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Friday Morning Talks: ‘The Future of the RAF: How will Airmen use Space in the Future?’

2 November at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a talk from Wg Cdr Allen Antrobus, who will explore the RAF’s historical role in space starting from the launch of Sputnik. He will discuss the UK’s rocket programs (Black Arrow and Skylark), the launch of the UK’s first satellite ‘Prospero’ and the very successful military SATCOM programme ‘Skynet’. The talk will also examine the RAF’s relationship with the US before focusing on the current activity the RAF are undertaking following the launch of Carbonite-2.

By Wg Cdr Allen Antrobus

About Wg Cdr Allen Antrobus

Allen’s career in the RAF has spanned over 20 years and led him to the role of the Chief of the Air Staff’s Senior Advisor for Space. In this role he drafted policy for Ministers on Space Situational Awareness and transformed the working relationships with other nations, government departments (specifically the UK Space Agency), commercial companies and academia.

Since then he has worked as an independent consultant to the UK’s Space Agency and, more recently, began working for Airbus as the UK’s Key Account Manager for Military Space supporting the development of Airbus Defence and Space’s long term space strategy within the UK and NATO.

Included in Museum admission, Annual Membership, or £5 donation.

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Date:
2 November
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm