The 6th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference

Watch the conference Lectures on Youtube

First Day 30/1/2011

Morning Session – The Exploration of Space, Vision and Goals in World Space Programs 

Morning Session II – Space and Science 

Afternoon Session - Space as an Essential Tier in National Security 

 

  

Second day 31/1/2011

Morning Session I – Space Situational Awareness

Morning Session II – Space as an Economic, Technologic and Scientific Incentive 

Afternoon Session: Space Exploration - Past, Present, Future 

 

 

Coference Pictures 

 

Appreciation letter from Norman R. Augustine, Chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee

 

 

Day I - 30th January 2011

 

Morning Session – The Exploration of Space, Vision and Goals in World Space Programs 

 

 

07:45          Gathering  

 

08:30          Opening remarks and greetings: 

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO, Fisher Institute  

Rona Ramon

Yael German, Mayor of Herzeliya, the host city 

Professor Rabbi Daniel Herskowitz, Minister of Science and Technology

 Philippe Willekens, Executive Director, International Astronautical Federation

 

                  Ramon Scholarships Awarding Ceremony 

·      Professor Rabbi Daniel Herskowitz, Minister of Science & Technology

·      Menachem Greenblum, Director General, Ministry of Science &Technology

·      Dr. Zvi Kaplan, CEO, Israeli Space Agency

·      Rona Ramon

 

                   Address by HE Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel 

 

  Presenter: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Herzle Bodinger, former IAF Commander,

  Director of the Fisher Institute

                   U.S. Goals in Space Exploration

Lori B. Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator, USA 

 

                   Europe in Space 

Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General, ESA 

 

                   China's Manned Space Program – Vision and Future Programs

Wang Zhaoyao, Deputy Director of China Manned Space
Program Office 

 

11:30          Break 

 

 

  Morning Session II – Space and Science 

  Chairman: Prof. Daniel Weiss, Chief Scientist Ministry of Science and

  Technology 

12:00          Space Exploration Missions of ESA

  Dr. David Southwood, Director at Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA

 

  The Shenzhou 7 Mission 

                   Sen. Col. Jing Haipeng, Shenzhou-VII Astronaut, Astronaut Unit of

                   the People’s Liberation Army of China  

 

                   The Universe as a Laboratory

Prof. Ehud Behar, Head, Asher Space Research Institute, The Technion 

 

                   Water on the Moon – recent discoveries

Dr. Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS Principal Investigator, AMES Research Center, NASA, USA 

  The EU support of SMEs Research and Innovation activities in the Space sector: the Italian perspective 

Prof. Fabio Marazzi,business internationalization project manager and founder of the company, EMMEPLUS

13:40          Lunch 

 

 

Afternoon Session - Space as an Essential Tier in National Security 

 

Chairman: Dennis J. Carroll, Vice President for Business Development, Raytheon Missile Systems

14:40          Opening Remarks 

                   Dr. Eli Opper, CEO, Eureka 

  Electrical propulsion for microsatellites 

Eng. Jacob Herscovitz, Chief Systems Engineer, Space Systems Directorate, RAFAEL 

 

  The Strategic Importance of National Communication Satellites 

David Pollack, President & C.E.O, AMOS-Spacecom  

 

  The Falcon 9 Launcher and Dragon Spacecraft – Status report 

Jonathan Hofeller, Mission Manager, SpaceX, USA 

 

                   Presentor: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry, Chairman of the Board,             

                   Fisher Institute  

16:00          IAF Commander Annual Address - Space as a Strategic Asset for the Israeli Air Force

Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan 

 

16:30          Using Space Situational Awareness as a Strategic Instrument Instrument

  Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, Joint Functional Component Commander for

                   Space, United States Strategic Command, USA 

 

 

 

 

Day II - 31st January 2011

 

Morning Session I – Space Situational Awareness

 

07:45          Gathering 

 

08:30          Musical Interlude 

Albert Stern, director and violinist, Creative director of RDA music record label, USA 

                   Opening Remarks 

Tal Inbar, Head, Space and UAV research center, Fisher Institute  

 

            Space Situational Awareness 

Dr. Paul Weissenberg, DG Enterprise & industry, European Commission 

 

                   Satellite Collisions in the Geostationary Belt – Research Report 

                   Meidad Pariente, CEO, Spacecialist, Israel 

 

            Satellite Command and Control 

                    Meir Nissim-Nir, Head of SCC Branch, System Missiles and Space Group, IAI  

            Multi Sensor – Operational System for Remote Sensing Satellites management 

Gilad Weitman, Vice President R&D, Elop-Elbit Systems

 

10:40          Break  

 

 

 

Morning Session II – Space as an Economic, Technologic and Scientific Incentive 

 

 

 With the particioation of the Minister of Education

 

Chairman: Dr. Deganit Paikowsky, Academic Director, Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University

 

11:10          Opening Remarks  

 

Itzhak Nissan, President & CEO, IAI 

 

                   A National Space Program for Israel

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Chairman, Israeli Space Agency 

 

                   Future Trends in Israel's Space Defense Program 

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Prof. Haim Eshed, Head of the Space Directorate, MOD  

 

                   The Industries' Answers for Israel's Future in Space 

Adi Dar – Exceutive VP General Manager, ELOP-Elbit 

 

  Future satellites – a Combination of Scientific and Commercial Missions  

                  Arie Halsband, General Manager, MBT, IAI 

13:10          Lunch 

 

 

Afternoon Session: Space Exploration - Past, Present, Future 

 

 

14:20 Opening Remarks

 

            The "Von Braun Paradigm" and Trends in the US Manned

                    Space Program

Michael Neufeld, Chair, Space History Division, Smithsonian Institute’s National Air & Space Museum, USA

 

                   New Goals in the US Manned Space Program

Norman R. Augustine, Chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee  

 

Presenter: Hava Schechter, Director, Fisher Institute

                   Teacher in Space - Space as an Educational Tool

Astronaut Barbara Morgan, Distinguished Educator in Residence, BSU's colleges of engineering and education, USA 

 

            Astrobiology in NASA's Research  

Dr. Jacob Cohen. AMES Research Center, NASA, USA 

 

            The International Space Station as a Laboratory 

Astronaut Col. Timothy J. Creamer, NASA, USA 

 

            Closing Remarks 

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry, Chairman of the Board, Fisher Institute  

 

 


Date 30/01/2011 - 31/01/2011
Jump to page content