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There has been an increasing awareness of the UK’s reliance on space assets over the last two years. The 2009 update to the UK’s National Security Strategy recognised that space underpinned all nine areas of critical national infrastructure. In addition, the MoD has estimated that up to 90% of its capabilities are reliant on space assets whether through satellite communications, reconnaissance capabilities or GPS. 2009 saw the launch of the UK’s Space Agency and a renewed cross-government interest in space.
This short series of lectures will launch the MOD’s Space Primer, published by the Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre and feature presentations on the new 2010 US National Space Policy and an analysis on the burgeoning global space economy.
Doors will open at 1700; the lectures will commence at 1730 and finish at 1900. Copies of the MoD Space Primer and the 2010 Space Foundation report will be available at the event.
Speakers and Topics include:
“The UK Military Space Primer: It is Rocket Science, but it’s Not Complicated!”
Air Commodore Stuart Evans RAF, Head of Joint Doctrine, Air and Space, DCDC
"The New US Space Policy and International Opportunities"
Brigadier General John Hyten, Director, Space Acquisition, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force
“Developments in the Global Space Economy and Implications for Defence & Security”
Elliot Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation, the U.S.-based advocate for the global space industry dedicated to advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity