Competitions

SGC 2017 Logo Competition

Description | Award | Competition Guidelines | Schedule | Contact

Preparations have already begun for the 16th Space Generation Congress to be held in Adelaide, Australia, in September 2017! SGAC is pleased to announce the SGC 2017 Logo Competition, a competition to select the logo which will be used on all promotional material for SGC 2017. The logo competition is open to all SGAC members, with the winner being awarded free registration to the Space Generation Congress 2016.

 

Description

As preparations for SGC 2017 continue, the Organising Committee is seeking designs for the 2017 Congress logo. The logo will be used on all promotional material for the Congress including the SGC 2017 website. The logo should contain the phrase “SGC 2017” and the location of the Congress in Adelaide, Australia. We are looking for creative and eye-catching designs which highlight the Australian location of SGC.

To see previous Space Generation Congress logos, visit http://www.spacegeneration.org/event/past-events/past-sgc-events.html

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Award

The winner will receive free registration for the Space Generation Congress 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico (22 - 24 September 2016).

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Competition Guidelines

  1. Logo designs must be submitted as a PNG, JPEG or PDF file (under 5 MB) to the Scholarships Submission Page. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page - http://www.spacegeneration.org/log-in.
  2. All submissions must be made by 19 August 2016, 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
  3. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC to mention their names, affiliations and headshot picture in connection with the competition.
  4. The scholarship is open for all students and young professionals from any country. Participants must be SGAC members (http://spacegeneration.org/log-in), aged 35 years of age or younger by 30 September 2016.
  5. SGAC shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the SGC and/or IAC; in that case the award offer shall become void.
  6. SGAC shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
  7. The registration fee for the Space Generation Congress 2016 can be found in the following link. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page - http://www.spacegeneration.org/log-in.
  8. In case the winner has already paid for the registration fee for attending the Space Generation Congress, SGAC will reimburse the cost of the fee excluding any service fees due to Eventbrite.
  9. In case the winner is also an SGAC Scholarship awardee (see SGAC Scholarships), and hence, has not paid for the SGC 2016 registration fee, he or she will not be reimbursed the cost of the fee for attending the Space Generation Congress.
  10. The participants of this competition grant SGAC the right to use and reproduce their submitted logo design and utilize it in SGAC materials without restriction or compensation.
  11. By submitting their logo design, the participants warrant that the submitted logo design does not infringe upon the copyright or other rights of anyone.

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Schedule

 
Entries accepted:  Now!
Submission Deadline:  19 August, 2016 - 23:59 GMT
Winners announced: 22 August, 2016
Space Generation Congress: 22-24 September, 2016

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Contact

For any questions, please refer to SGAC Competitions Coordinators, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) and Jillianne Pierce (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).

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Young ESA – SGAC Diversity Scholarship

Description | Award | Competition Guidelines | Schedule | Contact | Past Winners

Young ESA in cooperation with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) has organised the Young ESA – SGAC Diversity Scholarship. This video/essay competition is a great opportunity for European students and young professionals to share their views on diversity and ESA.

  

Description


Participants are asked to submit a 1 minute (max) video, their CV and a 1000 word (max) essay.

Video

The video must be focused on answering what diversity means for participants (in a single sentence only) and one of the following questions:

  • How can diversity give ESA a competitive advantage in achieving “Space 4.0 for United Space in Europe”?

  • What can diversity in space do for society today and in preparation for the future?

The video will be judged on content and message, rather than visuals. Applicants should be visible in the video.

Essay

The essay must be on the same topic as the video.

CV

The CV must contain a date of birth and a headshot photo.

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Award


The winner will receive an award of up to 2500 EUR in order to attend the following events:

The award will include provisions for travel, accommodation, and registration for SGC and IAC.

