In the middle of May, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nia van Woggelum for the first edition of our new interview series ‘Women in Space for Safety and Sustainability’. Nia has over twelve years of experience producing composite products and is currently working as the Manager of Operations at GTM Advanced Structures. We spoke about her career journey, aspects of safety and sustainability that she encounters in her work, as well as her experiences as a woman of color in her field.
In 2021, members of the Space Law & Policy Human Rights Group spoke with Dr. Tanya Harrison about her role at Planet and the use of Earth-imaging to monitor climate change and human rights violations. Below is a subset of shortened responses from the conversation. ...
Currently, Agnieszka is the Vice President, Government Affairs, EMEA at Planet and she sits on the Board Of Directors for the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). She has many years of experience working in various organizations including SGAC as an Executive Director and Chair (2006-2010) and formerly held the role of Director at the Secure World Foundation...
Interview with María de las Victorias Cocca & Esquivel International Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Space Network (ReLaCa Espacio) By Itzel Rocillo
Satellites enable our modern, hyper-connected lives. Data from space systems feed into a swath of essential services that people all over the world depend on daily – cellular networks, broadband internet, climate science and agriculture, freight logistics and tracking, weather data, emergency and natural disaster relief, and countless others. Together, these on-orbit services and data form an unseen yet critical backbone of today’s global economy.
On Apr 1, 2021, Anthony Yuen was elected as the incoming co-chair of SGAC! I sat down (virtually, unfortunately!) with Anthony, to learn more about his journey with SGAC and his plans for the future. HB: First of all, congratulations on your new position as Co-chair. For those of you that do not know you, can you please introduce yourself to our readers? Tell us a little about your background! AY: Hi everyone. Firstly, it is an honour to be elected as your Co-Chair. Let’s keep this informal and give you the non-biographical version.
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.