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5TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT PROGRAM

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“ CONGRATULATIONS ASTEROID DAY NOW AT HOME IN LUXEMBOURG! ” BRIAN MAY, QUEEN guitarist and astrophysicist Co-Founder, Asteroid Day

Five years ago, we launched ASTEROID DAY to bring awareness and education about asteroids into a global conversation–and we are succeeding. In 2015, we started with two events and we have thousands being hosted accross 192 countries. In 2016, we were officially recognized by the United Nations, and in 2017, we formed a partnership with the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and Luxembourg Space Agency to form the Asteroid Foundation. Today, our home and the hub of all activities for Asteroid Day is here in Luxembourg. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we are excited to bring you five days of programming dedicated to all things asteroids. Guided by accomplished physicists, scientists, and astronauts, we will talk about the role of asteroids in the formation of our solar system, and how we can utilize their resources to pave the way for future exploration. We also will learn how new technologies are being used to better understand the composition and nature of asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.

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This year, we are broadcasting Asteroid Day LIVE from the historic Cercle-CitÊ, which allows us to showcase the beauty of Luxembourg. We welcome our newest premier sponsor, Euro-Composites (EC), a leader in high-quality composite materials, who join OHB, an innovative space technology company, which has been a major sponsor for the last three years. We thank BCE and SES, which are responsible for making our LIVE programming accessible to the world. We recognize B612, which has enabled us to grow the team and provide infrastructure to deliver Asteroid Day programming year-round. Asteroid Day 2019 was also made possible thanks to the support of Sofitel, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, NewSpace Capital Fund, Tomorrow Street, and GLAE. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all the speakers, astronauts, astrophysicists, asteroid experts, and industry professionals and partners who have traveled to Luxembourg to participate in Asteroid Day 2019. We could not achieve our mission without their expertise and enthusiasm. Finally, we want to recognize the talent and hard work behind the thousands of independently organized activities worldwide. These events would not happen without our Asteroid Day team: Venelin Bochev, Colleen Fiaschetti, Philippine Griveaud, Hillary Aiken, Daniel de Zeeuw, Diane Murphy, Zach Gerber, Forrest Pommer-Schindler, Kathleen Young, Abdalla Dafiah, Lisa Franck and Joelle Byars, who organized five days of activities in Luxembourg. Thank you for these five wonderful years and here’s to many more!

GRIG RICHTERS

DANICA REMY

RUSTY SCHWEICKART

Filmmaker, Co-Founder, Asteroid Day

President - B612 Foundation, Asteroid Day Co-Founder

Apollo 9 Astronaut, Asteroid Day Co-Founder

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword ............................................................................................................2-3 Hosts ...................................................................................................................6-7 Astronauts ..........................................................................................................8-9 Speakers .........................................................................................................12-22 Space Startups .................................................................................................... 28 SPONSORS Euro-Composites ..................................................................................... 21 OHB ........................................................................................................24-25 Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg.................................................... 26 Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) ........................................................... 27 Luxaviation ................................................................................................. 29 Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) .......................................30-31 Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) ........................................................ 32 Sofitel ........................................................................................................... 33 NewSpace Capital ..................................................................................... 34 Tomorrow Street ........................................................................................ 35 Spuerkeess................................................................................................... 36 Made in Space Europe .............................................................................. 38 Gom Space................................................................................................... 39 OQ Technology........................................................................................... 40 ispace ............................................................................................................ 41

Asteroid Insitute ................................................................................................ 37 Asteroid Foundation ........................................................................................ 35 Special Thanks .................................................................................................... 46

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HOSTS 2019

SABINIJE VON GAFFKE Host SWEDEN

Experienced moderator, broadcast journalist, TV presenter, and communications expert with 15 years of experience in network television, Web TV, Corporate TV, print and radio. She has worked for a variety of corporate companies and international organizations as well as the Swedish Government, TEDx Talks and the World of Entertainment.

RUSTY SCHWEICKART

GIANLUCA MASI Host

Host

ITALY

U.S.A.