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Competition Guidelines


  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. The video, CV and essay shall be submitted via the Scholarships Submission Page. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page - http://www.spacegeneration.org/log-in.
  3. All submissions must be made by 15 June 2017, 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
  4. The scholarship is open for all students and young professionals with a nationality of an ESA Member State or ESA Associate Member State (currently: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom; Canada and Slovenia).
  5. Participants must be SGAC members 35 years of age or younger by 25 September 2017.
  6. Members of the SGAC Executive Office, Executive Council, scholarship organisers, and judges are not eligible for this award.
  7. Winners are required to support the running of SGC, and the SGAC booth at IAC. Examples of tasks could include being the rapporteur of a SGC Working Group, helping with writing a group report or helping at the SGAC booth at IAC.
  8. Winners are required to write a short report describing his or her experience at SGC and IAC which will be showcased on the SGAC newsletter.
  9. The award will be paid out after the congress, and upon fulfilment of all requirements in a suitable manner. It will be paid out not later than 30 days after fulfilment of all responsibilities.
  10. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend SGC and/or IAC or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case the award offer shall become void.
  11. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
  12. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit the SGAC and Young ESA  organisers to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship.
  13. Copyright of the submitted videos and essays shall remain with the contestants. However, by submitting an entry all contestants agree that SGAC and other participating organisations are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted videos and essays. SGAC and/or participating organisations may also present ideas and findings generated by this scholarship at relevant conferences.

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Schedule


Entries accepted: Now!
Submission Deadline: 15 June, 2017 - 23:59 GMT
Winners announced: 30 June, 2017
Space Generation Congress: 21-23 September, 2017
International Astronautical Congress: 25-29 September, 2017

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Contact


For any questions, please refer to SGAC Competitions Coordinators, Michal Kunes and Nicole Chase (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).

 

Past Winners


2016: Angeliki Papadimitriou (Greece)

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SSPI Scholarship – Satellite Futures

Description | Award | Competition Guidelines | Schedule | Contact | Sponsor | Past Winners

The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and SGAC are proud to announce the 6th annual SSPI Scholarship. Winners of this scholarship will receive support to attend the 15th Space Generation Congress (SGC) and International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. The essay competition is open to all SGAC members who are currently university students. This scholarship has been implemented as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations, signed in 2011. 

 

Description


With planned constellations of hundreds or even thousands of small satellites expected to materialize in the coming years, it is unclear how these satellites will coexist with “traditional” satellites on orbit. An integrated policy addressing satellites of all sizes in Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”), Medium Earth Orbit (“MEO”) and Geostationary Orbit (“GEO”) will be needed to form a rational ecosystem governing norms of behavior for satellite operators and users. 

Papers submitted to the SSPI scholarship programme should address law and policy challenges relating to small satellites and the formation of the behavioral norms explained above. Papers should focus on a specific aspect of the “smallsat revolution.” Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Orbit designation
  • Space debris mitigation
  • Spectrum allocation
  • Maneuverability

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Award


The author of the winning paper will receive an award of up to 2,000 USD in order to attend the following events:

The award will include provisions for travel, accommodation, and registration for SGC and IAC up to the amount specified, as well as a free membership to SSPI for one year.

 

Two runners-up will receive an award of up to 800 USD in order to attend the following events:

The award will include provisions for travel, accommodation, and registration for SGC and IAC up to the amount specified, as well as a free membership to SSPI for one year.

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Competition Guidelines


  1.  The language of all submissions must be English.

  2. The essay should not exceed 1,000 words.

  3. The essay must include original content and research. Work that has already been published elsewhere is not eligible.

  4. Final submissions shall be submitted via the Scholarship Submission Form as unlocked PDF documents under 5 MB. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page - http://www.spacegeneration.org/log-in.

  5. All submissions must be made by 24 July 2016, 23:59 GMT 7 August 2016, 23:59 GMT (extended). Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

  6. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC and other participating organisations to mention their names, affiliations and headshot picture in connection with the competition.

  7. The competition is open to anyone from any country. Competition organisers and judges, and members of the SGAC Executive Office and Executive Council are ineligible for the scholarship.

  8. All applicants must be SGAC members thirty-five years of age or younger by 30 September 2016.

  9. All applicants must also be current university students with proof of enrollment.

  10. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel consisting of SGAC Executive Council members and SSPI members. Essays will be judged on quality and originality. Past involvement with SGAC may be considered as a "tie breaker."

  11. The winning author is required to support the running of SGC, and the SGAC booth at IAC. Examples of tasks could include being the rapporteur of a SGC Working Group, helping with writing a group report or helping at the SGAC booth at IAC.

  12. The winning author is required to write a short report describing his or her experience at SGC.

  13. The award will be paid out after the congress, and upon fulfilment of all requirements in a suitable manner. It will be paid out not later than 60 days after fulfilment of all responsibilities.

  14. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the SGC and/or IAC; in that case the award offer shall become void.

  15. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain the necessary travel documents to attend SGC and/or IAC; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.

