|National Points of Contact|
|Jorge Vega Rodriguez
Jul 2010-Jul 2014
Mar 2011-Mar 2015
Welcome to Mexico SGAC page! We want you to be part of Mexico’s journey in the space industry! The purpose of this page is to link the new generations of Mexican space sector leaders. We firmly believe that putting together today the future players of the Mexican space sector will result in a more prosperous tomorrow for the country and the entire region. If you like space, feel free to join us! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional in the space industry or if you just feel the enthusiastic spirit about the topic, this is a free group and we will be happy to hear your ideas and count with your help! There is a lot to do for Mexico. This worldwide community is yours, be part of it! We want to see in the future a New Mexican space generation of young space professionals, full of energy and bright ideas! This is fun, entertaining, educative and exciting! What are you waiting for? Join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Mexico
NPoC Carmen Felix giving a talk at
NPoC Carmen Felix SGAC NPoC
|SGAC Team during the UNCOPUOS
meeting in Vienna last year,
with participation of Mexico
In Mexico, the interest for space has a long history, where main characters have been curious and adventurous young people. Through the projects that we are developing on our national universities and the independent clubs and societies, we are getting pretty unstoppable. We have realized that space science and engineering can be a big motivation in the eternal human quest to find our place in the universe.
During 2013 several space events were held in the country, involving young people. The Mexican astronaut Jose Hernandez gave conferences in different universities and participates actively during the celebration of World Space Week. The first International Congress of Science and Aerospace Technology (CICYTA) was held in Jalisco. AEM´s Deputy Director for Space Science and Technology Affairs, Enrique Pacheco became member of the SGAC´s advisory board. In December several SGAC conferences were held in universities like UNAM, UAM, and IPN, reaching out to more young students and young professionals to join the SGAC.
Good News: Guadalajara City was selected to host the International Astronautical Congress in 2016!!!
Country-specific events in 2013
- INAOE Seminars: You can attend some of the scientific conferences that INAOE is offering during the entire year.
- Aero Expo 2014: 11ª AeroExpo, March 2014. To be held in Toluca International Airport.
- Expo CIAM: Mexico´s most important Aviation Trade Show! November 7th - 9th, 2014. Cancun, Mexico
- FEMIA: Federación Mexicana de la Industria Aeroespacial, website where you can find all the events related to the Aerospace Industry!
- Space Boot Camp: Three days Space Camp organized by the Mexican Space Agency in different parts of the country.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Mexico
- Agencia Espacial Mexicana: The official website of the Mexican Space Agency
- SOMECYTA Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia y Tecnología Aeroespacial: Created in 2011, SOMECYTA is a group of professional people who wants to share science, engineering and aerospace technology in Mexico through symposiums and congresses.
- Regional Teaching Center of Space Sciences for the Caribbean and Latin America: The center created by the United Nations Organization; teaches courses on: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Satellite Communications, Weather Monitoring, Space and Atmospheric Sciences
- National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics: The INAOE is a Public Investigation Center with high leadership (international level) in the field of scientific research
- Astronomy and Astrophysics Center: According to the Mexican Academy of Sciences this is the center in the country with the most impact in the international scale
- Instituto de Astronomía: The astronomy institute of the National University in Mexico - UNAM
- TELECOMM: A decentralized government agency that forms part of the Public Communications and Transportation sector
- Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry: A non-profit organization that represents the aerospace companies in Mexico
- Certification program of Space processes to foster the Integration of the Small-Medium companies in the aerospace sector: A program from the United Nations to foster the aerospace industry in developing nations
- Transportation and Communications Secretariat: Aeronautics The federal institutions that manages the aeronautic sector in Mexico
- Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana: A company that is a developer and provider of hydrogen peroxide rockets and related technologies
- The Large Millimeter Telescope The LMT is a research facility, which symbolizes the intent of both Mexico and the United States to explore at the frontiers of human knowledge
- Astronomy Groups in Mexico Directory A non-official list of astronomy groups spread in the country
- Extra-official list of Mexican Astronomers A non-official list of Mexican astronomers
- Mexican Aerospace Industry - PROMEXICO
- Baja’s Aerospace Supplier Forum
- Queretaro Aeronautics University Brand new University that main focus is to form Mexican aerospace professionals with World-class capabilities to foster the national aerospace industry
- National Polytechnic Institute - Aeronautics Engineering Its objective is to form engineers with the fundamental knowledge in the diverse disciplines of aeronautics
- Universidad de Nuevo León Aeronautics Engineering located in Northern Mexico
- Universum Museum
- Laberinto Museum
- Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa
- El Trompo Museo Interactivo
- Museo Sol del Niño
- Caracol Museo de Ciencias y Acuario