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We invite you to the New Space  Conference, Donga Science and Starburst Aerospace are holding the New Space Korea Conference jointly, a global aerospace/defense startup accelerator, and Space Mafia, Korea space startup group, at KAOS Hall, 3F_Blue Square, Seoul, Korea, November 12-13, 2020.

Ever since the Korea Space Forum which we organized launching last year, our goal has been to continue expanding interest in the space industry as well as discuss the direction of international cooperation with the privately-driven industrial ecosystem. A private initiative was organized separately this year to meet the new trends in the space industry called New Space.

This year’s event focuses on the space Internet industry, the Asia-Pacific regional model and the Civil-military cooperative space development model, and changes in the topography of the space industry after COVID-19 with representatives from the world’s aerospace industry, startup, traditional, academic, and public sectors.

This year, the event will be held in conjunction with the launch of Starburst Aerospace’s Korea office. With COVID-19, Korea and the world faced difficult conditions, but we prepared the event with Korean space startups with high potential for the space age.

Cooperation between the space industry and the public sector is becoming increasingly significant as the space age approaches. The cooperation models between large enterprises, startups and ventures are attracting attention, and the public sector is gradually fighting with disasters such as COVID-19, earthquakes, and typhoons through cooperation with the private sector.
We are also confident that the new space business model in which everyone is involved will bring new opportunities and challenges to traditional manufacturers and IT companies.

We hope this event will inspire entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, scientists and policy makers. By sponsoring this event, we promise to use the blueprints of the future industry together and to provide a valuable platform to present new perspectives to young engineers.

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Donga Science is Korea’s first media company specializing in science and technology in Korea. As a subsidiary of Donga Media Group, We deliver the latest information and knowledge discovered by humans more accurately and faster than anyone else. We publish news articles online and in Dong-A Ilbo’s science section every day. Also provide three magazines: Science Donga which is Korea’s only science culture magazine with 34 years of history, Children’s Science Donga which won the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Mathematics Donga, the first mathematics magazine in Korea. Donga Science launched the Korea Space Forum in the cooperation with the ministry of Science and ICT last year to introduce the tense movement and the latest status of the private space industry overseas and to promote emerging Korean space startup.

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Starburst is an innovation catalyst in the aerospace industry. It is the first and only global aerospace accelerator, connecting startups with corporates, investors and government, providing growth and investment opportunities for all. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Montreal, Singapore and Seoul, the team has built an ecosystem of key players with thousands of startups in its network.
Our program helps startups scale their business in space, aviation and defense with access to the largest group of corporate stakeholders and investors to help startups win their first $1M+ contract and Series A investment.
Starburst is interested in tech transfer from research labs or a very innovative concept – teams made up of entrepreneurs and scientists – with an existing prototype to market.

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DX KOREA 2020 is a rising platform for land forces equipment exhibition to display and market defense products not only to the international buyers but also to many significant VIPs and defense purchasing decision-makers from all around the world. – The only exhibition specialized in land forces equipment in Korea and hosted by AROKA (Association of the Republic of Korea Army) & co-organized by KOTRA. (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency).

