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Space week 2019

2nd UCL Space Week – Space, the Enabler, 13-17 May 2019

 
9:00
13:00
14:00
 
Monday 13th May
9:30 - Opening
Keynote
Space the Enabler
LunchSpace the Enabler 17:30 - 19:00 
Reception
(Nibblers and Drinks)
Tuesday 14th May
Transport workshop
Keynote speaker
 

UCL SAIG meeting 

18:30 - 21:00
Space Policy Workshop:
drinks and dinner - guest speaker David Southwood
Wednesday 15th May
2nd Space Policy Workshop:
Enabling Space
LunchSpace Policy Workshop 
Thursday 16th May
 

Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

There is no requirement for registration
 

50 years after Apollo - 
returning to the Moon

There is no requirement for registration
17:30 - 19:00
Reception
(Nibblers and Drinks)
Friday 17th May

ESA_LAB @ UCL Rappoteurs' remarks
12:00 Close

There is no requirement for registration
  

Space the Enabler

Date: Monday 13th May
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Locations: Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

The opening day of UCL Space Week 2019 will explore how space benefits a range of sectors space including: Science, Transport, Weather Forecasting, Climate Change Modelling, Security and International Relations.

The session will be opened by the Vice Provost (Research) at UCL, Professor G. David Price.

The event is open to the general public, students and space sector practitioners.

Space the enabler

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How space enables shipping: A Space Domain workshop

Date: 14th May 2019
Time: 09:00 – 10:45
Location: Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

The global shipping industry is rapidly advancing into a new era of data use, connectivity and automation. New routes are opening up in the Arctic, and with this new risks and opportunities for navigation, safety in remote areas and management of environmental impacts. Much of these developments will be enabled through space-related equipment: providing communications links to the high seas, remotely monitoring and measuring environmental conditions, and enabling new levels of observations and descriptions of what different ships are doing where. Many industry stakeholders hope that this potentially disruptive change will create new business models, a new era of information, transparency and accountability, and through this assist the sector’s move to zero GHG emissions and increased sustainability.

This session will explore some of these emerging themes in the shipping industry, and through small group discussion then develop some descriptions of the role that different space technologies might have in enabling change in the shipping industry.

Facilitated by Professor Tristian Smith, Director of the Energy Institute, UCL

Disaster Prevention and Management

Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Location: Charles Clore House, 17 Russel Square, London, WC1B 5DR

Transport Workshop

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The Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Date: 16th May 2019
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Location: Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Spacecraft have enabled the close-up and personal exploration of the Solar System touching the planets, their moons and a menagerie of other bodies that orbit the Sun.

This session reviews the achievement and expectations of future missions. An excellent opportunity to gain a thorough briefing of this exciting area of research.

Chair: Professor Alan Smith, Department of Space and Climate Physics, UCL.

Robotic exploration of the solar system

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50 years after Apollo – returning to the Moon

Date: 16th May 2019
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Location: Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of the NASA lunar landings. Perhaps surprisingly mankind is yet to return to our nearest neighborough. However things are changing fast with NASA, ESA and China all bringing forward concepts of human lunar exploration. This session will explore the current plans, the challenges and opportunities. Our return to the Moon will no longer be as a short-term visitor, but rather, as a resident. What are the implications of ‘Off-world-living’?

The event will finish with a description of UCL’s possible Off World Living Institute – this is your opportunity to influence its plans.

Chaired by Professor Andrew Edkins, Director Bartlett Real Estate Institute

50 years after Apollo

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ESA_Lab @ UCL

Rapporteurs' remarks

Date: 17th May 2019
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Location: Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

UCL, through its Space Domain, has applied to become an ESA_Lab@. This is a no-exchange-of-funds, relationship in which UCL benefits from advice and support from the European Space Agency (ESA) (the membership of which is not affected by Brexit by the way) while ESA is able to encourage research that is strategic to them. A particular emphasis is placed upon education.

During this session the thirteen themes of our bid will be described by the associated leaders or teams. The status us the bid will be given and there will be the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary activities.

The session will be of interest to UCL space researchers and educators, and students with an interest in space-related career (research or application). Or anyone who would like to appreciate the breadth of UCL’s Space Domain.

Chaired by Professor Alan Smith, Director of Space Domain.

Esa@Ucl

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