Powering the Next Giant Leap

Day: Tuesday 26 October
Time: 09:40 -10:40 GST
Location: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre

With the continued improvements in launch costs and performance, the advent of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) access to the Moon’s surface, and landing system development by agencies and industry partners across the world, the barrier of entry is beginning to drop for scientific and commercial endeavors in cislunar space. But while there has been much attention focused on transportation and individual experiments and payloads, there has been less discussion about what the enabled surface “ecosystem” will look like. This program will explore interoperable and interdependent international surface exploration that leverages robotic and human, US and international, and industry and government capabilities to transform our knowledge of the Moon, improve life on Earth, and prepare for Mars.

This session is organized by:



Director, Human Spaceflight Strategy and Business Development Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States


Timothy CICHAN

Space Exploration Architect, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States


Deputy Manager for Deep Space Exploration Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States

Lisa MAY

Chief Technologist for Commercial and Civil Space Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation

United States