Defence Space Conference 2020

Telespazio UK co-sponsored this virtual conference with Leonardo, organised by the Air & Space Power Association, on 17-18 November.

Virtual  16 November 2020

Location: Online
Date and time: 17-18 November 2020

Telespazio UK was delighted to be sponsoring this virtual conference alongside Leonardo UK.

The Defence Space Conference 2020 explored the opportunities and disruptive possibilities for the future of military space. Engaging with speakers from across the military, Government, industry, and academia, the  conference considered how defence mobilises, modernises and transforms its approach to the space domain now and into the future. The conference also put in conversation Defence’s projections for the future of its current capabilities with the emerging technologies which look set to disrupt national and international plans in space.

Keynote speakers included the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP; Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP;  Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston; Commander UK Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders; and the UK MOD’s Director Space, Air Vice Marshal Harv Smyth.

The conference programme also included senior leaders from the National Space Council, MOD Space policy, Capability and Operations, and leaders of Allied Space Forces sharing how they are responding to the changing context and highlighting the emerging themes for the future of military space.

Leonardo, a top ten global player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, and Telespazio, world leader in the Space domain, work in partnership to strengthen our customers’ operational effectiveness. From developing space systems to managing launch and in-orbit satellite control services, from Earth observation to navigation, we deploy our combined expertise to provide solutions for our customers from the strategic to the tactical, and across all domains, whilst improving resilience from evolving cyber and security threats in the grey zone.