The 2021 International Space Solar Power Student Competition is a global, undergraduate and graduate level annual event presented by SPACE Canada, in partnership with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Power Committee, National Space Society (NSS), and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), is in its fifth year.
The wide blue expanse lies still in the midnight gloom of the quiet night. But that beautiful, blue void you see is not the night sky for which Zimbabwe is well known. It’s the vast reflection of Lake Kariba, the largest human-made lake in the entire world. Nestled in the heart of the Great Zambezi floodplains, the water stirs listlessly as a few stone-throws away a young girl casually strolls through the crisp air.
Dear SGAC members, As my term as Chair of SGAC has come to completion, I would like to reflect on the shared journey with my SGAC colleagues over the last three years, as well as share a message of hope for the future to come. Serving as Chair has been a great honour, and I am humbled and grateful for the wonderful experiences and times together with our SGAC community.
"Space is for the benefit of all humankind" is one of the basic tenets of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. In theory, the premise of something being untainted by human prejudice is beautiful. Nevertheless, that premise is far from being a reality.
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.” This is a prologue for the original series of the famous science fiction Star Trek when it was first aired on NBC on September 8, 1966, attracting over 20 million viewers during the first four episodes. At that point in time, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was about to turn eight years old, and astronauts were already starting to travel to low-Earth orbit and perform space walks as a part of Project Gemini.
When it comes to what’s next in space exploration, dream big but think small…that is, think about small satellites. This form of spacecraft—characterized by its small size and mass—could prove to be revolutionary, transforming how we investigate our home planet and explore our solar system.
The Planetary Sunshade Foundation supports the ambitious project of developing an architecture for building megastructures in space, including a planetary sunshade capable of climate stabilization. The Foundation's work directly contributes to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on climate action, while also supporting the establishment of a sustainable lunar economy. Read on for insights from the director of the Foundation.
Follow the link in this post to read our newsletter from February 2021. We interviewed Space Law & Policy Project Group Founder Christopher Johnson and introduced our blog post on the top 10 space law, policy, and scientific developments from 2020.
Follow the link in this post to see our first newsletter from December 2020. Topics include the International Space Station, the Artemis Accords, the Dark and Quiet Skies Conference, space traffic management, and on-orbit servicing. Try the crossword at the end!
The Space Generation Advisory Council is looking for an active young space leader from the European region to become the next Regional Coordinator (RC) for this Region.