The Korea Space Forum (KSF) is the first space conference in Northeast Asia to focus fully on the new space industry, which is the new space development trend by private sector, and the economic opportunities of the space, along with the traditional space development industry. It is to be hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, Donga Science – A media company specializing in science and Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The 2019 KSF will discuss how to overcome current barriers in launch, remote exploration, space-based economics, investment and communications under the theme of ‘Open Space Era, From Idea to Reality.’ Conference sessions and networking opportunities will give participants a chance to meet with experts from various markets who are shaping and driving the new space industry and learn new perspectives to be applied to the space.



The Ministry of Science and ICT is responsible for the establishment, oversight, coordination, evaluation of Korea’s science and technology policies, R&D, cooperation, promotion of science technology, training of science and technology personnel, research, development, production and utilization of nuclear energy, planning of national informatization, information protection, information culture, convergence and promotion of broadcasting and communication, radio wave management, information and communication industries, mail & postal money orders and alternative postal services. It was launched on July 26, 2017 by reorganizing the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute is an aerospace research institute established for national development through the development of aerospace technology. Despite its short history, it has been developing world-class aerospace science and technology with ceaseless research and development efforts and contributing to enhancing national competitiveness and improving the quality of people’s lives.

It aims to develop eco-friendly and high-efficiency aircrafts, core aviation technologies and advanced satellites, industrialize satellite technology, secure satellite self-launching and space transport capabilities, develop location information systems, and secure technology for lunar exploration and space exploration.

Donga Science is Korea’s first media company specializing in science and technology as a subsidiary of Donga Media Group. Science Donga, Korea’s only science culture magazine with 32 years of history since its inception in 1986, and Children’s Science Donga, a children’s science magazine, which has been loved a lot. It produces Mathematics Donga, the first math magazine in Korea, Dong-A Ilbo’s Science Page, and runs online science news. In addition, it provides various scientific contents encompassing youths and the general public, including science and culture projects and observatory.


Korea Association for Space Technology Promotion, Korea Industrial Technology Association, Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute (KASI), U.S. Embassy in Korea, Korea Aerospace Industries Association, The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, The Korea Society of Global Air and Space Industry




Time Contents
09:30~10:00 Special Lecture Innovative Space Strategy, Cooperating with the World
-Naser Al Hammadi (Head of International Relations and Organization Affairs UAE Space Agency)
10:00~10:20 Grand Opening Ceremony Opening Address -Yoo Young-min (Minister, the Ministry of Science and ICT)
Congratulatory Address -Jang KyoungAe (CEO, DongaScience)
10:20~11:00 Keynote Speech Why Did Luxembourg Start the Initiative?
-Etienne Schneider (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Luxembourg)
11:10~11:50 Session 1 Space Exploration Era Opened by Challenging Private Company
-Jonathan Winetraub (Co-Founder, SpaceIL)
12:00~13:20 Lunch and IR(1) Introduction of Vision for Each Startups
-Park Jae-pil (NARASpace Technology)
-Lee Sung-mun (UJUROTech)
-Kim Dong-suk (Kongdori)
13:30~14:20 Session 2 Opportunities and Possibilities of Korean Private Space Industry (Round-table)
-Lee Yong-Gwan (CEO, Blue Point Partners)
-Jonathan Winetraub (Co-Founder, SpaceIL)
-Park Sung-dong (Chairperson, SATREC Initiative)
-Will Marshall (Founder, Planet Labs)
-Park Jong-won (Partner, Starburst)
14:30~16:00 Session 3 3-1 How will the ground station open the satellite era?
-Shayn Hawthorne (General Manager of the AWS Ground Station, AWS)
3-2 From small component manufacturers to a global aerospace company
-Masahiro Ueno (Aerospace Project General Manager, YUKI Precision)
3-3 How to turn traditional manufacturing into a high-tech space industry through machine learning and IOT
-Jonathan Nolis (Ideation Director, NASA Frontier Development Lab)
16:00~16:30 IR(2) Introduction of Vision for Each Startups
-Shin Dong-yun (Perigee Rocket LLC)
-Cho Nam-seok (Unmanned Exploration Lab)
16:30~17:30 Session 4 Scanning the World with Microsatellite
-William Marshall (Founder, PlanetLabs)
Small Launch Vehicle that Became a Platform of Space Industry
-Eric Besnard (Co-fouder & CTO, VectorLaunch)
17:30~18:15 Ending Speech Satellite Revolution that Changes the Culture of the Information and Communication Industry
-Steve Collar (CEO, SES)
-Wonsik Han (CEO, KTsat)
-Sangyub Sung (CEO, Intellion Technologies)
18:15 Dinner Diner & Networking

