31 March 2021 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Quarterly Briefing on New Space Communications and Monitoring
Online Event

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The New Space initiative by ESA has generated a large number of earth observation missions and novel navigation and communication strategies, all of which require advances in Satellite Communication and monitoring systems. In this meeting, we will gather a supply chain of space enthusiastic companies working on i.e. space-qualified optics, mirrors, lasers and detectors, and put the finger on the major challenges of SatCom.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships.


Dr. Zoran Sodnik is the Optical Communication Technology Manager in the telecommunication directorate of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Senior Optical Engineer at European Space Agency
Director & Co-Founder at Director & Co-Founder

Responsible for technology scouting and R&D aerospace projects: development of enabling subsystems for future lasercom products involving strategic partners. 25+ years of spacecraft & space mission design background.

Team Leader Future Technologies at Mynaric

He has extensive experience in leadership at companies like Bosch Telecom, GAH Com. & SELEX Com.. Currently active at AFCEA and the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, also holds several patents.

Head of Sales Laser Communication at Tesat-Spacecom
Application Engineer at Keysight Technologies

Dan has been in the space industry for more than 25 years, in project management and business development roles. He has worked for ESA, Boeing, LogicaCMG, Deimos Space, SES, and now Spire.

Business Development Executive at Spire

David is product line manager at Cailabs, in charge of laser communication strategy & development.

Project & Product Manager at CAILabs

Joined SES in 1999 as a telecom engineer and currently holds the position of VP, Sales and BD at SES Techcom. He is looking at developing SES innovative services such as Quantum Communications or GovSatCom end-to-end solutions.

Vice President, Sales & Business Development at SES Techcom

Kasia Balakier is a Senior Photonics System Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space.

Senior Photonics System Engineer at Airbus
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I would like to thank the EPIC team for the perfectly organized and performed Online Technology Meeting on Environmental Monitoring. It was a nice mixture of scientific information, market analysis, business and fun.”

Dr. Lars Hildebrandt
Divisional Director Sales & Marketing at nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies
Market Reports 28, 33, 62

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