Plenary 4

Innovative Solutions for Making Space Accessible and Affordable – Next Generation PE

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 17:45 – 18:45
Location: Guadalajara Hall 4,5,6,9&10

The participants will take centre-stage during the Next Generation Plenary and discuss innovative solutions for making space accessible and affordable to all countries – presenting their own research and suggesting bigger ideas for the space industry and space agencies. The panelists were selected through a global competitive process to identify the best world wide candidates and showcase the diversity of successful efforts in towards space accessibility and affordability through solutions with a new perspective. A team of IAF experts evaluated their proposals to score and select participants for the Plenary Event. The plenary will open with remarks by the moderator followed by presentations by the panelists covering their motivations for performing research in space vs. on Earth and discuss results and benefits of their research – not only for deep-space exploration but also for improving life on Earth. This plenary looks forward to a future when the panelists will be in the prime of their careers, executing the decisions of the day and ultimately driving the space community.


David_ParkerDavid Parker

Former Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency

ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration (D/HRE)







ElykaAbello-HeadshotElyka Abello

Electrical Power Supply Design Engineer

Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities,




Kyle Acierno HeadshotKyle Acierno

Global Business Development Manager






Yusuke Muraki - PictYusuke Muraki


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)




PhotoMarek Novák

Student researcher and medical entrepreneur

Czech Technical University in Prague




PhotoSinead O’Sullivan

Sainsbury Management Fellow

Harvard Business School