Agenda

INDIA SPACE CONGRESS 2024 - PROGRAM

‘Bridging Boundaries - Transforming Tomorrow’

 

Start

End

Dur

Day 1: 26 June - Wednesday

08:30

09:00

00:30

Delegate Registration

09:00

11:30

02:30

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address: Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President SIA-India

Thematic Address: Bridging Boundaries, Transforming Tomorrow: Padma Shree Dr Shailesh Nayak, Former Secretary, MoES & Director, NIAS

Keynote address 1:

Keynote address 2: Mr Rainer Horn, Managing Partner, Novaspace

Special Address: Air Chief Marshal Amar Preet Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Vice Chief of the Air Staff [tbc]

Special Address: Dr Neeraj Mittal, Chairman, DCC & Secretary Telecom (tbc)

Special Address: Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairman, IN-SPACe

Special Address:  Shri S Somanath, Secretary DoS and Chairman, ISRO

Inaugural Address (Chief Guest): Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology and Minister of State for Prime Minister's OfficePersonnel, Public Grievances and PensionsDepartment of Atomic Energy and Department of Space (tbc)

Vote of Thanks and Start of the Conference and Expo: Shri Anil Prakash, Director General, SIA-India

 

11:30

12:00

00:30

Networking Tea Break

Tracks

Track 1

 

CBR-1

Track 2

 

CBR-2

Track 3

 

          Regency 1&2

Networking Track

[Closed Door]

12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01:20

 

 

 

 

 

00:30

 

 

 

 

Space Policy & Authorisations

 

Open Skies: Navigating Space Policy, Regulations, and Foreign Investments in India

Delve into India's dynamic space policy, regulations, and foreign investments with 'Open Skies.' Discover the complexities and opportunities in space commerce as we uncover India's roadmap for space aspirations.

 

Satcom and Spectrum Management

 

"Spectrum WRC-23 Outcome: Paving the Way for Future Space Needs" [Close-door RT]

Session unveils the outcomes of Spectrum WRC-23. Explore how these decisions are shaping the regulatory and policy landscape of spectrum allocation. Discover India's journey towards WRC 2027 and its implications for spectrum innovation, shaping the future of communication technologies in the Indian market.

 

 

Space IT Solutions and Cloud Architecture

 

"IT Innovations and Software Solutions: Accelerating Space Sector"

 

This session will spotlight groundbreaking IT solutions revolutionizing satellite operations, ground segments enhancing data analysis, and streamlining communication systems within the industry.

 

 

 

Scalable Cloud Architecture and Data Centre Management

Dive into scalable cloud architecture and data center management, examining strategies for seamless integration and fortified security in space defence contexts. Explore methods to optimize resources, ensuring mission-critical reliability and enhancing operational efficiency and intelligence analysis.

 

 

 

Industry Interaction with Ministry of Defence

 

On Dias: Lt Gen Pannu, Col Manik, Gen Khandare and

 

Space Authorisation and Ease of doing business for foreign entities

Discover how IN-SPACe's newly introduced norms, guidelines, and procedures facilitate the implementation of India's space policy, welcoming foreign entities to engage in various space activities. Explore the framework designed to streamline processes and foster international collaboration, ensuring ease of doing business in the Indian space sector.

Space for Sustainability

 

India's Debris-Free Space Missions by 2030: Balancing Innovation and Compliance
ISRO, led by Chairman S. Somanath, pledges debris-free space missions by 2030. As India prepares for its space station 'Bharatiya Antariksha Station' by 2035, ISRO prioritizes adherence to guidelines for sustainable space exploration. The session will delve into the intricacies of balancing innovation and compliance.

Space Debris Management: Market Trends and Opportunities

Explore the evolving landscape of space debris management, uncovering market trends and opportunities for innovative solutions in mitigating orbital clutter and ensuring sustainable space exploration

 

Chair:

Moderator:

Panellists:

 

Sky Bridges: Satellite Broadband and Satellite-Mobile Convergence for Universal Connectivity

 

 

Join us as we uncover the transformative power of satellite connectivity in bridging the digital divide, bringing high-speed internet to remote and underserved regions.

Standards and Interoperability

 

Secure Encryption Strategies: Protecting Digital Infrastructure though Space Cyber Standards [Closed Door]

Gain exclusive insights into the closed-door session on security concerns, where experts converge to safeguard the digital infrastructure. Explore the latest threats and strategies in cybersecurity, ensuring the resilience and integrity of our interconnected world.

