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Chair of the Day

Franco Ongaro

The Chair of the Day will guide the audience through the symposium, introducing speakers and opening and closing the symposium with a talk of their own. This year’s Chair of the Day is Franco Ongaro. He is the Head of ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk and is Director of Technology, Engineering, and Quality.

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Maria Antonietta Perino

Maria Antonietta Perino

Head of Advanced Exploration Programs at Thales Alenia Space
Didier Schmitt

Didier Schmitt

Space 19+ Coordinator for Human and Robotic Exploration at ESA
John Connolly

John Connolly

Lunar Surface Systems Lead at NASA

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Kevin Cowan

Education Fellow and Lecturer of Astrodynamics and Space Missions at TU Delft

Joost van Tooren

Expert on Future Missions from Arianegroup

Carlo Mirra

Space Product Sales Director at Airbus Defence and Space

The Red Destination

A Lunar Voyage to Mars
The VSV Symposium 2020 wants to stimulate innovation by inspiring students. We want to bring students and professionals from all different backgrounds together, and contribute to the new space race.

Program

Workshops

Workshops

Innovation Floor

Innovation Floor

Presentations

Presentations

Panel discussions

Panel discussions

The VSV Symposium 2020 gives an insight into the most interesting past expectations of the present, and most revolutionary present expectations of the future. The focus will be to make this a hands-on and interactive experience. During workshops, presentations and panel discussions on a variety of different topics in space exploration, the people that are currently part of the technological developments in human exploration can shed light on the rich history and share their enlightening views of the future. Moreover, by means of an ongoing “Innovation Floor” the attendees can meet the future of space technology.