The 69th International Astronautical Congress – IAC 2018 brings together another edition of the Next Generation Plenary. Wednesday 3 October 2018, 08:30 – 09:30 in the Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall 6 panelists from around the world that are making an impact will address how they expect to advance knowledge, improve conditions, protect life and property, and increase prosperity for an expanding portion of the global population through the use of Small Sats.

Space Satellites are making the vision of a more diverse space sector a reality today. The expanding pool of developers are finding more diverse ways of using satellites well beyond what was imagined a few years ago. Through new and innovative applications, the global space network will affect the lives of people around the world. The expanding knowledge base and reduced cost of engagement are enabling the Next Generation to be in the front ranks of the industrial expansion regardless of generation, gender, or geography. Here they have the opportunity to be leaders in finding new ways to use space resources to affect life on earth. 

The plenary will be moderated by Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Director for European Union Policy at Planet and will be animated by the interventions of students and young professionals bringing the story of how they are engaged in developing or using these applications from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Aerospace department of Bauman State Technical University (BMSTU), Exotrail, University of Sidney, Simera Sense, and Global Science & Technology, Inc..