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Time Event Contents
13:30-14:00 Registration Registration
14:00-14:15 Opening Remarks DongaScience, Starburst Aerospace, SpaceMafia
14:15-15:00 Keynote 1 Future of Commercial Space Servicing
Mikhail Kokorich. Founder & CEO, Momentus
15:00-15:45 Lift-Off Why Did Busan Decide to Own Satellites?
Nara Space Technology
15:45-16:00 Break Networking Break
16:00-16:30 Keynote 2 HAKUTO-R Partner Companies and ‘Your Next-Level Business’: Creating a Sustainable Industrial Ecosystem That Connects the Earth and the Moon
Takeshi Hakamada. CEO, ispace, inc.
16:30-17:00 Keynote 3 Expanding the Horizon of Space Industry: Tackling Academic, Social and Economic Challenges
Masayasu Ishida. President & CEO, SpaceTide / Principal, A.T. Kearney
17:00-18:00 Round Table 1 Asia-Pacific New Space Cooperation Model Possibilities and Challenges
ispace, inc., Nara Space Technology, Starburst Aerospace, Axelspace
18:00-18:30 Networking Dinner Networking Dinner
18:30-21:00 Starburst
Selection Committee
Selection Committee Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Protecting the Cradle of Humanity
Tom Mueller. Senior Advisor, Starburst Aerospace (ex-CTO, Space X)
3 Korean Startups Presentation
Grinergy, Innospace, Dabeeo, Ascent
Time Event Contents
09:30 Opening Program Introduction
09:30-10:00 Keynote 1 Why Conglomerate Start Space Development with Startups?
Dina Hyde. Space Strategy Officer, Raytheon
10:00-10:30 Presentation 1 Lunar Economy, LEO Economy
Alexander MacDonald. Chief Economist, NASA
10:30-10:45 Break Networking Break
10:45-11:45 Tech Highlight How COVID-19 Will Change the Topography of the Space Industry
(Presentation 1) The First Cell Tower in Space
James Alderdice. Vice President, LYNK
(Presentation 2) The Group on Earth Observations Community of Practice for Health and EO4Health Initiative: A Global Framework for Improving Health Decisions
John Haynes. GEO Health COP Chair & Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications, NASA
Juli Trtanj. GEO Health COP Chair & One Health and Integrated Climate Research Lead, NOAA
11:45-12:15 Trend Highlight 1 History of US Military Space and the Establishment of US Space Force
Christina Youn. Director of International Space Programs, Alpha Omega Group, LLC
12:15-13:30 Lunch Networking Lunch
13:30-14:00 Keynote 2 Scanning the Earth Every Day…Microsatellite as a Powerful Tool from Agricultural Insurance Investment to Economic Analysis
Yuya Nakamura. CEO, Axelspace
14:00-15:00 Special Session Consumers in the Space Industry
(Presentation 1) Eyes in the Sky: A 38 North Satellite Imagery Case Study
Jenny Town. Fellow & Deputy Director, The Henry L. Stimson Center
(Presentation 2) How Competitive Is the Robot Business in Space
John Thornton. CEO, Astrorobotic
15:00-15:15 Break Networking Break
15:15-15:45 Trend Highlight 2 The Era of Drone Taxi Is Coming
Eugene Choi. CEO, Mobius Energy
Jongwon JP Park. Senior Advisor, Starburst Aerospace
15:45-16:45 Quick Fire (Quick Fire 1)
Namsuk Cho. CEO, Unmanned Exploration Lab (UEL)
(Quick Fire 2)
Changkeun Moon. CEO, ROTOM
16:45-17:15 Keynote 3 What Kind of Challenges and Opportunities Will the COVID-19 Bring to the Space Startups
Francois Chopard. CEO, Starburst Aerospace
17:15-17:45 Special Lecture The Age of Hundreds of Thousands of Small Satellites, Our Night Sky Is in Danger…Discussion for Sustainable New Space
Dave Clements. Professor of Astrophysics, Imperial College London
17:45-18:30 Round Table 2 What Has Changed in the Space Start Industry in the Past Year?
(Moderator) Hyoung Joon An. Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute
Nara Space Technology, UEL, ROTOM, CONTEC, KARI
18:30 Ending Remarks Ending Remarks
18:45 Networking Dinner Networking Dinner


New Space Korea Conference will be held as a hybrid conference with online and on-site participation for international and domestic attendees.


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Registration Fees

– Online participation : Free of charge

– On-site participation : 100,000KRW

  1. On-site participation includes 1 lunch, 2 networking dinners, 3 coffee breaks
  2. On-site participants can use the lounge for the business meeting.
  3. We will inform you of the availability of on-site participation after registration close.
  4. After your on-site participation is confirmed, you can proceed with the registration fee payment.

– Registration will be closed on 10 November, 2020

Program Committees and Programmers

Lee Ju-jin
(Former President, Korea Aerospace Research Institute / President, Science and Technology Policy Institute)

Kim Seung-Jo
(Former Korea Aerospace Research Institute / Honorary Professor, Seoul National University)

Jongwon JP Park
(Senior Advisor, Starburst Aerospace)

Ju Guanghyuk
(Senior Researcher, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

An Hyoung Joon
(Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute)

Park Jae-pil
(CEO, Nara Space Systems)

Park KeunTae
(Desk Editor, Donga Science)

Ko Jaewon
(Staff Reporter, Donga Science)


What is NewSpace?

NewSpace is a global industry of private companies and entrepreneurs who primarily target commercial customers, are backed by risk capital seeking a return, and seek to profit from innovative products or services developed in or for space.
-NewSpace Global (, NewSpace, entrepreneurial space, and other labels have been used to describe approaches to space development that different significantly from that taken by NASA and the mainstream aerospace industry.
-Hobby Space (

People, businesses and organizations working to open the space frontier to human settlement through economic development.
-Space Frontier Foundation (

What is Space 4.0?

Space 4.0 is new space, more relaxed, fascinating and comprehensive. Space 4.0 can be used as a tool to tackle global challenges such as climate change, demographic development, migration, shortage of resources, conflicts and catastrophes, energy, digital divide, health and curiosity.

Space 4.0 will be the driver for contemporary technologies in automation, miniaturisation, advanced manufacturing, machine to machine/human interaction, connectivity, big data, biotechnology and more. It stimulates the interaction of different sectors with spin-in, spin-off and spin-together.

Space 4.0 marks a new era; in which space is an enabler. It enables knowledge, jobs and growth, decision and policymaking, inspiring and motivating the next generations.
-Jan Worner, Director General of the ESA (The Parliament)