  16. Copyright of the submitted proposals shall remain with the contestants. However, by submitting an entry to this competition, all contestants agree that SGAC and other participating organisations are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted papers. SGAC and/or participating organisations may also present ideas and findings generated by this competition at relevant conferences.

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Schedule


Entries accepted: Now!
Paper Submission Deadline: 24 July, 2016 - 23:59 GMT 7 August, 2016 - 23:59 GMT (extended)
Winner Announced: 15 August, 2016 15 August, 2016 (extended)
Space Generation Congress: 22-24 September, 2016
International Astronautical Congress: 26-30 September, 2016

 

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Contact


For any questions, please refer to SGAC Competitions Coordinators, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) and Jillianne Pierce (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).

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Sponsor


The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) promotes the growth of the satellite industry by connecting satellite professionals to their colleagues worldwide, by connecting the next generation of talent to careers in the satellite sector, and by connecting individuals and companies to opportunity. Its programs, including Better Satellite World and the Satellite Hall of Fame, help strengthen the industry and expand its markets.   

To accomplish its mission, SSPI delivers information and vital services to students, for whom SSPI is the on-ramp to careers in the world’s first and most successful space business; to companies in the industry; and to more than 3,500 satellite professionals around the world.  

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Past Winners


  •  2015: Jan Kolmas, Shreya Santra
  • 2014: Burak Yaglioglu, Matthew Driedger
  • 2013: Andreas Hornig, Magaly Sandoval
  • 2012: Adam Vigneron, Michael Afful, Elizabeth Roy
  • 2011: Grant Bonin, Nicole Jordan, Sreeja Nag

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ILEWG Scholarship

Description | Award | Competition Guidelines | Schedule | Contact | About ILEWG

SGAC and the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) are looking for your ideas and visions for the future of Lunar Exploration. The ILEWG Scholarship - Young Lunar Explorer (YLE) recognizes young members of the space community who have been supporting the path to further lunar exploration with their scientific or technical contributions, and those with a vision on the future of the exploration of our closest celestial neighbour.

 

Description

The scholarship will follow past prestigious ILEWG Lunar Exploration Prizes that have, among others, been given to teams at ESA, JAXA, NASA, and ISRO. This Young Lunar Explorers Awards is a grant recognizing a student or young professional. You can participate by submitting an essay related to robotic or human lunar exploration. The essay must be between 600 - 800 words (minimum of 600 words), and include the following:

  • Describe in-depth your vision for future lunar exploration;

  • Describe the benefits of future lunar exploration;

  • Explain your ideas for future steps or applications on the way to the Moon, on technologies to be developed, business cases to explore, etc.;

  • Be creative, inspired, and passionate. Show us your passion about space exploration and our closest neighbor and companion!

  • Indicate a possible follow-up workshop or activity with ILEWG and SGAC

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Award

The winner will be recognized during the Moon-Mars GNF panel planned on Wednesday 28th September during the 67th International Astronautical Congress. The GNF panel includes Director General Jan Woerner (ESA) and other high-profile agency and industry professionals.  

The winner will receive an honorary invitation and lead the planning of the SGAC/ILEWG follow-up event in 2017. The winner will also be awarded 250 EUR to contribute to expenses towards the Space Generation Congress (SGC) 2016 and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dates are:

Space Generation Congress: 22th – 24th September 2016
International Astronautical Congress: 26th – 30th September 2016

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Scholarship Guidelines

  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. The essay must include original content and research. Work that has already been published elsewhere is not eligible.
  3. Final submissions shall be submitted via theScholarship Submission Form as unlocked PDF documents under 5 MB. You will need to be logged in as an SGAC member to access this page -http://www.spacegeneration.org/log-in.
  4. All submissions must be made by 21 September 2016 by 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.
  5. By submitting an entry, contestants agree to permit SGAC and other participating organisations to mention their names, affiliations and headshot picture in connection with the scholarship.
  6. The scholarship is open to anyone from any country. The organisers, judges and members of the SGAC Executive Office and Executive Council are ineligible for the scholarship.
  7. All applicants must be SGAC members thirty-five years of age or younger by 30 September 2016.
  8. The winning author is required to support the running of SGC, and the SGAC booth at IAC. Examples of tasks could include being the rapporteur of a SGC Working Group, helping with writing a group report or helping at the SGAC booth at IAC.
  9. The winning author is required to write a short report describing his or her experience at SGC and plenary.
  10. The scholarship winner will be required to work after the IAC with implementing the SGAC/ILEWG follow-up event in 2017 in collaboration with ILEWG and SGAC.
  11. The award will be paid out after the congress, and upon fulfilment of all requirements in a suitable manner. It will be paid out not later than 60 days after fulfilment of all responsibilities.
  12. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the SGC and/or IAC; in that case the award offer shall become void.
  13. Organisers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain the necessary travel documents to attend SGC and/or IAC; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
  14. Copyright of the submitted proposals shall remain with the contestants. However, by submitting an entry to this scholarship, all contestants agree that SGAC and other participating organisations are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights regarding all submitted papers. SGAC and/or participating organisations may also present ideas and findings generated by this scholarship at relevant conferences.

