History of SGAC

2020
January 1

SGAC gets its first-ever second full-time employee: the SGAC Operations Manager

SGAC gets its first-ever second full-time employee: the SGAC Operations Manager

SGAC gets its first-ever SGAC Operations Manager, Mr. Matteo Cappella from Italy.

2019
December 14

1st Middle Eastern Space Generation Workshop

1st Middle Eastern Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts its 1st Middle Eastern Space Generation Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey. 

October 22

James D. Burke is the first recipient of the SGAC Alumni Award

James D. Burke is the first recipient of the SGAC Alumni Award

In the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the organisation has launched its Alumni Award Programme with the aim of acknowledging selected alumni for meritorious contributions to the SGAC community, demonstrating a high degree of loyalty and commitment to SGAC, and their outstanding leadership and ongoing support to the organisation. 

October 19

The Secure World Foundation is the first recipient of the SGAC SpaceGen Ambassador Award

The Secure World Foundation is the first recipient of the SGAC SpaceGen Ambassador Award

In the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the organisation has launched its “SpaceGen Ambassador Award” Award Programme. SGAC wants to acknowledge organisations that deeply care for our generation, our talents, skills and needs – organisations that actively support us as the next generation of space leaders, empowering us as such, enabling us to grow. The award is presented to an organisation from the space sector, either governmental, non-governmental, or private company that demonstrates genuine care for the next generation, actively supporting and empowering young space professionals and students.

June 1

SGAC Launches 4 new Project Groups

SGAC Launches 4 new Project Groups

In 2019, SGAC launched a call for new Project Groups and added 4 new Project Groups for a total number of 10 Project Groups: 

  • The Space Medicine and Life Science Project Group (SMLS)
  • The Space Technology for Earth Application Project Group (STEA)
  • The Ethics and Human Rights Project Group (EHR)
  • The Space and Cybersecurity Project Group (SC)

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June 1

SGAC 20th Anniversary

SGAC 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. We know how much these historic events have influenced us, and how much it keeps echoing in our actions every day. Alongside the first human steps on another celestial body, this year we could not be more happy to celebrate the Space Generation Advisory Council’s 20th Anniversary as well.

May 1

SGAC launches its SGAC Direct Connect Job Board!

SGAC launches its SGAC Direct Connect Job Board!

SGAC is happy to announce the creation of Direct Connect, the brand new, exclusive Vacancy-posting service that targets the Space Generation – which, if you didn’t notice as yet, is a highly specialized, space-focused and space-enthusiast talent pool.

Reach out to our 15000 members and alumni by sharing your job vacancies with us. We will post them on the SGAC website at spacegeneration.org/job and make sure they will weekly reach our members’ inbox via our global and national mailing lists. 

Interested? Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.

February 14

UNOOSA and SGAC sign Memorandum of Understanding

UNOOSA and SGAC sign Memorandum of Understanding

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) committed today to work jointly in supporting young people in line with the Secretary General’s ‘Youth 2030 strategy’, launched in September 2018. On 15 February, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and the SGAC Executive Director Clementine Decoopman signed a Memorandum of Understanding for this new partnership.

January 11

1st Central American Space Generation Workshop

1st Central American Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts its 1st Central American Space Generation Workshop in San Jose, Costa Rica.

2018
October 3

SGAC Launches Alumni Programme and Activities

SGAC Launches Alumni Programme and Activities

SGAC officially launches the SGAC Alumni Programme and SGAC Alumni Fund as well as the SGAC Mentoring Programme which was created at SGF 2.0.

October 3

SGAC is Awarded the IAF Excellence in 3G Diversity Award!

September 10

SGAC – IAF Partnership

SGAC – IAF Partnership

SGAC formalises its partnership with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and becomes an official IAF partner along with International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Check out more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToLL2tA2lNw

June 16

Space Generation Forum 2.0

Space Generation Forum 2.0

SGAC hosts a Space Generation Forum and UNISPACE III anniversary event called the “Space Generation Forum 2.0” (SGF 2.0) in support of UNISPACE+50 in Vienna, Austria.

April 16

SGAC Launches Pioneer Award

SGAC Launches Pioneer Award

SGAC decides to create a new award, the SGAC Pioneer Award, to recognize those who truly go above and beyond in their work for the organization.

2017
November 16

1st African Space Generation Workshop

1st African Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts the 1st  African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) in Akure, Nigeria.

January 1

New website

New website

SGAC updates its website to the current format.

2016
March 7

First SGx

First SGx

SGAC hosts its first SGx in cooperation with Future Space Leaders Foundation and the SATELLITE2016 conference in Washington D.C., USA.

February 26

1st European Space Generation Workshop

1st European Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts the 1st European Space Generation Workshop (E-SGW) in Budapest, Hungary.

2015
May 4

1st South American Space Generation Workshop

1st South American Space Generation Workshop

SGAC hosts the 1st South American Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

March 10

First SG[Country]

First SG[Country]

SGAC hosts its first SG[Country] (local event) in Jerusalem, Israel.