The rapidly developing space sector in Asia-Pacific now becomes a force that can no longer be neglected. With China’s Lunar Exploration, Japan’s Multi-GNSS Development, India’s Mars Exploration Initiative, and the rising of emerging space developing countries, Asia-Pacific is now at a stage of fusing different channels to boost space advancement. Combined with both evolving governments’ efforts and emerging commercial initiatives, Asia-Pacific not only reflects enormous potentials for space exploration and development but also summons a promising reserve of talents in preparation for the upcoming fierce global competition.
Aligned with the reservation of the talent pool for Asia-Pacific dedicated to promoting and supporting young people in this region to engage in space-related activities through various outreach approaches. One of SGAC’s flagship events, the Space Generation Congress has been held in Asia-Pacific for four times since the 21st century and this year Adelaide, Australia will host its 16th edition. With the inspiration of SGC, Asia-Pacific initiated SGAC’s global regional workshop serious in 2014 with the 1st AP-SGW held as the official side event of the 21st APRSAF. AP-SGW will enter its 4th year in 2017, to be held in Bangalore; it also stimulates our country-specific events including SpaceUp Australia, China, Roundtable Talk in Japan and Student Satellite Workshop in South Korea, etc.