21 September, 2016

SGAC is pleased to announce the winners of the Move an Asteroid Competition 2016. The scholarship enables one outstanding SGAC member to attend the 15th Space Generation Congress and the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

SGAC would like to thank A. C. Charania once again for his generous continued support of SGAC and this annual scholarship.

Congratulations to the winner and see you in Guadalajara, Mexico!

The winner is:

Simon Molgat Laurin

Simon is a Canadian Master of Applied Science candidate at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). His research at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory is focused on microsatellite structural design, particularly deployable structures. Prior to his studies at the University of Toronto, Simon completed his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at École Polytechnique Montréal, with a focus on Space Systems. His longstanding passion for space is also reflected in his extracurricular activities such as his current role as the Director of Advocacy for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Canada (SEDS-Canada), a student-run not-for-profit dedicated to supporting Canadian students in the space sector. Beyond his interest in space, Simon is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys rock climbing, hiking, canoeing and biking.

“I am honored and thankful to have been chosen as this year’s recipient of the $pace is Business Move an Asteroid competition scholarship; the work presented in this paper would not have been possible without the contributions of my fellow teammates at the University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory.”


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