Space Traffic Management – Global Challenge to Protect the Strategic Domain of Space

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 08:30 – 09:30
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall C

This Plenary Event will open Industry Day where a distinguished speaker will describe how technological innovations and advancements in the broad arena of space traffic management will be critical to securing a safe environment in the increasing congested space domain. Following the opening remarks, a plenary panel of experts will discuss technological, regulatory, policy and industry challenges currently faced in establishing a comprehensive space traffic management system. The panelists will describe how the challenges associated with Space Weather, Space Situational Awareness, NEOs and Orbital Debris are interrelated with Space Traffic Management architectures and solutions.


Robie I. Samanta Roy

VP, Technology and Innovation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


David Ball

Deputy CEO, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC)

George NIELD

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)

United States of America

Scott Kordella

Portfolio Director, National Space Programme National Security Engineering Center FFRDC MITRE Corporation

Simonetta DI PIPPO

Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)


Paul Welsh

Vice President, ComSpOC

Lani M. Smith

Executive Director of the Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)

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