Space Situational Awareness Workshop: Perspectives on the Future Directions for Korea

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019

to Friday, January 25, 2019

Where: The-K hotel Seoul I 70, Baumoe-ro 12-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul


The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) co-hosted an invite-only 2-day workshop where participants undertook a wide-ranging examination of global space situational awareness (SSA) trends, the state of SSA capabilities internationally, and drivers for improving SSA and meeting future SSA needs. The workshop also aimed to increase the understanding of SSA issues in Korea, and to facilitate the dialogues between and among the international experts and key stakeholders in Korea on potential future SSA policy and capabilities, thereby promoting greater collaboration and cooperation to enhance SSA for safe and responsible space activities.  Copies of presentations and an agenda are available below. 

Session I: Emerging Trends in SSA - Needs / Challenges 

Session II: SSA Policies & Capabilities – International

  • United States - Dr. Brian Weeden, Secure World Foundation (SWF)
  • Europe/Poland - Margaret Polkowska, Professor, University of War Studies(UWS)
  • Japan - Susumu Yoshitomi, Executive Director, Japan Space Forum(JSF)
  • India - Mrunalini Deshpande, Senior Research Fellow, International Strategic and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NAIS)
  • Australia - James Bennett, Space Environment Research Center (SERC)
  • Commercial - Ian Christensen, Secure World Foundation (SWF)
  • Academia/Scientific - Brandon Jones, Professor, University of Texas at Austin (UTAustin)

Session III: SSA Policies & Capabilities – Korea

  • Civil SSA Policy - In-suk Jang, Director, Space, Nuclear and Big Science Policy Division,
  • Defense SSA Policy / Air Force Activities - Soung Sub Lee, Division Chief, Space Development Division, ROK Air Force
  • Activities at NSSAO (National Space Situational Awareness Organization) – Sungi Choi,Manager, Space Hazard Program Office, Center for SSA, Korea Astronomy and Space
    Science Institute (KASI)
  • Activities at KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) – Daewon Chung, Director, Mission Operation and Infrastructure Service Division, KARI
  •  Academic/Scientific - Han-Lim Choi, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  •  National Radio Research Agency (RRA) / Korean Space Weather Center (KSWC) -Jangsuk Choi, Researcher, RRA, KSWC

Session IV: SSA and National Security Challenges (Panel)
Moderator: Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation

Session V: Towards Greater SSA Data Sharing (Panel)
Moderator: Brian Weeden, SWF

Session VI: Possible Future Models for Space Traffic Management

Presenter: Josef Koller, System Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, Aerospace

Session VII: Options for Korea’s Role in SSA (Panel)
Moderator: Joon Lee, Director, Policy & Cooperation Division, KARI

Please click here to view the full agenda. For more information, please direct any questions to SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden at

Last updated on February 4, 2019