planet

Topic 6
Protect & Defend our Planets

October 19th, 2022 at 14:30 – 16:30

Egmont Palace, Brussels

Protect & Defend our Planets

Planetary Defense and Protection reflects both the unknown nature of the space environment and the desire of the scientific community to preserve the integrity of our planet on one side and the pristine nature of celestial bodies and space on the other hand.
But..

  • Is it even possible to explore space without any impact?

  • How to prevent biological contamination of both the target celestial body and the Earth in the case of sample-return?

  • How can SmallSat participate in planetary defense?

  • Could a cubesat teach us how to save our planet from asteroids?

  • What happens to debris in Space? Do they just disappear when they burn in our atmosphere?

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Speakers & Presentations  

Mehdi Scoubeau Systems Engineer at GOMspace

Pierre Schrooyen

Senior Research Engineer at CENAero

André Fuzfa

Professor & Research Fellow at the Centre for Particle Physics and Phenomenology at Unamur

Jean-Emmanuel Roty Space System Engineer at Aerospacelab

Olivier De Goeij

Responsable Filière - Programs Manager at ThalesAlenia

Nicolas Chapuis

Head of Engineering for Power space equipments at ThalesAlenia

Joffrey Coheur Software System Engineer at Spacebel

HERA mission and Juventas cubesat

Aerothermodynamic simulation of atmospheric entry phenomena

Directed-energy: a versatile technology for space applications

How smallsats can participate in a responsive planetary defense system

Sustainability as a keystone in the future of space industry

Sustainability as a keystone in the future of space industry

Planetary defense from a software system perspective

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Speakers

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HERA mission and Juventas cubesat

Mehdi Scoubeau

Systems Engineer at GOMspace

Mehdi Scoubeau is a Space Systems Engineer working on deep space exploration missions at GomSpace in Luxembourg. He has previously worked for three years at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). Mehdi has an Aerospace Engineering Degree from ISAE-Supaero in Toulouse, France and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mons in Belgium. Moreover,  he has been an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) for more than five years, supporting events around the world.

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Aerothermodynamic simulation of atmospheric entry phenomena

Pierre Schrooyen

Senior Research Engineer at CENAero

"The atmospheric entry during a Space journey is a very stressful moment for the structure of the spacecraft. Understanding the phenomena during this phase is crucial for the design of Spacecraft, reusable launcher, or even to understand the problematic of Space debris. Numerical methods and experimental investigation should be carried on to advance our knowledge and develop predictive design tools."

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Directed-energy: a versatile technology for space applications

André Fuzfa

Professor & Research Fellow at the Centre for Particle Physics and Phenomenology at Unamur

Directed-energy refers to the use of various radiation beams to focus energy over large distances. While a current hot topic in defence, this technology is also promising for a range of space applications such as distributing power from space-based solar plants, propelling light sails or hybrid spacecrafts, managing space debris or other various space defence uses. The Starshot initiative even ambitions at using it to explore neighbouring star systems.

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How smallsats can participate in a responsive planetary defense system

Jean-Emmanuel Roty

Space System Engineer at Aerospacelab

Is it possible to design, build and launch a satellite in less than a
year? Aerospacelab is making agile project development happen.
With a yearly production capability of  24 satellites topped with 500
satellites per year in our soon-to-come manufacturing plant in
Charleroi, we are dedicated to make geospatial intelligence actionable
and affordable in environment protection, sustainable commodity
production, agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, security, and more._

Our teams focus on satellite design, prototyping, hardware testing,
producing satellites, constellations for a broad range of applications,
… – I’m sure visiting students and young professionals will find a
lot of interesting __open positions at Aerospacelab. Looking
forward to connect with you there!

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Sustainability as a keystone in the future of space industry

Olivier De Goeij

Responsable Filière - Programs Manager at ThalesAlenia

Graduated as Electronics engineer, specialized in telecommunications for high voltage equipments starting as designer in electronic power conditioner (EPC) for telecommunications and exploration satellites.

Project manager for scientific satellites (Sentinel programs, James Webb Space Telescope MIRI, NASA WFIRST). Head of programs for high voltage electronic power conditioner and constellations portfolio embedding our newspace solutions for power conditioning and distribution equipments (PCDU) and propulsion power supplies (PPU).

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Sustainability as a keystone in the future of space industry

Nicolas Chapuis

Head of Engineering for Power space equipments at ThalesAlenia

Graduated as Electronics engineer, specialized in Electronics for satellite platform equipments starting as designer in power conditioning and distribution (PCU/PCDU/SDIU) for low and medium power satellites (1kW to 6kW). PCDU technical manager during all V-cycle developments for scientific satellites (ESA Mars exploration Exomars carrier module). Engineering manager for power conditioning and distribution equipments (PCU/PCDU/SDIU) and propulsion power supplies for Hall Effect Thrusters (PPU).

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Planetary defense from a software system perspective

Joffrey Coheur

Software System Engineer at Spacebel

Joffrey Coheur is a Software System Engineer at Spacebel working on space exploration and Earth observation missions. He holds PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UCLouvain and ULiège about the aeothermodynamic aspects of atmospheric entry problems and uncertainty quantification, in collaboration with NASA, Cenaero and the Von Karman Institute (VKI). Joffrey also holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from ULiège and a research Master in Aeronautics and Aerospace from the VKI. Besides that, he is the Partnership Manager for the European region at the Space Generation Advisory Coucil (SGAC), proving support to event managers and national point of contacts to develop successful partnerships for space-related events.

Chairs & Co-chairs

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Marta Lebron

Marta is the Marketing and Communications Officer at QinetiQ, in
Kruibeke. An alumni of the International Space University, she has been
involved in different space organizations such as SpaceUp, Space
Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Astropreneurs.space, and WIA-E
Barcelona.

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Mohammad Iranmanesh

Mohammad Iranmanesh is a Space Systems Engineer managing technical development of space hardware and software. Previously, he completed his dual degree at UCLouvain and ISAE-Supaero with a certificate in Management of Innovation from HEC Paris. Mohammad also co-founded lide.space, a Belgian startup providing a novel platform for microgravity research using glider parabolic flights. Beside this, He  is also the National Point of Contact in Belgium for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

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All Topics

Plenary session

Opening of the event 

Moon & Mars

Topic 2 Telescopes: Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe

switch to space

Topic 4

Astronauts 2.0: 21st century Explorers to Mars

space s2s3

Topic 6

Protect & Defend our Planets

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Topic 1

To the Moon & Mars

mars and moon

Topic 3

Space Technologies for Moon & Mars

space event in Belgium

Topic 5

Using local resources on Planets to

live

mars

Topic 7

Space humanities / Leaving the cradle of humanity

Moon & Mars