Space High-end Dialogue Series 2023: Perspectives on Lunar Commercialization: Value and Activities on the Moon for the Interest of Humanity

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

to Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Time: 0830-1230 China Standard Time

Where: Hefei, Anhui, China

The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA), Caelus Foundation (CF), and Secure World Foundation (SWF)
co-organized the Space High-end Dialogue Series 2023: Perspectives on Lunar Commercialization: Value
and Activities on the Moon for the Interest of Humanity, as part of our ongoing series of dialogs
exploring perspectives on space commercialization in the U.S. and China. This event was held in a hybrid
mode in association with the 2023 China Space Day conference. During the event SWF, CF and CSA
signed a Memorandum of Understanding documenting the intent of the three organizations to continue
this dialogue series.
The overall goal of the dialogue series is to continue deepening bilateral communication and
understanding, exploring new business models, and helping space organizations of China and US to
establish effective working mechanisms for beneficial exchange. With the theme of "Perspectives on
Lunar Commercialization" this session focused on sharing perspectives on the types of value
(commercial, cultural, scientific) expected from lunar activities as an input into developing governance
The speakers at the event are listed below (please click on links to view recorded presentations).
For more information, contact: Ian Christensen, SWF Director of Private Sector Programs.
  • Moderator, Opening Remarks, Closing Remarks – Ian CHRISTENSEN, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation
  • Opening Remarks, Closing Remarks – Blaine CURCIO, Co-Chair, International Relations Committee, Caelus Foundation
  • Opening Remarks – WANG Yiran, Vice President & Secretary General Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)
  • Closing Remarks – ZHANG Yao, Deputy Director General In Charge of Academic Activities, Chinese Society of Astronautics
  • Keynote Presentation – Kaitlyn JOHNSON, Deputy Director and Fellow, the Aerospace Security Project, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (View her presentation here)
  • Keynote Presentation – YANG Kuan, Professor, Institute of Space Policy and Law, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Keynote Presentation – Michael GOLD, Chief Growth Officer, Redwire Space
  • Keynote Presentation – LIN Renhong, Research Fellow, Greatwall Strategy Consultants
  • Keynote Presentation – Ken DAVIDIAN, Vice President for North America, International Space University (View his presentation here)
  • Keynote Presentation – ZHAO Chen, Chief Designer of Aerospace System Engineering Shanghai, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
  • Keynote Presentation – ZHAO Chen, DU Hui, Chief Designer, China Academy of Space Technology
  • Keynote Presentation – ZHU Linqi, Senior Expert of CSA, Director of Asia Pacific Office of IAF Select Committee On Satellite Commercial Applications
  • Young Professional Interview – Rachel WILLIAMS, Fellow, Open Lunar Foundation
Last updated on May 2, 2023