Affordable Space Challenge Workshop, October 2014
The CEOI-ST held a Challenge Workshop on “Affordable Space” on Thursday 16th October in Bristol. The workshop explored the technology needs and cost drivers for EO missions in the context of recognising the range of ESA and national missions that can be enabled by reducing cost.
Presentations from the Workshop are available now
Introduction and aims for the day
Paul Monks and Mick Johnson, CEOI-ST
What makes an ESA mission relatively or apparently expensive and how can this be reduced?
Phil Windred – Head of Future Missions in ENS (EO, Nav and Science), Airbus, Defence and space
Jolyon Reburn – Deputy Head EOASD RAL Space
Andy Bradford – Director of Special Projects, SSTL
Affordable space a perspective from Defence Sphere
Harjinder S Jolly, Space Lead, DSTL
5 minute technology snapshots
For a range of mission types the Workshop explored what drives cost and how this can be driven down. It looked at the challenge of “what role does technology and future technology development play in making space more affordable?”
The format included scene setting talks, followed by a breakout session with working groups to identify the main issues and potential solutions.
An event report is being prepared.
Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014