Plenary Session I: Future Directions for Emerging National Space Programs

This panel will explore the strategies nations are taking in establishing national space exploration programs.
The rationale and motivation for these programs, the challenges, and the role of space operations will be discussed.

Panel Moderator
Chin Young Hwang(Executive Director, Future Strategy Head Office, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Korea)

Khalifa Mohammad Thani Al Romaithi (Chairman of the Board for the UAE Space Agency)
Gi-Hyuk Choi (Director of Lunar Exploration Program Office, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Korea)
Sandile Malinga (Chief Executive Officer, South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Republic of South Africa)
Somphop Purivigraipong (GISTDA, Thailand)