SpaceCube Panel Discussion


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Programme for 4 July 2020

10am Welcome and Introduction of Panellists

Discussion topics:
  • Sharing of Space Journey
  • CubeSat Applications and Impact on Everyday Life
  • Near Future for Space Ecosystem
  • SpaceCube Mission
11.05am Q&A
 11.30am End of Panel Discussion


Moderator


Mr YEAU Wenjie

Mr YEAU Wenjie
Head Capability Development (Space)
DSTA

Mr Yeau heads DSTA’s Space Office, which supports Singapore Government agencies in their satellite technology needs. Since joining DSTA in 2006, he has worked on the acquisition of flight simulator projects for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and national security-related projects. Upon his return to DSTA in 2016 after a secondment to the Ministry of Defence, he took on the role of Senior Programme Manager of a local satellite development programme for remote sensing applications. He assumed his current role in July 2020.

He holds a Bachelor degree (Hon) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master degree in Space Systems Operations from Naval Postgraduate School, California, United States.


Panellists


Mr Vincent KESSLER

Mr Vincent KESSLER
North Asia Regional Sales Director
Planet

After graduating from the Department of Geography at NUS, Mr Kessler spent more than a decade in the geospatial industry, first with the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) in NUS and then other various international geospatial corporations before joining Planet. In alignment with Planet’s mission to image the entire Earth everyday with its constellation of Dove satellites and make global change visible, accessible and actionable, he has led and grown Planet’s business multi-fold in Asia since joining Planet in 2017.



Dr Mark LIM Jian Wei

Dr Mark LIM Jian Wei
CEO
Aliena Pte Ltd

Dr Lim is the CEO of Aliena Pte Ltd and oversees the development and commercialisation of propulsion systems for miniaturised satellites. In his capacity as the Space Expert in Residence to the Darwin Innovation Hub, he also leads the building of a regional platform between Singapore and Northern Australia for the space industry.

He is also currently an Adjunct Principal Investigator with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), helming research in emerging fields such as nuclear fusion, low-enthalpy engineered underground geothermal systems, and systems engineering at the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and NTU’s Satellite Research Centre (SaRC).

He graduated from NTU in 2019 with a PhD degree in Plasma Physics.



Mr LIM Wee Seng

Mr LIM Wee Seng
Executive Director Satellite Research Centre
NTU

Mr Lim is the Executive Director of NTU’s Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) and oversees the centre’s space programme. He also manages NTU’s VELOX-series of nanosatellites. Prior to joining the university, he was a Senior Manager in Renesas, responsible for the microcontroller business unit, product marketing and R&D for embedded systems.

He graduated from NTU with a Bachelor degree (Hon) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1996.



Prof LOW Kay Soon

Prof LOW Kay Soon
Professor and Founding Director
Satellite Technology and Research Centre
NUS

Prof Low has been a Professor in NUS since 2016. He has supervised 56 graduate theses, and served as consultant to many companies with a number of patents on satellite system, UWB and imaging sensor. Presently, his team in Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) is building five satellites for maritime safety, data communication and formation flying applications.

Before his present appointment, he was the Centre Director of NTU’s Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) between 2009 and 2016, where he led a team to successfully complete seven satellites which demonstrated in-orbit experiments such as remote sensing, radio occultation experiment and inter-satellite data communication. Under his leadership, SaRC received a joint Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2016.

Prof Low received a B.Eng. degree from NUS and a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.



Mr NG Zhen Ning

Mr NG Zhen Ning
Co-founder and CEO
NuSpace

Mr Ng graduated from NUS in 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Engineering Science Programme. He went on to join the defence industry, working on classified projects before returning to NUS in 2017. While at NUS, he co-founded NuSpace, a company that builds nanosatellites which are optimised for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, offering low cost IoT connectivity services.

Apart from the nanosatellite development at NuSpace, Mr Ng also conducts nanosatellite introductory courses and trainings for young talents to inspire them to take up engineering in their future course of study.


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