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Schedule

 
Entries accepted:  Now!
Paper Submission Deadline:  21 September 2016, 23:59 GMT
Winners announced: 22 September, 2016
Space Generation Congress: 22-24 September, 2016
International Astronautical Congress:  26-30 September, 2016

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Contact

For any questions, please refer to SGAC Competitions Coordinators, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) and Jillianne Pierce (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.), or to (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) for questions concerning ILEWG  activities or other grants.

 

About ILEWG

SGAC would like to thank the ILEWG for their support to run this scholarship. 

The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) is a public forum sponsored by the world's space agencies to support "international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon - our natural satellite" (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).

ILEWG Executive Director: Prof. Bernard Foing

If you or your organisation is interested in providing talented students and young professionals with the opportunity to share their work and ideas with global space community, please contact competition coordinators (contact above).

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SGAC SATELLITE 2016 Video Submission Competition

The world's premier event in satellite communication, SATELLITE 2016, will take place 7-10 March 2016, at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD, USA. SGAC invites its members to join senior industry representatives in the communications satellite sector at this great event.

Bringing a new cadre of young professionals and students to this event is a priority for the organisers, and SGAC has partnered once again with SATELLITE 2016  to organise a video submission competition and make sure our members get the best of this unique experience. SGAC is supporting SATELLITE 2016 with two initiatives – a speed mentoring event for young professionals, and opportunities to win full fee scholarships to the entire conference.

 

SATELLITE 2016


SATELLITE 2016 is a four-day long event that explores the broad spectrum of satellite applications, including communications, enterprise, broadcast, broadband, scientific research, maritime, military strategy, and emergency response.

Participants will engage with more than 13,000 satellite professionals at networking events such as the Welcome Reception, Satellite Executive of the Year Lunch, and Awards Celebration and Reception. They will also get a first look at the latest technology from more than 350 exhibitors showcasing innovative products and solutions in the largest Exhibit Hall devoted exclusively to the satellite sector.

 

Award


SATELLITE 2016 and SGAC are offering 30 complimentary conference passes to the SATELLITE 2016 conference  Monday, March 7th – Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Winners of the competition will also have access to the SGAC Mentoring Event on the Wednesday 9th March followed by the SATELLITE 2016 Awards Celebration and Reception.

SGAC is not able to provide any other funding to cover accommodation or travel expenses for this event.

 

Rules


  1.  The SGAC SATELLITE 2016 Video Submission Competition is open only to SGAC members between 18 and 35 years old. Becoming a member is very easy and free! Register here.
  2. Participants are asked to create a MAXIMUM 2 minute video on the topic related to the SATELLITE 2016 theme, “Conduit of Innovation”. We recommend that you record your video horizontally!

The video must describe:

  • What does innovation mean to you?

  • How do you see the satellite industry contributing to innovation in the future?

  • Why would like to attend SATELLITE 2016?

  1. Participants are asked to upload this video on any cloud storage site (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive) and provide the link by filling out THIS FORM.

  2. The winning videos will be posted on the SGAC YouTube channel and presented during the SATELLITE 2016 conference.

 

Schedule


Submissions Open  22nd January, 2016
Submissions Close  4th March, 2016
Winners Announced  On a rolling basis
SATELLITE 2016  7th-10th March, 2016

 

Contact


For more information, please contact SGAC Competition and Scholarship Coordinators, Jillianne Pierce (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.)  and Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).

 

SGAC-IAASS Space Safety Competition

Scholarships to present at the 8th IAASS Conference

The IAASS Space Safety Competition is announcing three scholarships to attend and present at the 8th IAASS Conference.