VIRTUAL HOSTS 2019 CHRISTINE HOMOLKOI Storyteller

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SOLOMON NWOYE

NATHALIE REUTER

Procurement

News Anchor


HOSTS 2019

LISA BURKE Host LUXEMBOURG

Presenter and writer with over a decade of live TV experience, her work includes collaboration with Sky News, RTE, BBC and Channel 4. She also set up RTL Today and MediaLabLuxembourg. She is currently a reporter for the Government of Luxembourg’s ‘Digital Luxembourg’ initiative as well as a science writer and consultant with Dorling Kindersley since 2005.

SCOTT MANLEY Host

JESSICA BAULDRY Host

U.S.A.

U.K.

CORDULA SCHNUER Journalist

LYRA WELLS

AURELIA WELLS

Youth Reporter

Youth Reporter

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2019 LUXEMBOURG EVENTS

ASTRO + EXPERTS VISIT LOCAL LUXEMBOURG SCHOOLS This year, we are excited to announce the launch of Astro + Experts– a series of educational opportunities with our astronauts and space experts and presented to primary and secondary schools as well as the University of Luxembourg. Our favorite astronauts and asteroid experts will give unique presentations on all things related to space and asteroids – their role in the formation of our universe; how we can use their resources; to pave the way for future exploration; and more. 21 MAY | DORIN PRUNARIU

28 JUNE | PATRICK MICHEL

School in Echternach in luxembourg

Lycée Classique de Diekirch

Russian Cosmonaut

French Planetary Scientist

27 JUNE | REINHOLD EWALD

1 JULY | MARK BOSLOUGH

Lycée des Arts et Métiers

University of Luxembourg: LIST

German Astronaut

Physicist

28 JUNE | MICHEL TOGNINI

1 JULY | DORIN PRUNARIU

Lycée Privé Emile Metz

Primary school of Munsbach

French Astronaut

Russian Cosmonaut

27 JUNE | PRESS CONFERENCE FOR LUXEMBOURGISH MEDIA Media is invited to participate in a press conference, organized by the Asteroid Foundation and Luxembourg Space Agency. Participants are listed below and discussions will include a summary of events for Asteroid Day 2019 in Luxembourg and a Q&A on important issues related to planetary defense and the science of asteroids. Following the press conference, media is invited to attend the Technical Briefing beginning at 2:00 pm.

27 JUNE | TECHNICAL BRIEFING At an in-depth technical presentation about asteroids, experts from around the world will provide insight into asteroid space missions, computational tools to find, track and deflect asteroids and the state of international and national asteroid initiatives. This program is part of the United Nations International Asteroid Day campaign, developed by the Asteroid Foundation, a Luxembourg nonprofit.

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2019 LUXEMBOURG EVENTS

27 JUNE | PRESS CONFERENCE FOR GLOBAL MEDIA For local journalists unable to attend the Luxembourgish press conference at 12:30pm, we offer a second opportunity to hear from asteroid experts and astronauts, who will provide updates on international missions and issues related to planetary defense and science.

28 JUNE | ASTEROID DAY LIVE - A SIX-HOUR LIVE BROADCAST A new program of Asteroid Day 2019 is Asteroid Day TV, the only dedicated on-air programming about space and asteroids. The pre-programmed five-day broadcast begins 27 June at 12:00 CEST and features content from 2018 Asteroid Day LIVE. Worldwide distribution is offered via a dedicated SES satellite and online. On 28 June Broadcast Center Europe (BCE) will produce the 2019 six-hour Asteroid Day LIVE production from Luxembourg City. Twitch TV is Asteroid Day’s online broadcast partner.

29 JUNE | MEET & GREET ASTRONAUTS AND ASTEROID EXPERTS As part of the Asteroid Foundation’s mission to engage families of all ages, the Luxembourg Space Agency on June 29 will host an Astronaut & Asteroid Expert Meet & Greet at Luxembourg’s very own Cercle Cité. This extraordinary event is open to the general public and is the perfect event for kids young and old. Astronauts and Cosmonauts will be available for short conversations and autograph and photo sessions. Asteroid and other science experts will be on hand to answer questions and to engage in science activities.

29 JUNE | PUBLIC EVENT ASTEROID DAY GALA Enjoy an unforgettable evening with an elite group of astronauts, celebrities worldrenowned personalities at the Cercle Cité, one of Luxembourg’s most prestigious venues.

