The Eighth Annual International Ilan Ramon Space Conference
Oct 29

The Eighth Annual International Ilan Ramon Space Conference

Commemorating 10th anniversary to the Columbia disaster An international conference with large...


Commemorating 10th anniversary to the Columbia disaster An international conference with large...


    The Ministry of Science and Technology, the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies and the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) are organizing and hosting the annual International Conference on Space Research, honoring the crew of space shuttle Columbia and Israel’s first astronaut, the late Colonel Ilan Ramon.


    Conference web page

    First day of the conference – 29th January 2013 

    Opening Session

    The Herzliya Municipal Youth Orchestra

    Conducted by Yehuda Grinboim


    Greetings and Opening Remarks:

    Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, Head of Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

    Prof. Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science & Technology


    STS 107 and Ilan Ramon Memorial


    Ministry of Science & Technology Scholarships Awarding Ceremony in Memory of

    Col. Ilan Ramon

    Mrs. Rona Ramon

    Mr. Menachem Kidron, Director General, Israeli Space Agency

    Mr. Menachem Greenblum, Director General Ministry of Science & Technology

    Prof. Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Science and Technology


    Address by HE Shimon Peres the President of the State of Israel


    Senior International keynote Speaker











    Space and Security Session

    Annual Address by the head of Israel’s MOD space directorate

    Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Amnon Harary

    Lecture 2


    Space as Strategic Tier in US Security

    Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms is Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command

    Annual Address by the Commander of the Israel Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel




    Session on Space and International Cooperation

    International Space Project

    Representative from one of Israel’s space industries

    International Space Project

    Representative from Israeli academy

    Canada in Space and International Cooperation

    Dr. Steve MacLean, President, Canadian Space Agency

    Cooperation in the International Space Station

    Dr. Valerie NealCuratorNational Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute




    Space Exploration – a Global Vision

    Heads of space agencies panel









    Second day of the conference – 30th January 2013


    Science and Space Session

    Overview of 2012 in Space Sciences

    Prof. Ehud Behar, Head, Asher Space Research Institute, the Technion

    Science on Board the International Space Station – A Look to the Future

    Mr. Randy J. Bresnik (Col., USMC), NASA Astronaut

    Recent Discoveries from the Curiosity Mars Rover

    A representative from JPL, NASA

    Israeli Scientist Presentation





    Session on Space policy and security


    Major Trends in Space Policy in 2012

    Dr. Deganit Paikowsky, Tel Aviv University & Israel’s national council for R&D

    Annual Address of the Director General of Israel Space Agency

    Menachem Kidron, Director General, Israel Space Agency

    European Speaker


    Global Challenges in Space – Encouraging International Cooperation

    Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs









    Session on Space Technology and Industry

    Major trends in Space Technologies and Industries in 2012

    Mr. Tal Inbar, Head of the space research center, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies

    IAI presentation

    Rafael presentation

    UV Payload for  Scientific Space Mission

    Mr. Ilan Porat, head of space operations, Elop/Elbit

    Satellite Communication

    A representative of Israel’s comsat companies 


    Session on space entrapanurship and non traditional uses


    The Year of the Dragon

    A representative from Space X, USA

    Mayak – A New Family of Satellite Launch Vehicles

    A representative from Yuzhnoy corporation, Ukraine

    Special presentation of Israel’s small innovative space sector

    MrMeidad Pariente, CEO, Spacecialist


    Concluding remarks

    Mag. Gen (res.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman of the Board, Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studie




    Third day of the conference – 31st January 2013

    By invitations only


    Round Tables Event



    Greetings & presentation of the agenda

    CEO’s round table – Senior International executives of space industries (main table at the auditorium)

    Other roundtables discussions

    Lunch break & networking

    Continuation of discussions

    Presentation of outcomes from all the round tables discussions

    Wrap up and official closing of the conference



    Tentative list of round tables topics

    Commercial space

    Space sciences

    Space security

    Space and education

    Visions for the far future

    Space economy, finance and insurance

  • Category
    Space announcement
  • Date & Time
    Oct 29 2012 at 00:00 - Oct 31 2012 at 23:59
  • Location & full address
    IAFC - Israel Air Force Center, 15 Jabotinsky Street , Herzliyya, Israel
  • Event Admins
    Ofer Lapid