28 June 2013 London RAES Event: 30 Years of Eutelsat in space


30yearsofeutelsatinspaceUnfortunately I can’t make this (as I’ve got tickets to see the documentary The Act of Killing followed by discussion with the Director that night) but I’m sure it will be a good event.

(Image added by Dr Stuart. Creative Commons)

From the RAES website here:

When:Friday, 28 June 2013 18:00 – 19:00

Type: HQ Lecture

Speaker: Stephen Glynn, Satellite Programme Manager, Eutelsat S.A.

Location:Royal Aeronautical Society view map


30 Years of Eutelsat in Space

This lecture commemorates the launch of the first satellite of the European Communications Satellite (ECS) system on 16 June 1983 and the subsequent 30 years of operational service by Eutelsat.

Eutelsat’s 30 year service history has given rise to a powerful European satellite and launcher industry and provided a platform for a wealth of professional and consumer services. The key landmarks in Eutelsat’s development will be highlighted, starting with its creation in 1977 and continuing with the satellites and launch vehicles employed from ECS 1 to the global fleet of today. Satellite operational control aspects will be summarised with reference to the facilities and fleet management capabilities that have been developed. Attention will be given to Eutelsat’s main achievements in broadcast and broadband internet services as well as other areas of satellite communications in support of today’s digital society. In addition, an outline of some of the future systems currently under study will be presented.

All RAeS Lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non Members. To RSVP, please click the Register button under Key Details and log in to your profile or create a user account. Alternatively, send your name and contact details to [email protected] to reserve your place.

This lecture is kindly sponsored by:


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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