Meet Davide Petrillo - the newly appointed Deputy Executive Director of SGAC. This interview will let you know him better as a person and as an SGAC member. Davide shared with us his vision on key aspects of SGAC and the goals he wants to achieve in the next few years. Also, he sheds light on his attempt to become an airforce pilot, and his most memorable moments of being a part of SGAC.
Humans are preparing to embark on journeys further than they have travelled before, to expand our knowledge of what lies beyond our home planet. This will be no easy task, with only a handful of astronauts ever having been beyond the protective bubble surrounding our planet, and only briefly during the Apollo missions. This bubble is known as the magnetosphere and is the veritable force field which protects us from the harsh radiation environment of space and without it, life would not exist.
The Space Generation Advisory Council is spearheading a team of 30 volunteers from 19 countries to communicate, engage, and help the space community to keep the learning curve on a progressive path during the Covid-19 crisis.
Nominations are currently underway for SSPI’s third annual “20 under 35”, honouring the brightest, most creative young professionals and entrepreneurs in the satellite and space industry. Armed with resources and knowledge, today's youth represents an advantage for the sector. Youth is what currently helps fuel the dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the space and satellite industry.
The African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two day regional SGAC event that is held once a year in a different country in Africa. This year’s SGAC AF-SGW was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the aim of bringing together space experts and young Africans to exchange ideas about how to advance space activities on the continent.
Keeping astronauts healthy is not just about keeping their vital signs in check. Making sure they perceive their environment as clearly as possible, that they are in good mental health, and that they can withstand the physical stresses on their brains in microgravity are all vital pieces of the puzzle.
There are few places where the idea of a space lawyer is accepted at face value. Space law is a niche area of the law that most people have never even considered. However, space law is a thriving area both within the aerospace industry as a vocation and the legal field in general. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) created the five major building blocks of international space law.
We live in an exciting and interesting Space era, in which the National Agencies keep developing their assets, technologies and strategies, while the increased interest from the private sector is helping change the landscape, in particular in the space exploration area.