Studio STEPI Special Session

Time Contents
14:10~14:30 Opening Opening Speech -Cho Hwang-hee (President, STEPI)
14:30~14:50 Session 1 Status & Development Strategy of Korea’s Space Technology Ecosystem
-Ahn Hyung-jun (Research Fellow, STEPI)
14:50~15:10 Session 2 Korean Private Space Industry Ecosystem
-Park Jong-won (Partner, Starburst)
15:10~15:30 Session 3 Cooperation Model for Newspace Ecosystem
-Kim Joo Hyoung (Professor, Inha Univ.)
15:30~16:15 Comprehensive Discussion Comprehensive Discussion
Time Contents
07:30~16:00 Business Meeting Business Meeting (50 People)
* Oversea VC, Investor, Samsung Electronics Institute, CTO members from Korea Industrial Technology Association, Korean space start-up will participate
09:20~09:40 Opening Ceremony Opening Address -1st Vice Minister, the Ministry of Science and ICT
Congratulatory Address -Yim Chul-ho (President, KARI)
09:40~10:10 Keynote Speech 1 How Can We Prepare Coming Space Exploration Era in the Scope of Asteroid Exploration?
-Junichi Kawakuchi (Hayabusa 2 Project Director, JAXA)
10:10~10:40 Keynote Speech 2 New Wave of Space Development(+QA)
-Chad Anderson (CEO, Space Angels)
10:40~11:10 Keynote Speech 3 The Opening of Space Internet Era
-Jaffart Laurent (Vice President, Airbus Defense & Technologies)
11:10~11:25 Coffee Break
11:25~12:00 Comprehensive Discussion Comprehensive Discussion
12:00~13:30 Lunch Lunch
13:30~13:55 Special Session 1 (Presentation 1) Private-Only Lunar Exploration project
-Takeshi Hakamada (CEO, ISpace)
13:55~14:20 Special Session 2 (Presentation 2) Opportunities for the Microsatellite Era
-Yuya Nakamura (CEO, AxelSpace)
14:20~14:35 Coffee Break
14:35~15:05 Session 1 [Launch Vehicle Area]
Trends and Future of Launch Vehicle in Korea
Trends and Future of Launch Vehicle in the World
15:05~15:35 Session 2 [Satellite / Exploration Area]
Trends and Future of Space Exploration in Korea
Trends and Future of Space Exploration in the World
15:35~16:05 Session 3 [Aviation Area]
Status and Future of PAV and Drone in Korea
Trends and Future of Space Vehicle in Korea
16:05~17:00 Discussion Comprehensive Discussion on the Presented Topic
17:15 Closing Ceremony Closing Ceremony
Time Contents
09:10∼10:00 Keynote Speech 50 years after the First Human Lunar Landing, Why Moon Again?
* Q&A Time with audience
-Susan Kilrain (American NASA astronaut)
10:10∼11:00 Session 1 Space Exploration is all about physics
-Kim Sangwook (Professor of Physics, Kyunghee University)
11:10∼12:00 Special Session 1 Here comes the age of ‘everyone can be astronaut’
-Chris Welch (Professor, ISU)
12:00∼13:30 Lunch Time
13:30∼14:00 Session 2 What Would the Most Necessary Robot in Space?
-Lee Woo-sup (Senior Researcher, KIST)
14:10∼14:15 Break
14:15∼15:30 Special Session 2 Making space like the Earth…Is terraforming possible?
-Henk Rogers (Founder, International MoonBase Alliance, LLC)
15:30∼16:10 Session 3 Satellite world most needed when entering the moon
-Kim Hyun-ok (Senior Researcher, KARI)
16:10∼16:50 Session 4 New Ideas for Moon Exploration
-An Jae Myung (Professor, KAIST)

2019 KOREA SPACE FORUM 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)

Lee Tae Sik
(Former Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Professor, Hanyang University)

Lim Cheol-ho
(President, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

Yoon Hee Kim
(Representative of the Luxembourg Representative in Korea)

Cho Nak-hyun
(Ministry of Science and ICT, Public Policy Director)

Ju Guanghyuk
(Senior Researcher, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

Lee Kyu-su
(Director of Culture and Public Relations, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

Ahn Hyung-jun
(Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Institute)

Yong Chan Jae
(Ministry of Science and ICT, Public Policy Officer)

Park Jae-pil
(CEO, Nara Space Systems)


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)