SGAC is proud to present December 2023 Team of the Month!

SGAC is delighted to recognize members who are committed to its development; those who show hard labour and total dedication to the mission and purpose of the organisation. For December 2023, we are pleased to announce and congratulate the 9th AP-SGW 2023 Organizing Team!


Meet the 9th AP-SGW Organizing Team!

The organizing team was led by Rishin Aggarwal and Gracio Joyal Lobo, & completed by Aleena Joseph, Ayushee Chaudhary, Dasuni Hewawasam, Dhanisha Sateesh, Dhanusshya Raghu, Eshana Mariam, Ilankuzhali Elavarasan, Karthika Ramdoss, Sakshi Sharma, Tsion Bonger, Aaruni Sharma, Gurukiran V, Jeremiyah Titus, Rayan Khan, Shoaib Sheriff, Subhrajit Barua, Tanmay Sharma & Vinod Sridhar with an incredible 50:50 gender ratio!

The 9th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop held in Bengaluru, India on 18-19 November 2023  was honored by the presence of distinguished figures, including Shri. A S Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO, Shri. Sreeram Ananthasayanam, Partner at Deloitte, and Dr. A K Anil Kumar, Vice President, Relations with International Organizations, International Astronautical Federation.

Drawing participation from 52 delegates across 6 countries – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal,  Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, the event featured a keynote address by Nandini Harinath, Deputy Director, Spacecraft Operations Area, ISRO Telemetry Tracking & Command Network, ISRO, focusing on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission. A panel session explored Space Technology Trends in the AP Region, with representatives from ISRO, Boeing, and Deloitte. The International Cultural Night showcased diverse cultures, followed by a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel.

Day 2 began with a fireside chat on the Gaganyaan mission, featuring Imtiaz Ali Khan and Rajesh P from ISRO. A panel discussion on Collaborative Space Education & Capacity Building for Accelerated Economic Development included experts from Deloitte, SSERD, WOAA India & Indian Institute of Astrophysics. A special astronaut session with Naoko Yamazaki, Former JAXA Astronaut, captivated the audience. The event concluded with presentations from five working groups, made possible by our dedicated sponsors and partners.

9th AP-SGW Organizing Team’s role as part of the SGAC team:

The Asia-Pacific NewSpace ecosystem is currently going through significant changes as a result of the space sector’s transition, which is being fueled by increased investment, predominant private players involvement, and the emergence of NewSpace businesses with cutting-edge plans and revenue streams. Private players are taking center stage in this new ecosystem as they strive to do space business independently of governments in the long run.

Asia’s spacefaring nations have autonomously established their own strategies and ecosystems for space operations that are entrenched in their dominant political, commercial, and economic regional landscapes. Therefore, the time has come to address the space ecosystem from a technological, commercial, and socioeconomic perspective with a goal to facilitate the sustainable development of the NewSpace ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2023, the 9th Asia-Pacific regional SGAC event took place in Bengaluru, the Aerospace hub of India.

Share with us your reaction to receiving the nomination:

Heartfelt congratulations to each member of the organizing team for the remarkable success of the 9th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop 2023. The dedication, meticulous planning, and tireless efforts of the team have undeniably contributed to making the event a resounding success!

What learnings have you got for those considering joining SGAC?

SGAC event organizing is the best space-based team sport to be a part of. If you’re looking to build a diverse network and good memories, sign up right now!

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“Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus!”