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Wednesday, September 4
 

9:00am

Looking Back: Recent Cubesat Missions
A retrospective on the fist generation of Australian CubeSat missions and the lessons learned.

Moderators
avatar for Prof Andrew Dempster

Prof Andrew Dempster

Director, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from University of Cambridge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr Matthew Tetlow

Dr Matthew Tetlow

CEO, Inovor Technologies
After finishing a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Matthew performed his PhD research at the Space Systems Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Working as part of an ESA funded program to develop an advanced guidance algorithm for application on future launch systems... Read More →
avatar for Monique Hollick

Monique Hollick

Space Systems Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Group
Monique Hollick is a space systems engineer in the small satellite experimentation team at DST Group.
avatar for David Lingard

David Lingard

Lead Small Satellite Experimentation, Defence Science and Technology Group
David Lingard has worked at DST Group in Edinburgh, South Australia for over 22 years. Currently he is the Lead for DST's small satellite experimentation. Recently David has been the DST Project Manager for the Buccaneer Risk Mitigation mission conducted in partnership with UNSW Canberra... Read More →
avatar for Prof Iver Cairns

Prof Iver Cairns

Director, ARC Training Centre CUAVA, Usyd
Iver Cairns has over 30 years experience in space physics and space weather research. He is a Co-Investigator on NASA's STEREO mission and, since this June, on NASA's two new SMEX missions, PUNCH and TRACERS. In Australia he led the 2010-2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science... Read More →
avatar for Mr Garland Hu

Mr Garland Hu

Space Systems Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Group
Garland Hu is a space systems engineer in the small satellite experimentation team at DST Group


Wednesday September 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

10:30am

Morning Tea
Wednesday September 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

11:00am

Cubesats for Profit (and fun)
 A discussion panel on the commercial applications of the CubeSat platform in Australia.

Moderators
avatar for William Crowe

William Crowe

CEO, HEO Robotics
Dr. William Crowe is co-founder and CEO of High Earth Orbit (HEO) Robotics, a company founded to collect on-demand imagery of objects that matter in space, from space. This includes assessing the health of valuable satellites and identifying minerals on mysterious asteroids. William... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr Matthew Tetlow

Dr Matthew Tetlow

CEO, Inovor Technologies
After finishing a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Matthew performed his PhD research at the Space Systems Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Working as part of an ESA funded program to develop an advanced guidance algorithm for application on future launch systems... Read More →
avatar for Mr Iain Cartwright

Mr Iain Cartwright

Principal Engineer: Spacecraft and Mission, MYRIOTA
Iain believes facilitating collaboration and innovation across industry, academic and government is key to unlocking the potential of Australia's space segment. Iain is a highly skilled Aerospace Engineer with a depth of experience in delivering Mission Assurance to small satellites... Read More →
avatar for Mr Ian Partis

Mr Ian Partis

Head of Missions and Satellites, Fleet Space Technologies
Ian Partis - Head of Satellites and Mission at Fleet Space TechnologiesWith over 30 years experience in Satellite Operations at Aussat and then Optus, Ian is aleading authority in Spacecraft Engineering and Satellite Operations. He spent 7 years as an Orbit Dynamics Analyst at Aussat... Read More →


Wednesday September 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday September 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

1:30pm

Launch
A conversation with the emerging Australian smallsat launch industry.


Moderators
avatar for Dr Tim Parsons

Dr Tim Parsons

Founding CEO & Director, Delta-V Newspace Alliance
The Delta-V NewSpace Alliance is a competitiveness cluster focused on NewSpace startups, research teams, and entrepreneurs working to create an Australian NewSpace industry.The Space sector is currently turning over $US350bn and growing at 15% per annum, and is predicted to reach... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mr Patrick Wang

Mr Patrick Wang

CEO, Space Ops Australia
For the last years Patrick has been the CEO at Space Ops Australia, whilst also working at Thales Australia in the Simulation group and also studying Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sydney. Recently he has also been supporting the automation of a mining drill rig out in... Read More →
avatar for Prof Michael Smart

