SGAC Jordan

National Points of Contact
Jordan
Montaser Sallam Albdelrahman Alda'as
Montaser Sallam
Nov 2015 - Nov 2017
Abed Alda'as
Apr 2016 - Apr 2018
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Welcome to the national page of Jordan. While Jordan does not have a space agency of its own,its interest in space is starting to gain momentum. The space movement in Jordan is almost entirely driven by the younger generation, that’s no surprise considering Jordan’s median population age of 21. There are a couple of Pico-satellite projects recently announced in Jordan and they will be entirely built by students.

One of the most active space societies in Jordan is the Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS), it was established in 1987 and has over 300 active members, it’s now temporarily located at the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS) – Amman.

If you are a Jordanian young professional or a student with interest in Space, do not hesitate to join us!

 

Young Space Activities Overview in Jordan

The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) holds numerous activities throughout the year, participants from all ages and backgrounds get to participate, and these events attract speakers on a weekly basis to discuss various topics such as astrophysics, astronomy, radio imaging and space missions. The society also organizes star/meteor gazing trips to young people and publishes a monthly bulletin –Pleiades- (Al-Thurayah).

A team of young engineering undergraduates is working on building and launching the first Jordanian Cubesat, the multidisciplinary team was selected from different Jordanian universities.

Another Pico-satellite project called SunewnewSat is under development by EE undergraduate Montaser Sallam, he aims to design, build and launch the first Jordanian Pocketqube satellite with a goal of promoting space science and engineering among Jordanian students through this low cost satellite platform.

 

Country-Specific Events in 2016

A number of space related events will be held by the remainder of this year, these events will include lectures about space, astronomy and engineering as well as star gazing trips. The exact dates and locations will be updated on the website of the JAS and its social FB group, web links are mentioned below.

 

Interesting weblinks in Jordan

The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) - Website
Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS)
Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre
The Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS) - FB Group
Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society
SunewnewSat - The Jordanian Pocketqube satellite

Perseid-meteor-shower Sunewnewsat
Perseid meteor shower 240th Camp Prototype of SunewnewSat
   
NASA star gazing
Senior Engineer at NASA's JPL Nagin Cox visit to Jordan StarGazing,JAS
   
The Martian  
Wadi Rum The Martian  

 


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