25/05/2017

Deimos Space will participate in the
UK Space Conference 2017

Deimos Space will take part in the UK Space Conference 2017, to be held at the Manchester Central Convention complex from May 30 to June 1. Besides introducing the company’s capabilities in the exhibitor area (stand E3), project SAFIY will be showcased in the Innovation Zone, sponsored by InnovateUK. The results obtained in SAFIY, which uses deep learning techniques to extract information from very high resolution datasets for urban mapping, will also be presented during the poster sessions by Michael Lawrence, Business Development Director at Deimos Space UK

David Riley, Head of Flight Systems at Deimos Space UK, will speak in the new mission concepts session about an early-phase mission design study recently carried out together with OHB and RAL Space looking at future operational space weather monitoring from the Sun-Earth L1 and L5 points. He will also present a poster on the technical challenges and commercial case for vertical launch of small satellites from northern Scotland, addressing the government’s goal to have launches taking place from the UK by 2020.

In addition, the company will share its experience in conducting international business in the space sector. Deimos Space deputy CEO, Ismael López, will contribute to the discussions in the Trade and Exports session, exploring ways of taking advantage of new opportunities in the growing global market. The Deimos group’s CEO, Dr Miguel Belló, will participate in the plenary session: Connecting Internationally for Growth, discussing collaboration and growth opportunities with other international actors. Finally, Dr Chloe Billing will present her work carried out at the University of Birmingham on the competitiveness, organisation and governance of the UK space sector during the poster sessions.

Phil Davies, Managing Director of Deimos Space UK, said “This conference is happening at a very interesting time for Deimos. Our company is active across a wide spectrum of space activities ranging from designing, building and launching satellites to using the data from satellites in applications such as precision agriculture. We look forward to speaking to those at the conference from industry, academia and government – if you want to speak to us please feel free to approach any of our people at our stand (E3 in the exhibition area) or elsewhere in the venue”.

The company will present its latest projects and share its experience in conducting international space business by taking part in several poster and plenary sessions together with key industry figures, including astronaut Tim Peake

The UK Space Conference, which is held every two years, attracted over 1,000 delegates and more than 100 exhibitors in 2015. Its two-and-a-half-day programme presents a great opportunity to explore and discuss the changing political, economic and technological landscape impacting the UK space industry with key actors in the UK and international space community.

For more information and the detailed programme, please visit the conference website: http://ukspace2017.co.uk/programme

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