13:20

14:30

01:10

LUNCH

14:30

15:50

01:20

Investment and Funding

 

Fundraising, SPACs, and M&As in Space Industry Growth [Followed by a mixer breakout session]

 

Explore how investors, banks, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders navigate space finance complexities to fuel innovation and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Assess corporate readiness for space industry investments, analyzing strategies and capabilities to seize new growth opportunities.

Fireside Chat

ITU filing procedures

 

Unlock the essentials of ITU filing and the pivotal role of the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) wing in securing orbital slots. Explore the intricacies of orbital allocation and spectrum management in this concise overview.

 

 

 

 

 

Catalogue of Indian Standards for Space Industry

 

Join us as we examine the significance of the latest strides in space industry standards as IN-SPACe, in collaboration with BIS releases the 'Catalogue of Indian Standards for Space Industry.' Developed from global benchmarks, these 15 standards set a new precedent for excellence across all sectors of space endeavors.

 

 

 

 

 

Bridging the Gap: Academia's Contribution to Space Industry Growth

 

 

 

 

 

Incubator Showcase: "Space Incubator Spotlight"

 

Explore the innovative startups and disruptive technologies emerging from leading space incubators and accelerators around the world. Meet the founders, hear their pitches, and learn how these early-stage companies are leveraging mentorship, funding, and resources to accelerate their growth and impact in the space sector

 

 

 

 

D2D Leveraging Satellite Mobility: Unlocking Connectivity on the Move

 

Explore the surge in demand for mobile connectivity across air, sea, and land, with satellites poised to deliver direct-to-handset solutions as regulatory and technological advancements shape market capture. Delve into innovations in direct-to-device communication technology, driven by signal processing, antenna design, and network protocols, enabling seamless data transmission between space assets and terrestrial devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhancing Space Data Interoperability and Facilitating Seamless Exchange Across Platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:50

16:20

00:30

Networking Tea Break, Crystal Ball Room (CBR)

16:20

17:10

00:50

 

"Space for DRR [disaster risk reduction]: Revolutionizing Emergency Response"

 

Explore the groundbreaking impact of advanced satellite technology on disaster management, which not only minimizes human and economic losses through precise forecasting and efficient emergency response but also enhances prevention and monitoring efforts. Join us as we delve into the pivotal role of Cloud and AI in shaping the future of disaster management as the opening track.

 

17:10

18:00

00:50

 

End of Day 1 of the Conference and Expo

 

 

 

 

Start

End

Dur

Day 2

08:30

09:00

00:30

Delegate Registration

09:00

10:10

01:10

Opening Session at Oval

 

Welcome Address: Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President, SIA-India

Keynote Address:

Special Address:

Special Address: Prof. Thomas Zurbuchen, Director of ETH Zurich Space (tbc)

Special Address (Special Guest of Honour): Dr. VK Saraswat, Honourable Member, NITI Aayog (tbc)

Special Address (Chief Guest):

Opening Address: (Chief Guest):

Vote of Thanks: Shri Anil Prakash, Director General, SIA-India

 

Tracks

Track 1

CBR-1

Track 2

CBR-2

Track 3

Regency 1&2

Track 4 [Closed Door]

10:10

11:10

01:00

 

 

ISI Grant Winners: Sharing India-Australia Collaborative Space Ventures

 

Join us for a discussion featuring recent recipients of funding from the International Space Investment India (ISI) program. Explore their experiences and insights from collaborative space ventures between India and Australia, delving into the achievements, challenges, and future prospects.

 

 

 

NextGen Technologies for Broadcasting and Communications

 

Dilemma of the Broadcasters in changing regulatory landscape

Shifting regulations and technological advancements demand agility and adaptability. As traditional models clash with emerging platforms, broadcasters must navigate a complex maze of compliance while seizing opportunities for innovation. Balancing creativity with compliance, they seek to redefine their role in an ever-changing media landscape.

 

 

"Future Network Initiatives”

 

 

Unveiling the Rise of Private Networks

Explore the cutting-edge landscape of connectivity with Future Network Initiatives, where private networks are emerging as the next frontier. Delve into the strategies and technologies driving this revolution, reshaping the way businesses and individuals connect and communicate.

 

 

 

 

Advancements in Space Optical Communication Technologies

 

Join leading experts, researchers, and industry pioneers as we delve into the intricacies of optical communication systems, discussing their applications in satellite networks, deep space missions, and interplanetary exploration.

Redefining Future Connectivity Strategies

Discover the latest initiatives driving future networks, from 5G/6G advancements to satellite constellations, and their transformative potential across industries.

