New Space Economy – the dawn of a new era or the next economic bubble?


Tuesday 13 October 10:45 – 12:00

Small Dulzin Hall




New Space economy is the trend slogan of 2015. Recent developments in the international space community give the impression of drastic changes in the space world today: New players in commercial space activities, new concepts for utilization of space technologies, new private investments in space assets. Last not least the number of countries investing in space keeps increasing year after year. The question is whether there is really something called “new commercial space,” or are we re-labeling and tweaking slightly the way we are doing what we have always done. If the answer is yes – and there are hints to follow that impression – then the role of space agencies might has to change as well, especially when governmental space budgets stagnate.

In this panel we will discuss with experts from four continents new approaches and new business models in space industry, opportunities for governmental and private newcomers in space as well as necessary answers by established space agencies around the globe.


Organized by:

German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Dr. Gruppe
Dr Gerd Gruppe

Member of the Board

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Bonn (Germany)



john horack
Ph.D John M. Horack

Vice President for Space Systems

Teledyne Brown Engineering

Huntsville, Alabama (USA)

Sias Mostert
Dr Sias Mostert


Space Commercial Services

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Yuya Nakamura
Yuya Nakamura

President and CEO

Axelspace Corporation

Tokio, Japan
Tom Segert
Tom Segert

Director of Business Development

Berlin Space Technologies

Berlin, Germany
Pete Worden
Pete Worden


Breakthrough Prize Foundation