Submission Deadline: 11 December, 2015  

 


About the Competition

Once more the IAASS and SGAC are teaming up to organise the 2016 Space Safety Competition. The winners of the scholarship will be supported to participate in the 8th IAASS conference "Safety First, Safety for all" to be held from 18 – 20th May, 2016 in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

Applicants are asked to submit their abstracts on any of the space safety topics listed below.

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How to Enter

  • Authors must submit the abstract following the guidelines described on the website, by 11 December, 2015

  • Abstracts must be sent to IAASS Conference Awareness Lead, Carmen Felix (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) with the subject line: SGAC-IAASS Competition

  • Abstracts must be accompanied by a brief biography of the primary author (including date of birth, citizenship) and a recent photo. Only the primary author will be considered for the scholarship.

  • The abstract and technical paper should cover one of the conference topics (see below).

  • Only complete applications will be considered.

A review panel will provide the results of the competition outcome by 8 February, 2016. Winners will be informed after this date. Full papers are to follow the instructions captured into the conference website.

Winners who have not submitted their full papers by the deadline will not be considered for the competition. Notification of abstract acceptance by conference review committee is not in any way, an indication of award result. The authors of accepted abstracts who do not presented in the conference will be penalized for future competitions, therefore, if you are not able to present the abstract during the conference, please, inform the conference organizing committee accordingly.

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Technical Paper Topics

The technical paper should cover one of the following topics of the conference:

  • Designing safety into space vehicles

  • Safety on long duration manned missions

  • Safety of extravehicular activities

  • Launch safety

  • Space debris remediation

  • Re-entry safety

  • Human spaceflight payloads safety

  • Nuclear safety for space systems

  • Human factors and performance for safety

  • Safety critical software design and IVV

  • Safety risk management

  • Probabilistic risk assessment

  • Organisational culture and safety

  • Regulations and standards for safety

  • Space-based safety critical systems

  • SSA & Space traffic control

  • Operations safety

  • Space materials safety

  • Commercial human spaceflight safety

  • Lessons learned

  • Safety Management System

  • Space Weather Hazard

  • Launch and In-Orbit Collision Risk

  • NEO Hazard

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About the Scholarship

There will be three (3) scholarships awarded to the best technical submissions to attend the 8th International IAASS Space Safety Conference "Safety First, Safety for All". Each of the scholarships will include free registration at the conference and gala dinner, travel expenses and accommodation (up to $1500 – justified expenses). The paper selection criteria are technical merit, accuracy, quality and relevance to conference topics. Papers have to be the result of authors’ research and shall not have already been presented or published at any other conference/proceedings. The award / scholarship will be given after conference attendance based on justified expenses (i.e.: receipts) and cost economizing travel choices. Further questions related to award can be addressed to the points of contact of the competition, Carmen Felix (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.)

Winners will be selected to present their work in an oral presentation. After the conference, winners will be requested to write a small article for SGAC and IAASS newsletters about their experience. 

More information about the conference itself is available here.

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About IAASS

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. IAASS is committed, through the knowledge and dedication of its members, to internationally advance space safety.

IAASS goals are to:

1. Advance the science and application of Space Safety

2. Improve the communication, dissemination of knowledge and cooperation between interested groups and individuals in this field and related fields

3. Improve understanding and awareness of the Space Safety discipline

4. Promote and improve the development of Space Safety professionals and standards

5. Advocate the establishment of safety laws, rules, and regulatory bodies at national and international levels for the civil use of space.

The IAASS membership is open to anyone having a professional interest in space safety.

The organisation strives to include students and young professionals in their technical committees on "Launch Range Safety", "Space Exploration Safety", "Re-entry & Space Debris", "Space Safety Legal Regulatory Committee" and "Human Factors & Performance for Space Safety".

If you are interested in getting involved, please, contact with Carmen Felix (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.). IAASS student membership fees are reduced, if you can demonstrate full time registration in accredited academic institution. IAASS is also the proud supporter of the SGAC Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group.

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SGAC/ILEWG Young Lunar Explorer prizes:

Paper/Essay Competition

Deadline: 11th October, 2015

Are you an SGAC member and interested in Lunar Exploration? SGAC and the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) are looking for your ideas and visions for the future of Lunar Exploration. The SGAC/ILEWG Young Lunar Explorer prizes will recognize young members of the space community who have been supporting the path to further lunar exploration with their scientific, technical, or other contributions, and those with a vision on the future of the exploration of our closest celestial neighbour.

