Prof. Gongling Sun
Space System Engineering - Space Policy
Mr. Sun received a bachelor’s degree in mechanics Zhejiang University and a master’s degree in space system engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA). In order to catch the path of his curiosity and career development, he participated different courses or training programs such as international finance and trade from Beijing Open University (Beijing, 1990-1992), human spaceflight project management from Moscow Aviation Institute (Moscow, 1994), space business and management from International Space University (Cleveland Ohio, SSP1998), and visiting scholar of RDV for human spaceflight in Deutsche Aerospace (Bremen, 1998).
Mr. Sun is a professor of Space System Engineering in International Space University (ISU). He joint ISU as a visiting professor and resident faculty in August 2017.
Mr. Sun started his career as a system engineer of launch vehicle design in late 1980’ and followed as project manager of INTELSAT satellite launching service in China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT).
He became a founding member of China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) in 1993 and worked as General Designer Assistant for China Manned Space Program (CMSP) for 8 years, he was in charge of launcher system specification definition, system coordination and interface control among spaceship/launcher/spaceport, and conceptual study for RDV as well.
After the maiden flight of Shenzhou spaceship, he moved to Munich and worked as Managing Director of EurasSpace GmbH, a company of EADS and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) for more than 8 years. The joint-venture company was a primary contractor of many Sino-European space business, and he played an important role in its business development, large project management, project financing and insurance, and export license management.
After a short stay in China, he founded CASC European Office based in Paris, and served as Chief Presentative in the office for 7 years. He was deeply involved in most of the joint programs between China and European in this period, including the satellite launch services for Eutelsat W3C, telecommunication satellite procurements or joint manufacture from/with European satellite manufacturer, and several joint satellite programs with ESA and CNES based on bilateral government agreements.
Mr. Sun is the author of quite a few scholarly papers, presentations, articles and a book contribution.