About The Summit

Space is crucial to our everyday lives. Everything from transport to telecommunication, security to
the management of natural disasters, agriculture to financial transactions relies on space. It is central
to the well-being of our societies, not only positively contributing to many aspects of our lives, but
also providing new and exciting opportunities for many sectors of our economy.

Recognising the importance of this domain, Portugal has set sail for space.

WHERE

Santa Maria Island
Azores

WHEN

Friday and Saturday
June 21-22, 2019


Key Topics


Programme

See below the event schedule
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  • June 21, 2019


  • RAEGE (http://www.raege.eu/station/3) – Guide: Francisco W. Macedo
    ESA (https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Estrack/Santa_Maria_station) – Guide: Ricardo Conde
    Malbusca Potential Launch Site – Guide: Chiara Manfletti

  • (Address: Rua Frei Gonçalo Velho, Vila do Porto)

    Moderator: Chiara Manfletti, President, Portugal Space

    Welcome Remarks:
    Manuel Heitor – Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
    Vasco Cordeiro – President, Azores Regional Government, Portugal

  • Etienne Schneider – Minister of Economy, Luxemburg
    Manuel Heitor – Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
    Johann-Dietrich Wörner – Director General, ESA
    Holger Burkhardt – Head of Future Launchers & Technologies, DLR
    Miguel Belló Mora – CEO, Deimos
    Ricardo Conde – Ground Segment Systems Manager, Edisoft
    Miguel Ángel Molina – Commercial Director – GMV

  • João António Cadete de Matos - President of Space Authority/Anacom

  • June 22, 2019


  • Manuel Heitor – Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

  • The Portuguese space strategy, “Portugal Space 2030”, will be addressed in terms of a unique opportunity to foster new and unique space opportunities in Atlantic regions, by addressing emerging needs of non-space sectors and defining how a new generation of launch services, together with Earth observation applications, small satellites and space constellations can support societal wellbeing and unprecedent economic growth.

    Panelists:
    Alain Pajonk – Launch Manager, RFA
    Roberto Mancini – Vega C Light CTO, Avio
    Nuno Silva – Deimos Elecnor
    Eleazar González – CTO & Co-founder, PLD Space
    Tiago Pardal – CEO, Omnidea
    Catriona Francis – International Liaison Director, Orbex
    Davide Nicolini – ESA
    Moderator: Chiara Manfletti, President, Portugal Space

  • Space data, artificial intelligence and Atlantic testbeds: from energy to agriculture, water management, recycling and more.

    Panelists:
    Ricardo Conde – Ground Segment Systems Manager, Edisoft
    Teresa Fereira – Director of Space Portugal, GMV
    António Vidigal – CEO, EDP Inovação
    Remo Proietti – Senior Scientist, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
    Eduardo Ferreira – NAV
    Roberta Mugellesi – Business Applications Manager, ESA
    Christophe Lasseur – ESA
    Moderator: Piero Messina, Member States Relations, ESA

  • Joining forces to better understand the Atlantic and to foster market uptake of Earth observation applications using both EO data as well as telecom and PNT services and deliver added-value to end users.

    Panelists:
    Joaquín Brito – Director, AIR Centre
    Roberto Andrade – Commercial Director, Azores, Altice Portugal
    Zolana Rui João – Director General of the National Space Programme Management Office, Angola
    Clement Pellouin – IonSat Project Manager, École Polytechnique
    Gordon Campbell – Head of Enterprise Section, Data Applications Divisions, Earth Observation Department, ESA
    João Ricardo Moreira – Head of Corporate, NOS
    Moderator: Jorge Coelho de Jesus – EU Affairs Consultant, Business Bridge Europe

  • Final Remarks:

    Chiara Manfletti – Portugal Space
    Gui Menezes – Regional Secretary of the Sea, Science and Technology
    Manuel Heitor – Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

  • RAEGE (http://www.raege.eu/station/3) – Guide: Francisco W. Macedo
    ESA (https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Estrack/Santa_Maria_station) – Guide: Ricardo Conde
    Malbusca Potential Launch Site – Guide: Chiara Manfletti

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Places filled up quickly last year, so don’t miss your chance this time around! The Summit will start in

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The 2019 New Space Atlantic Summit will bring participants together in the island of Santa Maria, Azores, the site of Portugal’s future space port.