the variety of careers in the Space Industry’ featuring programs such as the Space Passport and Space Industry Work Experience Program plus other school based programs supported by the Advanced Technology Program like the senior Drone program at Seaton High School would be suitable.
Sarah-Baker-rounded Dr Sarah Baker
Advanced Technology Program Manager
Department for Education, South Australia
  • Meeting The New Challenges Of Space Medicine In Deep Space Exploration
  • Silicon microdosimetry and its applications for astronauts’ radiation protection and SEE mitigation
  • Radiation dosimetry/microdosimetry sensors with applications for prediction space radiation hazard for astronauts and radiation damage of electronics
Anatoly-B-Rozenfeld-rounded Anatoly B. Rozenfeld
Distinguished Professor of Medical Physics
Director, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, School of Physics
University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong
  • Why Nanosatellite Communications Are Key To Powering The Next Generation Of Space IoT
  • Speeding up communications between nanosatellites and terrestrial communication devices
  • New trends in nanotechnology and how it improve long-distance communications
  • Meeting new challenges, costs of development and deployment, regulatory hurdles
Boeing Senior Representative
Myriota/Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • The Danger Of Space Debris For Space Flights
  • How space debris will increase in the future
  • Why it is dangerous for space flights
Astroscale Senior Management
  • 3d Printing For Space Tech Manufacturing: How This Can Help Lower The Cost Of Prohibitively Expensive Space Flights
  • Establishing Effective Ground-Based Controls For Space Flights: How This Will Help Smaller Operations Launches
  • Space Advances For Telecommunications & Broadcasting. Towards 6g And New Spectrum Planning. Latest VSAT Innovations.
  • Space Advances For Defence Deployment, Monitoring And Research
  • Augmented Reality & Simulation For Space And Aeronautical Training
  • Space Applications For Smart Cities Geospatial Planning
  • Satcom Innovation In An Era Of Low Earth Orbit Constellations
  • Latest In Disruptive Low-Cost Rocket Technology
  • Latest Innovations In Remote Sensing And Imagery Analysis
  • How The Mining, Agriculture And Logistics Sectors Stand To Benefit From Space-Based Resources And New Leo Innovations
  • Patent Protection For Space Innovations/Latest Aeronautical Laws Governing New Space Exploration Launches
  • Developing New Pathways From Research To Industry: How Do You Commercialise Your Latest Space Innovation/Research?
  • The Use Of Accelerators To Help Incubate Space Tech Start-ups
  • Space Tourism As The New Travel Frontier: How SpaceX, Virgin, Blue Origin Scale Up The Industry, Addressing Safety Concerns For Space Tourists
  • Global Spectrum Planning & Allocation: Space Services Around And Beyond The Earth
17:30 Closing Remarks by Summit Chairman
17:35 Champagne Networking Session
Champagne Networking image
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
08:55 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Summit Producer
09:00 Leveraging Australia’s Geographical Benefits To Facilitate Cost-Effective Space Launches
Launching satellites into space is far cheaper from Australian soil than to use a foreign company. Taking up a large chunk of the Southern Hemisphere, consisting of mostly uninhabited land and sitting right next to the equator, Australia is a strategic position from which to launch satellites and rockets.
Scott-Wallis-rounded Scott Wallis
Chief of Space
Equatorial Launch Australia
Equatorial Launch Australia
09:50 Preparing For New Orbital Missions And Satellite Launches: The Vital Role And New Initiatives Of Government-Backed Space Agencies – The New Zealand Experience
  • Why the government’s role is vital in building a space ecosystem
  • New Zealand’s space sector moves ahead with 4 orbital missions and
  • 25 satellites already delivered are about to orbit
  • Developing Christchurch as a potential aeronautical and space hub
  • Creating future job opportunities in the space tech & aerospace industries, and harnessing the skillsets required
  • The need for collaboration with regional & international partners
Peter-Crabtree-rounded Dr Peter Crabtree
New Zealand Space Agency (invited)
New Zealand Space Agency
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 Building A Satellite Below A Million Dollars: The Future Of Launch
  • The economics of building a satellite
  • Plans for cutting the costs of designing and building satellites
  • Equatorial SI’s experience and case study
  • Meeting challenges ahead
  • Segmentation vs Consolidation? A Market Outlook
  • Hybrid Propulsion – Making Rockets Simple
Simon-Gwozdz-rounded Simon Gwozdz
Equatorial Space Industries, Singapore
Equatorial Space Industries
 11:00 Latest Update On NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program: Objectives, Recent And Upcoming Missions
  • Flight projects currently under development: NASA CubeSat missions
  • Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA) – mission validation, in-orbit testing and utilisation in future high-bandwidth missions
  • In space command and control – demonstrations of coordinated maneuver for CubeSats in LEO
  • Priorities for the development of the program and future pathfinder projects planned
Roger-C-Hunter-rounded Roger C. Hunter
Program Manager for Small Spacecraft Technology
Past Squadron Commander & Colonel, US Air Force 50th Space Wing
 11:30 Partnering With NASA In Upcoming Mars Missions: Preparing For The First Launch Of A Fully Australian Made Spacecraft, Taking Off From Australia
  • Progress of the Mars Mission with NASA. Many Mars missions have failed and only NASA Mars mission had landed so far.
  • Air drop launch to orbit system and  satellites (stratospheric airships)
  • Staying in the fore front of space research and capability
Robert-Brand-rounded Robert Brand
Spacecraft Developer/CTO
Thunderstruck Space Australia
Thunderstruck Space Australia
Ian-Tasker-rounded Ian Tasker
Board Secretary/Director
Thunderstruck Space Australia
Thunderstruck Space Australia
12:00 Global Space & Aeronautical Panel Discussion:
  • Why Australia & the Asia Pacific will be a prime location for space tech to flourish?
  • NASA collaboration with other international space agencies and satellite players, going forward. Where are the new international collaboration partnership opportunities?
  • Developing and Consolidating your National Space Strategy
  • Project Updates and New Perspectives from Space Agencies from North America, Europe, Asia, Russia, the Middle East
  • As satellites have downsized, launching them into space has never been more economically viable, bringing big benefits for business. The 14.2 billion connected things used in 2019 will soar to 25 billion by 2021. Getting the data from IoT sensors requires it to be sent over a communications network. This could be a relatively low-cost, earthbound LoRa (long range) wireless network, or 5G mobile networks such as those being rolled out across Australia, through to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) networks, which rely on satellites orbiting 200km–1000km above the Earth’s surface that can collect information from anywhere on land or at sea. Satellites have reduced in scale during the past two decades, and lightweight nanosatellites weigh between 1kg and 10kg — smaller CubeSats weigh around 1kg — meaning multiple devices can be launched economically from a single rocket. There are about 1100 nanosatellites and 1000 CubeSats currently orbiting the Earth.
  • Applying Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques in space exploration and geo-spatial data
  • Deploying new robotics in space
  • Training new astronauts for new lunar and Mars missions
  • Long-term vision for space travel and addressing safety concerns
  • Building a Mars Habitat
  • New hypersonic propulsion in space and missile development
  • Meeting the supply of Krypton & Liquid H2 as fuels for future space launches. Can Australian miners and H2 suppliers meet the challenge?
Senior Management, Australian Government

