11-12 September 2024

SEC Glasgow

Speakers

Dr David Parker

Development Manager, European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications. European Space Agency

Speaker profile

ESA’s Director of Human and Robotic Exploration from 2016 until 2023, David Parker created its Terrae Novae programme which includes astronaut missions to the ISS, the ExoMars and Mars Sample Return projects as well as Europe’s contributions to Artemis including the European Service Modules for Orion and the lunar Gateway. In 2022, ministers approved a one-third funding boost allowing the
start of the Argonaut missions for sustained lunar exploration throughout the 2030s. David Parker’s thirty-four years in the space sector include fourteen in industry, six with UK research agencies and four as Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency. In 2019, David Parker received the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Geoffrey Pardoe award for long and valued service to the space sector.

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Wednesday 11 September

13:30

13:30 - 14:20   |   Keynote Theatre

Strengthening Global Collaboration in Space

Prof Nicolas Peter


President,
International Space University

Kevin Scullion


International Trade Specialist, Space and Technology,
Scottish Development International

Dr David Parker


Development Manager, European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications,
European Space Agency

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