GLEX 2017 Global NEtworking Forum – GNF

Tuesday 6 June 2017

11:30 – 12:30

Research on Technology Validations of Deep Space Exploration in the Space Station

This panel organised by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) mainly discusses how to use the LEO Space Station for key technology validation of deep space exploration . This presentation will focuse on:

  • Key technology validation requirements and technology selection methods;
  • The feasibility of deep space technology validation in LEO space station, such as make sure the orbital altitude, attitude and environmental of space station is fit to testing new material;
  • How to evaluate existing test projects in space station, such as mixed reality teleoperation robot project technology, and deep space radiation protection technology, and so on.


 GUO Linli

Director of Institute of Manned Space System Engineering, Manned Interplanetary Exploration Research Department, China Academy of Space Technology


12:30 – 13:30

Development Strategies and Scientific Objectives of Deep Space Exploration in China Before 2030

This panel is organised by the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2016, at the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China’s space industry, CNSA has organized in-depth demonstration for deep space exploration and other major issues. The development strategies of China’s space exploration in the next 20 years have also been established. The demonstration circumstances for scientific objectives of China’s Deep Space Exploration will be introduced in the global network forum, including the demonstration details for first Mars exploration mission being implemented, the Mars sample returning mission, asteroid exploration mission, the Jovian system mission and the subsequent Lunar exploration mission before 2030.


Chan Kwing Lam

Director, Space Science Institute, Director, Lunar and Planetary Science Laboratory, MACAU University of Science and Technology

Gerhard Schwehm

ESA, Retired


Li Chunlai

Deputy Director, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Deputy chief designer of China’s first Mars exploration mission

17:15 – 18:45

Global Partnership in Space Exploration and Innovation

This panel organised by United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China National Space Administration (CNSA) will be unique in that it will shine a light on a vision for a truly inclusive and global vision for exploration and innovation. This panel discussion will bring together the Co-Chairs of the newly formed Action Team on Exploration and Innovation, the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the GLEX participants to discuss the work being undertaken on exploration and innovation in the context of the United Nations, namely in connection with the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer space and in the lead up to UNISPACE+50. It is foreseen that the panel will discuss the preparations for and the significance of UNISPACE+50, include the UNISPACE+50 roadmap, which is aimed at defining concrete deliverables of space for the development of nations under the following four pillars:

  • Space Economy: Space for the development of the economy
  • Space Society: Evolution of society and societal benefits stemming from space-related activities
  • Space Accessibility: Strengthening of national space infrastructures and capacity-building
  • Space Diplomacy: Building partnerships and strengthening international cooperation in space activities

The panel will also address the Action Team’s main goals, which are to:

  • Raise awareness of and further advance space exploration and innovation, as essential drivers for opening up new domains in space science and technology;
  • Trigger new partnerships and models of partnership;
  • Consider a shared vision for space exploration, including non-governmental participation that is synergistic with that of existing international space exploration fora.
  • Foster a dialogue between governmental and non-governmental entities engaged in space exploration;
  • Promote cooperation, which allows space exploration activities to become open and inclusive on the global scale;
  • Promote capacity-building, in connection with space exploration and innovation, in particular for developing countries and emerging space faring nations; and
  • Promote the engagement of youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics within the context of space exploration and innovation, while recognizing the benefits of such engagement extend far beyond the topic of space exploration and innovation.

Each of the Action Team Co-Chairs will also bring their unique national perspective to the topic.

It is possible, but remains to be confirmed, that the Chief of the Office for Outer Space Affairs Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section will act as moderator.

XU Yansong

Director of International Cooperation Department, China National Space Administration



Simonetta Di Pippo

Director, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Kenneth Hodgkins

Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, US Department of State



Director of International Cooperation Department, China National Space Administration

Awni Khasawneh

Director General, The Royal Jordanian Geographic Center

18:45 – 19:15

ILOA Galaxy Forum China 2017 – Results
Recap and Summary of the ILOA Galaxy Forum China 2017 on the themes Astronomy from the Moon and International Human Moon Missions. The main program took place 14:00-17:00 on Monday 5 June at the Beijing International Convention Center.  Featured speakers confirmed to date include Andy Aldrin representing Buzz Aldrin’s Sharespace Foundation, Steve Durst of International Lunar Observatory Association, Wang Jing of the Lunar Ultra-Violet Telescope program at National Astronomical Observatories of China, Christian Lange of Canadian Space Agency and Dr.Guo Linli of the Institute of Manned Space System Engineering at China Academy of Space Technology, Hakim Malasan of Bosscha Observatory at Institute of Technology Bandung. The International Lunar Observatory effort to establish an observatory on the surface of the Moon is being conducted with support from spacecraft provider Moon Express of Cape Canaveral Florida, USA, and primary instrument contractor Canadensys Aerospace of Ontario, Canada, as well as National Astronomical Observatories of China, India Space Research Organization, the newly formed Southeast Asia Principal Operating Partnership, and others. ILOA sponsors Galaxy Forums around the world to advance Galaxy 21st Century science, education, enterprise in every class. There have been 75 Galaxy Forums, with over 300 presentations, held in 26 locations worldwide including: Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York. Partner organizations in each of these location are being engaged to provide Scientific and Educational endorsements to enable fundraising for the mission.


 Steve Durst

Director and Founder, International Lunar Observatory Association

Wednesday 7 June 2017

11:00 – 13:00

Exploration and Space Economy: the new paradigm of forefront developments

This panel is organised by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Space Exploration provides a fundamental contribution to crucial open questions, but it is also strictly connected to upstream activities, that are the core of space competencies, innovation and forefront developments.

