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Apr 2016-Apr 2018
Welcome to the national page of Singapore!
Singapore’s foray into the space sector had been predominant from the technological approach, mainly through the academic frontier coming from universities and tertiary education institutions.
This though is changing. The country being a hotbed for the region’s business operation, more companies, both local and international based, have sprung up due to young professionals pursuing the challenges of space via addressing the technological needs of the world.
With an aim to develop space sciences in Singapore, SGAC Singapore is currently working in collaboration with student leaders from tertiary education institutions, grassroots organisations and interest groups, as well as space tech startups. If you would like to actively promote, contribute and develop space sciences in Singapore, do join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Singapore
In Singapore, most of the Astronomy and Space Science related activities are youth oriented. These activities are conducted by interest groups, universities, and school-based Astronomy and space Science societies.
With close collaborations between a space tech startup, Bhattacharya Space Enterprise; three major Polytechnic astronomy groups in Singapore: Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, and Republic Polytechnic; as well as grassroots organisations and interest groups: Youth Executive Committee and Galaxy Astronomy Club, the country’s new and vibrant astronomy scene pushes the envelope with people-oriented activities, from talks, lectures and seminars, as well as events and workshops in an effort to penetrate the nation’s psyche on the topic of space.
Country-Specific Events in 2017
World Space Week Singapore - 8th Oct 2017
This year marks the country’s first participation of the global event, World Space Week. Spearheaded by BSE, where SGAC Singapore partnered with the local startup to bring awareness of satellites and its applications to students, young professionals, and everyone in between, via workshops and star parties.
Global Space & Technology Convention Singapore- February 2017
Held annually in February, the Global Space & Technology Convention (GSTC) organised by the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), has been the premier space and technology event for the growing Asian markets since 2008. This year had dialogues with themes ranging from businesses to engineering standpoints.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Singapore