Bradford Welcomes Global Space Experts for Prestigious Satellite Conference


  • Bradford hosts global space experts for the first-ever International Satellite Systems Conference in England.
  • Dr. Renduchintala’s Centre for Space AI plans a 2024 satellite launch.
  • SatNEx course at Bradford aims to shape the next-gen of satellite engineers with AI focus. 

The world’s leading space and satellite minds are converging on Bradford as the University of Bradford prepares to host the renowned 40th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference’s colloquium, a first-ever for England. This landmark event, scheduled for October 23, promises illuminating discussions that could shape the future of space exploration and technology.

A stellar assembly

The University’s Norcroft Centre will be abuzz with representatives from renowned organizations such as NASA, the European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the UK Space Agency, and corporate giants like Airbus. With topics spanning from NASA’s ambitious Artemis mission to 6G and the application of artificial intelligence in space, the dialogue promises to be as expansive as space itself.

Spotlight on Bradford-Renduchintala center for space AI

The event has gained extra prominence with the anticipated attendance of alumnus Dr. Murthy Renduchintala. A year ago, Dr. Renduchintala’s generosity led to the establishment of the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI, a state-of-the-art facility specializing in satellite technology. There’s palpable excitement around the center’s ambitious plan to launch a miniature satellite into low earth orbit come 2024.

Professor Ifiok Otung, the Centre’s Director, remarked, “Hosting the colloquium underlines our pursuit of global excellence in satellite technology. We’re preparing our graduates for an accelerating space technology sector, ensuring they are primed for the future.”

Boosting the regional economy

The event is backed by prominent sponsors including the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford Council, and Satellite Applications Catapult.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, voiced her enthusiasm, “Bradford is at the forefront of a thriving space sector. Our innovations are not just reaching for the stars but are pivotal in the battle against climate change. This conference is a testament to our region’s potential.”

Space hub Yorkshire’s moment in the sun

Co-founder of Space Hub Yorkshire, Mandy Ridyard, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford last year, said, “This event is a platform to highlight our exceptional cluster of space aficionados. We’re thrilled about the global attention Bradford is receiving.”

Bradford’s pride

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, shared her excitement, “Hosting such a prestigious event is an honor. To see Bradford become a focal point for space and satellite innovation is truly exhilarating.”

An affirmation of Bradford’s significance

Paul Febvre, CTO at Satellite Applications Catapult, emphasized Bradford’s growing importance in the space sector, “Hosting one of the sector’s longest-running conferences showcases the significant industries and research initiatives in this region. The space and lunar economy are going to be transformative, bringing advances in multiple sectors, all to the benefit of mankind.”

Educating the next generation

Alongside the colloquium, the University has another feather in its cap. In collaboration with the European Space Agency, Bradford will host the SatNEx course, focusing on the application of AI in satellite systems. This course aims to mold the future space and satellite engineers, bringing experts from various fields to share their knowledge on AI’s evolving role in satellite operations.

The University of Bradford is set to be the epicenter of groundbreaking discussions and ideas in the realm of space and satellite technology. As the global experts gather, the city awaits the innovations and partnerships that could redefine our future in space.

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