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.
Continuing the amazing efforts SGAC members and events organizing teams have provided the network with, for September 2021, we are pleased to announce and congratulate: Abraham Akinwale - Member of the Month, September 2021!
Yulia is part of Our Giant Leap, a new initiative at SGAC aiming to bring gender balance and foster inclusion in the aerospace sector. As part of the initiative, the team has organised the first post-pandemic face-to-face local event SG[France]2020.