Why Attend?

  • Opportunity to meet with many senior government and military officials who work in the space, satellite domain
  • Review the latest Satcom capabilities from European armed forces
  • Discuss the importance of space situational awareness (SSA)
  • Analyse space debris issues arising
  • Understand the current national civil space programs
  • Network with leading industry professionals in one place

Defence Satellites 2019

Munich, Germany
15th May 2019 - 16th May 2019

Speaker Biographies

Brigadier General Michel Friedling

Commander, Joint Space Command

Ministry of Defence, France

Brigadier General Vasil Sabinski

Director, Communications and Information Systems Directorate

EU Military Staff

Colonel Cameron Stoltz

Director of Space Requirements 

Royal Canadian Air Force

Christina Giannopapa

Head of the Political Affairs Office

European Space Agency (ESA)

Dr. Hauke Fiedler

Team Leader, Space Situational Awareness

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Wolfgang Riede

Head of Active Optical Systems, Institute of Technical Physics

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Ingo Baumann


BHO Legal

Captain Nicolas Gerome

Strategy Department, Space based Capabilities

Belgium Defence Force

Major Geoffroy Beaudot

Space Policy and Programs

Ministry of Defence, Luxembourg

Giuseppe D'Amico

Deputy Director

EU Satellite Centre (SatCen)

Jean-Jacques Tortora


European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

General (Ret) Philippe Steininger

Military Advisor

French Space Agency (CNES)

Klaus Mecher

Space Radio Monitoring and Microwave Service, Central Bureau

Federal Network Agency, Germany

Martin Coleman

Executive Director

Satcom Innovation Group