GLOBAL NETWORKING FORUM

What Will Shape the Future of European Launchers?

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

Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall

 

Acknowledging that launchers have always been the hyphen between Earth and space, this GNF event will enable interesting exchanges on how Europe sees its space transportations’ future evolutions and what could be the potential roadmap to face and contribute to the upcoming changes and challenges. Next to expansion of space sciences and human experiences in Outer Space including future space logistics the new challenges will embrace eco-efficient “greener in space” transportation from Europe.

The launchers’ landscape is about to experience a radical reshuffling with a new generation expected by the next decade, in Europe and worldwide.  What would be the future missions and their impact for the European launchers sector?

From the one-way ticket for satellites, to the back and forth trip needed by Moon-based activities, todays Space launch services have to face future space logistic challenges with some similarities with today’s Earth based logistics.

With regard to such future space logistics it is obvious that the protection of Space Environment becomes an important issue. Europe’s vision should be to utilize green launcher systems for transporting in space and maintaining other space assets by on-orbit servicing and refueling.

Organized by:
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of Bremen

Moderator

Dirk Lorenzen

Science Journalist,

Senior Science Reporter German Public Radio,

Germany

 

 

 

 

Panelists

Thomas Jarzombek

Member of German Parliament and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy,

German Parliament,

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Guenthner

Senator of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports,

Bremen Senate,

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Wörner

Director General,

European Space Agency (ESA),

France

 

 

 

 

 

Matthias Maurer

Astronaut,

European Space Agency (ESA),

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Luce Fabreguettes

Executive Vice President,

Arianespace,

France

 

 

 

 

 

Pierre Godart

CEO,

ArianeGroup Gmbh,

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Fuchs

CEO,

OHB SE / OHB System AG,

Germany