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ASTRONAUTS 2019

ED LU American NASA astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions, a Soyuz mission and a long duration ISS mission, logging nearly 206 days in space. He is the co-founder of B612 Foundation and a recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal. His research includes solar physics, astrophysics, plasma physics, and planetary science.

ALEXANDER MISURKIN 116th cosmonaut of Russia (USSR) and the 531st cosmonaut globally. He made two space flights to the International Space Station on the spacecrafts Soyuz TMA-08M and Soyuz MS-06. Additionally, he was a member of ISS-35/ ISS-36, ISS-53, and ISS-54 as expedition commander. He spent 334 days, 11 hours 29 minutes in space and his work in outer space spanned 28 hours 13 minutes.

DUMITRU-DORIN PRUNARIU An expert within the Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry ‘ROMSPACE’ and on the Board of the Romanian Space Agency. He accomplished an 8 day space mission in 1981. One of the founding members of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) and served as president of ASE Europe for the past 6 years. Member of the ASE Committee on Near Earth Objects (NEO).

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ASTRONAUTS 2019

RUSTY SCHWICKART US veteran, Skylab program contributor, Apollo 9 astronaut performing the first EVA of the Apollo programme. He is the co-founder of the Association of Space Explorers, B612 Foundation, and Asteroid Day. As well as contributing to the reconstruction of the US’ Amundson-Scott South Pole station amongst countless other accolades.

MICHEL TOGNINI French ESA Astronaut and fighter pilot veteran of the French Air Force, he has 4500 flight hours on 80 types of aircraft s. Later, he became Head of the Astronaut Division at the European Astronaut Center and the European Astronaut Centre and president of the Groupe Aeronautique du Ministere de l’Aire. He continued participation in research regarding Human Space Mission to Mars or asteroids.

REINHOLD EWALD Retired research cosmonaut on the Russian Soyuz TM25 spacecraft. 18 days on Mir Space Station. Performed experiments in biomedical and material sciences. Returned in Soyuz TM-24. He received Russia’s Order of Friendship (1992) and Russia’s Medal for Personal Courage (1997), awarded by President Yeltsin of the Russian Federation. (Source: ESA)

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SPEAKERS 2019

JESSICA BAULDRY Worked as a journalist in the UK and Luxembourg since 2005. Today she writes for Delano, an English-language magazine and news site focusing on business, current affairs and lifestyle, aimed at the international community. She has written extensively about the NewSpace sector in Luxembourg and the passionate people driving it.

ZOE BAXTER Luxembourg dual national, British and Luxembourgish, she is an 18 year-old student following her passion in the arts. She also practices dance, specifically ballet, which she has studied to an advanced level. She takes pride in being environmentally cautious and educating herself on the best ways to interact with nature.

CHUCK BEAMES Executive Chair and Chief Strategy OďŹƒcer at York Space Systems LLC. Chair of SmallSat Alliance. He has a unique combination of leadership and expertise in space and military systems, engineering, legislative affairs and business. His 30-year legacy in the Department of Defense includes the development and deployment of transformational airborne, ground and space based systems.

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SPEAKERS 2019

FRITZ MERKLE Chief Marketing Officer of OHB and member of the Management Board of OHB Group and the U.S. Space Foundation. He is a physicist with a doctorate from the University of Heidelberg and he participated in the project management of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile while he worked at the European Southern Observatory in Garching.

MARK BOSLOUGH Expert on planetary impacts and Chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel (ADXP). He earned a BS degree in Physics and an MS and PhD in Applied Physics. He was the first US scientist to visit the site of the Chelyabinsk airburst, his simulations of the event appearing on the covers of ‘Nature in November’, 2013, and ‘Physics Today’ in September, 2014.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN English classical soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer. She has received more than 180 Gold and Platinum sales awards for her music in over 40 countries. She has trained for a journey to the International Space Station and is actively involved in many charities including sponsoring the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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SPEAKERS 2019

REINHOLD EWALD Retired research cosmonaut on the Russian Soyuz TM25 spacecraft. 18 days on Mir Space Station. Performed experiments in biomedical and material sciences. Returned in Soyuz TM-24. He received Russia’s Order of Friendship (1992) and Russia’s Medal for Personal Courage (1997), awarded by President Yeltsin of the Russian Federation. (Source: ESA)

NICOLAS FABER Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Blue Horizon that has contributed to using methods that study the microbiology of space to be used to solve issues on Earth, such as desertification. Faber has also helped with the LUSE (Luxembourg Search For Exoplanets) project to help detect other planets.

