Finnish Satellite Workshop 2019

23-25 January 2019, OTANIEMI, FINLAND

About The Event

Finnish Satellite Workshop is the biggest space technology meeting in Finland. It brings together space tech specialists from the region to discuss current topics in rapidly developing space field. The scope is set on New Space, small satellite missions, small satellite platform development, space science missions and instruments, downstream and applications and sustainable utilization of space, not forgetting also about collaboration and politics.

The workshop format is relaxed, focusing on content and collaboration. If you have a nice idea, please propose your talk by submitting a small simple abstract. You can also propose workshop topics to be discussed during the meeting.

The happening is free of charge for pre-registered participants, including the social events and coffee breaks. The happening is also an excellent forum for companies, who can guarantee their visibility by sponsoring the event and reserving booth area.



Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo



23.-25. January 2019

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New Space Economy

Companies and business are essential in our space strategy

The Finnish Space Program is based around innovation and commercial utilization of space. Come hear how the space technology can help your business!

Sustainable Space

Space is an emerging global megatrend. Increasing numbers of satellites threaten the sustainable use of space for economy and science. Space assets are in key position in solution of sustainable development challenges as the only truly global tool. Without removal, space debris will eventually make certain critical orbits unusable and render our access to space endangered. The workshop will concentrate on mapping the current situation and finding ways of harnessing entrepreneurship and economy in finding economical solutions.

Space and emerging 5G network

The 5G track provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings and visions regarding the role of 5G in satellite communications.

In this track, we explore views of European Space Agency, satellite operators, Finnish industry, and research organizations to enable a lively discussion on the topic.


Otaniemi, Espoo

23rd-25th January 2019

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Keynote Speakers


Kai-Uwe Schrogl

President, IISL

Space sustainability and space law


Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Chief Strategy Officer, ESA

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA, Headquarters in Paris, France). From 2007 to 2011 he was the Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria, the leading European think tank for space policy. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Previously he also worked with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA) in Bonn, Germany. He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and has served from 2014 to 2016 as chairman of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the highest body for space law making, comprising 73 Member States. He also was chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two plenary working groups of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, the one on the launching State and the other on the registration practice, both leading to UN General Assembly Resolutions). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the President of the International Institute of Space Law, the professional association of space law experts from 48 countries, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (recently chairing its Commission on policy, economics and regulations) and the Russian Academy for Cosmonautics as well as Corresponding Member of the French Air and Space Academy. He holds a doctorate degree in political science and lectures international relations as an Honorary Professor at Tübingen University, Germany. Kai-Uwe Schrogl has written or co-edited 17 books and more than 140 articles, reports and papers in the fields of space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy. He launched and edited until 2011 the “Yearbook on Space Policy” and the book series “Studies in Space Policy” both published by ESPI at SpringerWienNewYork. He sits on editorial boards of various international journals in the field of space policy and law (Space Policy, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Studies in Space Law/Nijhoff; previously also Acta Astronautica).


Moriba Jah

Associate Professor, University of Texas

Space Traffic Management


Moriba Jah

Associate Professor, University of Texas

Dr. Moriba Jah is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department at the University of Texas at Austin, and directs The CAST research program. His research interests are in non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion. His expertise is in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation. Prior to being at UT Austin, Dr. Jah was the Director of the University of Arizona’s Space Object Behavioral Sciences with applications to Space Domain Awareness, Space Protection, Space Traffic Monitoring, and Space Debris research. Preceding that, Dr. Jah was the lead for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Advanced Sciences and Technology Research Institute for Astronautics (ASTRIA) and a Principal Investigator for their Detect/Track/Id/Characterize Program at AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in astrodynamics and statistical orbit determination. Before joining AFRL in 2007, he was a spacecraft navigator for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, serving on Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express (joint mission with ESA), Mars Exploration Rovers, Hayabusa (joint mission with JAXA), and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Dr. Jah has served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) and is the chair of the NATO SCI-279-TG activity on defining a Common NATO Space Domain Awareness Operating Picture. Dr.Jah founded the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) Space Surveillance Technical Committee and is the past Chair of the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee. He is a member of the Astrodynamics Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and a permanent member of the Space Debris Technical Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Dr. Jah is a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), the AFRL, the AAS and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), as well as an AIAA Associate Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, and Associate Editor of the Advances in Space Research Journal. He has recently been inducted as a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and gave formal testimony to the US Senate on his work. His research team, called The CAST (Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies), has developed this current snapshot of space traffic: He’s given TEDx talks, and been interviewed and invited the world over to speak at many conferences and symposia.


