Satellite Technology Asia
23rd Feb 2011
Marina Mandarin, Singapore

Satellite Technology Asia (SATTECH) 2011 International Conference was successfully held at Marina Mandarin, Singapore as part of DTC Conferences Defence Mega Event.

SATTECH 2011 was special in that DTC Conferences decided that the primary focus of the event would be Usage of Satellite Technology in Maritime Security. This was chosen to bring out the special need of the user community from Singapore and the region. The event was attended by key decision makers from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and many other high profile participants from around the world.

The Grand Opening was held on 22nd February 2011 at Taurus Ballroom in Marina Mandarin Singapore. Mr Richard Bowles of Arianespace delivered a Keynote address highlighting the value of Launch and its relevance to countries that are pursuing the objective of building Small Satellites. This was followed by the opening of the Technology Showcase and Thales Alenia Space was a key participant who brought to Singapore the details of their Technology advances. It was a good opportunity to interact with the experts on Optical and SAR Payloads and other crucial Satellite Technologies.

SATTECH 2011 International Conference started on 23rd February 2011 at Aquarius in Marina Mandarin Hotel. It was attended by 60 to 70 delegates who are directly involved in Satellites. The local delegates came from DSO National Laboratories, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Defence Research & Technology Office (DRTO), Ministry of Defence and Singapore Technologies.

The International delegates came from regional countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan.

The Keynote Address for the event was given by Ms Marie-Ann Luron, Advanced Studies Director, Arianespace Commercial Directorate. She spoke about key launch strategies and initiatives in place for the Low Earth Orbital market. This was followed by a SATTECH 2011 Exclusive paper by COL (R) Ratan Shrivastava from Frost & Sullivan who were the Knowledge Partners for the event. Mr Emanuele Giacomoni from Thales Alenia Space was the next speaker who presented the Next Generation SAR Challenges in the Satellite Domain.

This was followed by a SATTECH 2011 Networking Break and the delegates used this time to have some refreshments and interact with the speakers and visit the Technology Showcase.

The late morning session started at 1050 am and the emphasis was on Maritime Security – as per the Theme of the SATTECH 2011. Mr Philippe Campenon from Astrium Geoinformation Services delivered his paper on Maritime Surveillance from Space as his opening paper. This was followed by Mr Hugues Lancrenon from Thales Communications who spoke about Satcom on the Move for Maritime Security Applications. The next paper from Mr Eric Pailharey from Thales Alenia Space was an in-depth analysis of Technology Solutions in Very High Resolution Optical Instruments. Mr Thomas de Menthiere from Astrium Satcom Services, EADS Singapore was the next speaker who spoke on State of the Art in Military Airborne Satcom.

With this final paper, the successful General Session on Maritime Security ended leaving the delegates the rest of the conference to network, hold offline discussion with key international and local attendees and also to attend other sessions of their choice from the other events or workshops as per their registration choices.

SATTECH 2011 ended with a Post-Conference Lunch Reception in the hotel.
DTC hosted a very successful VIP Cocktail Reception at the Mint Museum of Toys for 120 invited delegates of the DTC Conferences Defence Event 2011 on 23rd February evening. Housed in a contemporary five-storey building along Seah Street, The Mint Museum of Toys boasts a rich mix of nostalgia, education and inspiration and has something for everyone. Our guests spent the evening in a social setting catching up with old friends and meeting new members of the international Naval Technology community besides getting an exclusive tour of the toy museum to enjoy a world-class display of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from 25 countries throughout the evening.

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