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VIDEO Recording - Day 2

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This session will present a general overview of KPS, the signal design concept, the satellite configuration and the KPS deployment plans.


Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. Günter Hein, Chairman of the Executive Board, Munich Aerospace, Taufkirchen, Germany

Panel Members:

Taegyu Kim, Head of KPS Program Team, Ministry of Science and ICT, Sejong, Republic of Korea

"General Overview of KPS"
Prof. Dr. Jae min Ahn, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, and
Prof. Dr. Sang Jeong Lee, Chungnam National University
, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

"KPS Signal Design Concept"

Dr. Young Baek Kim, Senior Executive Vice President, Microinfinity, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Expected Application Fields of KPS - Industrial View"


Satellite navigation and location services are rapidly merging into various applications in the digital society in China. The recording of a large amount of spatio-temporal data provides a wealth of application scenarios for the use of artificial intelligence technology to improve the convenience and safety of applications, and new applications continue to emerge. AI technology is exploring innovative ways of sustainable urban development, covering many fields such as traffic management, green travel, spatial planning, and human ecology, which are widely used in satellite navigation and location services.


Chairman: Prof. Dr. Gui’Fei Jing, Head of BeiDou Silk-Road School, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Panel Members:

Prof. Dr. Gui'Fei Jing, Head of BeiDou Silk-Road School, Beihang University, Beijing, China

“GNSS+AI promotes shared travel into the era of smart safety management”

Shao'Biao Zhang, Executive Director of Shenzhen Urban Public Safety and Technology Institute, Shenzhen, China

“Risk Monitor and Disaster Management by Earth Observation and GNSS - an Urban Safety Perspective”

Prof. Chuang Shi, Beihang University, and Director of the Laboratory of Navigation and Communication Fusion Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing, China



The Legal Session, organised by BHO Legal as in past years, will this time focus on future Navigation and Communication Systems for the Moon. Around the globe, space agencies and companies prepare for numerous moon missions and the development of a lunar economy. All future lunar activities will have to rely on reliable navigation and communications systems. The session will discuss policy, legal, regulatory and standardisation aspects with experts from the European Space Agency, the ITU, and industry.


Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany

Dr. Oliver Heinrich, BHO Legal, Cologne, Germany

Panel Members:

Carlos M. Entrena Utrilla, CEO, Plus Ultra Space Outposts, Madrid, Spain

"The race for commercial communications & navigation services on the Moon"

Dr. Marco Ferrazzani, Head of the Legal Services Department, European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, France

"US-Europe cooperation for lunar economy - Space Policy and Space Law aspects"

Mitsuhiro Sakamoto, Head, Space Systems Coordination Division, Radiocommunications Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland



               A Round Table Discussion on Satellite Navigation Trends & Developments in Bavaria

Chairman: Harald Hofmann, Acting Director of Administration and Infrastructure, Galileo Competence Center at the German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Panel Members:

Dr. Roland Braun, EGNOS V3 System Performance Manager, Airbus Defence & Space GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany

Dr. Ronald Holzwarth, Managing Director & CTO, Menlo Systems GmbH, Planegg, Germany

André Bauerhin, Managing Director & COO, spaceopal GmbH, Munich, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Felber, Head of Department for Satellite Based Positioning, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, Germany

Rainer Horn, Managing Partner, SpaceTec Partners, Munich, Germany



Intentional radio interference, namely jamming and spoofing, is considered a critical threat to GNSS. Especially with the increased level of autonomy and automation in safety-critical applications, these threats need to be assessed and mitigated. The same applies to security-critical applications and applications of GNSS in critical infrastructures. The session will address both: the analysis of the risk related to jamming and spoofing as well as ways to limit and mitigate the risk by technical solutions.


Chairman: Prof. Dr. Todd E. Humphreys, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA


Panel Members:

Bjorn Bergman, Data Analyst, Global Fishing Watch; Project Manager, SkyTruth, Shepherdstown, WV, USA
"Manipulation and GNSS Interference in Global AIS Ship Tracking Data"

Dr. Fabian Rothmaier, Navigation Research and Development Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space, Munich, Germany & Stanford University, CA, USA

"Receiver-based RFI detection"

Prof. Dr. Michael Meurer, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen & RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

"Jamming and Spoofing in Satellite Navigation – Risks and Countermeasures for Safety-Critical and Autonomous Applications"



This session will cover the future of Space PNT beyond the current Galileo / EGNOS systems and their future evolutions.

The session will take off with one of the latest services introduced by Galileo (The High Accuracy Service) to later introduce a selection of projects from H2020, Horizon Europe, NAVISP, Moonlight, Science satellites and other national programs. The panelists will provide an overview of Europe’s PNT ambitions to not only secure Europe’s leadership in Satellite Navigation today, but to also further expand its relevance over future decades. Orthodox and out of the box ideas on future PNT will find their home in this session.