Prof Michael Smart

Chair, Centre for Hypersonics, University of Queensland
"Professor Smart graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 1985 and completed a PhD at NYU-Poly in 1995. He then spent 10 years as a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He returned to UQ in 2005 and in 2007 he... Read More →
avatar for Dr Sandy Tirtey

Dr Sandy Tirtey

Director, Business Development (Australia), Rocket Lab
"Dr Tirtey joined RocketLab from UQ where he was Technical Lead and Project Manager of the Scramspace1 Scramjet propulsion free-flight experiment. He was recently promoted to be RocketLab's Launch Director and has so-far conducted 3 successful launch operations of the Electron orbital... Read More →
avatar for Mr Blake Nikolic

Mr Blake Nikolic

Director of Operations, Black Sky Aerospace
"Blake has been involved in the explosives and aviation industry for over 20 years. Blake holds a number of qualifications in risk management, quality management and product development.Blake has taken advantage of his experience as a pilot in the Australian Army and applied that... Read More →
avatar for Mr Makoto Kanazawa

Mr Makoto Kanazawa

Director, Business Development, Space BD Inc.
"Mac joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 2011. Working for the head office, he worked on new business development and investment management activities for the recycling business and renewable energy business in the Asia-Pacific region.He subsequently worked for PwC Advisory LLC, before joining... Read More →
avatar for Mr Lloyd Damp

Mr Lloyd Damp

CEO, Southern Launch
Lloyd Damp is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Southern Launch. Prior to starting Southern Launch, Lloyd had over a decade of experience in hypersonic propulsion and aerodynamics which he gained during the time he led the development of multiple projects at the Defence Science... Read More →


Wednesday September 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Wednesday September 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

3:30pm

Open Session: A cubesat standard to accelerate growth
We will discuss the technical and systems engineering choices made by the first Australian CubeSats, and the possibility of an open standard to encourage cooperation, growth, and simplification of supply chains among Australian operators and vendors.

Moderators
avatar for Dr Joon Wayn Cheong

Dr Joon Wayn Cheong

Research Associate, ACSER, UNSW Sydney
Joon Wayn Cheong received his PhD in 2012 and BE in 2008 from UNSW Sydney where he cracked the Locata pseudolite positioning system’s signal structure and derived a hybrid Collective Detection algorithm. He has 8 years of experience in developing GPS/GALILEO navigation receivers... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Crowe

William Crowe

CEO, HEO Robotics
Dr. William Crowe is co-founder and CEO of High Earth Orbit (HEO) Robotics, a company founded to collect on-demand imagery of objects that matter in space, from space. This includes assessing the health of valuable satellites and identifying minerals on mysterious asteroids. William... Read More →
avatar for Mr Paris Michaels

Mr Paris Michaels

CEO, AirWave Communications Pty Ltd
"Paris Michaels demonstrated the world's first live gigabit communications link between two 3U cubesats at the International Astronautical Congress in 2017 and will update us on this work. Paris Michaels is a partner investigator and project leader in the $4.65M ARC funded training... Read More →
avatar for Dr Tim Parsons

Dr Tim Parsons

Founding CEO & Director, Delta-V Newspace Alliance
The Delta-V NewSpace Alliance is a competitiveness cluster focused on NewSpace startups, research teams, and entrepreneurs working to create an Australian NewSpace industry.The Space sector is currently turning over $US350bn and growing at 15% per annum, and is predicted to reach... Read More →
avatar for Dr Xiaofeng Wu

Dr Xiaofeng Wu

Chief Investigator, ARC Training Centre CUAVA, Usyd
Xiaofeng Wu obtained his BEng in Space Engineering from School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. In 2005, he was awarded a PhD by Loughborough University, UK for his work on VLSI design of high-speed application-specific processors for real-time control... Read More →
avatar for Mr Iain Cartwright

Mr Iain Cartwright

Principal Engineer: Spacecraft and Mission, MYRIOTA
Iain believes facilitating collaboration and innovation across industry, academic and government is key to unlocking the potential of Australia's space segment. Iain is a highly skilled Aerospace Engineer with a depth of experience in delivering Mission Assurance to small satellites... Read More →