Minna Palmroth

Director, CoE FORESAIL

Sustainable Space


Amanda Regan


InCubed Funding


Jean Jacques Tortora

Director, European Space Policy Institute

European Space Policy


Rafal Modrzewski

CEO, Iceye

New Space


Kimmo Kanto

Business Finland

New Space Economy


Maria Guta

ESA ARTES program

5G in space


Holger Krag

Head, ESA Space Debris Office

Preserving Near Earth Space for Spaceflight

Event Schedule

The Conference lasts for three days with great speakers for each day

Time Session (Hall Lumituuli) Speakers Session (Hall Palaver) Speakers
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 New space
09:00 Welcome Organizers
09:20 New Space Economy in Finland Kimmo Kanto
09:40 Small satellites for science and business Jaan Praks
10:00 New Space Approach to Create World-First Technology Rafal Modrzewski
10:20 Want to launch a satellite? Remember to apply for a licence! Maija Lönnqvist
10:40 Coffee and Industry Stands
11:00 5G Earth Observation
11:00 Getting 5G Ready Maria Guta Copernicus program status and future Mikko Strahlendorff
11:20 Small satellites in telecom systems Juha-Matti Liukkonen BalticSatApps: Speeding up Copernicus-based innovation in the Baltic Sea Region Cemal Melih Tanis
11:40 Nokia 5G through space Timo Aitto-Oja Societal applications of satellite-based observations for air pollution monitoring Iolanda Ialongo
12:00 CubeSat-based characterization of ionospheric propagation properties of W-Band signals: The W-Cube mission Janne Kuhno Monitoring Greenhouse Gases with Satellites: Where are we now and how does FMI contribute? Hannakaisa Lindqvist
12:20 Coexistence of Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) and LTE/5G on 3.5 GHz band in the CBRS system Jaakko Ojaniemi Estimating the radiation balance of the Earth using GNSS satellite orbits and DSCOVR Deep Space Climate Observatory images Antti Penttilä
12:40 Lunch
13:40 Developing New Space 5G
13:40 ESA Earth Observation and InCubed Amanda Regan Autonomous ships: Need for integrated satellite-terrestrial systems Marko Höyhtyä
14:00 ESA Business Incubator Centre Finland Kimmo Isbjörnsund Massive and Heterogeneous Hybrid Satellite Terrestrial Networking Taneli Riihonen
14:20 Ensuring technical quality in the NewSpace development process Matti Anttila Satellite communications for public safety applications Ari Hulkkonen
14:40 Old and New Space, Business and Research: (How) do they combine ? Juhani Huovelin Quantum communication Vidmantas Tomkus
15:00 ESA Business Applications - bringing Space to Daily Life Miranda Saarentaus Integration of 5G and Satcom Marja Matinmikko-Blue
15:20 Coffee and Industry Stands Coffee
15:40 Missions I Business meetings and pop-up workshops
15:40 Asteroid Prospection Explorer (APEX) CubeSat for Hera mission Tomas Kohout Reserve on site
16:00 Lappi satellite - better service for visitors of Lapland who want to see the Aurora Esa Turunen Reserve on site
16:20 SEAM and MATS - two upcoming Swedish small satellite missions Georgi Olentsenko Reserve on site
16:40 Suomi 100 satellite mission Esa Kallio Reserve on site
17:00 PTScientists’ Mission to the Moon: Return to the Apollo-17 Landing Site Chaitanya Gopal Reserve on site
17:30 Cocktail
19:00 Sauna
Time Session (Hall Lumituuli) Speakers Session (Hall Palaver) Speakers
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 Sustainable Space I
09:00 Sustainable Space Minna Palmroth
09:10 Space sustainability and space law Kai-Uwe Schrogl
09:20 Preserving Near Earth Space for Spaceflight Holger Krag
