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Thursday, November 21
 

9:00am AEDT

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Dempster

Andrew Dempster

Director and Professor in Space Systems Engineering, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Serkan Saydam

Serkan Saydam

Professor, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Serkan Saydam received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Mining Engineering from the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Serkan joined the School of Mining Engineering... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am AEDT
The Galleries

9:30am AEDT

The Evolving Legal Regime & Humanitarian Concerns
This panel will get into the depths of the evolving legal regime surrounding off-Earth resources and the space-based economy and features top professionals with experience across Defence, International Law and Academia. It will also consider ethical and humanitarian perspectives on this uncharted territory.

Moderators
avatar for Duncan Blake

Duncan Blake

Special Counsel, International Aerospace Law and Policy Group

Speakers
avatar for Donna Lawler

Donna Lawler

Principal, Azimuth Advisory
[BIO] Donna Lawler is a Principal at Azimuth Advisory and is a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers. She is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in complex transactions in the space and telecommunications industries. Over almost twenty years in the satellite... Read More →
avatar for Steven Freeland

Steven Freeland

Western Sydney University, Professor of International Law
[BIO] Steven Freeland is Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Australia where he specializes in International Criminal Law, Commercial Aspects of Space Law, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. He was Dean of the School of Law at Western Sydney University... Read More →
avatar for Matt Kearnes

Matt Kearnes

Associate Professor, Environmental Humanities, UNSW Faculty of Arts
[BIO] Matthew completed his BSc (honours) in Human Geography at Macquarie University and his PhD at the University of Newcastle. Before arriving at UNSW he held post-doctoral positions at the Department of Geography at the Open University and the Department of Sociology at Lancaster... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Cannon

Andrew Cannon

acannonconsulting
[BIO] Dr Andrew Cannon AM was the Senior Mining Warden in South Australia for thirty years and advised on two major reforms of the mining legislation in South Australia and has conducted intensive short courses on resource law. He currently has a landowner miner conciliation practice... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am AEDT
The Galleries

10:45am AEDT

Morning Tea
Thursday November 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am AEDT
Scientia Lobby

11:15am AEDT

Agencies and Academia
Representatives of global agencies and academia will discuss current programs the future plans.

Moderators
avatar for Kirby Ikin

Kirby Ikin

Chair, National Space Society Board of Directors, National Space Society

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Sibille

Laurent Sibille

Sr. Technology Development Scientist, SURA, Kennedy Space Center
Lunar Oxygen Production System for Refueling Human Landing System Elements [BIO]Laurent is the R&D project Lead and subject matter expert on space resources and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) at the KSC Swampworks laboratory. Principal and co-investigator for technology development... Read More →
avatar for Angel Abbud-Madrid

Angel Abbud-Madrid

Director, Space Resources Program, Colorado School of Mines
[BIO] Angel Abbud-Madrid is the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, where he leads a research program focused on the human and robotic exploration of space and the utilization of its resources. He is also the Director of the Space Resources... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Conibeer

Gavin Conibeer

Professor, Executive Research Director, UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
[BIO] Professor Gavin Conibeer received his BSc degree from Queen Mary College, London University in Materials Science; MSc from the University of North London in Polymer Science; and PhD from Southampton University, UK, in III-V semiconductors. Conibeer has published 2 books, 8 book... Read More →
avatar for Volker Hessel

Volker Hessel

Deputy Dean - Research, Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
[BIO] Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel studied chemistry at Mainz University (PhD in organic chemistry, 1993). In 1994 he entered the Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH. In 2002, Prof. Hessel was appointed Vice Director R&D at IMM and in 2007 as Director R&D. In 2005 and 2011, Prof. Hessel... Read More →
avatar for Nikita Chiu

Nikita Chiu

Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance, Space Engineering Research Center
[BIO] Dr Nikita Chiu is a Technology Governance scholar. She is listed as one of "20 under 35" Future Leaders to watch in the space sector by The Space & Satellite Professionals International in 2019. She currently advises on space governance issues at the Space Engineering Research... Read More →
avatar for Craig Lindley

Craig Lindley

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Data 61, CSIRO
[BIO] Craig Lindley works in the Computational Modelling team of CSIRO's Data61 business unit. He has recently been involved in the design and development of technology platforms for volumetric data management and process tracking, providing 3D visualisation, analytics, situation... Read More →
avatar for Jonathon Ralston

Jonathon Ralston

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
[BIO] Dr Jonathon Ralston a Principal Research Scientist who leads strategic research in sensing, automation and robotic systems to provide solutions that address complex operational challenges in the mining industry.Hecurrently leads CSIRO's Integrated Mining Research Team. Their... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Sennersten

Charlotte Sennersten

3D System Researcher, Mineral Resources, CSIRO
What are the current challenges for the Mining Industry?The mining companies go deeper and the resources are not as rich as they were -we need to instrument and conduct surgery to be sustainable and be wise into the future. We have to find ways to sort ore form waste in a smart way.I... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm AEDT
The Galleries

12:45pm AEDT

Lunch
Thursday November 21, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Scientia Lobby

1:30pm AEDT

5 Minute Thesis
In this session, graduate students in the space resources field will present their cutting edge research. Short technical presentations followed by time for Q & A. 

