SGAC announces the winner of the SGx/SATELLITE 2021 SGAC-SSPI Essay Competition.

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), SATELLITE, organizers of SGx2021, have joined forces with Space & Satellite Professionals Internationals (SSPI) to bring one person to attend SGx2021 on 7th September, providing complimentary entrance to SATELLITE on 7th-10th September and an invitation to the SSPI Space & Satellite Chairman’s Reception at SATELLITE. SGx and SSPI activities during SATELLITE will be hosted in National Harbor, MD, USA, on 7th-10th September 2021.

Cody Knipfer

Cody Knipfer works in the government affairs office of a commercial space company, where he is the liaison to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. federal government, and international partners for the organization. He graduated from McDaniel College in 2015 with a B.A. in political science, and with a M.A. in space policy from the Space Policy Institute at the George Washington University in 2018. Prior to his current role, he held space policy and communications positions with two aerospace-focused trade associations — the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and the Aerospace Industries Association — and spent time serving in the U.S. House of Representatives handling a defense portfolio. He is a frequent volunteer for SGAC events. His most significant contribution to rocket engineering was assembling the LEGO Saturn V.

“I’m honored to have been selected for the SGAC-SSPI essay competition award. The satellite ecosystem is rapidly changing in important ways, and holds promise to improve life for people across the globe. I look forward to meeting, connecting, learning from, and exchanging with the leaders driving this exciting evolution.