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.
Follow the link below to our July Newsletter! This month we share group updates and individual achievements, upcoming events and opportunities, updates from the UN COPUOS legal subcommittee, and articles on space tourism and international moon exploration agreements.
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.
View our May 2021 newsletter and quiz answers. Post topics include planetary protection on Mars, safety agreements between NASA and SpaceX, updates on group activities, events and opportunities, achievements of our members, and a quiz.
Follow the link in this post to read our newsletter from February 2021. We interviewed Space Law & Policy Project Group Founder Christopher Johnson and introduced our blog post on the top 10 space law, policy, and scientific developments from 2020.
Follow the link in this post to see our first newsletter from December 2020. Topics include the International Space Station, the Artemis Accords, the Dark and Quiet Skies Conference, space traffic management, and on-orbit servicing. Try the crossword at the end!
In April of 2020, we celebrated an important milestone in astronomy and science: the Hubble Space Telescope turned 30! While the mission is best known for its beautiful imagery of the cosmos, the telescope has also changed the landscape of space science and this anniversary marked an exciting time to consider what is to come in the field of astronomy in the coming years.