 

 

 

11:30

12: 00

00:30

Networking Tea Break

12:00

13:20

01:20

 

"Launchpad for Space Startups"

 

Calling all space startups! Showcase your innovative ideas, products, and technologies in front of a panel of investors, accelerators, and industry experts. Compete for funding, mentorship opportunities, and exposure to potential collaborators in the space ecosystem.

 

 

 

Enabling Satellite IoT Ecosystem: Infrastructure and Connectivity Solutions

 

Unlock the potential of the Satellite IoT ecosystem with groundbreaking innovations in connectivity and data transmission. Explore how satellite technology is revolutionizing IoT applications across industries, from remote asset tracking to environmental monitoring, paving the way for a more connected and efficient world.

 

 

 

Unlocking the Potential of Software-Defined Radios for Next-Generation Connectivity

 

Experience the future of space technology through the lens of software-defined and flexible systems. Explore how these adaptable solutions promise a secure and resilient future, enabling dynamic responses to evolving challenges in space exploration and beyond.

 

 

"Space Networking Mixer"

 

Connect with fellow space enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals in a relaxed and informal setting. Exchange ideas, forge new partnerships, and explore collaborative opportunities over tea and hors d'oeuvres at our space-themed networking mixer.

 

 

"NextGen Explorers: Workshop for Future Space Pioneers"

 

Calling all aspiring astronauts and young scientists! Dive into the captivating world of space exploration with our interactive workshop designed especially for students. Join us engaging demonstrations, and inspiring discussions led by industry experts.

13:20

14:30

01:10

Networking Lunch Break

14:30

15:50

01:20

Launch and Mega Constellations

 

Satellite Constellations/Mega-Constellations: Opportunities and Challenges

The race for mega satellite constellations brings opportunities and risks. While promising better internet and reduced latency, concerns about aviation safety, astronomy, and private influence arise. With nearly 1 million satellites awaiting launch approval, governance is vital. Session talks about rising demand and balancing pros and cons.

Global Spatial Innovations Transforming Industries

 

"How Spatial Insights are Revolutionizing Efficiency Across Industries Worldwide"[Followed by Breakout session]

 

Discover how spatial insights are transforming productivity strategies across industries globally, including manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, healthcare, energy insurance and finance, streamlining workflows, and fostering economic growth.

Standards and Interoperability

 

WTSA in India

This session delves into the complex standards landscape governing space technologies, exploring the challenges and opportunities in achieving compatibility across missions, platforms, and stakeholders. As WTSA 2024 comes to Asia for the first time in New Delhi this October, this session sets the stage for discussions on global standards harmonization and innovation.

 

 

Ayman Ahmed. PhD

General Manager.  Space Imaging Department, Egyptian Space Agency

Evolution of India's Launch Industry: Exploring Collaborative Partnership Prospects

 

Engage with industry pioneers as they explore the progress and future prospects of India's launch sector, ready to pioneer new frontiers and foster international collaboration in space exploration and commercial ventures.

 

 

Frontiers of Life: Exploring Intersections Between Space and Biology

 

Embark on a captivating journey to the frontiers of life as we explore the fascinating intersections between space and biology. Uncover how space exploration is revolutionizing our understanding of biological processes and paving the way for new discoveries.

Enhancing Space Data Interoperability and Facilitating Seamless Exchange Across Platforms

 

Explore how Space Data [big data, metadata, structured, unstructured, semi-structured] Interoperability streamlines geodata management, analysis, and exchange, ensuring seamless information flow across platforms. [Monetising]

 

 

15:50

16:20

00:30

Networking Tea Break, Crystal Ball Room (CBR)

16:20

18:00

01:20

Closing Plenary

“Indo- Pacific Space Coalition: Uniting Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, US and Japan”

Explore the collaborative efforts between Asian nations, as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, US, and the Philippines join forces with India to advance space exploration and technology. Journey into their shared vision for regional cooperation and the collective impact on space initiatives.

