Peter Round


Royal Aeronautical Society

Peter Round is the Royal Aeronautical Society’s President and an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.  He had a 33-year career in the RAF as a fast jet pilot and flying instructor.  During his military career he served in the USA (twice) and Brussels, he majored in International Defence Relations and capability development.  After his military career he was the Capability Director in the European Defence Agency where he was responsible for more than 100 Capability and R&T programs including the EU ‘Flagship 4’; RPAS, Cyber Defence, Air-to-Air Refuelling and GovSatCom.  He oversaw the relationship with OCCAR and defence industries for capability issues across the whole defence domain.  Today he is the Chairman of Kleos Space a ‘New Space’ company based in Luxembourg, UK and the USA. Kleos has its own constellation of Satellites and delivers RF derived Geospatial Intelligence from space.  He is a Consulting Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and runs his own consultancy.  He lives with his family in North Yorkshire, UK.


2024 Summit Agenda

25 September 2024 | 15:00 | Space domain awareness and responsible use

  • How can we strengthen international law for the use of space?
  • What is the impact of political turmoil on space operations?
  • Role of space agencies and operators in ensuring responsible use of space environment
  • Way forward to regulate the use of space whilst accelerating human expansion into space and ensuring effective space traffic management

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