BSX 2018



INAUGURAL SESSION       TIMING :- 0930 - 1100
0930 Hrs
0935 Hrs
Opening Remarks
Mr. Aman Choudhari, Vice Chairman - CII Karnataka, Managing Director - M/s. Surin Automotive Pvt. Ltd
0945 Hrs
Lighting the lamp
0950 Hrs
Special address
Mr. Kris Gopala Krishnan, Past President CII, Chairman - Axilor Ventures
0955 Hrs
Inaugural Address
Mr. Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman & Managing Director, Antrix Corporation Ltd
1005 Hrs
Keynote Address
Dr. K. Sivan Chairman - Space Commission, Secretary - DOS, Chairman - ISRO
1025 Hrs
Address by Chief Guest/Guest of Honour
Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES
1045 Hrs
Vote of Thanks
Mr. A. Arunachalam, Director, RSDS, Antrix Corporation Ltd
1053 Hrs
Inauguration of BSX 2018 - Ribbon Cutting & Exhibition Visit
1100 Hrs
HIGH TEA       TIMING :- 1100 - 1130
1215 - 1300
Highlight Talk
Emerging Global Space Market Scenario
Mr. Massi Begous, Partner, Roland Berger
The Space Industry is emerging as one of the most lucrative industry globally. Demand for Nano, micro and mini satellites and re-usable and small satellite launch vehicle systems are anticipated to drive the market. The earth observation segment is moving from data to value added services and solutions. The space industry is is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6%
LUNCH       TIMING :- 1300 - 1400
1400 - 1600
Technical Session - 1
Launch Vehicle - Opportunities and Avenues for Industries
1. Chair: Dr. S Somanath,Director, VSSC
2. Mr. S M Vaidya, EVP, Godrej
3. Mr. Arun T Ramchandani, Vice President, L&T
4. Mr. Curt Blake, President, Space Flight
5. Prof. Indulis Kalnins,Director, Cosmos International, OHB
6. Mr. Valery Aksamentov, Director, International Business, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company
The global Launch Services segment is poised for a phenomenal rise in the coming decade, with the markets predicted to be at least 25% higher. While the number of satellites is expected to increase thrice, the average weight shows a downward trend, signalling a paradigm shift in the market, thanks to the humongous influence of NewSpace, predominantly in the low earth Segment. While GEO still remains the bellwether, low earth is throwing in a vast swathe of opportunities in the small satellite launch segment. The companies worldwide are aiming for adaptations to capture this influx. Currently, the small payloads are finding it difficult to get adequate launch solutions that feature an optimal compromise between orbital parameters, launch calendar, price and reliability. These are the main challenges that the companies worldwide currently working/ planning to enter the Launch vehicle market should address. The current industry trends also identify affordability and responsiveness as the key pointers for the future.
TEA       TIMING :- 1600 - 1615
1615 - 1730
Special Session - New Space
Indian Space Eco System - New Space, Current Scenario, Challenges and Way Forward
1. Chair: Dr. VS Hegde, Former CMD, Antrix Corporation Limited
2. Co-Chair: Mr. PV Venkitakrishnan, Director, CBPO, ISRO HQ
3. Mr. Rohan M Ganapathy, Bellatrix
4. Mr. Kris Nair, CEO, Exseed Space
5. Ms. Neha Satak, CEO, Astrome
6. Mr. Narayan Prasad, COO, Satsearch, Satsearch
7. Mr. David Gamba, Sr. Director, Xilinx Corporation
8. Mr. Utsav Shah, Kohesi Bond
9. Mr. Makoto Kanazawa, Space BD, Japan
The world is moving to information driven society. Broadband connectivity has become so common that now we have a connected world, thanks to the advancements in communication technologies. There is a growing trend of young and talented individuals in India who are working on the NewSpace agenda. The young entrepreneurs are developing products and services focusing on space and are using private funding during their initial journey. They have a vision and drive but have surmounting challenges to meet as they travel through uncharted space. Understanding the importance of this new players and to encourage them, Government of India has come out with a new initiative called Start-up India.
