Prabin Gyawali is currently a final year undergraduate student of Geomatics Engineering at Kathmandu University, Nepal. He is a dedicated space enthusiast and researcher working to promote space education and the development of space technology in his country and take it to global race. He has participated in various space events inside and outside the country. His researches mainly focus on the use of navigation technology for the emerging countries like Nepal. He likes exploring the application of navigation technologies. He also conducts small talk programs and interactions with the upcoming generations about the space science and its importance in Nepalese society. He believes changes can be made through the small steps.
Tara Halt currently works as an Aerospace Analyst at Bryce Space and Technology and lives in the DC Metro area. In her role, she is the performance reporting lead for the Space Technology Mission Directorate and she supports the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program at NASA HQ. Tara also assists with the development of government and commercial proposals for the Bryce business development team.
Tara graduated from George Washington University with a Master's in International Science and Technology Policy with a focus on Space Policy. In 2015, she graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations. Previously, Tara has interned at NewSpace Global, the FAA Office of Commercial Space, and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Tara first became involved with SGAC, when she attended the Space Generation Congress in Jerusalem, Israel. Ever since then, Tara has been an active member of SGAC and served on the organizing teams for Fusion Forum (2016, 2018), and the Space Generation Congress (2016). Tara was recognized as a Future Space Leader Grant Winner in 2016.
My name is Marie, and I'm a cybernetics and robotics M.Sc. student at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. I'm currently writing my final project on automatic characterization and image corrections of a hyperspectral imager, as a part of the NTNU SmallSat team. The HSI will be the payload on a small satellite called HYPSO (Hyperspectral Survaillance of the Ocean), that will investigate algae blooms along the Norwegian coastline.
In the spring of 2018 I spent a semester at UNIS in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, where I took courses in ionospheric physics and radar diagnostics of space plasma. The courses included fieldwork at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) and the EISCAT Svalbard Radar (ESR). The following summer I had an internship at Andøya Space Center, working on a cloud detection system for the ALOMAR observatory.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Henry has always been fascinated by the stars while growing up as a kid. Henry earned a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology and Climate Science and holds a Certificate in Project Management. He is the co-founder of AstioTech Enterprise, a tech-based social enterprise that leverages on 3D-Printing technology and local-materials to manufacture affordable amateur Telescopes used to teach and inspire young students in undeserved communities in Nigeria into STEM careers. His ultimate goal is to see that every young person in Africa regardless of social-economic background is empowered with quality and innovative learning tools that will inspire them to dream BIG.
An International Security and International Affairs graduate with over 5 years of communication and project management experience in research institutions, private and international organisations, Alexandra joined the space sector in 2015, when she took up the position of Project Manager at Eurisy, a Paris based association of space agencies tasked with raising awareness on the benefits of satellite-based services for society. In her position she works with various stakeholders across the space value-added chain to exchange know-how and good practices on operational and potential uses of satellite technology in various sectors. Prior to taking up the position of European Regional Coordinator at SGAC, Alexandra acted as the Event Manager of the 3rd European Space Generation Workshop. A passionate communicator, she is also a strong advocate for youth empowerment and aims to bring positive impact through her work and volunteering activities.
Samanvay currently works as a Data Scientist in Melbourne, Australia. He is also studying a part-time M.Phil at the University of Sydney with hopes of creating an intelligent satellite through combining AI and space technology. His bachelors is in aerospace engineering. During his time at university, he did an internship at DLR, helped launch one of Australia's first student built satellites to space (Inspire-II), attended the UN Youth Assembly in NY, co-founded a start-up and created a dual-mode charge exchange thruster. His hobbies include fitness, photography, tennis, building friendships and reading.