2016 - Towards a space-enabled future for Europe

 
16-11-2016 14:30 - 17:00
Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050
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 Webstream available here

 

 #SpaceLecture2016

 

 

 

Programme

Chair: Paul Rübig, STOA Chair
Moderator: Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer, ESA

 
  • 14:30   WELCOME
Paul Rübig, STOA Chair
 
  • 14:40   INTRODUCTION
Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General, ESA
 
  • 14:50   CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EU SPACE POLICY
Philippe Brunet, Director, DG GROWTH, European Commission
 
  • 15:00   KEYNOTE SPEECH
‘Small satellites – changing the economics of space’
Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Director of the Surrey Space Centre
 
  • 15:30   FROM IDEA TO REALITY
Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin Business Development & Strategy
Johannes Von Thadden, Head of Institutional Relations, Airbus Defence and Space
 
  • 15:50   LIFE IN SPACE
Thomas Pesquet, ESA Astronaut of French nationality (video)
Reinhold Ewald, ESA Astronaut of German nationality
 
  •  16:10   Q&A
with the participation of Clare Moody, MEP and STOA Panel member
 
  • 16:50   CONCLUSIONS
Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice-President responsible for STOA
 
  • 16:55   CLOSING REMARKS
Eva Kaili, MEP and First STOA Vice-Chair
 
  • until 18:00       RECEPTION
 
The event is being jointly organised by STOA, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament, and ESA, the European Space Agency.
 
 
 
EXHIBITION
 
Location: Altiero Spinelli (ASP) building, 3rd floor
 
In relation to the event, an exhibition on Space will take place in the European Parliament as part of the 8th European Innovation Summit, in collaboration with Europlanet and Knowledge4Innovation. The ExoMars model will be displayed and the attendees will have the possibility to explore Mars in  the Virtual Reality corner.