Moderators
avatar for William Crowe

William Crowe

CEO, HEO Robotics
[BIO] Dr. William Crowe is co-founder and CEO of High Earth Orbit (HEO) Robotics, a company founded to collect on-demand imagery of objects that matter in space, from space. This includes assessing the health of valuable satellites and identifying minerals on mysterious asteroids... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Casanova

Sophia Casanova

PhD Research Student, UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
Development of Guidelines for Resource Exploration and Classification of Water Ice Resources on the Moon and Mars [SYNOPSIS]To broaden the current scope of economically feasible robotic and human in-space activities in Earth orbit, on and around the Moon and eventually on Mars innovative... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Bennett

Nicholas Bennett

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Space resource proposals generated as a byproduct of research into a distortion-free finance model that includes risk. [SYNOPSIS] NPV depends on a risk discount; overestimating undervalues proposals and creates perverse incentives. Monte Carlo simulation can use component risks... Read More →
avatar for Damon Ellender

Damon Ellender

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
An investor model for OEM projects [SYNOPSIS] This research evaluates who are the current and possible investors in Off Earth Mining (OEM), what their criteria for investment are, what are their commercial expectations, and what are the technologies they are interested in investing... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Dallas

Jessica Dallas

PhD Research Student, UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
Making off-Earth mining sustainable: a look at the social, socio-economic and environmental considerations of resource extraction in space [SYNOPSIS] A common thread in conversations about the future of humankind is sustainability. With the exploration of outer space set to be an... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas O'Leary

Nicholas O'Leary

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Space Lasers: Using Power Beaming to Enable Activities in Lunar Permanently Shaded Regions [SYNOPSIS] In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) has long been suggested as a means of extending space exploration for both cis-Lunar space and further afield. Before a viable mining operation... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Bartlett

Stuart Bartlett

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Robotic Mineral Exploration for Water Ice on the Lunar South Pole [SYNOPSIS] The water ice at the lunar poles presents the most promising near-term source of off-Earth resources, and a starting point for ISRU. However, our current knowledge of the distribution of this water ice is... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Pelech

Timothy Pelech

PhD Research Student / Mining Engineer, UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
Tactical mine engineering for Lunar ISRU [SYNOPSIS] A significant amount of literature related to ISRU, Space Resource Utilisation or Off-Earth Mining focuses on two main facets. They are the macro level strategies such as business cases or mission architectures and also micro level... Read More →
avatar for Scott Dorrington

Scott Dorrington

PhD Research Student, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
A space mission architecture for the optimization and economic valuation of asteroid mining missions [SYNOPSIS] This presentation details PhD research into the logistics and economics of asteroid mining missions. The work presents a generalized space mission architecture representing... Read More →
avatar for Ruida Xie

Ruida Xie

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Long stay-time mission opportunities’ search for NEAs [SYNOPSIS] There are currently over 20,000 known near earth asteroids and more are being discovered. Near earth asteroids are the small bodies whose orbits bring them to proximity with Earth, which makes them a unique opportunity... Read More →
avatar for Kawsihen Elankumaran

Kawsihen Elankumaran

PhD Research Student, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
Autonomous proximity navigation of spacecraft in small celestial bodies for in-situ resource utilization [SYNOPSIS] Interest in in-situ resource utilization in small celestial bodies (SCB) like asteroids has recently gained much traction in the commercial space industry. An essential... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm AEDT
The Galleries

3:00pm AEDT

Afternoon Tea
Thursday November 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
Scientia Lobby

3:30pm AEDT

Keynotes
Moderators
avatar for Serkan Saydam

Serkan Saydam

Professor, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Serkan Saydam received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Mining Engineering from the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Serkan joined the School of Mining Engineering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aude Vignelles