The prizes will follow past prestigious ILEWG Lunar Exploration Awards that have, among others, been given to teams at JAXA, NASA, and ISRO.

You can participate by submitting either your technical paper related to lunar exploration, or an essay on the topic. The winners of the competition will be recognized at the IAC Plenary 7, covering the Moon, and featuring the heads of several space agencies.

The winner will furthermore be given the opportunity to provide a short contribution to the IAC Lunar Sessions, either in person or virtually, receive a monetary award, and receive an honorary invitation to participate in an SGAC/ILEWG follow-up event in 2016.

How to Apply

The Award

The Rules

The Schedule

About ILEWG

 


How to Apply

The SGAC/ILEWG Young Lunar Explorer prizes are open to all SGAC members 18 to 35 years of age.

Prizes will be awarded in four different categories:

  1. IAC Technical Paper – Young Professional
  2. IAC Technical Paper – Student
  3. Essay – Young Professional
  4. Essay - Student

To apply for the prizes, please send the following documents to the SGC Competitions and Scholarships Coordinator, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) by 2nd October, 2015:

  • Your technical paper supporting lunar exploration accepted to the IAC 2015 OR your application essay;
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in a follow-up SGAC/ILEWG workshop in 2016 and your ideas for it (if submitting a technical paper, also explaining the interest of your paper for lunar exploration); it should also mention your status as a student or a young professional;
  • An up-to-date CV including your date of birth;
  • A headshot photo.

If you are choosing to submit an essay, it must be a minimum of 800 words, and include the following:

  • Describe in-depth your vision for future lunar exploration;
  • Describe the benefits of future lunar exploration;
  • Explain your ideas for future steps or applications on the way to the moon, on technologies to be developed, business cases to explore, etc.;
  • Be creative, inspired, and passionate. Show us your passion about space exploration and our closest neighbor and companion!
  • You may also include other multimedia material with your submission (e.g. a short 1-minute video). There will be a special award for the most creative submission!

All candidates MUST be registered SGAC members in order to apply. Become an SGAC member today – it’s free and easy: http://www.spacegeneration.org/join-sgac/join-as-a-member

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The Award

The winner of each of the four SGAC/ILEWG Young Lunar Explorers prizes will be recognized during the IAC Plenary 7. They will furthermore receive an honorary invitation to the SGAC/ILEWG follow-up event in 2016 and a monetary award of EUR 100.

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The Rules

  1. The technical paper or essay topic should address issues in the area of Lunar Exploration.
  2. In case of submitting a technical paper, the paper must be accepted to the IAC 2015.
  3. The language of all submissions must be English.
  4. The application paper or essay submission must include original content and ideas.
  5. The final submissions are due as unlocked PDF documents (under 5 MB). They shall be sent to the SGC Competitions and Scholarships Coordinator, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).
  6. All submissions must be made by 11th October, 2015 by 23:59 UTC. Any submissions after the due date will not be considered.
  7. All submission emails should identify one (1) point of contact (PoC) with full contact information (name, affiliation (if applicable), address, email, and phone number).
  8. By submitting an entry, contestants agree to permit SGAC and the ILEWG to use their names, affiliations and headshot pictures in connection with the competition.
  9. For the student prizes, all SGAC members under the age of 35 inscribed in a full-time university program (bachelor, master, PhD, or similar) at the time of IAC 2015 are eligible.

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The Schedule

Entries accepted:       Now!
 Paper Submission Deadline:  11th October, 2015 (23:59 UTC) 
 Winners Announced: 15th October, 2015 (IAC Moon Plenary) 
 International Astronautical Congress:    12th - 16th October, 2015, Jerusalem, Israel 

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About the ILEWG 

International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG)

http://sci.esa.int/ilewg/

The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) is a public forum sponsored by the world's space agencies to support "international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon - our natural satellite" (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).

http://sci.esa.int/ilewg/47170-gluc-iceum11-beijing-2010lunar-declaration/

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The Moon – A Continent and a Gateway for our Future

Deadline: 1st September, 2015

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has selected the topic “The Moon – A Continent and a Gateway for our Future” as the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Plenary 7 to be held on Thursday 15th October 2015 (13:30-14:30) in Jerusalem, Israel.

