The 11th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference


The 11th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference
“Space for Mankind’s Future”

 February 2-3 2016 at the IAF Center, Herzlia

Links To the lectures in ORANGE - Playlist link


Link to Photos of the conference 


February 2nd 2016

 08:00  Registration
   Morning session
   Musical interlude

Greetings opening remarks

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Abraham Assael, CEO, The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies;

Moshe Fadlon, Mayor of Herzliya, the host city;

MK Ofir Akunis, Minister of Science, Technology and Space

  MEIDEX Experiment Handover Ceremony
With the participation of:
Prof. Zeev Levin, Tel Aviv University, MEIDEX Principal Investigator
Robert Cabana, Director, Kennedy Space Center, NASA
Brig. Gen. David Barki, Head of the Israel Air Force Personnel Division
Ms. Rona Ramon
Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro, US ambassador to Israel
  STS-107 commemoration
  Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro

Ilan Ramon Scholarship Awarding Ceremony

Peretz Vazan, CEO Ministery of Science, Technology and Space

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

Menachem Kidron, Director General, Israel Space Agency

Ms. Rona Ramon


Representative of Scholarship Winners


Annual Adress

Prof. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA

  Life on Board the International Space Station
Joseph M. Acaba, Astronaut, NASA
 10:30 Break

The Year in Review – Space Policy and Security

Dr. Deganit Paikowsky, Tel Aviv University and the National R&D
Council/Ministry of Science, Technology and Space


The future of Space – Space Agencies Perspectives

Johan-Dietrich Woerner, Director General, ESA
Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES
Prof. Roberto Battiston, President,  ASI
Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Maj. Gen. (res.), Chairman, Israel Space Agency


A Year in Review – Space Technology and Operations

Tal Inbar, Head, Space Research Center, The Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies


The Future of Space – Industries Perspectives

Opher Doron, Director General, MBT-Space, Israel Aerospace Industries

Ofer Salama, Rafael
Noam Segal, CEO, Imagesat International




Spaceflight Challenges for the Future – An Inside View Special Panel with Astronauts

Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA, ASI)
Shannon Walker (NASA)
Yi So-yeon (Korea)


SpaceX: From Dragon to Reusability – Annual Review

Garrett Reisman, Director Of Crew Operations, SpaceX


Preparing for Future Space Operations

Robert Cabana, Director, Kennedy Space Center, NASA


Future Goals and Status Report of Orion Spacecraft

Laurence Price, Orion Deputy Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

 16:00  Break

The Future of Space Security

Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command


Israel Air Force Annual Address
Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman, Deputy Commander, IAF


Conclusion remarks

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman of the Fisher Institute

 17:30  Projected end of the Conference




February 3rd, 2016

By invitation only


Morning Workshop on challenges for the Israeli space sector


SGx Israel – The first Israeli workshop for students and young professionals, in cooperation with Space Generation Advisory Council




 Dan Accadia special rates for accommodation:


Standard room - $ 280 per night
Deluxe room - $ 300 per night
Executive room - $ 360 per night ( including access to the business lounge )

The rate is for single/double  occupancy with breakfast.


For Reservations click here






Date 2/02/2016 09:00 - 3/02/2016 17:00
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