Aude Vignelles

Executive Director, Australian Space Agency
Update from the Australian Space Agency [SYNOPSIS] This presentation will focus on the programs the Austalian Space Agency will soon start delivering: the Space Infrastructure Fund, the International Space Initiative, and the Moon to Mars agreement with NASA [BIO] Aude Vignelles is... Read More →
avatar for Mathias Link

Mathias Link

Director of International Affairs & SpaceResources.lu, Luxembourg Space Agency
The socio-economic benefits of space resources & Update on Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu initiative [SYNOPSIS] This talk will focus on the results of an in-depth study on the future value chains of space resources, including a socio-economic analysis. It will also give an update... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Forbes

Samuel Forbes

General Manager, Remote Systems Technology, Fugro
[BIO] Sam focuses on increasing operational efficiency through automation and remote operations. The last decade on the business of operating Robotics under the sea, he now applies this expertise to remote operations in all domains, including off-Earth and on the moon. Sam has spent... Read More →
avatar for Laurent SibiIIe

Laurent SibiIIe

Sr. Technology Development Scientist, SURA, Kennedy Space Center
ASCEND by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: An expert forum for Off-Earth Resources within Space Exploration[BIO]Laurent is the R&D project Lead and subject matter expert on space resources and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) at the KSC Swampworks laboratory... Read More →


Thursday November 21, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm AEDT
The Galleries

6:00pm AEDT

Gala Dinner
Thursday November 21, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm AEDT
The Lounge
 
Friday, November 22
 

9:00am AEDT

Keynotes
Moderators
avatar for Gavin Conibeer

Gavin Conibeer

Professor, Executive Research Director, UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
[BIO] Professor Gavin Conibeer received his BSc degree from Queen Mary College, London University in Materials Science; MSc from the University of North London in Polymer Science; and PhD from Southampton University, UK, in III-V semiconductors. Conibeer has published 2 books, 8 book... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert C. Anderson

Robert C. Anderson

Group Supervisor - Planetary Geosciences, NASA JPL
Space Science Opportunities Augmented by Exploration Telepresence [SYNOPSIS] In 2016 and 2017, the Keck Institute for Space Studies hosted two workshops titled "Space Science Opportunities Augmented by Exploration Telepresence". World-class representatives of telerobotics, planetary... Read More →
avatar for George Sowers

George Sowers

Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Mining the Moon for Fun and Profit [SYNOPSIS] An architecture and business case is presented for mining water at the lunar poles. The water is extracted from the permanently shadowed regions where ice appears to be present on the surface in quantities of up to 30wt%. A technique called... Read More →
avatar for Kfir Damari

Kfir Damari

Co-Founder, SpaceIL
Journey to the moon and beyond [SYNOPSIS] The incredible story of three young engineers who decided to put the first privately funded spacecraft on the moon. All about an amazing journey with a goal much greater than the moon itself - A journey aiming to ‘Beat the impossible... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AEDT
The Galleries

10:30am AEDT

Morning Tea
Friday November 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am AEDT
Scientia Lobby

11:00am AEDT

LORS 101 and SRU Terminology Workshop - Setting the Basis for Resource and Reserves Estimations and Reporting
1. Introduction of activities (5 minutes)
2. Introduction to LORS (10 minutes)
3. Activity 1 - Mission Case Study (20 minutes)
4. Activity 2 - Voting for SRU Definitions (15 minutes)
5. Final Remarks (10 minutes)

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Casanova-

Sophia Casanova-

PhD Research Student, UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering
[BIO]Sophia Casanova received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Sydney majoring in geology and geophysics. She has worked as a geologist for Santos working in both conventional and unconventional exploration and mature development fields. Sophia is currently completing... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Espejel

Carlos Espejel

Space Resources and Reserves Engineer, iSpace
[BIO] Carlos is responsible for applying his Earth mining industry experience to space/lunar mining projects for ispace. His work at ispace focuses primarily in the estimation of lunar ore reserves, optimum lunar mine plans, and to start the creation of a standards code to report... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEDT
The Galleries

12:00pm AEDT

Lunch
Friday November 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEDT
Scientia Lobby

1:00pm AEDT

Issues and Obstacles for Start-Ups in the NewSpace Economy
Private start-up companies entering and operating within the space resource sector will give a brief overview of their activities, followed by a panel discussion of current and future issues faced and obstacles to be overcome. 

