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Exploring Satellites And Space Technology At ISC 2013 Summit

International Space Commerce 2013 Summit
International Space Commerce 2013

Over the period of a year, it is estimated that companies internationally launch approximately two dozen communications satellites.

In recent news, the ISRO are planning to launch two new telecommunications satellites and Inmarsat are undergoing plans to launch a new satellite constellation in the next year.

In the next 8-10 years, it is predicted that satellites will have a global worth of $196 Billion worldwide.

The International Space Commerce 2013 Summit will draw focus to 4 main areas of space commerce including:

  • Legalities, Policies and Finance – issues around the governance of commercial activity in space
  • Satellites & Infrastructure – short term ROI opportunities for businesses to use space satellites
  • Space Technologies – facilitating capacities, applications, payloads and data transmission
  • Space Tourism – long term ROI prospects that businesses can be involved in

Here’s a break-down of two featured sections of the program:


  • The opportunities for commercial communication satellites in the next 10-15 year period
  • Further applications required for satellite development
  • Using space satellites and infrastructure for observation navigation and communication functions across sectors
  • Commercial uses of satellites including the increase of opportunities and ROI for companies working with space infrastructure
  • Successful integration of space technology with existing business models


  • Capacities and payloads
  • Latest software systems and applications that enable effective data acquisition, processing, distributing and transmitting
  • Applications, high-resolution radar, optical imagery and monitoring functions
  • Including space-related technology in your business model that to optimize results and ROI

The agenda will highlight long-term investment opportunities around the space tourism market. Speakers will address the practicalities of sub-orbital spaceflights, health and safety measures and also amenities to facilitate flights in the near future. It will also demonstrate the need for collaboration between public and private bodies to utilize finance, strategy and technologies to the optimum measures to move the space industry forward.

Speakers include:

  • Tommaso Sgobba, President, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety
  • SpaceX
  • Carlo Viberti, Founder and President, COSMO Spaceland
  • Karin Nilsdotter, CEO, Spaceport Sweden
  • Michael Lopez-Algeria, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
  • Jan Kolar, Director, Czech Space Office
  • Gerd Gruppe, Director of Space Administration, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
  • Bas Lansdorp, Founder and CEO, Mars One
  • Chad Anderson, Principle and Director of European Operations, Space Angels Network
  • Marek Banaszkiewicz, Director General, Centrum Badan Kosmicznych (PAS)
  • Tim Craine, Former Head of Space Commerce, Isle of Man Government

For every day updates follow us on Twitter @IRN_Space and join our LinkedIn Group ”International Space Network’

To learn more or register for the Summit, email us at with a subject line of ‘ISC 2013 Summit: More Info’ or call us on: +44 20 7111 1615

When registering for the conference, please use code: ” SourceTechISC10

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