Plenary 3:

Space Transportation Capabilities and Future Directions to enable Commercial, Scientific, and Human expansion into space

Tuesday 13, 
Location: Ussishkin Auditorium

This plenary session is dedicated to a comprehensive discussion of the current state and future directions of launch systems. We are in the midst of substantial change in the paradigms of how humans and hardware get to space – from technical, programmatic, and commercial perspectives. In the technical realm, for example, we are now seeing the first-attempts to re-land booster rockets gently for re-use of all or large parts of the hardware. In programmatic areas, we are seeing NASA rely on commercial contracts to deliver crew and cargo, and ESA moving forward with the Ariane-6. While telecommunications satellites for GEO still offer commercial opportunities for launch vehicle companies, one important trend has been in the direction of smaller satellites – microsats and nanosats – and hosted payloads, which may influence the direction, size, and frequency of future launches. This plenary will provide a window into how many of the major actors in the Space Transportation arena are adjusting to – or creating – many of these changes which are coming rapidly, and are fundamentally changing our access to LEO and beyond.

 
 

Moderator:

 

Geir HovmorkGeir Hovmork

Deputy Director

Norwegian Space Center

Norway

 
 
 

Panelists:

 

John ElbonJohn Elbon

vice president and general manager

Space Exploration, a division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security

The Boeing Company

USA

 
 
 

Tsutomu FukatsuTsutomu Fukatsu

Director

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan

 
 
 
 
 

Robert HauserRobert Hauser

Business Development Director

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

USA

 
 
 

Stéphane IsraëlStéphane Israël

Chairman and CEO

Arianespace

France

 
 
 
 

Yuriy MakarovYuriy Makarov

Director of Strategy Planning Department

Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Russia

 
 
 

Lee RosenLee Rosen

Vice President

Mission and Launch Operations

SpaceX

USA

 
 

Shen LinLin Shen

Deputy Chief Researcher

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)

China

 
 
 

Gaele WintersGaele Winters

Director of Launchers
European Space Agency (ESA)
France