The 7th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference

 

Israel
Space Agency

 Ministry of
Science and Technology
 

 

The Fisher Institute
for Air & Space
Strategic Studies

 The Seventh annual international Ilan Ramon Space Conference

Jan 29-30, 2012 

 

links to the conference lecturers in Orange color 

 

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29 January, 2012

 

Morning Session – The Exploration of Space

 

07:45                Gathering

 

08:30             Opening Session – Space Exploration 

The Herzliya Municipal Youth Orchestra

Conducted by Yehuda Grinboim

 

Greetings and Opening Remarks:

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, Head of Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

Prof. Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science & Technology

 

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

 

STS 107 Memorial Service

 

Ministry of Science & Technology Scholarships Awarding

Ceremony in Memory of Col. Ilan Ramon

Mrs. Rona Ramon

Director General, Israeli Space Agency

Mr. Menachem Greenblum, Director General Ministry of Science & Technology

Prof. Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science and

Technology

 

Keynote Lectures

The Future of Space Research

Mr. Yannick d’Escatha, President of CNES

 

The Search for Life in the Universe

Dr. S. Pete Worden, Director, NASA Ames Research Center

 

11:00           Break        

 

                     Session #2 Space and Science 

11:30            Chairman and Opening Remarks:

  Prof. Ehud Behar, Head of the Asher Space Research Institute, Technion - Israel   Institute of Technology

 

Hubble Space Telescope – Scientific, Technological and Social Contributions to the Public Discourse on Science

Prof. Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center

 

The Nature of Cosmic Explosions

Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam, Weitzman Institute for Science

 

The Beginning and Evolution of the Universe as Observed

from Space

Prof. Shaul Hanany, Technion and School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Minnesota, USA

 

Sprites Research in the International Space Station – A Joint Israeli - Japanese Research

Prof. Yoav Yair, Open University

 

13:30          Lunch 

 

  Session #3 Challenges for Space Security – Part I

 

14:30          Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Amnon Harari, Head, MOD Space Directorate

 

Review of the Major Trends and Events in Space Policy and Space Security in 2011

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

 

Space Security – The American Perspective

Mr. Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, State Department, USA

 

Space and International Law: The Emerging Trend of Non- Binding Agreements to Address National Security

Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law.

 

70 Accumulated Years of Achievements in Space and a Look to the Future

Mr. Opher Doron, General Manager, MBT Space, IAI

 

16:30           Break

 

      Session #3 Challenges for Space Security- Part II 

 

17:00           Chairman and Opening Remarks:

Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, ISA Chairman and Head of the Security Studies Graduate Program, Tel Aviv University

 

 

Address by U.S. Air Force Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton

 

IAF Commander Annual Address

Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan

 

 

References:

Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, ISA Chairman and Head of the Security Studies Graduate Program, Tel Aviv University

 

Maj. General (ret.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman, Fisher

Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

19:00           End of Day

 

 

30 January, 2012 

 

Session #4 - Marking the End of the Space Shuttle Program

 

08:30           Chairman: Prof. Chaim Eshed, Former Head of the IMOD Space Program

 

Thirty Years of Human Space Flight Aboard the Shuttle - Lessons and Memories

Astronaut Bill McArthur, NASA

 

The Space Shuttle Program: A Balanced Assessment

Prof. (Emeritus) John Logsdon, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University, USA

 

Bio-Medical Research Aboard the Shuttle and the International Space Station

Mr. Jeffery Manber, Director, Nanoracks, USA

Dr. Eran Shencker, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

10:30           Break

 

Session #5 - Space Policy

 

11:00           Maj. Gen. (Res.) David Ivry. President of Boeing Israel and former Chairman of
                   Fisher Institute for Space and Air Strategic Studies

 

U.S. Space Policy - Preparing for Human Exploration

Prof. (Emeritus) John Logsdon, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

 

Russia in Space – Vision and Challenges

Mr. Gennady Raikunov, Director General, TsNIIMASH, Russia

 

Iranian Space Program, Trends and Strategic Implications

Mr. Tal Inbar, Head of Space Research Center, Fisher Institute for

Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

 

13:00           Lunch

 

Session #5 - Space Technology and Industry

 

14:00           Chairman: MR. Arie Chernobrov, Vice President Imaginary intelligent Business Line 
                        ELBIT Systems, ELOP

 

Review of the Major Trends and Events in Space

Industry in 2011

Mr. Tal Inbar, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

Making a Global World: The Iridium Satellite Venture

Dr. Martin Collins, Curator, National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C. USA

 

Microsatellite for Dual Use Applications

Dr. Yaaqov Sharony, Micro Satellite Programs Manager, Space Systems Directorate, Rafael

 

The EROS Satellites – 10 Years Operation and Beyond

Mr. Noam Zafrir, VP Marketing and Sales, Imagesat

Mr. Yoram Golobov, Marketing Manager, MBT Space, IAI

 

                        Space Cameras - a Look for the Future

                        Mr. Ilan Porat, Head of Space Systems, Elop, Elbit Systems

 

Spacecom – Global Communication Satellite Company

Mr. David Zusiman, AMOS-4 Program Manager, Amos-Spacecom

 

16:15           Break

 

Session #6 Space: The Next Generation – Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Non-Traditional Space Applications

 

Chairman: Mr. Tal Inbar, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

16:45           New Objectives for SpaceX

Mr. Jonathan Hofeller, Business Development Manager, Middle East & Asia, SpaceX

 

Distributed Space Systems - Applications and Challenges

Prof. Pini Gurfil, Asher Space Research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

 

SAR Systems Capabilities and Products

Dr. Eli Yadin, ELTA, IAI

 

With Google to the Moon

Mr. Yonatan Winetraub, Founder and CTO, Space IL

 

18:15          Closing Remarks

Maj. General (ret.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman, Fisher Institute for

Air & Space Strategic Studies

 

 

* Afternoon Parallel Session: Space for Education and Youth Encouragemen

 

  

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Date 29/01/2012 - 30/01/2012
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