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April 4-10, 2016 / Vol 35, No 14 / Hawai`i Island, USA

1 Apr 2016, 20:42 UTC
April 4-10, 2016 / Vol 35, No 14 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Space Innovation, Disruption and Lunar Considerations Energizing Europe

The Space Innovation Congress in London, United Kingdom on April 7-8 showcases leading edge innovations related to space exploration with insight from over 80 speakers including 3 astronauts. There are dedicated tracks covering the entire Space exploration and Earth observatory ecosystems with satellites, big data, crop monitoring, space debris, maritime surveillance, space weather, biomedical, commercial space collaboration and telecoms. In one talk, Shaun Whitehead a space engineer with a focus in optics / sensors who has contributed to Spektr-RG, BepiColombo, XMM Newton, Beagle 2, SWIFT, Chandrayaan, Chang’e programs will talk about his new venture ThumbSat. The Start-Up Innovation Incubator will be overseen by James Shepherd (Space Angles Network), Adrian Braine (SETsquared), James Bruegger (Seraphim Capital) and Adrien Muller (Catapult). Disrupt Space summit in Bremen, Germany was founded by space professionals and ISU alumni Magni Jonannsson, Philippe Cyr, Izan Peris Marti to connect top entrepreneurs with decision makers to solve today’s industry and sustainability problems using space. The theme is “Turning the Solar System into our backyard. Let’s play!” Select speakers will provide participants with key perspectives and advice, including Director General of ESA Johann Wörner who is leading a resurgence of lunar ...

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