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Non-space business goes to the Moon

September 29, 2020 @ 16:30 18:00 CEST

The ESA Downstream Gateway and the Moon Village Association (MVA) are organizing a webinar to address opportunities and challenges for non-space industries as to their possible contribution to the Moon Village establishment & development.

The event is streamed in cooperation with Cyprus Space Exploration Organization (CSEO).

Register to participate in the webinar:

or watch live on the MVA Facebook Page, ESA Facebook Page and CSEO Facebook Page.

The admission in the webinar will be on a first come first served basis.

Webinar Objectives

  • Promote the non-space industries’ involvement in the Moon-related activities
  • Find mutual benefits for space and non-space industries cooperation in the context of the Moon exploration & utilization
  • Identify economic expediency and commercial opportunities for non-space industries to invest in new developments aiming at a “dual use” (that is both for space and on-Earth applications), as well as bringing existing terrestrial solutions to the attention of space players
  • Promote MVA as a possible platform for a dialogue between the two groups of industry, defining attractive cooperation models.


  1. Introduction: Oleg Ventskovsky, MVA and Donatella Ponziani, ESA
  2. The Moon Village architecture scenarios and associated building blocks: John Mankins, MVA Vice-President
  3. The Space Agency perspective: Jan Woerner, ESA DG
  4. The Non-Space Companies perspective: Kajima (Japan), Space Zab (Thailand), Dinitech (Italy), Deeplunar (Luxembourg), Autodesk (US)
  5. The Space company perspective: Hervé Gilibert, ArianeGroup CTO
  6. Round-table discussion
  7. Q&A session
  8. Wrap-up and way forward


September 29, 2020
16:30 – 18:00 CEST
Event Category:


Moon Village Association
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