And other invited international space agencies, space pioneers and experts from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Blue Origin and many others

12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Preparing For New Applications Of Hypersonic Technology: Hypersonic Point-To-Point Travel In The Offing?
Michael-Smart-rounded Professor Michael Smart
Head, Hyshot Group
Chair of Hypersonic Propulsion, The University of Queensland
14:00 Satellites For Wildfire Prediction And Natural Disasters Monitoring
Anthony-Baker-rounded Anthony Baker
Global Satellite VU, United Kingdom
Global Satellite VU
  1. The Commercialization Of Low Earth Orbit And Beyond: Update On Bartolomeo, The First Pure Commercial European Platform Attached To The European Research Laboratory Module On International Space Station (ISS), Columbus
  2. Case Studies On Surface Movement Monitoring Based On High-Resolution Terrasar-X Satellite Data – The Use Of Satellite Technology In Space Operations And Communications
Manfred-Jaumann-rounded Manfred Jaumann
Head of Missions, Microgravity Payloads, ISS Services
Airbus Defence & Space
Airbus Defence
Seyed-Miri-rounded Seyed Miri
Regional Manager (Intelligence), Australia Pacific
Airbus Defence & Space
Airbus Defence
15:10 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
15:30 The Critical Role Of Women Scientists In Space In NASA’s New Space Initiatives – When The First Woman Gets On The Artemis Mission
Jonna-Ocampo-rounded Jonna Ocampo
Scientist/Astronaut, Human Explorations
NASA (invited)
16:00 Using Satellite Swarms To Solve The Resolution Gap In Earth Observation: How Laser Communications & On-Board Processing Will Solve The Download Bottleneck
David-Bruce-rounded Associate Prof. David Bruce
GIS, Flinders University
Adjunct Faculty, International Space University
16:30 The Search For Alternative Fuels For Long-Distance Manned Flights: Developing The Power And Propulsion Elements For Deep Space Crewed Exploration Missions
Patrick-Neumann-rounded Dr Patrick Neumann
Chief Scientist
Neumann Space (confirming)
Neumann Space
 17:00 Tapping New Investment & Collaboration Opportunities In The Space & Defence Sectors In South Australia
  • Defence and space linkages within the state and more broadly
Matt-Opie-rounded Matt Opie
Director, Defence & Space
University of South Australia
University of South Australia
17:30 Closing Remarks by Summit Chairman

Site Tour 1: Site Visit To University Of Adelaide Centre For Sustainable Planetary And Space Resources

Site Tour 1
Site Visit to University of Adelaide Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources to learn how the Centre embark on research projects for long-term life support for survival in space and on the moon. The Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources brings together the University of Adelaide’s collective exploration, mining, manufacturing and engineering research strengths to address the challenges faced by long term planetary exploration, while ensuring the near-term application here on Earth. The In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) concept, as pioneered by NASA, looks to address space exploration’s historic reliance on Earth-based materials by proposing an off-world, self-contained resource chain covering the exploration, extraction and utilisation of space-based resources in support of new long-term crewed exploration missions.


Site Tour 2: Site Visit To A Space Research Facility And CubeSat Manufacturing Facility In Adelaide

Site Tour 2
Programmed to work alongside humans and take on dull, repetitive and even dangerous tasks with total accuracy, collaborative robots are delivering enormous productivity boosts at highly competitive prices for many businesses in labor-scarce industries. Reports show some cobots can cost 5x less than traditional industrial robots, thanks to quick integration and built-in safety features that eliminate the need for costly safety add-ons. Witness these smart machines in action for yourself in this visit to Mobile Automation’s Technology Center in Melbourne, where you will be treated to a showcase of various cobot models, their capabilities, and their potential to revolutionize the factory floor and other areas.


Site Tour 3: Site Visit To CSIRO’s Waite Campus In Adelaide
Site Tour 3 (new)
Join us in this site visit to CSIRO’s Waite Campus in Adelaide, learn more about CISRO Manufacturing and its optical systems for satellites (confirming).
Space in each site visit is limited, registrations will be available on a first come, first served basis. Site visits may subject to changes due to reasons beyond our control.