Are you a SGAC member and interested in Lunar Exploration? SGAC and the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) want to help you set the agenda for the future of Lunar Exploration and get your ideas out to the international space community.

The winner of the competition will be invited to attend the International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem to represent the voice of the next generation as a panelist at the IAC Plenary 7. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Bernard Foing (ESA/ESTEC & ILEWG Executive Director) and you will join the distinguished panel including 3 heads of agencies/programmes and a representative of lunar commercial initiatives. 


The IAC Moon Plenary Panel

The panel will review discoveries and key results from recent lunar missions, and the plans for upcoming lunar exploration. They will discuss how this serves as a gateway for scientific studies, technical validation and development, the next generation of landers, buildup of facilities in a lunar robotic village, the use of lunar resources, and the Moon as a platform for biological studies and observation of the cosmos, and sustainable human activities. They will address also the social, education, peaceful inspirational and economical values of lunar exploration for humankind. Also technologies, life support systems and human operations can be validated on the Moon, as a gateway to Mars and other solar system destinations. The panel will discuss possible visions, the main events in the next International Lunar Decade, and roadmaps towards settlements, sustainable international lunar bases and a global Moon Village on our 8th continent.

Chris Hadfield moderating the Next Generation Plenary: Innovations in Exploration with SGAC members 
International Astronautical Congress 2014, Toronto, Canada

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How to Apply

The SGAC/ILEWG competition is open to all SGAC members 18-35 years of age.

To apply for the competition, please send a one–page CV with date of birth, a headshot photo, 30 second video submission, and the application essay to the SGC Competitions and Scholarships Coordinator, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) by 1st September, 2015.

The application essay should be 800 words or less and MUST cover:

  • Describe in-depth your knowledge and interest in field of lunar exploration and interest in the area
  • Describe your perspectives as the next generation of space leaders on issues/topics related to lunar exploration
  • Detail projects/work/ideas that you would like to implement in a proposed student Moon-Mars exploration workshop to be held in 2016
  • In attachment a video recording of 30 seconds (maximum) giving your pitch on “The Moon: Continent and  Gateway for our Future” 

The video is intended to supplement your essay and showcase your personality and communication skills. We encourage you to have fun, be creative, and not to read from your essay. Show us your passion!

All candidates MUST be registered SGAC members in order to apply. Become an SGAC member today – it’s free and easy: http://www.spacegeneration.org/join-sgac/join-as-a-member

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The Award

The ILEWG award will partially cover the expenses for the flight, accommodation and conference registration fees in Jerusalem (up to 350 Euro). The applicant has to take responsibility for additional expenses from other sources.

The award is provided to the winner upon completion of a short summary of the plenary to ILEWG and SGAC, to be published on the SGAC website.

The competition winner will be required to work after the 66th IAC with implementing a student Moon-Mars exploration workshop in 2016 in collaboration with ILEWG and SGAC.

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The Rules

  1. The essay topic should address issues in the area of Lunar Exploration.
  2. The language of all submissions must be English.
  3. The application essay submission must include original content and ideas.
  4. The final submissions are due as unlocked PDF documents (under 5 MB). They shall be send to the SGC Competitions and Scholarships Coordinator, Michal Kunes (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.).
  5. All submissions must be made by 1st September, 2015 by 23:59 GMT. Any submissions after the due date will not be considered.
  6. All submission emails should identify one (1) point of contact (PoC) with full contact information (name, affiliation (if applicable), address, email, and phone number).
  7. By submitting an entry, contestants agree to permit SGAC and the ILEWG to mention their names, affiliations and headshot pictures in connection with the competition.
  8. SGC and ILEWG shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the IAC, in that case the award offer shall become void.
  9. SGC and ILEWG shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.

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The Schedule

Entries Accepted: Now!
Essay Submission Deadline: 1st September, 2015 (11:59 GMT)
Winners Announced: 7th September, 2015 (Tentatively)
Space Generation Congress: 8th-10th October, 2015, Jerusalem, Israel
International Astronautical Congress:   12th-16th October, 2015, Jerusalem, Israel

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About the ILEWG

International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG)

http://sci.esa.int/ilewg/

The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) is a public forum sponsored by the world's space agencies to support "international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon - our natural satellite" (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).

http://sci.esa.int/ilewg/47170-gluc-iceum11-beijing-2010lunar-declaration/

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