NOAA Participates in ROK-U.S. Space Forum

Richard DalBello appears on a large screen while he speaks on a panel before a seated audience

On November 6-7, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (ROK) hosted the ROK-U.S. Space Forum in Seoul, Korea. The event, organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

Following direction issued by the two nations’ presidents, the event highlighted mutual cooperation across civil, commercial, and security space.

Korea’s Foreign Minister Park Jin and U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg opened the Forum with celebratory remarks.

NOAA Assistant Secretary Michael Morgan moderated a discussion of ROK-U.S. space cooperation on Earth observation, weather, and climate change.

Office of Space Commerce Director Richard DalBello spoke on a panel addressing ROK-U.S. cooperation on regulatory interoperability and supply chain resiliency.

The Office coordinated the inclusion of nine U.S. industry speakers across the many discussion panels.

The Office also helped organize a space startup pitching session. Four Korean startups selected by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups gave interesting talks about their innovative space commerce capabilities and received feedback from a panel of judges.

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Tomorrow, ROK-U.S. Space Week continues with the ROK-U.S. Space Industry Symposium hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Science & ICT and co-organized by the Office of Space Commerce.