Agenda for the KSAT Tenant Meeting


Both the overall and official agenda can change with time. You can always find the updated agenda below.

Official Tenant day 13.06

09.00: Welcome by Nina Soleng, Head of Communication KSAT
09.10: KeyNote by Rolf Skatteboe, CEO KSAT
09.30: OneKSAT: Unifying KSAT’s Ground Networks by John Heskett CTO KSAT
10.00: Profile presentation: Tim Walsh, Acting Program Director, JPSS
10.20: Coffee break
10.40 Panel 1: Ground Architecture for EO constellations.
Moderator: Arild José Jensen, VP Satellite Operations KSAT
Panelists: Jason Rafal, Sr Program Manager Ground Segment Blacksky, Lorin Metzger Director, Space HawkEye 360, Johnny Finnholm, Operations Manager Iceye, Mike Martinez, Vice-President, Space Engineering Maxar, Alan Kharansky, VP of Mission and Operations Satellogic.
11.40 KSAT Lunar Network by Francisco Periales, Product Lead Lunar KSAT
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Start (Tba)
13.10 Panel 2: Agency and Industry Interaction: Collaboration Across Continents, Orbits, and Missions
Moderator: Dan Adams, Head of KSAT Inc
Speakers: Dan Devito, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Simon Plum, ESA-ESOC, Andreas Kern, Airbus Defense and Space, Sam Milbank, KBR and Pierre-Damien Vajour, CEO and Co-Founder, Loft
14.10 Profile presentation: Awais Ahmed, CEO and co-founder Pixxel
14.30 coffee break
14.50 Panel 3: Environmental considerations from Space.
Moderator: Walt Everetts, VP Satellite Operations Iridium
Speakers: Carolyn Belle, Director, Advanced Systems for Astroscale US, James Mason, SVP Space Systems at Planet, Peter Platzer, Founder & CEO Spire, Dr. NODA Akiko (Ms.) International coordinator for Earth Observation, JAXA.
15.50 Profile presentation: Ingun Berget, President Andøya Spaceport
16.10 Wrap up &practical info
16.30 End

Overall agenda

13.45: Bus Departure from Hotel Funken to our Svalbard Ground Station
13.46: SK 4414 arriving. The bus leave as soon as everyone got the luggage
15.00: Welcome to Svalbard Ground Station
16.50: First bus leaving Svalsat, check in at the hotel
17.10: Last bus leaving Svalsat and return to the hotel and check in

9.00: The official tenant meeting, taken place
at Hotel Funken
All day event, please view separate agenda
16.30: Finished
18.45: Buss leaving the hotel
19.00: The traditional KSAT hosted dinner at
Restaurant Huset

Bilateral meetings and/or time to enjoy Longyearbyen before departure to the airport
KSAT Shuttle bus leaving Hotel Funken at 13.00
Departure SK4425: 14.30
FOR THOSE LEAVING SEPT 9, its possible to take the Svalbard Airport shuttlebus which leave at:
11.30 and 12.30 or take a taxi

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