- Press Release
- Mar 25, 2023
Canadian Space Summit Adds Additional Speakers
The organizing committee for the 2008 Canadian Space Summit is pleased to announce the following additions to the speaker list of the 2008 Canadian Space Summit:
David J.W Kendall – After completing his bachelor’s degree of Science in Physics (Honours) at University College Swansea, University of Wales, Dave Kendall came to Canada where he obtained both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Calgary. In 1982 he joined the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa with the Canada Centre for Space Science, later Space Division, and rose to rank of Senior Research Officer.
In 1989, the Space Division of NRC was transferred to the newly created Canadian Space Agency where he was appointed as a Program Scientist and later as Director and then Senior Director before being appointed as Director General in 2004. As such, he is in charge of all aspects of space science within the agency. The discipline areas covered by the program include Life and Physical Sciences, Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, and Solar-Terrestrial and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Kendall is author or co-author of approximately 30 publications in refereed journals, a book chapter on the space environment, and approximately 100 other scientific reports, articles, presentations and conference papers.
Dr. Perry Johnson-Green – As the Senior Program Scientist in Life and Physical Sciences, a division of Space Science at the Canadian Space Agency he has published research in the fields of plant ecology, microbial ecology, and food science. His current research interests focus on the role of specific aspects of the environment (e.g. soil factors, microbial factors) in limiting plant growth in extreme environments such as polar deserts in the Canadian High Arctic. Dr. Johnson-Green is also currently active in research on sensory aspects of food consumption in confined environments such as space.
Marleen van Mierlo – Works within the Space Technologies Branch Space Technologies Branch of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as the project manager of JC2Sat, a joint collaboration project between CSA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Marleen has more than 12 years experience in the space sector, including work on robotics and payload integration for the International Space Station (ISS) both at CSA and the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as work in the area of Guidance Navigation & Control (GN&C) within different organisations. She holds an M.S. in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology and is an alumni of the Internation Space University (ISU).
Paul Harrison – Has been involved in satellite design and development for nearly a decade, specializing in attitude determination and control — the science and art of knowing and controlling the orientation of a satellite in space.
He holds a bachelors degree in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia and a masters degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton University.
Working at Dynacon Enterprises Ltd.Dynacon Enterprises Ltd. from 1998 until 2002, Paul participated in the development of the MOST microsatellite and space telescope, producing attitude determination algorithms for the onboard star tracker.
Since 2004, Paul has worked at Bristol Aerospace Ltd. (a subsidiary of Magellan Aerospace Corporation) in Ottawa, helping design the attitude determination and control system for the MAC-200 small satellite bus and helping implement this system on the CASSIOPE small satellite. He has participated in numerous concept studies involving the MAC-200 — including the Chinook, Radarsat Constellation, ORBITALS, and Polar Communications and Weather missions — and is currently leading two other concept studies related to small satellite development.
Dr. Perry Johnson-Green – Is the Senior Program Scientist in Life and Physical Sciences, a division of Space Science at the Canadian Space Agency.
He has published research in the fields of plant ecology, microbial ecology, and food science. His current research interests focus on the role of specific aspects of the environment (e.g. soil factors, microbial factors) in limiting plant growth in extreme environments such as polar deserts in the Canadian High Arctic. Dr. Johnson-Green is also currently active in research on sensory aspects of food consumption in confined environments such as space.
About the Canadian Space Summit
The Canadian Space Summit is an annual event hosted by the Canadian Space Society, a national non-profit space advocacy group explicitly dedicated to helping the Canadian space industry, academia, and special interest groups develop a wider understanding of the diverse space exploration and development projects that are being conducted across the country.
The 2008 Space Summit theme is “What’s Next for the Canadian Space Industry?” It addresses relevant issues in Canada’s current and future space program and the major roles that could be played by various advocates, private sector companies, provincial and federal government organizations and academia.
The 2008 Canadian Space Summit is a must attend event for:
Aerospace executives and independent consultants focused on enhancing the global competitiveness of Canadian industries.
Space advocates and enthusiasts who believe in exploring space solutions to solve terrestrial problems and who want to network with their peers.
Professors and students at Canadian educational institutions focused on basic research in space or aerospace related areas.
Venture capitalists, SR&ED credit financing firms and other organizations seeking an introduction to innovative programs and projects being undertaken right now in Canadian facilities by Canadian scientists and engineers.