Bolivia's major National event of this year, SG[Bolivia], has the primary objective of promoting space activities among students and young professionals interested in science and space.
During this event we plan a visit to the ground station of Amachuma. This ground station serves for controlling and monitoring the Bolivian telecommunication satellite called Tupac Katari. In this visit, students will have the opportunity to closely observe the work that takes place in this ground station. The event is intended as a prelude to the Aerospace Bolivian Conference (ABC). The ABC will be held in the city of La Paz between 27 and 29 July 2016.
The participants for SG[Bolivia] will be selected based on an abstract competition.
Call for Abstracts
Participants who want to take this chance to visit the Ground Station of the Bolivian Satellite Tupac Katari, have to submit an abstract choosing one of the following 5 topics.
- Habitat in space: What possibilities you can might suggest for establish human colonies in space?
- Conquest of Mars: How humans can reach Mars? and how it could be populated?
- The communications and the satellite Tupac Katari
- ABE, our Space Agency
- South America Space Era
The 20 best abstracts will be selected and awarded to visit to the ground station on the July 26th during the morning
For detailed information on proposal and abstract submission procedure, please send an email to Natalia Vargas or Paola Escobari (National Point of Contact SGAC) at:
Abstracts must be submitted in PDF and should be no longer than 1 page, following recommended format on the email.
- Abstract submission deadline: July 20, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: July 27, 2016
- Call for Abstracts [PDF]
What is SGx?
In partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) and SATELLITE 2016, SGAC will host it’s first technology focused event, SGx. SGx will bring together young professionals , experts in the industry and government leaders to discuss pressing issues and innovative ideas in a brand new way. The aim of SGx is to engage and intrigue the audience with fast-paced lightning talks that focus on story-telling rather than business pitches in order to communicate about technology that matters most in the satellite industry.