Wednesday September 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
 
Thursday, September 5
 

9:00am

Why do universities do cubesats? Planned missions
Planning the next generation of educational CubeSat missions.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Lawler

Donna Lawler

Principal, Azimuth Advisory
Donna Lawler is a Principal at Azimuth Advisory and is a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers. She is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in complex transactions in the space and telecommunications industries. Over almost twenty years in the satellite industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mr Benjamin Hartig

Mr Benjamin Hartig

Cubesat Project Coordinator, Space Science & Technology Centre - Curtin University
As an engineer with the Space Science & Technology Centre at Curtin University, Ben has been involved in the development of remote observatories for the Desert Fireball Network and the FireOPAL SSA network. He is now coordinating the Curtin CubeSat Programme.
avatar for Dr Ediz Cetin

Dr Ediz Cetin

Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
Ediz Cetin is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. Before joining Macquarie University he was a senior research assistant at ACSER UNSW. His research interests include fault-tolerant reconfigurable circuits and radio frequency interference detection and localization.
avatar for Prof Iver Cairns

Prof Iver Cairns

Director, ARC Training Centre CUAVA, Usyd
Iver Cairns has over 30 years experience in space physics and space weather research. He is a Co-Investigator on NASA's STEREO mission and, since this June, on NASA's two new SMEX missions, PUNCH and TRACERS. In Australia he led the 2010-2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science... Read More →
avatar for Damon Ellender

Damon Ellender

Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Damon Ellender is a PhD candidate in the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has 25 years of experience in industrial control systems industry in Australia, and received his master’s degree in 1997 from UNSW... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

10:30am

Morning Tea
Thursday September 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

11:00am

Government / Agencies
A panel featuring government and agency perspectives on the future of CubeSats in Australia.


Moderators
avatar for Dr Ediz Cetin

Dr Ediz Cetin

Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
Ediz Cetin is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. Before joining Macquarie University he was a senior research assistant at ACSER UNSW. His research interests include fault-tolerant reconfigurable circuits and radio frequency interference detection and localization.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberley Clayfield

Kimberley Clayfield

Space Technology Future Science Platform Leader, CASS, Dutton Park
"Dr Clayfield is Leader of CSIRO’s Space Technology Future Science Platform (Space FSP), which includes a portfolio of activities across the key application areas of space-derived services, space object tracking, and space exploration and utilisation. Kimberley also oversees the... Read More →
avatar for Monique Hollick

Monique Hollick

Space Systems Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Group
Monique Hollick is a space systems engineer in the small satellite experimentation team at DST Group.
avatar for Adrian Rispler

Adrian Rispler

CSIROSat-1 Project Leader, CSIRO
"Dr Adrian Rispler holds international professional accreditations as Project Manager Professional; PMP ®, PRINCE2 ® Practitioner and is a Certified Scrum Master. Adrian worked for the Boeing Co. for 17 years where he had the opportunity to experience varied roles including engineering... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Pearce

Sarah Pearce

Deputy Director, Astronomy and Space Science, CASS, Marsfield
Dr Sarah Pearce is Deputy Director of CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science and leads CSIRO’s Space Research Program. This includes overseeing a recent investment of $16m in space technologies research. Sarah also has responsibility for CSIRO's role in the international Square Kilometre... Read More →
avatar for Mr Nick Carter

Mr Nick Carter

Mechanical and Cryogenics Team Lead, CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science
Nick Carter is a mechanical engineer who has spent the last 8 years on the design, analysis, verification and test of spacecraft and is now working on radio-telescopes and their feed systems. 


Thursday September 5, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

11:45am

Vendors
A discussion with Australian CubeSat component and service vendors.

Moderators
avatar for Prof Andrew Dempster

Prof Andrew Dempster

Director, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from University of Cambridge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr Matthew Tetlow

Dr Matthew Tetlow

CEO, Inovor Technologies
After finishing a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Matthew performed his PhD research at the Space Systems Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Working as part of an ESA funded program to develop an advanced guidance algorithm for application on future launch systems... Read More →
GC

Glenn Clarke

CEO, Clarke and Severn Electronics
Connectors and Cables for Space applications
avatar for Mr Andrew Strain

Mr Andrew Strain

CTO, Clyde Space Ltd


Thursday September 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday September 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

1:30pm

Open session: Barriers to entry for cubesats
Our panel will discuss the regulatory, infrastructure, and financial barriers to entry for new entities aiming to deploy CubeSats, and strategies for reducing them.


