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SES Legal Workshop: Space Law in a Networked World

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Event date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:00 pm - Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:00 pm
Place: SES Luxembourg
Château de Betzdorf
Rue Pierre Werner
6815 Betzdorf

Access to space technology has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Traditionally, access to space capabilities required dedicated receivers and significant investment. This has changed with the advent of new information technologies that incorporate and disseminate the benefits of space directly to users.  This new seamless delivery of space capabilities, from navigation and position to data flows, means that is difficult to distinguish space capabilities from other information infrastructures. This also means that the legal structures developed to govern space technologies are being forced into contact with a variety of other legal structures.  As new markets, innovative technologies, and increased data access emerge, legal questions abound as the lex specialis of space accommodates these trends.  This symposium will investigate how traditional space law is developing as space technology enters the daily lives of individuals everywhere.


Wednesday 19 June 

13:00 Welcome

13:30 Opening of the Workshop: Marc Serres, Luxembourg Space Agency, John Purvis (SES), Mahulena Hofmann (University of Luxembourg)

13:45 Introductory lecture: Space (International) Law in the Networked World: Hélène Ruiz Fabri (MPI Luxembourg, tbc)/ Yvon Henri (tbc)

14:15 Discussion

14:45 Panel I: Space Law and the Internet: New Internet Architectures and Cybersecurity: Chair: Yvon Henri (tbc) - Introductory lecture: Andre Adelsbach, SES

15:15 Panel:

  • P.J. Blount (U. Lux.)
  • Rada Popova (U. Cologne)
  • Ruth Pitchard Kelly (OneWeb, tbc)

16:15 Discussion

16:45 Panel II: Space Law and Aviation Communication: Chair: Susan Maloy (O3B, tbc) - Introductory lecture: Vincent Correia (Paris Sud)

17:15 Panel:

  • Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University)
  • Attila Matas (formerly ITU)
  • Federico Bergamasco (Uni Lux)

18:15 Discussion

20.00 Dinner for active participants

 Thursday 20 June

9:30 Panel III: Law and Policy of Data from Space: GIS and GNSS - Chair: Frans von der Dunk

9:30 Introductory lecture: Leopold Mantl (EU, tbc)

10:00 Panel:

  • Sandra Cabrera Alvarado (U. Lu)
  • Phillipe Clerc (CNES)


11:00 -11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:30 Sandwiches

12:30 Panel IV: Servers on Orbit: Data Security in Space - Chair: India (tba)

12:30 Introductory lecture: Lesley Jane Smith (Leuphana University

13:00 Panel:

  • Oliver Huth (SES, tbc)
  • Ingo Bauman (BHO)
  • Mark Cole (U. Lu)

14:00-14:30 Discussion

14:30-15:30 Coffee break

15:30 Panel V: Keeping it All Afloat: STM and OOS in the Age of Nanosats and Mega-Constellations: Chair: Joanne Wheeler (tbc)

15:30 Introductory lecture: Sumaya Al Hajeri, Dr. Fatheya (UAE Space Agency) 

16:15 Panel:

  • Chris Johnson (SWF, tbc)
  • Tanja Masson-Zwaan (Leiden)
  • Alexander Soucek (ESA)
  • Elina Morozova (Intersputnik)

17:15 Discussion

18:00 Closing of the workshop.