http://www.weforum.org/ 6.02.2012Satellites play an increasingly important role both in society and the global economy. Industries from entertainment to communications have thrived thanks to space technology, while GPS capability is widely used by diverse organizations, including emergency services and military departments. - What would happen if the use of satellites were lost for a day, or longer?- What technological advances are needed to make further progress in space? - How can space technology help manage disasters and conflicts?- What future challenges are in store for the exploration of space?• Ray Johnson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA• Geraldine Naja, Head, Strategic Studies, European Space Agency (ESA), Paris• Michel de Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat, France• Brian Weeden, Technical Adviser, Secure World Foundation, USAModerated by• Ram S. Jakhu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada
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