Dr. Anton Ivanov
Executive Director, Space Propulsion and Space Research Center
Anton Ivanov is currently the Executive Director for Beyond Earth Exploration at the Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. After receiving his PhD in Planetary Science from Caltech in 2000, Dr Ivanov joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to participate in Mars Exploration Program. In 2007, Dr Ivanov joined the Swiss Space Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) to lead development of the Concurrent Design Facility. There he led projects in precise cubesat positioning (CubETH), study phase for an exoplanets observatory (CHEOPS) and participated in mission operations for the SwissCube satellite. Until 2022, Anton was the Director of the Space center at Skoltech. Currently, Dr. Ivanov is responsible for developing new technologies for space exploration in collaboration with various stakeholders in UAE.
16 November 2023 | 11:50 - 12:25 | Panel: New space race - increased satellite launches!
According to an article by Eurocontrol there has been a 4 times growth in satellites and an average of 1700 satellites to be launched every year by 2030. How has the economies of scale and reduced prices of small satellites impacted launch? What is the impact of these mega constellation launches on the space industry and beyond?