Round table/Conferences

Tuesday 26 June - Space Sector as an Economic Booster

This round table will highlight the current evolutions and upcoming trends occurring within the global space economy. Space has always been a major factor in economic development for many fields by integrating and developing new technologies, infrastructures and services. Nowadays, this dynamic takes a significant ramp up as space – throughout new added-value services, private investments, strong ecosystems, new entrants – provides new attractive economic opportunities and approaches for all industries and institutions.

Wednesday 27 June - The Disruption Season

This Round Table will depict the space contribution to autonomous mobility, going from existing self-driving vehicles to the most promising autonomous flying vehicles. As key levers, the economic, technological and security challenges will be addressed to enhance the space opportunities in such area as well as the societal impacts on the citizens.

The Round Table will address the major evolution of the global EO landscape linked to coexistence of public and private operators – including emerging ones – in both infrastructure and services. This new paradigm enables the availability of large volumes of EO data (collected from space and other capacities) and paves the way for AI-based private and public services. It raises in particular issues about the relative boundaries of institutional and private services and the role of public investment for both institutional services and economic development.

The Round table will focus on the challenges and constraints specific to space industry, in the dynamics of the industry of the future. After an overview of the ongoing industry modernization and business model changes, especially through innovative technologies, the discussions will provide useful non-space feedbacks as well as ongoing initiatives in the space sector.

5G will bring a new step in the development of the telecommunications services ecosystem through enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable and low latency communications, and massive machine type communications. This evolution occurs as the space sector is going through a transition phase triggered by the explosion of digital uses, the development of innovative technologies (flexible and high capacity VHTS satellites, virtualization of networks functions, active antenna and ground systems…) and by the emergence of new players asking for disruptive solutions calling for low orbits constellation, miniaturization and serial production. How will these evolutions impact the role of space in the telecommunications services ecosystem? To what extent will they enhance the synergy between terrestrial and satellite networks to deploy the new connectivity services (television, mobile networks backhauling, aircraft and ships connectivity, broadband access, internet of things…)? What will be the key success factors for the integration of satellites in 5G systems ?

Thursday 28 June – Space: Humankind’s Future

The Round table will address the practical ecological approach on space related to the management of space debris. Beyond the regulatory aspect built on strong international cooperation, it highlights the important and leading role of the agencies as well as the increasing inclusion of this matters by space industry companies

This Round Table will address how space data with in-situ measurements and modelling will help to monitor the impacts of climate change by delivering key indicators. The objective is to help decision – makers  to put in place mitigation measures for adaptation solutions related to the UN agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
To deliver the required indicators and associated services, key articulation challenges are thus required between the Research Community, Public Policies, Private Companies  with the involvement of citizens. A special focus will be made on the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative.

Going to Mars, living on the Moon and in the outer space is a driver of the Newspace dream but some challenges remain to  enable human living and well-being.

After sharing spationaute’s return of experience in the ISS, the objectives of this Round table will focus on psychological, physiological, health and well-being, food and habitat, in order to enable people to live and work in space on a sustainable basis.

15h45 : Speech by Jean-Yves LE GALL, President – CNES


15h50 : Speech by Frédérique VIDAL, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

World Class Speakers! 


Round tables dedicated to innovation and business topics from Space Infrastructures, Technologies Applications & New Space