0930 - 1130
Technical Session - 2
Convergence of SATCOM Systems and Emerging Technologies
1. Chair : Dr. PS Goel, Former Secretary, MoES
2. Mr. VL Shankar, Senior Vice President, Reliance Jio
3. Mr. Deepak Mathur, EVP, SES Video
4. Mr. Sunil, Associate Director General, Doordarsan
5. Mr. Jean-Francois, CEO, Eutelsat Asia
6. Mr. Sathya Narayanaswamy, VP & Country Manager, VIASAT India
7. Mr. Gautam Sharma, MD, INMARSAT India
SATCOM is touching human lives in a bigger way, with connectivity and broadcasting as prime growth drivers. Last decade has witnessed technology evolution in terms of 3G, 4G, 5G and radical change in consumption pattern thereby increasing the bandwidth demand multi-fold. Terrestrial network is expanding its footprint over the years and shrinking the satellite use primarily for rural, remote and geographically isolated region. The satellite market players have been striving towards low cost access to space by falling launch costs, evolution of small and affordable satellites, advancement in ground technology, market centric consortium approach. As the large industry participants are thriving to increase their market offerings; there is a push for strategic partnerships, alliances, mergers & acquisitions to absorb different elements of the space value chain. Evolutions of alternative applications are dramatically transforming the overall space industry.
IRS-Data Global User Meet
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Chair :
Dr. PG Diwakar, Director EDPO, ISRO HQ
TEA     TIMING :- 1130 - 1200
1200 - 1300
Technical Session - 3
Navigation - Synergetic Applications and Future Developments
1. Chair : Dr. Nilesh Desai, Deputy Director, SAC
2. Mr. Manuel del Castillo, Associate Director, Broadcomm, USA
3. Mr. R Rama Subramanian, Programme Director, Navigation, ISAC
4. Dr. KK Sood, Director, SATNAV PO, ISRO HQ
5. Mr. Gopal Valecha, Asst. Vice President (IT) DIMTS
6. Dr. Pratap Hegde, CEO, Rane t4u Private Limited
7. Mr. Shishir Verma, Senior VP, MapmyIndia
Satellite based navigation has found applications in every walks of life and is continuously evolving. Considering the need for having its own navigation system, India has realised NavIC (NAVigation with Indian Constellation), the indigenous Indian regional satellite based navigation system and it is operational now. The navigation services have opened up a new arena, wherein new applications are envisaged with synergistic applications using communication, navigation and earth observation services.
INDO - European Cooperation - Opportunities In An Emerging Space Journey
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Lunch     TIMING :- 1300 - 1400
1400 - 1600
Special Session - Transitions
Space Transportation & Space Infrastructure - The Movers and Shakers
1. Chair: Mr. AS Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman, ISRO/Secretary, DOS
2. Dr. Kumar Krishen, Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, USA
3. Mr. Eric Beranger, CEO, OneWeb
4. Mr. John-Paul Hemingway, CEO, SES Networks
5. Dr. Kumar Navalur, Sr. Director, MAXAR Tech
6. Mr. Daniel Campbell, UK Managing Director, Effective Space
7. Mr. Luigi Scatteia, Senior Director, PwC France
8. Mr. Masanobu Tsuji, Director, JAXA
Over the last decade, Satellite industry is experiencing a tectonic shift from erstwhile space as strategic, closed affair to a commercial commodity that touches human lives through broadband, broadcasting, mobility, and imagery based solution and other emerging applications. From a traditional communication satellite to HTS to mega non-GEO constellations is a complete revolution. The world of earth observation is changing dynamically, whether in the increased number of space-faring nations or the explosive growth in a larger geospatial ecosystem with multiple sensors and analytic capabilities. Innovation in Satellite designing and advancement in manufacturing industry has unexpectedly reduced the satellite production cycle time from one satellite in three years to one satellite per day. In Space Transportation area, entrepreneurial efforts are bent towards building giant low-cost reusable rockets and spaceships to colonize humans on Mars. NewSpace activities are redefining the industry in terms of Space Transportation, Space Infrastructure and Space based services. Such trend setters - once they imagine that, they go about creating it overcoming the challenges ahead.
