Continuing the amazing efforts SGAC members and various online events organizing teams have provided the network with, for December 2020, we are pleased to announce and congratulate Antonio Scannapieco, SGAC NPoC of Italy, as Member of the Month!
Latin America has been characterized by its cuisine, music, brilliant athletes, sport man, their natural scenic spots, but few has been said about its Science and Technology. Even though ancient cultures such as Mayans, Tiwanaku and Incas have left their exquisite architecture full of symbolism, mathematical and astronomical sites, less has been showed to the world respect to the development of Science and Technology.
For the past several months our team at the University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s Space Policy Division has been advocating for the utilization of space technologies to enhance the information at the disposal of first responders and environmental researchers to monitor and manage wildfires in Canada.
There is a growing trend towards the privatization and commercialization of space activities, a phenomenon frequently referred to as New Space Economy. With clear democratization of space, more space agencies and most notably non-governmental entities are starting to provide services in space which have a commercial value. Indiscriminately, the population of artificial satellites launched by these new space actors will keep on increasing at much higher rates than the estimated previously.