 

 

00.20

Vote of Thanks and Closing Address

End of Day 2 of the Conference and Expo






Start

End

Dur

Day 3

08:30

09:00

00:30

Delegate Registration

09:00

10:30

01:30

Opening Session at Oval

Welcome Address: Dr Subba Rao Pavuluri, President, SIA-India

Keynote Address:

Special Address: Special Guest of Honour –Dr Samir V Kamat, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development

 Organization (tbc)

Special Address (Chief Guest):

Opening Address (Chief Guest):

Vote of Thanks: Anil Prakash, Director General, SIA-India

DefSat Report Release [CDS]

 

Tracks

Track 1

CBR-1

Track 2

CBR-2

Track 3

Regency 1&2

Track 4

10:30

11:30

01:00

Frontiers of Space Collaboration

The New Space Race: Collaborations, Competitions, and Beyond

Delve into the dynamics of the new space race as we unravel the intricacies of supply chain, components, and capability mapping. Explore the collaborative ventures, competitive landscapes, and innovative strategies shaping the future of space exploration

 

 

Global Spatial Innovations Transforming Industries

Empowering Developing Nations: Space Technology for Sustainable Growth

 

Explore innovative space solutions driving sustainable development, from satellite-based monitoring of agricultural practices to space-based energy harvesting, fostering progress towards SDGs and driving economic growth."

Ground Segment Innovations

Future Directions in Ground Segment Development and Innovation with LEO/MEO/GEO

Uncover the future of ground segment technology, from advancements in LEO/MEO/GEO to emerging innovations like AI, quantum computing, and edge computing.  Delve into the economic dynamics of satellite ground segments, including business models, investment strategies, and market trends, to understand the financial implications and growth opportunities driving innovation in this vital industry sector.

Tangible Innovation Beyond Earth

Manufacturing in Space: Take a Leap into Extraterrestrial Production

Explore futuristic endeavors in-space manufacturing, analyzing innovative technologies, partnerships, and regulations driving industry progression. Delve into the economic, scientific, and geopolitical implications. Discover projects like space habitat modules, satellite components, and ambitions for lunar or Martian bases.

Space Research Collaboration

 

The Space Research Collaboration is crucial for India by bringing together industry, academia, and research institutions to drive economic growth, assert our presence on the global stage, and push the boundaries of space exploration.

11:30

12:00

00:30

Networking Tea Break

12:00

13:20

01:20

Space Defence

Breaking Barriers: Easing Trade Restrictions for Collaborative Military-Grade Space Defence

Discover how trade restrictions impact military-grade space defence alliances and find the way forward. Explore enhanced cooperation and security, alongside strengthening offset policies and implementation for a more resilient defence landscape.

Interplanetary Transportation and Space station

 

ISRO Talk-Fireside chat/or panel discussion with other space agencies

 

 

Space-Tech Innovations

 

 

Next-Gen Satellite Meshed Network

 

Explore trends in next-gen satellites across GEO, MEO, and LEO, featuring miniaturization, smarter sensors, software-defined architecture, electric propulsion, AI integration, and standardization efforts

 

Acquisition and Development of Military Space Assets and Infrastructure

Explore the complexities of acquiring and improving critical space assets, establishing a sturdy defence infrastructure in space. Emphasize the necessity of crafting a detailed space roadmap, guiding the establishment of national military standards tailored to space applications and preparing for future challenges.

Speakers:

13:20

14:30

01:10

Networking Lunch Break

14:30

15:50

01:20

Building of Space Deterrence Capability

Delve into the intricate planning and collaborative efforts required to establish a robust framework for deterring threats in space. Join us as we navigate the frontier of space defence, ensuring preparedness and resilience in the face of emerging challenges

Advanced materials and engineering for space

 

Delve into advancements in materials science for space applications, driving innovation in spacecraft design, propulsion systems, and beyond.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics

Explore the integration of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics in space exploration, revolutionizing spacecraft operations, data analysis, and decision-making processes. Discover how these technologies are shaping the future of space exploration and unlocking new frontiers in the cosmos.

 

Hackathon: "Space Innovation Challenge"

 

Calling all coders, engineers, and innovators! Join forces with fellow participants in a high-energy hackathon focused on solving real-world challenges in the space industry. Collaborate, innovate, and pitch your ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Space-Based Smart Warfare for Gun and Missile Systems

Explore the cutting-edge advancements in space-based technologies, revolutionizing the way we perceive and engage in military operations. From precision-guided munitions to next-generation satellite systems, delve into the strategic implications and tactical innovations reshaping the battlefield.

15:50

16:20

00:30

Networking Tea Break, Crystal Ball Room (CBR)

16:20

17:20

01:00

Closing Plenary -Future of Humanity in Space.

Explore the future of space travel, including India's Gaganyaan mission, the democratization of space tourism, and the establishment of space stations. Join us as we envision a future where space exploration is integral to human progress.

 

17:20

18:00

00:40

Closing Plenary - Vote of Thanks and Closing Address

End of day 3 and Closure of Conference & Expo

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