Blockchain in der Raumfahrt – TechTalk mit Giulio Van Ginkel und Markus Daugs, CGI Deutschland

26. April 2022

Wann: 18. Mai 2022, 18 Uhr
Wo: Informatik-Gebäude, Hörsaal E 23, Otto-Hahn-Str. 14, 44227 Dortmund und

Meeting-ID: 918 3317 5346

Anmeldung: hier online

In unserer TechTalk-Reihe sind am 18. Mai Giulio Van Ginkel und Markus Daugs von der CGI Deutschland zu Gast. Von ihnen erfahren wir, wie die Block-Chain-Technologie helfen kann, die Kollision von Satelliten zu verhindern.


The number of satellite launches has risen exponentially in the last years and is continuing to do so. Due to this, traffic congestion, management and collision avoidance are important topics for the satellite industry. As there are no global controlling instances collision avoidance maneuvers need to be negotiated between satellite owners, on the basis of trajectory data gathered by partially military, civil and governmental sources.

The European Space Agency aims to set up an automated message and negotiation system using block-chain technology as a key stone.

Within 60 minutes Markus and Giulio will show what advantages block-chain technologies provide to build a highly secure, trustworthy and reliable channel for maneuver negotiation. Block-chain technologies are hereby supporting a self-governing approach and allow for traceability of responsibilities, in an ungoverned area, like space. 

Giulio Van Ginkel

As a studied Aerospace Engineer, Giulio started his career in 2015 building satellites in two NewSpace companies in Berlin. As Project Manager and Hardware Engineer he took part in designing, verifying, launching and operating of around 25 Cube and Small-Satellites. In 2020 he Co-Founded a StartUp using satellite imagery for AI-based asset tracking. Since 2021 he works at CGI and lends his Space Situational Awareness expertise to the SSA Team, and works as AIV Manager for the Heinrich-Hertz satellites ground segment.


Markus Daugs

After his computer science studies and a short-term working as technical & scientific consultant, Markus Daugs joined CGI as a software engineer in 2017. After working on a project within the GALILEO program, Markus switched to a new and innovative topic and is now a successful project manager within the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) domain. Currently he is working on highly innovative project utilizing block-chain technologies as a key corner stone.