HANNAH GOLDBERG Systems engineer at GomSpace where she is the technical lead for the Juventas CubeSat for the HERA mission, as well as the M-ARGO CubeSat asteroid mission. Previously, she worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Planetary Resources specialising in spacecraft system design and instrument development and testing.

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SPEAKERS 2019

CRISTOPH HERRMANN Educated civil and mechanical engineer, he obtained his MBA specialising in leadership. He is able to exercise his skills in the position of Vice-President of Defence and Technology at EURO-COMPOSITES S.A. Serving as VP since 2016, he focuses in both internal and external relationships and communications while managing company finances and administrative processes.

ROBERT JEDICKE Having had professional careers in particle physics, astronomy, and software engineering, he is now a faculty member at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where his research interests include asteroids, comets, the PanSTARRS telescope on Maui, and working with TransAstra corporation to develop techniques for extracting water from asteroids.

LYNNE JONES A Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Performance Scientist at the University of Washington. From 2009 to 2017, she served as one of the co-chairs for the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan, conducting surveys to discover some of the faintest known (at the time) TransNeptunian Objects.

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SPEAKERS 2019

MARIO JURIC Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington and a leader of the Solar System group at UW’s DIRAC Institute. His group is developing next generation asteroid discovery algorithms, including codes for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Previously, he discovered hundreds of asteroids and one comet using a 40cm handmade telescope and homebrew software.

CHRISTIAN KÖBERL Director General of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, full professor of impact research and planetary geology, University of Vienna, and full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has published over 460 peerreviewed scientific papers, many of which on impact craters; asteroid 15963 is named in his honor ‘Köberl’. Currently Science Editor at the GSA.

JENS KREISEL Vice-Rector for Research of the University of Luxembourg & Professor for Physics. In addition to his career as a scientist, he has acquired a large experience in the senior executive management of both academic institutions and research-driven departments.

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SPEAKERS 2019

MATHIAS LINK Director of International Affairs & SpaceResources.lu at the Luxembourg Space Agency. He works on the definition and implementation of Luxembourg’s space sector development policy and coordinates the spaceresources. lu initiative to promote the exploration and utilization of space resources. He has represented Luxembourg at the EU, ESA and the UN.

SCOTT MANLEY An astrophysicist best known for his Youtube channel where he explains astronomy and spaceflight, frequently using video games as a way to engage with his audience. His has amassed almost a million subscribers over the last 10 years. He best explains what he does by saying ‘I’m not a rocket scientist, I just play one on the Internet.’

GIANLUCA MASI Italian astrophysicist with a PhD in astronomy and dedicated science communicator who started the Virtual Telescope Project in 2006, crowdsourcing observations of the universe. By studying the placement of the stars in it, he managed to determine the exact date that Van Gogh painted Nuit étoilée.

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SPEAKERS 2019

PATRICK MICHEL Planetary scientist with a PhD in Astrophysics, senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and leader of the ‘Theories and Observations in Planetology’ team at the Lagrange Laboratory of the Co’te d’Azur Observatory in Nice. He serves as Co-I of NASA’s New Frontiers OSIRIS-REx and JAXA’s Hayabusa2, and as PI of the Hera Mission project.

RUY PINTO Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for SES. He has served as the Chairman of UKSpace and Director and VP of Space for the Association of Defence, Security and Aerospace Companies (ADS). He holds degrees in Electronics Engineering and Digital Telecommunications Systems.

MARINO POPPÉ He joined LuxSpace after its creation in 2006. Currently is heading the Engineering & Technologies Department and acting as Deputy Managing Director of the company. Major Projects include several Studies for the European Space Agency, ESA and the Communication Subsystem for the Geostationary Telecom Satellite Hispasat 36W.

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SPEAKERS 2019

DANICA REMY President of B612 and leader the organization’s global efforts to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts, she cofounded the United Nations initiative Asteroid Day. She previously served as B612’s COO and has led operations for several business and philanthropic organizations. Before B612, she was COO of TIDES and VP for the WELL.

