The Young Generations’ Perspective of Space and Security

Thursday 4 October 2018, 13:45 – 14:45

Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal


The Global Network Forum (GNF) for Space Safety and Security – in and from Space – will be held during the IAC 2018 in Bremen. This GNF is expected to be an excellent occasion to promote IAF activities for space safety and security.

In this regard, the GNF will engage key space actors in reflecting on their views on space safety and security in and from space.

This GNF invites panellists to reflect on the nature of space safety and security and its important role in space activities. This debate will focus on security in and from space, what the priorities of governments, industry and space agencies are.

Organized by:
Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
European Space Agency (ESA)


Christina Giannopapa

Head of Political Affairs,

European Space Agency (ESA),






Christopher Vasko

Research Fellow, Young ESA,

European Space Agency (ESA),







Didier Schmitt

Space Task Force,

European External Action Service,


Full Bio

Didier Schmitt has an academic background, as associate professor at the Toulouse medical school and the International Space University (1992-1997). He holds a PhD in bioscience and is also a certified medical doctor. At the European Space Agency he was head of human space flight and exploration scientific programmes (1997-2009). He worked in the Space Policy Unit at the European Commission (2009-12) and was technology foresight coordinator in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission (2012-14). Since then he is seconded to the European External Action Service, in the Space Task Force. He is an opinion writer has published a book on foresight: Scion|ce – what you need to remember from the future.


Ntorina Antoni

PhD in Space and Security,

Eindhoven University of Technology,

The Netherlands

Full Bio

Ms. Antoni is a PhD candidate at the University of Eindhoven, conducting a research project in space security. She is also an attorney at law registered at the Athens Bar Association in Greece. She holds a Law Degree from the University of Athens, an LLM in International and European law from Tilburg University and an Advanced LLM in Air and Space law from Leiden University. Ntorina has previously worked at the Strategy Department of the European Space Agency as strategy and policy analyst, and at a Swiss private aerospace company as legal counsel.


Yann Gouy

Head of On-Orbit Services Business Development,

Airbus Defence and Space,


Full Bio

Yann is currently in charge developing the business of On-Orbit Services, covering In-Orbit Refuelling, partially Space Situational Awareness, Active Debris Removal and In-Space Logistics.

Prior to that he was Programme Manager leading the Business Development for Space Surveillance and Tracking and Space Traffic Management on the European Market in what is now ArianeGroup.

Proud EU citizen (French and German) with an entrepreneur mindset, Yann is excited by the development of an orbital economy.


Eleanor Morgan

Reserve Officer and Pilot,

U.S. Air Force,

United States

Full Bio

Major Eleanor E. Morgan is a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer and pilot whose 12-year active duty career has included leadership positions and combat flight operations in both manned and unmanned aircraft. During her most recent assignment she has served as an Evaluator Pilot, Electronic Combat Officer, and Mission Director for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

As a Mission Director at the Air Force’s Persistent Attack & Reconnaissance Operations Center, Major Morgan was responsible for supervising 24/7 combat operations across three combatant commands and five geographic theaters, integrating both USAF and Coalition RPA missions, and directing global RPA mission execution as tasked by the Secretary of Defense and President of the United States. As an Electronic Combat Officer, she serves as a systems matter expert on the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and satellite networks for military RPA operations. Prior to her RPA assignment, Major Morgan served as a C-17A Aircraft Commander where she flew rapid global mobility missions in support of the War on Terror, completing multiple deployments and logging over 700 combat hours.

Major Morgan graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2006 and holds a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering and a master of science degree in space studies. She has been a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council since 2014 and was an organizing committee member for the 2017 Space Generation Congress in Adelaide, Australia. In 2018 she was selected to participate in NASA’s Human Exploration & Research Analog (HERA) program at Johnson Space Center where her 4-member crew completed a 45-day simulated space exploration mission aimed to assess the physiological and psychological effects of isolation, confinement, and sleep deprivation.


Narayan Prasad Nagendra



Full Bio

Narayan Prasad is a cofounder at and has previously entrepreneurial experiences in India and the United States. He also serves as an Associate Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute where he is leading activities on Europe – India space cooperation. He is a recipient of the International Astronautical Federation’s Emerging Space Leaders award and a member of the International Institute of Space Law.


Maarten Adriaensen

Space Policy Officer,

Europen Defence Agency (EDA),


Full Bio

Maarten Adriaensen is currently Space Policy Officer at the Europen Defence Agency (EDA). Space activities at the EDA are organised on a cross-directorate level, taking advantage of the expertise and tools available at the EDA to foster cooperation in space related areas, ranging from R&T to capability development. Space activities at the EDA are in line with the EDA Long Term Review and take full benefit of relevant EDA processes including CDP, OSRA, KSA and CARD. He worked 6 years for The European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris in the Policy Department and Procurement Department before being seconded to EDA. He obtained a MSc. in Space Studies, a MA in European Studies, a MA in Modern Political History and a BA in Law.


Aline Decadi

Rocket Scientist,

HE Space Operations BV,

The Netherlands

Full Bio

My name is Aline Decadi. I am a rocket scientist at HE Space Operations BV. I have been working for the European Space Agency in Paris for 6 years on the development of the future European Ariane 6 launch system. I am a Dependability and Safety engineer in charge of developing a safe design; preventing from catastrophic failure conditions that could endanger the people and facilities on ground or in-flight.

I am fond by space exploration and I am a former delegate of the SGAC within the Exploration Working Group. I have published two papers on the development of future space transportation systems. In particular, I focus my research on the Safety criteria to be defined for crew survival in the frame of the future Human-rated space exploration missions.

I am also part of the Mars Society and the Austrian Space Forum. In this context, I have been part of a Mars analog simulation early this year as a field crewmember. My mission has been to bring my experience to reach an acceptable of safety for what concern the crew, the spacesuit and the operations.


Jeroen Glazener

Coordinator Brussels Programmes,

Netherlands Space Office (NSO),

The Netherlands