Small Satellite Applications Development Leveraging Socio-Economic Benefits

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 09:40 – 10:25

Location: Bremen Conference Center – CCB Hansesaal


China HEAD Aerospace is inviting executive level speakers to have an in-depth discussion during the session, speakers will include government and private stakeholders alone the satellite value chain. The panel will focus on the exchanges of data and service requirements based on small satellite technology. What is the prospective in terms of market demand and market offer in satellite-based application in a global context?  What are the common interests and needs of this region in data and application requirement? We are inviting end-users to share with us their needs in application and how the space technology can bring social economic benefits to support sustainable development. On the other hand, HEAD Aerospace which is commercialising the Chinese Earth observation data and will operate its commercial AIS/IoT constellation will share its perspective in the space infrastructure development and the China’s ‘One Belt & One Road’ initiative. Speaker representing the service providing market will share the experience in market needs/demand and the trends in certain vertical market.

Organized by:
China HEAD Aerospace


Steve Bochinger







Full Bio

Steve Bochinger is the Chief Operating Officer of Euroconsult, based in Paris, France. In his 15 years working in the space sector, he has advised a wide range of clients including government organizations and commercial actors along the space value chain. As COO, Steve leads the corporate organizational processes and development. He was instrumental Euroconsult’s corporate development by setting up Euroconsult’s Canadian and US offices in 2008 and 2010.

Prior to joining Euroconsult, Steve worked at the European Space Agency’s legal department. He has a Masters of Law from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal, and a Masters of International Law from La Sorbonne in Paris.

Whether he’s travelling overseas or browsing downtown Montreal, you will often find Steve searching for rare ‘70s LPs. He also enjoys practicing the drums with little skill.




Kammy Brun

Head of Global Business Development,

China HEAD Aerospace,





Full Bio

Mrs Kammy Brun comes originally from Hong Kong, China. She is currently based in the Paris subsidiary of the group to lead the global business development division of China HEAD Aerospace Technology Group (HEAD).

Prior to joining HEAD Aerospace, she worked in Airbus Defense & Space (previous EADS) within the strategic business growth division and in Astrium Services in Paris. She has deep experiences in strategic market analysis when she was used to be consultant at Euroconsult, a private consulting firm in Paris specialized in the Space sector. She is specialized in analyzing the world government space program, commercial Earth observation and small satellite market. Kammy had been in charge of organizing Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week – Summit on Earth Observation Business for seven years.

Kammy is also the co-chairwoman of the Women in Aerospace – Europe (WIA-E) Paris local group. Kammy holds a bachelor in Applies Physics Engineering in Hong Kong, a Master of international business affairs in France, and a master in legal commercial translation in France. She is native in Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), bilingual in English and French.


Valanathan Munsami


South Africa National Space Agency (SANSA),

South Africa


Full Bio

Dr Valanathan Munsami was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) on 3 January 2017. Dr Munsami has held a number of positions within the Department of Science and Technology, with the latest position held being the Chief Science and Technology Representative of the Department of Science and Technology since February 2016. Dr Munsami has a clear understanding of the space industry and has engaged with SANSA on a number of occasions. Among Dr Munsami’s achievements, he was involved in the Strategy and Policy development for the South African national space programme. Dr Munsami currently Chairs the African Union Space Working Group, which developed the African Space Policy and Strategy that was approved by the African Heads of State in January this year. As the Chief Specialist for Astronomy, during his employment at the Department of Science and Technology, Dr Munsami was involved in the development of a National Multi-Wavelength Astronomy Strategy and the SKA Readiness Strategy.

Dr Munsami’s academic background includes a BSc in Physics & Mathematics, BSc Honours in Physics, and a PhD in Physics from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Dr Munsami has completed a Program in Business Leadership (PBL) and subsequently obtained his Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) through the University of South Africa.


Jorge Del Rio Vera

Space Application Section,

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),





Full Bio

Mr. Jorge Del Rio Vera is a telecommunication engineer and have PhD in earth observation. Since he can remember, he had been interested in space, in particular in how space technology can improve our lives on Earth. He started his career in the Group of Physical Oceanography of the University of Malaga where he used remote sensing to study the Mediterranean Sea, during this period he had research stays in the Colorado State University, the University of British Columbia and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre which gave him better insights on how satellites were used which were the techniques used to process their data. After that, he joined the European Space Agency, working on Envisat, the largest earth observation satellite ever built, and Copernicus, the biggest European earth observation programme. He has also worked for the NATO Underwater Research Centre applying space knowledge to underwater systems and the European Maritime Safety Agency using satellites to catch polluters red-handed. After that, he moved to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, the agency in charge of the exploitation of Galileo, the European global navigation satellite system, where he worked setting up the operations of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre until he joined the Office for Outer Space Affairs in the United Nations as a scientific affairs officer, promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.


Driss El Hadani


Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS),





Full Bio

I have been working during more than 30 years in the area of Remote Sensing and Space Technologies. As Director of the CRTS, the Moroccan agency in charge of RS applications and development, I developed sharp expertise and knowledge of this sector as well as at national level or with international cooperation agencies and mechanisms.

  • June 2000 to June 2004: First Vice-president of the United Nations Committee for the Peaceful uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)
  • October 2002-October 2004 Vice-president of the International Astronautic Federation (IAF).
  • GEO Principal for Morocco since 2005
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Group on Earth Observation  (GEO)
  • Member of the Eurisy Association Council.
  • Member of the UN-OOSA Working Group in charge of strategy  for the integration of space technique in risk and natural disaster management (DMISCO)
  • July 2005: member of the IGOL team (Integrated Global Observation for Land); a subcommittee of IGOS (Integrated Global Observing Strategy)
  • Member of the Scientific committee of the African Centre for Catastrophic Risks; created by the African Insurance Organisation.