GRIGORIJ RICHTERS Asteroid Day LIVE Producer, Asteroid Day co-founder, director, producer, and activist, whose film, 51° North, inspired Asteroid Day and the idea of a global day to raise awareness of asteroids. He also started his own film company, Films United, founded while he worked for MTV social media in New York City.

JEAN-LOUIS SCHILTZ Senior partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ and Professor at the University of Luxembourg. He serves as a member for a number of companies and non-profit organizations. He has served as Cabinet Minister in Luxembourg. His portfolio included media, telecommunications, technology, international development and defence. (Source: SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ)

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SPEAKERS 2019

GEORGES SCHMIT Chair of the Asteroid Foundation. He has spent over 35 years in government with a focus on innovation policy, economic development and international trade promotion. He was Director General for Enterprise Policy, Economic Development and Foreign Trade, Secretary General, and Director of Industry at the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade.

ETIENNE SCHNEIDER Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of Luxembourg and the driving force behind Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu initiative. He joined the government in February 2012 as Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade in the coalition government formed by the Christian Social Party (CSV) and the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP).

MARC SERRES CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency. He heads the Luxembourg Delegation at the European Space Agency (ESA) and represents Luxembourg in the Council of ESA. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the ESA Council and managed Luxembourg’s relations with ESA at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as an industrial policy officer for 8 years.

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SPEAKERS 2019

GONGLING SUN Mr. Sun received a Bachelor’s degree in mechanics at Zhejiang University and a Master’s degree in space system engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics both in China. He also studied in universities and institutions in the United States, Russia and Germany.

SLAVA TURYSHEV Physicist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Expert in relativistic gravitation, solar system dynamics, spacecraft navigation. He leads a mission proposal to search for near-Earth asteroids with a heliocentric constellation of smallsats. Published 185 papers, two books. Elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

FRANS VON DER DUNK He holds the Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni / Othmer Chair of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s LL.M. Programme on Space, Cyber and Telecommunication Law and is Director of Black Holes BV, Consultancy in space law and policy, based in Leiden, The Netherlands.

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SPEAKERS 2019

JOHANN-DIETRICH WOERNER Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA). He served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center DLR from 2007 to 2015. He is a civil engineer, university professor and former president of the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Winner of the Prize of the Organisation of Friends of Technical University Darmstadt amongst other accolades.

PETE WORDEN With a PhD in astronomy, he serves as the current Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and Executive Director of Breakthrough Starshot. He has also been a Brigadier General in the US Air Force, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, and Director of NASA Ames Research Center from 2006-2015.

RYAN WYATT Senior Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization at the California Academy of Sciences and has directed six award-winning programmes. Co-Founder of Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science, and Art (IMERSA) and serves as the Vice Co-Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education.

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Meet and Greet an Astronaut Saturday, 29 June 2019 1.30 - 3.30 pm Cercle Cité, Place d’Armes Luxembourg

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Signing sessions and workshops

On the occasion of Asteroid Day


SPACE STARTUP SPEAKERS

JULIEN-ALEXANDRE LAMAMY Engineering Manager of ispace Europe. Responsible for overseeing the business and research development for upcoming missions. Previously worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Orbital ATK on a variety of space missions performing Earth observations, Mars surface operations, and exoplanet hunting.

JAROSLAW JOWARSKI Leads the daily operations of Luxembourg-based Made In Space Europe. With a special focus on space robotics, he has backgrounds in both business and engineering. He teaches at International Space University, and is a cofounder of Luxembourg Space Federation, a non-profit organisation in Luxembourg.

OMAR QAISE Founder and CEO of OQ Technology which provides IoT communication solutions by developing low-cost satellite infrastructure to connect sensors, devices and measurement units which enable connectivity in remote areas. He was awarded a scholarship to study a Master’s in Communication Engineering at Aerospace Engineering University. (Courtesy of: Silicon Luxembourg)

KATARINA WOLCOTT Business Manager at GomSpace that assists in creation and supply of nanosatellite technology. She has previously served as a Business Operations Director at Planetary Resources, Inc. as well as working for Arkyd Astronautics, Inc.

