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This page describes the SGAC Indonesia. You'll find information regarding space activities of Indonesian Youth on this page specifically. This SGAC page basically is intended to inspire the Indonesia youth to be more enthusiasm and interest with space activities. Moreover, generally it is to share, strengthen and broaden knowledge, to build a networking and to voice the vision relating hot space topics of the Indonesian golden age.
Fundamentally, Indonesian space sector has begun since 1963, marked by establishing the National Council for Aeronautic and Space (DEPANRI), and then continued by creating National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), in the same year. The Indonesian space sector was strengthened by the successful launching of Satellite Palapa A1, the first Indonesian communication satellite making Indonesia to be as the first emerging country in the world which operates its own domestic satellite system, and then sent other series into outer space. Those satellites programs also encouraged of the Indonesian human spaceflight program in 1985 by selecting Dr. Pratiwi Sudarmono to fly on STS-61H, the planned shuttle mission for the deployment of commercial communication satellites.
Although the human spaceflight program finally was cancelled due to the unfortunate disaster of the Challenger shuttle mission, both things have been inspiring Indonesian people, mainly young generation to learn in, and to know in, and to take part in the space sector. Students, young professional and young researchers turn on some space activities and forums, and also attend several conferences/seminars in order not only to share, strengthen and broaden knowledge but also to build a networking and to voice their vision relating hot space topics. Studying in universities about space-related subjects is also another thing that those groups do to reach their passion. All of activities in fact are important assets for developing Indonesian space sector these days and in the future generally. Therefore, feel free to connect with us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Indonesia
Young space activities in Indonesia throughout 2012 have been dominated by rocket competition and International conference/seminar, both in Indonesia or in abroad, such as IAC 2012, APSCO 2012, KOMURINDO, and APRSAF 2012. In addition, several groups / forums have been created as a place for young people to share and develop ideas in projects-related to space. All of them are strengthening the Indonesian Capacity Building in fact.
The biggest activities attended by the Indonesian Youth relates to SGAC Activities of course. One person who won a 2012 SGAC Global Grant Scholarship attended the first ever Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF) by SGAC in Colorado Springs, USA. The same person also participated in the Space Generation Congress 2012 (SGC) in Naples, Italy.
Country-Specific Events in 2013
- Regional Water Rocket Competition: Prestigious competition level in Jakarta and its neighbourhood areas, for Junior High School students aged 13-16 years. There is also a workshop water rocket.
- Sanggar Kerja Sains (Studio Work Science): This activity is intended for students, from Primary-Senior High Schools who interested to do any science experiments, for instance Astronomy field. Learning tool available for students who want to do amazing science experiments using only simple experimental equipment and materials, commonly found in the environment around. As doing experiment, students are instructed to working together actively and act like a scientist, to be able to address any problems arise in every experiment.
- Kompetisi Roket Air Nasional (National Water Rocket Competition): The National highest level competition for Indonesians Junior High School after doing Regional Competition at each province. Winner of this competition (champion 1 and 2) will be sent as Indonesian representative in the event of the International Water Rocket Competition.
- Junior Science Fair 2012: provide understanding and foster interest in science and technology, including space technology to children, so that in future they will grow up to be creative and innovative.
- Pesta Rakyat Fisika 2012 (Physics folk festival in University of Indonesia): One of its activities is Water Rocket Competition of Junior High School Level.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Indonesia
Groups, People, Institutions
Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
Indonesian Nano-Satellite Platform Initiative for Research & Education (INSPIRE)
Planetarium & Observatorium Jakarta
Bosscha Obeservatory –ITB
Pusat Peragaan IPTEK-TMII
Several other universities offer programs in aerospace engineering or aeronautics