SGAC Hungary

National Point of Contact
Hungary
Lászlo Bacsárdi
Lászlo Bacsárdi
Feb 2012-Feb 2016
Dorottya Milánkovich
May 2014-May 2016
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Welcome on the Hungary page! Although Hungary is not a ‘big’ space country, about 40 scientific research institutes, companies and university departments take part in the Hungarian space activities. The country has signed the PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States) agreement many years ago. In June 2013, Hungary officially announced its request to join the European Space Agency (ESA) and finally on 24 February 2015 Hungary has signed the Accession Agreement to the ESA Convention with the ESA. Hungary will be the 22th member state of ESA.

The oldest Hungarian civil space society, the Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT) was established more than 50 years ago, and gathers many people interested in space activities. The Memorandum of Understanding between SGAC and MANT was signed on 30th of September 2014 during the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto.

The idea of the first Hungarian satellite was shared by a few Hungarian young people. The first cubesat became reality and it was successfully launched on 13 February 2012. On 9 January 2015 the satellite reentered into the atmosphere and burned. This project provides huge amount of data and experiences for the next generation of the Hungarian space researchers, furthermore it is a big success and achievement for the country.

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 successful experiments in the REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and 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 2015 and 2016

The Memorandum of Understanding between SGAC and MANT

Hungarian dinner during the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto, 2014

13 February 2015, Budapest

  • 1st International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space 
  • (H-SPACE 2015)
  • The international space research conference is organized with the intention of establishing a tradition, the agenda of the conference addresses scientific, technological and educational issues of space research and space activities.
  • http://eit.bme.hu/space/index_en.html

19 February, Budapest

  • MANT Space Academy Club
  • Two-hour-long open workshop with two lectures followed by a free talk for university students and young professionals interested in space research.

17 March

  • MANT Space Academy Webseminar
  • The lecture is about the orbits of electric-powered spacetools around the Earth.

9 April, Budapest

  • MANT Space Academy Club
  • Two lectures about the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and the neuro- and cognitive science experiments on board the International Space Station.

12 April, Budapest

  • Yuris's Night
  • 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).

7-9 May, Sopron

  • Hungarian Space Research Forum 2015, 29th Ionosphere- and Magnetosphere Physics Seminar
  • The main topics of the conference are space physics, solar physics, geophysics, atmospheric physics, space geodesy, planetology and other space related researches.

12-18 July, Sopron

  • Space Camp for students (for students with age of 13-18)
  • Every year, the MANT organises a space camp for secondary school students. The young professionals have a great impact on the structure and programs of the Hungarian Space Camp.
13-31 July, Bercel
  • 3-week Space Science Lab Copernicus (http://copernicus.exosphe.re) with the topic

    "An Endogenously-Powered Space Elevator" in Chateau Bercel, organized by Exosphere (http://exosphe.re/).

6-9 August, Hungary

  • Hungarian Space Academy 
  • Four-day-long program for university students and young professionals interested in space research. The main project for the participants will be to create a proposal for the government. They will have to choose an ESA project and explicate what are the benefits for Hungary if we join this project.

October, Jerusalem

  • Hungarian dinner during the next International Astronautical Congress 
  • In 2015, the Hungarian Astronautical Society organises the sixth Hungarian dinner during the International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Jerusalem, Israel between October 12 and 16, 2015. The first Hungarian dinner took place in a restaurant in Prague in 2010, and half of the participants were young professionals and students.

November, Budapest

  • Day of the Space Research
  • 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.

February or March, 2016, Budapest

  • 1st European Regional Space Generation Workshop 
  • 2nd International Conference on Research, Technology and Education of Space 
  • (H-SPACE 2015)
MANT Space Academy Club in November 2014

 

Interesting Weblinks for the Young Generation in Hungary

Groups, people
Studies & Technology

Institutions

News of the Hungarian space research

‘Space World’, the Hungarian space portal since 2002, publishing many articles written by young professionals

 

 


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