SGAC is thrilled to announce that Dr Lance Bush, Challenger Center President and CEO, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the SGAC Alumni Award!
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Zimbabwe), a club at the Midlands State University (MSU), unveiled a Satellite Ground Station Kit which they received from the Space Generation Advisory Council, at an unboxing ceremony held at the University’s Campus in Zimbabwe on the 16th of June 2022.
The SGAC community is fortunate to include a huge number of distinguished alumni and the outstanding power of the SGAC community is clear in forging lasting friendships, inspiring business ideas, as well as launching future career opportunities. Alumni can serve as shining examples of the people that make up the SGAC community. Maintaining communication channels with alumni means SGAC can keep them informed of current achievements and make them part of SGAC’s future, not just its past. Good alumni relations benefit alumni as well as SGAC: by helping SGAC grow, alumni are also enhancing the value of their own SGAC experience.
Raleigh Wooldridge met with Alchemist Accelerator Managing Director Rachel Chalmers to discuss AWS’s Space Accelerator. Rachel provided background on the program as well as an overview of companies selected in the 2022 cohort. Most useful to SGAC members, she gave a glimpse into what characteristics startup accelerators, specifically AWS and Alchemist, look for in startup founders. If you want to learn more about the AWS Space Accelerator and potentially submit an application in April 2023, you can find information at the Alchemist website.
In 2012, Tasman attended his first SGAC event, the SGC in Naples, and said that after the event; “I knew the SGAC was something I needed to be a part of. Through the SGC and IAC, I learned very quickly that my passion lay within the engineering and science that made space travel a reality.”
Immersed in the concept of Space Science and Engineering at a young age, he derived himself to take part in the space sector aided by wisdom and leadership. Tensae Alemayehu Ali is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Mekelle University.
Laura is a Space Systems Engineer at the Satellite Applications Catapult, supporting the space sector through advanced manufacturing for space, microgravity and in-orbit servicing and manufacturing activities.
After a successful event in Cyprus this year, the next SGAC’s European flagship event is coming and will take place in Bari, Italy. The two-day event will gather more than a 100 students, young professionals, experts from the industry and space agencies. This will create a unique platform to exchange ideas and network between each other and prominent speakers to further nurture the next generation’s views on space matters. Each bid for this next European edition has been evaluated by SGAC Executive Council members, along with a regional selection committee. This evaluation was performed considering several criteria: programme, location, budget, working groups, among others. This workshop is scheduled for the first half of 2023, with a call for the supporting organising team to be advertised soon. The organising team will be led by Ada Ranieri and Giuliana Rotola as Event Managers. Meet them down below!
SGAC is looking for motivated and committed volunteers to bring their expertise and knowledge to the organization of the 9th Asia Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW) which will take place in Bangalore, India at the end of year 2022
The North, Central America and Caribbean Space Generation Workshop (NCAC-SGW) is an international event that aims to bring together students and young professionals to collaborate and collectively create the future of space in this region. It is held at the Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas, USA on June 24-25, 2022.