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ESA at FIA 2018: Events programme

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ESA will join the UK Space Agency and UK space industry at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in an exhibition and events area in the Space Zone in Hall 1.

Key events with ESA participation will be:

Monday 16 July
11.30-12.15 - Europe's new mission: monitoring the Sun from a new viewpoint
ESA is developing a space weather mission to be positioned in orbit at the L5 Lagrangian point. This session will introduce space weather, explaining what it is and why it is important that we are able to forecast it. The Lagrange L5 mission concept will be presented, along with the work being done to develop our forecasting capability. The panel includes experts from ESA, the UK Space Agency, the UK Met Office, the University of Reading, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Airbus UK and RAL Space.

Tuesday 17 July, Space Day
10.30-11.15 - Space and its economic benefits – Media interactive talks
Space technologies and applications are seen by governments as a valuable investment to support their national social, economic, strategic, and technological development. Innovation and efficacy of public-funded space research are called upon to sustain growth and competitiveness in Europe as well as to support employment and entrepreneurial capacities.

Speakers: Jan Wörner, Director General, ESA; Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, NASA; Graham Turnock, Chief Executive Officer, UK Space Agency; Andy Green, President UKSpace

11.30-12.15 - Space and aviation: improving both safety and operational efficiency
Space-enabled services are bringing improved operational efficiency and safety to the aviation sector. Experts from business, academia and European institutions will describe how this will save the industry billions of pounds, improve service to the flying public and reduce CO2 emissions by millions of tonnes every year.

Introduced by: Jan Wörner, Director General, ESA

Speakers: Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, ESA; Alexander Grous, Professor, London School of Economics; Peter Hotham, Deputy Executive Director, SESAR JU; John Broughton, VP Safety Operational Services, Inmarsat

12.30-13.15 - Satellite and the 5G revolution: big challenges, mega-opportunities
With ESA's help, the space sector is joining the 5G revolution. Leaders of some of industry's most disruptive companies will describe the opportunities this creates and how it is attracting new private investment and technological innovation across the value chain.

Introduced by: Jan Wörner, Director General, ESA

Speakers: Antonio Franchi, ESA, Satellite for 5G Initiative; Eric Béranger, CEO, OneWeb; Kieran Arnold, Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity, Satellite Applications Catapult; Ignacio Sanchis, CCO, Hispasat; Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire

14.30-15h15 – Changing space: game change – game over?
New industrial players in exploration, Earth observation downstream industry with investing private entities? Questions will be raised on current European private investment enabled by the Agency in the fields of space exploration and Earth observation and how Europe is playing this game change.

Introduced by: Jan Wörner, Director General, ESA

Speakers: Dave Parker, Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA; Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation, ESA; James Hinds, Space Systems Strategy, Airbus; Anita Bernie, Director Spacecraft Platforms, Demonstration Missions and US Support, SSTL/GES; Richard Blain, Chief Executive, Earth-i Ltd

15.30-16.15 - Space economy: Down to Earth or up to space?
An announcement within the Grand Challenge initiative, derived from ESA’s Space 4.0 strategy to propose inspiring goals far from market reach. The first Grand Challenge, to be sponsored by Metalysis, will assist sustainable operations for long-term settlements on the Moon or Mars.

Speakers: Géraldine Naja, representing Directorate of Industrial Policy, Procurement and Legal Affairs, ESA; Dion Vaughan, CEO Metalysis; Martina Caironi, Global Challenge Ambassador

Friday 20 July, Futures Day

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will inaugurate Futures Day, as part of FIA’s STEM outreach programme, designed to encourage young people aged 11–21 into exciting careers in science and aerospace.

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