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Feb 2012-Feb 2014
Welcome on the Hungary page! Although Hungary is not a ‘big’ space country, about 25 scientific research institutes, companies and university departments take part in the Hungarian space activities. The oldest Hungarian civil space society was established more than 50 years ago, and gathers many people interested in space activities. Hopefully, Hungary will be a full member of the ESA (European Space Agency) in the near future, the country has signed the PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States) agreement many years ago. The idea of the first Hungarian satellite was shared by many young people, and the first cubesat became reality and was successfully launched on 13 February 2012. Join us, and inspire the future of Hungary’s space activities together!
Young Space Activities Overview in Hungary
Although there is no aerospace engineering faculty in the country, many young people interested in space have made a great impact already on the Hungarian space activities. They took part in the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and carried out a successful experiment in the BEXUS project (Balloon Experiments for University Students).The first satellite of the country, the cubesat Masat-1 was constructed by students and young researchers at the Budapest University of Technology and Economy. Besides the scientific research, several highlighting lectures offer great opportunity to share the vision of young professionals. The Mars-related lectures held by the young experts of the Eötvös Loránd University are famous in the country.
Upcoming events in 2013
Hungarian dinner during the International
Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, 2011
(credit: urvilag.hu newsportal)
Participants of the Hungarian Space Camp, 2010
(credit: Hungarian Astronautical Society)
- European Space Expo (20 to 25 March, 2013): Budapest will host the event at the end of March. The "European Space Expo" is a free interactive exhibition of the European Union (European Commission and European GNSS Agency) which aims to show how space and its applications provide benefits to Europe's citizens. Visitors to the Expo can discover numerous space-based applications related to satellite positioning (Galileo), Earth observation (GMES/Copernicus), space science or space exploration through rich and interactive multimedia materials.
- Yuris's Night (12 April, 2013): Join to the international event series, and spend a night with young people interested in space activities. The event will be held in Budapest, in a special place (‘ruin’ pub).
- UK-EE Workshop in Budapest (28-29 May, 2013) with a session of ’Space Forum for Young Professionals and Students’. More details coming soon.
- Space Camp for students (7-13 July, 2013): Every year, there is a space camp for secondary school students. The young professionals have a great impact on the structure and programs of the Hungarian Space Camp.
- Hungarian dinner during the International Astronautical Congress (26 September, 2013): In 2013, the Hungarian Astronautical Society organises the fourth Hungarian dinner during the International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Beijing, China between Sep 23-27, 2013. The first Hungarian dinner took place in a restaurant in Prague in 2010, and half of the participants were young professionals and students.
- Day of the Space Research (October, 2013): One day event organized for people interested in the activities of the Hungarian space sector. The event will have a plenary session focusing on the research of Hungarian students and young professionals.
Interesting Weblinks for the Young Generation in Hungary
|Participants of Space Forum for
and Students, 2009
(credit: Hungarian Space Office)
Hungarian Astronautical Society, established in 1956
Alumni of the Hungarian Space Camp
Cosmic Materials Space Research Group, Eötvös Loránd University
Masat-1, Hungary’s first cubesat, Budapest University of Techology and Economics
TECHDOSE team, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
News of the Hungarian space research
‘Space World’, the Hungarian space portal since 2002, publishing many articles written by young professionals
Knights of Cydonia Region, the most popular space blog written by young professionals
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