The Future Lunar Ecosystem and its Business Potential for Non-Space Industries

Thursday 24 October 2019, 09:40 – 10:40
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom A

The lunar exploration and space resource utilisation industry is undergoing a major shift from public-only missions towards public-private and fully commercial ones, driving down costs of space exploration. Often described as a race to the Moon changing the landscape of space exploration, the current evolutions will go far beyond a mere race: the involved companies are creating a unique set of levers for future business growth not only for themselves but also for terrestrial industries that will have an opportunity to expand their customer base into space.

The present GNF session will bring together a one-of-a-kind combination of panelists: commercial lunar exploration companies and their non-space partners. What motivated their decision to join a commercial lunar exploration company in its undertakings? Illustrating their motivations to join a commercial lunar exploration company in its undertakings, these futureoriented industries will expose their particular short to long-term interests in the value chain of lunar exploration and space resource utilisation and emphasize the clear need of crossindustrial collaboration in the space industry.

Organized by:



Vice President Business Development, Astrobotic

United States

Takeshi MORITA

Director Business Strategy Group, Japan Airlines Co.



COO and Director, ispace, inc



Vice President, Venture Lab, NGK Spark Plugs

United States

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