The Space sector is now facing internal and external pressures (Mazzucato, Robinson, 2016), among which budgetary limits, new forms of innovation external to the space sector (spin-in), broad industrial transformations creating more interconnected industries, as well as greater needs from the demand side, often captured through societal grand challenges. So far the activities in Space Exploration have been focused on habitation modules on the terrestrial orbit, while the challenge is to extend the effort towards deep space. The Space Economy identifies the downstream sector as a key element to maximize the socio-economic impacts of space investments. To this purpose the effort should be oriented towards the full exploitation of the potentialities of the infrastructural assets. The Space Industry, including SMEs, should be among the most important candidates for this role and their activity will have a leverage effect for the development of new and more advanced space infrastructures, thus stimulating new technology solutions proposed by Large System Integrators. A new approach between public and private should be investigated to explore new forms of strategic coordination in defining challenges, risks, costs and opportunities with the final objective to incorporate approaches that facilitate the market creation.


Maria Cristina Falvella

Head of Strategies and Industrial Policy, ASI

Roberto Battiston

President, ASI

Pascale Ehrenfreund

President, DLR

Bernhard Hufenbach

Head of the ESA Strategic Planning and Outreach Office for Space Exploration, European Space Agency (ESA)

Yasuyuki Ito

Associate Director General, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Sergei Krikalev

Executive Director of Human Spaceflight Programs, Roscosmos

Jean-Yves Le Gall

President, CNES


TIAN Yulong

Secretary General

Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA)


17:00 – 18:00

Low-Cost Access to Space

This panel is organised by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).

With the development of human society and economy, and aerospace technology and industry, the requirement access to space becomes larger and larger. Especially, micro and small satellites begin blowout in these years. How to meet this kind requirement of large scale access to space and how to launch thousands payloads with low cost are a tough problem we are facing.

Over the next 10 year period there is a dramatic increasing demand in the global commercial satellite launch market. The low cost access to space has also become a hot topic in recent years. Therefore, since the start of the 21st century, especially in the recent 5 years, the main space countries and companies have gradually adopted a low cost future development approach, making great efforts in system concept optimization and special technology (particularly reusable technology) development. Compared with the mainstream rockets in the world, new rockets like the Falcon 9, Vulcan and Ariane 6 have a reduced launch cost.

This even will focus this problem. And the corresponding technologies and strategy will be discussed.


 Wang Quoqing

Vice President, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology


Shen Lin

Deputy Chief Researcher, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

SONG Zhengyu

Deputy Chief Designer, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

WANG Xiaojun

Chief Designer, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

18:00 – 19:00
Convenient and Cheap Spatial Data Acquisition and Service Technology Communication and Display
This panel is organised by Beijing Aerospace TITAN Technology Co., LTD – China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp (CASIC). With the development of human society and economy, a lot of satellites are launched into the aerospace. Sending satellites is the means, data application is the purpose. So how to acquire and use the data effectively is extremely important. Independent intellectual property right softwares of TITAN integrates storage, working station and data processing software and aims at providing a low cost and convenient image processing platform for industry users in the big data era.

With its high performance, easy to operate, low cost, expansibility, rapid deployment and other advantages, this product improves image processing ability of users in survey, agriculture, forestry, water conservancy, environment protection and other industries and reduces investment costs, deals with challenges of big data effectively and promotes business breakthrough and transformation. In a word, this event mainly introduce efficient and fast UAV acquisition system and 3D mapping system of satellite data link.


 Li Yinong

Technical Support Engineer of Beijing Aerospace TITAN Technology Co., LTD, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp

Ni Jinsheng

General Manager of Beijing Aerospace TITAN Technology Co., LTD, Director of Global Aerospace Data Integration Center, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp

Thursday 8 June 2017
11:00 – 12:30
Development and Prospects of China Small Satellite
This GNF consists of 5 different presentation, Start with a general introduction on Gaojing-1 satellite, which is the first  t commercial satellite of DFH, the whole GNF will refer to the Chinese commercial satellite’ operation presented by China Siwei of CASC, and the Micro-nano satellites development  in China will also be mentioned, besides, CGWIC will share their ideas on Hongyan-Satellite constellation as the only legal satellite exporter.  Finally, there will be an outline on Chinese national future satellite plan of GF series and national Space infrastructure.


ZHANG Xiaomin

Vice President, DFH Satellite Co.,Ltd






BAI Zhaoguang

Director of Science and Technology Council in DFH Satellite Company





SHI Sihan

Manager of Product Assurance, DFH Satellite Company

 XU Liping

CEO, Beijing Space View Technology Co.,Ltd.


Vice President,China Great Wall Industry Corporation

12:30 – 13:00 

Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) – The “Trending New Orbit” for the Future of Manned Spaceflight?Considering recent developments and paradigm shifts within the space sector, with intensified participation from the private sector, and with financial feasibility in particular focus, the question of whether the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is becoming the clear object of intensified space activities moving into the future, is posed. The presentation will consequently seek to address this question through identification and discussion of the trends within government organisations, as well as the private space sector, which has been expanding in recent years.

Using the ISS as a baseline example, the talk will also present the space strategy of the German Government, and will discuss views on ISS follow-on activities foreseen for the future.


Andreas Rittweger

Head of the Institute of Space Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR)






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