Moderators
avatar for Prof Iver Cairns

Prof Iver Cairns

Director, ARC Training Centre CUAVA, Usyd
Iver Cairns has over 30 years experience in space physics and space weather research. He is a Co-Investigator on NASA's STEREO mission and, since this June, on NASA's two new SMEX missions, PUNCH and TRACERS. In Australia he led the 2010-2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mr Keith Rosario

Mr Keith Rosario

CEO, Cingulan Space
Keith is Founder and Managing Director of Cingulan Space, and has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and government satellite and space industry, with expertise in RF and systems engineering, consulting and management, spectrum regulation, business development and operations... Read More →
avatar for Conrad Pires

Conrad Pires

CEO, Picosat Systems
Conrad Pires is CEO and co-founder of Picosat Systems, Western Australia’s first small satellite solutions company based in Perth. His goal is to make space accessible and affordable for everyone. He is working to establish a local, commercial space capability and is currently engaged... Read More →
avatar for Dr Geraldine Baca

Dr Geraldine Baca

Technology and Innovation Consultant, Deloitte
"Geraldine is a PhD qualified research scientist and engineer working as an analyst in Deloitte Consulting’s Technology Strategy & Architecture practice. She has a special interest in nanorobotics, advanced manufacturing, smart materials, biotechnology and space exploration... Read More →
avatar for Donna Lawler

Donna Lawler

Principal, Azimuth Advisory
Donna Lawler is a Principal at Azimuth Advisory and is a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers. She is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in complex transactions in the space and telecommunications industries. Over almost twenty years in the satellite industry... Read More →
avatar for Mr Mike Nicholls

Mr Mike Nicholls

Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
"Partner at Main Sequence Ventures, CSIRO Innovation Fund - $240m venture capital fund investing in Science and Engineering startups. Entrepreneur, Inventor and Technologist. 30yrs business experience in Sales & Marketing, CEO & MD of 4 companies with practical experience across... Read More →
avatar for Mr Mark Arkell

Mr Mark Arkell

Manager, Spectrum Planning, Australian Communications and Media Authority
"Mark Arkell is manager of the Space Systems team at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The team is responsible for the planning and regulation of space-based communication systems, including international frequency coordination and domestic licensing rules... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea
Thursday September 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rex Vowels Foyer School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia

3:30pm

Debate: Cubesats: Has their job been done?
Have CubeSats served their purpose in igniting the Australian space boom, or do they have a larger role to play in the future of research and startup innovation?

Moderators
avatar for Prof Andrew Dempster

Prof Andrew Dempster

Director, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from University of Cambridge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mr Ian Partis

Mr Ian Partis

Head of Missions and Satellites, Fleet Space Technologies
Ian Partis - Head of Satellites and Mission at Fleet Space TechnologiesWith over 30 years experience in Satellite Operations at Aussat and then Optus, Ian is aleading authority in Spacecraft Engineering and Satellite Operations. He spent 7 years as an Orbit Dynamics Analyst at Aussat... Read More →
avatar for Mr Mark Ramsey

Mr Mark Ramsey

General Manager, Sitael Australia
"Mark Ramsey is the General Manager for Sitael Australia, a subsidiary of Italian small satellite manufacturer Sitael. Mark is a Space industry professional with over 15 years’ experience in a diverse range of technical and leadership roles, including roles at Thales Alenia Space... Read More →
avatar for Prof Russell Boyce

Prof Russell Boyce

Chair, Space Engineering, UNSW Canberra
Professor Russell Boyce holds the position of Chair for Space Engineering at UNSW Canberra, where he leads the UNSW Canberra Space Research effort. He brings to this role a research approach developed throughout 25 years in the field of hypersonics, coupling computational and experimental... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Rex Vowels Theatre School of EE&T, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
 

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