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ASTEROID INSTITUTE

The Asteroid Institute works to solve the problem of asteroid impacts through science and technology. The Asteroid Institute collaborates with a team of planetary scientists and engineers from around the world to conduct research, technology development, and data analysis on asteroid detection and deflection. The Asteroid Institute has a long history of funding research on asteroid detection and deflection with major institutions, including Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Asteroid Institute is now working in collaboration with Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology Center (DIRAC) at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Washington, whose scientists are working at the forefront of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project.

Danica REMY

Ed LU

President, B612 Foundation

Executive Director, Asteroid Institute

“The Asteroid Institute is looking forward to working closely with scientists around the world and in Luxembourg, to better understand how we will protect the Earth from asteroid impacts”

“Humankind must solve this problem of asteroid impacts, and through science and technology we can make this happen,”

About B612 Foundation Since its founding in 2002, B612 has served as a primary catalyst in furthering the field of planetary defense. The Asteroid Institute

F O U N DAT I O N

is a programme of the B612 Foundation as well as a proud Founding Partner of Asteroid Day. www.b612foundation.org

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GomSpace is a globally leading manufacturer & supplier of nanosatellite solutions for customers in the academic, government and commercial markets. We serve customers in more than 50 countries with a wide range of skills and qualifications – including systems integration, nanosatellite platforms and advanced miniaturised radio technology. Nanosatellites should be put to work delivering revenue and/or mission critical services for their owners, and we can deliver the - often complex - products and solutions that enable our customers in doing so. Due to our more than 10 years of experience in the field and a strong history of highly successful missions, we offer our customers a strong set of profound knowledge and competencies within radio technology, nanosatellite platforms, project management and innovation. Our knowledge and competencies enable us to provide everything from component parts to complete solutions, that include – for instance - mission design, mission specific development, production, assembly integration and testing, launch and commissioning as well as ground station(s) and training of operators & users, complete solutions that can be used for different needs in both the business, government and science-segments and their services within the following areas: Tracking, Internet-of-things, Communication, Defense and Security, Remote Sensing and Science Missions.

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OQ Technology is building a global satellite constellation dedicated for «»Internet-of-Things»» communication that can provide wireless connectivity anywhere, especially in remote and rural areas. We serve the Oil & Gas, Maritime, Industry 4.0, and Transport segments particularly for the management and tracking of assets in remote areas. Whether this is digital oilfield applications, offshore monitoring, SCADA applications, asset tracking, fleet management, smart metering or predictive maintenance: We provide you innovative low-cost connectivity solution and high value data analytics. Our wireless technology is compatible with existing wireless technologies. The modules are plug & play, easy to install, have long battery life, and connect you directly to our or your data cloud. Using innovative telecommunication technology, long business experience, and support from partners the company is providing both high-value and low-cost IoT connectivity solutions for our customers. The company also provide intelligent bespoke solutions and technical consultancy in the field of telecommunications and big data. The company started in Luxembourg in 2016 and since then has been experiencing big growth. Within our first year were able to win a Feasibility Study contract with the European Space Agency under the Luxembourg national space program, which was successfully concluded and succeeded by securing an In-OrbitDemonstration mission contract (https://space-agency.public.lu/en/ actualites/2018/Consortium-of-Luxembourgish-Companies-to-Testan-Innovative-Approach-for-Satellite-Based-IoT-in-Space.html). Mr. Omar Qaise Founder & CEO

Phone : (+352) 20602868 www.oqtec.space contact@oqtec.space Tomorrow Street Vodafone Innovation Centre 15 Rue Edward Steichen, 2540, Luxembourg

The startup has also assembled very high-profile team with motivation and experience from different fields of space and telecommunication. A few mentions of the successes in the global startup scene within the startup’s first year including Winner Finalist of Nokia’s Open IoT Innovation Challenge 2017. The company is active with many customers in the world who are lining up for the service. The company is currently incubated at Vodafone’s Innovation Center (TomorrowStreet) in Luxembourg.


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Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) The University of Luxembourg launched its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) in 2009, to establish Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation in ICT. Through SnT’s Partnership Program, scientists conduct applied research in four-year collaborative projects with industry and public partners. This experience feeds back into our longer-term fundamental work, ensuring that all knowledge created at SnT relates to authentic problems.