Moderators
avatar for Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons

Founding CEO & Director, Delta-V Newspace Alliance
The Delta-V NewSpace Alliance is a competitiveness cluster focused on NewSpace startups, research teams, and entrepreneurs working to create an Australian NewSpace industry.The Space sector is currently turning over $US350bn and growing at 15% per annum, and is predicted to reach... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hiranya Jayakody

Hiranya Jayakody

Co-founder/CTO HEO Robotics, HEO Robotics
[BIO] Dr. Hiranya Jayakody is co-founder and CTO of High Earth Orbit Robotics. HEO Robotics combines swarm technology with nanosatellites to acquire high quality imagery of objects that matter in space, from space. Applications include assessing the health of valuable satellites and... Read More →
avatar for Andy Gabell

Andy Gabell

Director, Astronav Pty Ltd and CMG Operations Pty Ltd
Astronav is a start-up formed to develop autonomous spacecraft landing systems, and systems for high-resolution scalar gravity data collection in extra-terrestrial environments. Andy has been a Research Associate at JPL and a member of the ASTER Science Team, a Senior Principal Research... Read More →
avatar for Bohan Deng

Bohan Deng

CEO/Co-Founder, Sperospace Pty Ltd
Sperospace means ‘Hope in Space’. Sperospace is a vision to bring humanity beyond Earth.We are building the solution to In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of lunar regolith to manufacture metal parts on the lunar surface. With most of the raw materials sourced from the moon... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Letcher

Joshua Letcher

Space Industries
[BIO] Mr Letcher has experience working in various operational and technical roles within the African and Australian mining industry, Mr Letcher remains in the resources sector as Founder of Mirrorplex exploring for Lithium and Vanadium and involved as a non-execitive Director for... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Tylor

Christopher Tylor

Managing Director, Near Earth Objects Resource Atlas (NEORA)
Near-Earth objects (NEOs) come with a range of compositions and can typically only be observed for short periods of time when they swing past the Earth on their orbit around the Sun. New objects are continually being discovered, typically found during close encounters with our planet... Read More →
avatar for Mark Sonter

Mark Sonter

Technical Director, Beyond Earth Resources, Principal, Asteroid Enterprises
[BIO] Mark Sonter started with 2 years as a high school science teacher, 6 years as a University Physics lecturer in Papua New Guinea (1970-1975), and then 40 years in mining industry in radiation and safety management. Mark has a MAppSc in Medical Physics from QUT, and is accredited... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Koschnick

Benjamin Koschnick

CTO, Spectral Aerospace
[BIO]Benjamin Koschnick is a space entrepreneur, engineer and enthusiast. Ben is a graduate of UNSW aerospace engineering and physics and has previously working in astroculture experiments and maglev reaction wheel systems. He is now the technical founder at Spectral Aerospace, working... Read More →
avatar for Rajat Kulshrestha

Rajat Kulshrestha

CEO & Co-Founder, Space Machines
Space is the future. It is the global mega trend that touches the core of human endeavour, converging with a wide array of rapidly advancing technologies and potential commercial opportunities. Though disruptive innovation and better economics in launch platforms is making space much... Read More →
avatar for Ilya Kuzovkin

Ilya Kuzovkin

Machine Learning Architect, OffWorld Inc.
Ilya is leading OffWorld Machine Intelligence team that applies modern artificial intelligence methods on mobile industrial robots. We see machine learning to be one of the major candidate technologies that will allow us to reach high degree of robot autonomy and enable humans to... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm AEDT
The Galleries

2:30pm AEDT

Afternoon Tea
Friday November 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm AEDT
Scientia Lobby

3:00pm AEDT

Engaging the Mining Industry
Moderators
avatar for Adrian Beer

Adrian Beer

Chief Executive Officer, METS Ignited

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Mousel

Joseph Mousel

Policy Officer - SpaceResources.lu, Luxembourg Space Agency
avatar for Andrew Dempster

Andrew Dempster

Director and Professor in Space Systems Engineering, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Serkan Saydam

Serkan Saydam

Professor, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Serkan Saydam received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Mining Engineering from the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Serkan joined the School of Mining Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Michael Karmis

Michael Karmis

Stonie Barker Professor, Virginia Tech
[BIO] Dr. Michael Karmis is the Stonie Barker Professor of the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering and the Director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER) at Virginia Tech. His expertise is in the areas of mine health and safety, rock mechanics and... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm AEDT
The Galleries

4:15pm AEDT

Conclusions
Takeaways and charting the future of space resource utilisation.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Dempster

Andrew Dempster

Director and Professor in Space Systems Engineering, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Serkan Saydam

Serkan Saydam

Professor, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney
[BIO] Professor Serkan Saydam received his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Mining Engineering from the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Serkan joined the School of Mining Engineering... Read More →


Friday November 22, 2019 4:15pm - 4:45pm AEDT
The Galleries