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NON-SPACE BUSINESS GOES TO THE MOON (MVA), Sept 29, 2020, virtual, 10:30 am-12:00 pm ET

The Moon Village Association (MVA), the ESA Downstream Gateway, and the Cyprus Space Exploration Organization (CSEO) will hold a webinar on September 29, 2020 from 4:30-6:00 pm Central European Summer Time (10:30 am-12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time) on “Non-Space Business Goes to the Moon.”

The emailed invitation provides this information:


The ESA Downstream Gateway and the Moon Village Association (MVA) have the pleasure to invite you to a webinar, organized 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 PageESA Facebook Page and CSEO Facebook Page.

The admission in the webinar will be on a first come first served basis, please make sure to join 5 minutes earlier.

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
10:30 am - 11:00 pm