Gwanghyeok JU

Korea Aerospace Research InstituteISECG Emerging Space Agencies Working Group Co-Chair, Principal Researcher, Space Exploration Research Division

Dr. Gwanghyeok Ju is currently a principal research engineer of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon, South Korea.

Gwang is KARI’s lead delegate to the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) and participates actively several working groups including the Emerging State Agencies Working Group as co-chair. He is also a member of Space Exploration Technical Committee for the IAF.

Gwang started his career at KARI in 2001 supporting flight software and sensor fusion technology for the unmanned aerial vehicles. Since 2003 he worked on the COMS (Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite) program under the joint development framework with the EADS Astrium, France. Since 2011 he was designated as the lead of lunar exploration research division with the lead of the strategic planning study for Korean lunar program and the conceptual study of lunar spacecraft and its critical technologies. In 2019, he was assigned as the executive director of Future Technology Research Directorate with oversight for pre-phase A study of lunar landing technologies, small-sat based mission development, AI-based aerospace application research.

Dr. Ju received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Seoul National University, South Korea and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Texas A&M University at College Station, USA.


The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021

14-18 June 2021

St. Petersburg, Russia