Javier Benedicto, Director of Navigation, ESA, Paris, France

Miguel Manteiga Bautista, Head of Unit, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Panel Members Institutional Part:

F. Javier de Blas, Commercial and High Accuracy Service Manager, EUSPA, Prague, Czech Republic, and

Ignacio Fernández Hernández, Galileo Authentication and High Accuracy Service Manager, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

"Galileo New Services and evolution trends"

Lionel Ries, GNSS System Engineer, ESTEC, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Future trends for European space-based PNT concepts and technologies"

Prof. Dr. Christoph Günther, Director of the Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen & Professor of Navigation, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
"Kepler Architecture – Recent Developments"

Panel Members Non-institutional Part:
Irma Rodríguez Pérez, Head of GNSS Algorithms, Products and Services, GMV, Madrid, Spain

"Future challenges in the provision of High-Accuracy Solutions for different user applications"

Michel Monnerat, Director Bid & Advanced Projects - Navigation Domain, Thales Alenia Space France, Toulouse, France
and Mauro Marinelli, Product Line Manager of GNSS, Lunar Navigation and Aerocom Systems, Payloads & Satellites, Thales Alenia Space Italia, Rome, Italy

"TAS view on the Satellite Navigation beyond MEO-GNSS and augmentation systems"

Michael Kirchner, Head of GNSS Performance Department, Airbus Defence and Space, Munich, Germany

"Space PNT, what’s next?"

keynote, given by AIRBUS

Airbus flies satellite navigation to new heights

Andreas Lindenthal, Head of Space Systems Business Operations and Products & Head of Space Systems, Airbus Germany


New technologies are the key-enablers for next generations of satellite navigation systems. Developing such technologies and lifting them to the necessary level of maturity requires testing, validating and demonstrating such technologies in space. New-space approaches offer further potentials along these lines. The session will address ongoing activities in various locations to plan and execute space missions to achieve this goal and will give an insight on what’s coming next...


Chairman: Prof. Dr. Christoph Günther, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen & Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Panel Members:

Dr. Stefan Schlüter, Galileo Competence Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

"COMPASSO - In-orbit Demonstration of Optical Technologies"

Prof. Dr. Zak M. Kassas, University of California, Irvine & The Ohio State University, USA
"Ad Astra: Navigation with Starlink Megaconstellation LEO Satellites"

Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp, Chair of Signal Processing, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
"SeRANIS: A Low-Earth-Orbit High-Bandwidth Software Defined Satellite Radio for GNSS, IoT and 6G Experiments"

Dr. Joanna Hinks, Principal Investigator, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Albuquerque, NM, USA

"Navigation Technology Satellite-3: A Vanguard of Resiliency & Flexibility"


The GNSS landscape is changing fast. New developments in the area of GNSS for earth and moon have their synergies but also individual challenges. Several ambitious undertakings are planned around the globe in low earth orbit, augmenting existing MEO and GEO based solutions and providing services on their own. In the context of the evolution driven by key applications like 5G, autonomous cars, as well as in the frame of the new race to the Moon and beyond, more and more missions will rely on additional navigation services guiding the way also in this new environment. The sheer number of projects and the satellites needed to realise them will change productions, time to market, operations and the services that can be provided. This session will provide an outlook into what will be coming.


Michel Monnerat, Director Bid & Advanced Projects - Navigation Domain, Thales Alenia Space France, Toulouse, France

Mauro Marinelli, Product Line Manager GNSS, Lunar Navigation and Aerocom Systems, Payloads & Satellites, Thales Alenia Space Italia, Rome, Italy


Panel Members:

Lionel Ries, Head of the Radio Navigation Systems and Techniques Section, ESTEC, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
“Considerations for future multi-layer PNT system-of-system concepts”
Brian Manning, Co-Founder & CEO, Xona Space Systems, San Jose, CA, USA
“Xona Pulsar: The First Generation of High-Performance LEO PNT“
Dr. Javier Ventura-Traveset, Head of Navigation Science Office & ESA Lunar PNT Coordinator, Toulouse, France
“ESA Lunar Navigation strategy: Moonlight and Lunar Pathfinder”
Dr. Carlo Albanese, Head of Navigation Applications & Services Design and Science Support, Telespazio, Rome, Italy
The challenge to enable Communication and Navigation Services for future Moon Exploration”
Dr. Oscar Pozzobon, President and CTO, Qascom, Bassano d. Grappa, Italy
“Direction Moon: Challenges and Opportunities for Lunar Satellite Navigation“

Cheryl J. Gramling, Assoc. Chief for Technology, Goddard Senior Fellow, NASA, Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division

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