AGI Space conference

March 18, 2020

AGI Space Conference

*Note: Due to the Coronavirus, this event will be converted to a virtual webinar from 10-11:30am on 18 March 2020. We will be sending all registrants the information on how to join. If you are interested in attending, please email We plan to host the full in-person unabridged event later this year, so please check back for updates

Join Antycip and our partner AGI for this one-day Space Conference in Harwell Campus, the UK’s innovation hub on 18 March, 2020.
You’ll get exposed to AGI’s latest technology including the STK 12 launch, be able to meet other STK users and experts from Antycip and AGI.

There will be technical demonstrations of complex mission analysis, software demonstrations and briefings on the latest updates to STK, and how they apply to your mission planning, modelling and analysis.


  • Nick Howes – Lead R&D, Space Systems at BMT Defence and Security

Nick Howes has sixteen years’ experience working at the cutting edge of Research and Development. Formerly as Deputy Director of Kielder Observatory, Sci-Comms for ESA et ESTEC, software development for the SKA Telescope, and Pro-Am Programme Manager for the twin 2 Metre Faulkes Telescopes, helping to discover dozens of new asteroids, as well as using AGI’s STK with colleagues to help find the Apollo 10 Lunar Module “Snoopy”.
Nick is both a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and of the Royal Astronomical Society, and works now as the Lead R&D Specialist for BMT’s Space group.

BMT Defence and Security are a major player in the maritime and defence sector, most notably and recently as the concept architectural design team behind the QEC and Prince of Wales Aircraft Carriers, and have offices employing over 1500 staff all over the world. They develop VR systems and solutions for the MOD, Royal Navy and cover areas from critical infrastructure through to Cyber Security.

  • Jason Forshaw– Astroscale

Dr Forshaw is the Head of Future Business (Europe) for Astroscale. Working under the Chief Commercial Officer within the global business development office, he addresses all aspects of future business, including developing strategy for future products and services, leading bid efforts, and supporting business development activities. A recognized expert in the field of space debris, he has worked on several of the world’s most pioneering missions in this domain: e.DeOrbit, RemoveDebris (formerly as the Consortium Project Manager), ELSA-d (as the Licensing Manager), and the ESA Sunrise programme.

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Time Topic
9:30 – 10:00 Registration, Welcome and Introduction
10:00 – 10:15 AGI Technology Overview / AGI Technology for Space
10:15 – 10:45 Orbit Determination Tool Kit
10:45 – 11:00 Defensive Space
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Large LEO constellations: Spacecraft analysis, operations

  • Large Constellations
  • Constellation Design
  • Sensors and Coverage
  • Communications Analysis
11:45 – 12:15 BMT visualisation and VR systems, and how they could compliment and support the AGI STK Software – Cyber and Space systems | Nick Howes (Guest Speaker) | BMT
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch (provided)
13:15 – 13:45 Satellite Missions / Applications – Astrogator

  • Proximity operations
  • Station keeping
  • Plane matching
  • Launch window analysis
  • Low-thrust trajectory design
13:45 – 14:15 An Overview of SSA Needs for Active Debris Removal Missions | Jason Forshaw (Guest Speaker) | Astroscale
14:15 – 14:45 Satellite Missions / Applications – SOLIS

  • Complete satellite subsystem modeling
  • Attitude determination and control
  • Event scheduling
  • Power, communication, thermal and payload subsystems
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:45 Safety of Flight

  • Launch, deployment, long-duration orbit raising/lowering, disposal
  • Importance of highly accurate spacecraft positional knowledge
  • Conjunction Assessment
  • Procedures and response to satellite anomaly/failure within the constellation
  • Case studies
15:45 Q&A and Wrap-up

Location: Electron Building,
Fermi Ave, Didcot OX11 0QR

Date: March 18, 2020
Time:09:30 AM – 4:00 PM GTM

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