09:45 European Space Policy Jean-Jacques Tortora
10:10 AstriaGraph: a knowledge graph for space safety, security, and sustainability Moriba Jah
10:30 European Comission take on Space Debris Rodolphe Munoz
10:50 Coffee and Industry Stands
11:10 Threats and Situational Awareness Services and Enablers
11:10 Space Situational Awareness Strategy for Finland Jenni Virtanen ALD Coatings on Electronics for Space Applications Marko Pudas
11:30 Space meets Security Torild Lorentzon Third party equipment qualification Emil Vinterhav
11:50 Overview of space geodetic satellite opportunities Jouni Peltoniemi RUAG Space - Electronics for New Space Juha Kuitunen
12:10 Ensuring survivability of FORESAIL-2 in a harsh radiation environment Alexandre Bosser Ground segment as a Service Timo Ryyppö
12:30 ReSoLVE Centre of Excellence: Scientific scope and results Kalevi Mursula
12:50 Lunch
13:40 Missions II Business meetings and pop-up workshops
13:40 New SAR Microsatellite Mission from ICEYE Pekka Laurila Reserve on site
14:00 TalTech cubesat Earth Observation mission Rauno Gordon Reserve on site
14:20 OTSO, Opportunistic mission for Thermal system demonstrator, hyperSpectral imaging and radiation flux Observation Leo Nyman Reserve on site
14:40 In-flight calibrations of Aalto-1/RADMON Philipp Oleynik Reserve on site
15:00 ESTCube-2: Plasma brake deorbiting experiment and stepping stone for demonstrating electric sail in solar wind Andris Slavinskis Reserve on site
15:20 Coffee and Industry Stands
15:40 Missions III Business meetings and pop-up workshops
15:40 Developing a New Space Economy Innovation Center for the Kvarken region and case KvarkenSat Heidi Kuusniemi Reserve on site
16:00 Three ways to asteroid in-situ interior investigation Mika Takala Reserve on site
16:20 KTH Mist mission Agnes Gårdebäck Reserve on site
16:40 Results from SKCUBE mission Jakub Lajmon Reserve on site
17:00 Aalto-3 – The Open Source Student Satellite Alexandros Binios Reserve on site
17:30 Cocktail
19:00 Sauna
Time Session (Hall Lumituuli) Speakers
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 Instruments
09:00 Particle Telescope on-board FORESAIL-1 Rami Vainio
09:20 Hyperspectral imaging activities at VTT Antti Näsilä
09:40 Design of a proof of concept scientific grade multispectral imager for nanosatellites Joosep Kivastik
10:00 Timepix Radiation Monitor Payloads for Satellites and Cubesats Carlos Granja
10:20 Small magnetometers for detecting solar wind helicity E.I. Tanskanen
10:40 Proximity Sensor for Small Satellite Missions Juha Kainulainen
11:00 Coffee and Industry Stands
11:20 Propulsion
11:20 Propulsion and other key technologies for constellations Tor-Arne Grönland
11:40 Launch of sounding rockets from from high altitude balloon platform and its practical applications Pauls Irbins
12:00 Aalto Propulsion: developing hybrid rocket engines Perttu Yli-Opas
12:20 Aurora propulsion Roope Takala
12:40 Improving satellite attitude determination using software - ESTCube-2 example Hendrik Ehrpais
13:00 Lunch
13:40 Ground segment and services
13:40 Satellites and frequency regulation Otto Mangs
14:00 Aalto GS Tatu Peltola
14:20 SatNOGS David Gelkin
14:40 KitSat – an innovative Educationational Satellite System Jari Mäkinen
15:00 Moon Cubesat Hazard Assessment (MOOCHA) – An International Earth-Moon Small Satellite Constellation Alexandros Binios
15:20 Bistatic full-wave radar inversion detects deep interior voids, cracks and boulders in a rubble-pile asteroid model Liisa-Ida Sorsa
15:40 Final words