Industry Session (Technology Transfer/ Outsourcing & Technology Absorption)
Click to Register Online >> Chair: Dr. DR Suma, ED (Operations), Antrix Corporation Limited
TEA     TIMING :- 1600 - 1615
1615 - 1730
Technical Session - 4
Earth Observation - Emerging Trends, Enabling Technologies and Policies, Emerging Players and Evolving Opportunities
1. Chair : Dr. VK Dadhwal, Director, IIST
2. Dr. Peter Volk, Vice Chairman, GAF
3. Dr. PG Diwakar, Director, EDPO, ISRO HQ
4. Ms. Anusuya Datta, Executive Editor, Geospatial Media
5. Dr. Raj Kumar, Deputy Director, ESPA, SAC
6. Dr. Kumar Navulur, Senior Director, Digital Globe
7. Mr. Prateep Basu, CEO, Satsure
Spatial information has become a key for decision making in almost all disciplines and it is said that nearly 70% of decision making by an authority has at least data one spatial component in it and Earth Observation (EO) plays a key role in providing such spatial information. EO imagery is proven to be quick for deriving the information and monitoring of phenomena in time domain. The last couple of years have seen industries coming out with daily imagery, sub-meter resolution imagery and capability to image any part of the earth in near real time. Considering that geospatial information is the key for development, many countries have also made classified certain types of satellite imagery as Free and Open. With increased number of players in the commercial market, the market is also highly competitive. With ease of availability of data, the geospatial industries including start-up companies are leveraging on artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to provide value added services in near real time using data from multiple sources
0930 - 1115
Technical Session - 5
Satellite Management Services-Emerging Technologies (Communication and EO) & Challenges
1. Mr. S Parameswaran, Former Director, Master Control Facility (MCF), ISRO
2. Mr. VV Srinivasan, Director, ISTRAC, ISRO
3. Dr. Rolf Kozlowski, Department Manager, DLR, Germany
4. Mr. Alf Erik Oskog, Head of Sales, APAC, Swedish Space Corporation, Sweden
5. Mr. John Williams, Business Director, RTE, Viasat, USA
6. Mr. Christopher Richins, CEO, RBC Signals, USA
7. Dr. Martin Krynitz, Director, Business Development, KSAT, Norway
8. Mr. Prashant Bhutani, Sr. Sales Director, South Asia, MEASAT, Malaysia
The effectiveness of space assets is dependent on the robustness of the ground network for supporting space missions. The ground stations play an important role in tracking the satellite and launch vehicles during Launch and Early Orbit Phase followed by In Orbit Testing and In Orbit Operations. A robust ground network of TT&C stations is required for placing satellite to the identified geostationary orbital location. Similarly, for LEO satellites, a network of stations would fulfil TT&C and data downlink requirements. With the increase in satellite launches, longer life of satellites, ever increasing data downlink requirements including high data rates, advent of smallsats and newer bands for operation, the satellite management services needs to gear up with innovative solutions. Service providers are leveraging not only on their strengths but also on the strength of their partner stations.
Time 1000 - 1200 Hrs

Interactive Student Session: Human Space Flight Program
Chair: Dr. VS Lalithambika, Director, DHSP, ISRO HQ.
TEA     TIMING :- 1115 - 1130
1130 - 1200
Special Talk - Solar Cells
Multi-Junction Solar Cell Technology
Mr. Navid Fatemi, Sr. Vice President, M/s SolAero, USA
1215 - 1300
Valedictory Session
1. Chair: Dr. V Jayaraman, Former Director, NRSC
2. Mr. Rakesh S, CMD, Antrix
3. Dr. VS Hegde, Former CMD, Antrix
4. Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy, Member, Space Committee, CII and Director Operations, Mahindra Aero-structures Pvt Ltd.
5. Ms. D R Suma, Executive Director (Operations), Antrix
LUNCH     TIMING :- 1300 - 1400
END OF BSX 2018     TIMING :- 1400