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.

Go to dongascience.com
Go to 2019 Korea Space Forum

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.

Go to starburst.aero

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).

Go to dxkorea.org


DX Korea, Korea Industrial Technology Association, Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Korea Aerospace Industries Association, Korea Society of Global Air and Space Industry


Go to dxkorea.org

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).



Time Event Contents
13:30~14:00 Registration
14:00~14:15 Opening Remarks DongaScience, Starburst, SpaceMafia
14:15~15:00 Keynote 1 Significant Changes in New Space over the Past Year
Matthew Kuta. Co-founder & President, Voyager Space Holdings
15:00~15:45 Presentation 1 Discover Emerging Services and Dynamic Challengers
Dina Hyde. Space Strategy Officer, Raytheon
15:45~16:00 Networking Break
16:00~16:45 Presentation 2 Expanding the Horizon of Space Industry: Tackling Academic, Social and Economic Challenges
Mayasasu Ishida. President & CEO, SpaceTide / Principal, A.T. Kearney
16:45~17:30 Round Table 1 Asia-Pacific New Space Cooperation Model Possibilities and Challenges
Spacetide Spacemafia Starburst Axelspace iSpace
17:30~18:30 Keynote 2 What Kind of Challenges and Opportunities Will the COVID-19 Bring to the Space Startups
Francois Chopard. CEO, Starburst Aerospace
18:30~20:30 Networking Dinner
Time Event Contents
10:00~10:10 Opening
10:10~11:00 Keynote 3 Establishing Rocket Company
Tom Mueller. Senior Advisor, Starburst (EX-CTO, Space X)
11:00~11:30 Presentation 3 Why Did Busan Decide to Own Satellites?
Nara Space Systems & Busan Meteropolitan City
11:30~12:00 Presentation 4 Possibilities of Asia-Pacific Cooperation in the Case of Perigee Rocket
Blue Whale Launch Site, Perigee Rocket
12:00~13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30~14:15 Keynote 4 Luna Economy, LEO Economy
Alexander MacDonald. Chief Economist, NASA
14:15~14:45 Trend Highlight Why Did the Military Choose a New Model for Space Development Through Startups?
Ryan Dinh. Lead Space Innovation Engineer, US Air Force Lieutenant Accelerator Program
14:45~15:00 Networking Break
15:00~16:30 Special Session Consumers in the Space Industry
(Presentation 1) Scanning the Earth Every Day…Microsatellite as a Powerful Tool From Agricultural Insurance Investment to Economic Analysis
Nakamura Yuya. Co-Founder, President & CEO, Axelspace
(Presentation 2) ‘The Eye of International Public’ Micro Satellite;at the Case of 38 North
Jenny Town. Fellow & Deputy Director, The Henry L. Stimson Center
(Presentation 3) How Competitive Is the Robot Business in Space
John Thornton. CEO, Astrorobotics
16:30~18:00 Tech Highlight How COVID-19 Will Change the Topography of the Space Industry
(Presentation 1) The Space Network Linking Everywhere
David Goldman. StarLink, SpaceX
(Presentation 2) The First Cell Tower in Space
(Presentation 3) How Can Micro-Satellites Be Used for Infectious Diseases?
James Mason. SVP, Planet
18:00~18:30 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, Imperical College London
18:30 Ending Remarks
19:00 Networking Dinner

Program Committees and Programmers

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

Seung-jo Kim
(Former Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University)

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

Jongwon JP Park
(Partner, Starburst Aerospace)

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

Jae-pil Park
(CEO, Nara Space Technology)


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 (newspaceglobal.com)

Alt.space, 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 (hobbyspace.com)

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

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)