PROF. BJÖRN OTTERSTEN Founding Director Foundation date 2009

29, avenue John F. Kennedy L-1855 Kirchberg www.securityandtrust.lu snt@uni.lu

SnT’s work on Space Systems and Resources makes up 17% of our applied research, and from September 2019, SnT will host the University’s new Interdisciplinary Space Masters. Supported by the Luxembourg Space Agency, industry and academic experts will deliver a curriculum tailored to industry needs, with problem-based learning taking place across four state-of-the art labs.

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) Founded in 1856, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) is the oldest multi-business bank in the Grand Duchy. It has always played an active role in the main stages of development of the Luxembourg economy. It currently operates in retail, private and corporate banking, as well as on financial markets. Employing more than 2,000 people, BIL is present in the financial centres of Luxembourg, Switzerland (since 1984), Denmark (since 2000), the Middle East (since 2005) and Sweden (since 2016). 69, route d’Esch L-2953 Luxembourg Phone : +352 45904248 www.bil.com/innovation innovation.lu@bil.com innovation.lu@bil.com www.bil.com/innovation Phone : +352 45904248

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GLAE The ”Groupement luxembourgeois de l’aéronautique et de l’espace” (GLAE) was founded as a non-profit making organization in February 2005. The founding members of GLAE are the following Luxembourg based companies: POST Luxembourg; HITEC Luxembourg S.A.; LUXSPACE S.à r.l.; SES S.A. and TELINDUS Luxembourg S.A.

7 Rue Alcide de Gasperi, 1923 Luxembourg Phone : +352 4353 66-1 www.glae.lu glae@fedil.lu

The setting up of GLAE follows on from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s adhesion to the European Space Agency (ESA) and offers Luxembourg companies the opportunity to create synergies at the national and European level for both private and public sector. For the GLAE members space is the core of important strategic challenges as it concerns both citizens and enterprises: independent access to information, security and defence policy as well as the implementation of advanced technologies in different sectors of the economy.

Losch Losch Luxembourg is one of the pioneers in the import of automotive brands in Europe and the largest distributor in the country. Since 1948, we have continued to evolve and perfect ourselves around our enthusiasm for the automobile, independently. With more than a quarter of the market share, 23 dealerships across the country, including 14 long-standing private partners, Losch Luxembourg is the leading player in the national car sales and rental market.

5 Rue des Joncs 1818 Howald Phone : +352 2612121 www.losch.lu

Open-mindedness is one of our greatest qualities. We remain open day after day to changes in the automotive world. We are on the lookout for novelties and constantly looking to the future, our new momentum. And this always in one and the same optics: best meet the needs of our customers.

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Niessen

137, avenue Gaston Diderich · L-1420 Luxembourg Phone : (+352) 99 81 03 info@niessen.lu www.niessen.lu

The story of our family business began on January 24, 1982 when Maria and Alfred Niessen opened the Niessen-Huppertz Butcher Shop in Troisvierges. Very quickly the small company was known in Troisvierges and surroundings for its products of first choice and for its irreproachable quality; this in particular thanks to their private slaughterhouse. In 2007, Patrick and Jean-Marie take up the torch and diversify the activity by completing their offer with a catering service, in 2015 by an exclusively organic point of sale in Luxembourg-City followed by a new butcher’s shop in Bertrange in July 2017. Patrick, for his part, devotes himself to the catering service which, in less than 10 years, has secured a place among the major players in the market. His watchwords: respect for products and customer service. Thus we devote a major importance to listening to your needs to make your event a unique experience.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Love, Tito’s is a movement of individuals giving back to causes, efforts and organizations united under the goal to turn spirits into love and goodness. It all started twenty-one years ago. Tito was asked to donate product for a local nonprofit fundraiser. Onsite, he told attendees: “If you like it, tell 20 of your closest friends.” And they did just that — not only about the vodka, but also about how Tito would support charitable events. The phone started to ring more often, and Tito’s fell into the “charity event” business. Through Love, Tito’s, the team has supported thousands of causes. Download the 21+ Event Orgnaizer Toolkit from asteroidday.org to get the recipe for Titos x Asteorid Day Bubbling Bennu!

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