• Closing ceremony : 
    Organizer : Pierre Lods (CNES)
    Date / Time: Friday 1, June 2018 - 13:30 – 15:30
    Room: Auditorium
    Introductory Talk Introduction of a new SpaceOps partner: the IAF
    Awards Ceremony  Best Student Paper award
    DSM (Mike Kearney – NASA); EAM (Nestor Peccia – ESA); LAM (Kaneati Narita –JAXA); AOA (Cassini Flight Ops Team and Grace Ops Team) 
    Highlight talk 
    Dr. Matt Greenhouse NASA/GSFC; Payload Scientist of the JWST
    Highlight talk - The James Webb Space Telescope mission
    “Next host” invited talk  Dr Valanathan Munsami, chairman of SANSA
    Developments in Space Science in Africa
    Invitation to the next conference  Dr V. Munsami, SANSA
    SpaceOps flag handover From Marseilles to CapeTown…
    Closeout words  Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES
  • Highlight talk

     Dr. Matt Greenhouse
    Payload Scientist of the JWST

    Dr Greenhouse began work in infrared astronomy during 1979 when, after receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Geosciences from the University of Arizona, he joined the Steward Observatory as an instrument technician for balloon-borne and Kuiper Airborne Observatory science instrument development. During 1983, he joined the Wyoming Infrared Observatory as a graduate student in physics. After receiving a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wyoming during 1989, he joined the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as a Federal Civil Service astrophysicist. He then joined the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center during 1996 in the same capacity. 
    Dr Greenhouse has served on several NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) flight mission teams. He supported ESA's Infrared Space Observatory mission as a member of the Long Wavelength Spectrometer instrument team. He supported the NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy mission by serving on its Independent Annual Review Board as Co-Chair, and served on both its Interim Management Review Board, and Science Steering Committee. He supported the NASA Spitzer mission by serving on its Community Task Force as Legacy Science Program Chair and the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 instrument project by serving on numerous gateway technical review boards. Dr. Greenhouse has been a member of the NASA Astrophysics Working Group, and has supported ground-based astronomy through membership on the National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, and numerous selection committees and review boards for major ground-based instrumentation. 
    Dr Greenhouse is the recipient of more than 20 individual performance awards and honors including: the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Robert H. Goddard award for Exceptional Achievement in Science. 
    Dr Greenhouse's post-graduate professional training includes completion of more than 20 courses in technical management, public leadership, and engineering from the Brookings Institution, The University of California Los Angeles, the NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership, and the Federal Executive Institute. Dr Greenhouse received a Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution during 2012. 
    Matt is an avid sailor in Annapolis Maryland where he keeps his Alberg 30 sloop and lives with his wife of more than 30 years. They have two children. A brief Curriculum Vita for Dr Greenhouse is available here. Dr Greenhouse is author of more than 100 publications listed at: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Greenhouse/publications/. Further information is available at: http://lnkd.in/T2bHRE.
    Talk Title: The James Webb Space Telescope Mission
    The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. It is the largest space telescope ever constructed that will extend humanities’ high definition view of the universe into the infrared spectrum to reveal early epochs of the universe that the Hubble cannot see. The Webb’s science instrument payload includes four sensor systems that provide imagery, coronagraphy, and spectroscopy over the near- and mid-infrared spectrum. The JWST is being developed by NASA, in partnership with the European and Canadian Space Agencies, with science observations proposed by the international astronomical community in a manner similar to the Hubble. The final stages of pre-flight testing are underway in all areas of the program.
  • "Next host" invited talk

     Dr Valanathan MUNSAMI
    Chief Executive Of cer of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) 
    Dr Valanathan Munsami was appointed as the Chief Executive Of cer of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) on 3 January 2017.
    Dr Munsami has held a number of positions within the Department of Science and Technology, with the latest position held being the Chief Science and Technology Representative of the Department of Science and Technology since February 2016. Dr Munsami has a clear understanding of the space industry and has engaged with SANSA on a number of occasions. 

    Among Dr Munsami’s achievements, he was involved in the Strategy and Policy development for the South African national space programme.
    Dr Munsami currently Chairs the African Union Space Working Group, which developed the African Space Policy and Strategy that was approved by the African Heads of State in January 2017. He also sits as the VP Developing Countries and Emerging Nations of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). As the Chief Specialist for Astronomy, during his employment at the Department of Science and Technology,
    Dr Munsami was involved in the development of a National Multi-Wavelength Astronomy Strategy and the SKA Readiness Strategy. 

    Talk Title : Developments in Space Science in Africa followed by the Invitation to Spaceops #16: Capetown 2020

    South Africa has and is playing a leadership role on many fronts relating to developments in space science in Africa. We have assisted the African Union (AU) process of drafting the African Space Policy and the African Space Strategy, which were approved in January 2016 by the African Heads of State. These instruments provide for the establishment of appropriate governance mechanisms and programmes that give effect to an African space programme, which initiatives provide for a top-down approach to bene t all AU Member States. However, there is also a recognition that national space agencies need to rally together to provide technical expertise and resources for a bottom-up contribution to the African space programme. For this purpose, the formation of a Committee of African Space Institutions (CASI) is being spearheaded by South Africa, which will allow for the de nition of collaborative space initiatives on the continent that will give impetus to the African space programme. These interventions have been presented and contextualised within the SpaceOps context. 

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