SGAC News

3 September, 2017

The Australian Space Generation Innovators Award enables three outstanding Australian young professionals working within the aerospace industry to attend the 16th Space Generation Congress and the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. The aim of this award is for the recipients to take their experiences back to their local universities, companies and communities in order to enhance the local space industry and foster passions in future generations. The SGAC is grateful to Mr. Ajeet Hansra for making this scholarship possible.

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1 September 2017

SGAC is looking for members to join our team in the following roles:

For more information and to apply, please follow the links above or check the vacancies section of our website. Application to multiple positions is possible; you will need to submit a separate application for each vacancy.

25 August 2017

SGAC is proud to announce the following appointments in our team of volunteers:

McLee Kerolle (USA) 


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Mclee Kerolle, J.D. LL.M, is a graduate of the City University of New York Law School (2014) and graduate of Leiden University's International Institute of Air and Space Law (2015). From 2013-2014 he served as the Head Magistrate of the international legal honor society, Phi Delta Phi’s Titone Inn Chapter.  In 2015, Mclee served as the co-rapporteur for the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and European Centre for Space Law's (ECSL) Symposium on the 54th Session of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. In 2016, he was elected as a Prospective Member of the IISL. Mclee also worked at the International Association of the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) as a legal intern and recently finished assisting the editors from the IAASS with developing a textbook on space safety and human factors due for release soon. In addition, he is also a member of the American Bar Association Air and Space Law Forum. 

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Brittany Zajic (USA)


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Brittany Zajic is a Young Professional living and working in San Francisco, CA, USA. She has had the opportunity to work in both the public and commercial sectors of the Earth observation industry, where she intends to remain in the long-term career trajectory. She has a fundamental understanding of the technical science behind remote sensing data and GIS technologies, with a passion for communicating their importance to others. Brittany received a bachelor’s degree in Geography/Environmental Studies with minors in Geospatial Information Systems & Technologies (GIS&T) and Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2015. 

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Enrique Garcia Bourne (France/Spain)


Enrique is a space engineer and entrepreneur. He currently leads O'Sol, a startup company he founded, which develops mobile solar generators based on satellite deployment systems. Enrique is a graduate from the Universities of Bath and Cranfield, in the United Kingdom, as well as an International Space University alumnus.

As reflected by his background, Enrique's interests lie within space exploration, with a particular focus on Near-Earth Objects. He dedicated his Masters thesis at Cranfield University to analysing the technical architecture and the economic factors of an asteroid mining programme. After his studies he spent two years working outside the space sector to develop his business and management skills. He then launched O'Sol, and returned to space engineering through his startup, as he begun work on the O'Moon project aiming to use the mobile solar generators to build a lunar electrical infrastructure. As part of this project, Enrique collaborates with a team of university students from different countries. 

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Dorottya Milánkovich (Hungary)


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Dorottya has a degree in physics from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Recently She coordinates the SpaceChemistry R&D Project at InnoStudio Zrt. She participated in an international student rocket programme (REXUS Programme). She is a board member of the Hungarian Astronautical Society (MANT) and Hungarian National Point of Contact at the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) since 2014. She have experience in organizing international conferences and workshops in Budapest (1st E-SGW Event-co manager) and in the US. She is interested in radiation, space medicine and Earth Observation.

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István Arnócz (Hungary)


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Istvan Arnocz is a Transport Engineer with a Master's degree in Train Control Systems from the Technical University Budapest (Budapest, Hungary). He has more than 3 years of work experience from Siemens AG where he managed outdoor and indoor installations and commissions of the Metro line 2 and 4 in Budapest. In parallel to engineering, Istvan also started to learn marketing (digital and print) and has worked in this sector as well. He joined SGAC in 2015 and became the NPoC for Hungary in early 2016. He also worked on the Communications team for the first E-SGW that took place in Budapest in February 2016.

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Caroline Thro (France) 


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Caroline Thro is currently working for the Procurement Department of the European Space Agency and more precisely for the Launcher and HQ Procurement Division. Previously, she did a four-month Traineeship in the Legal Department of ESA dealing with Intellectual Property issues in the Institutional Law Division. Afterwards she worked for three months in the Legal Department at the European Aviation Safety Agency in Cologne.

She graduated 2014 in Space Law at the University Paris South (Faculté Jean Monnet) in the Master Droit des activités spatiales et des telecommunications. The same year she won in Wroclaw (Poland) the European Round of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition dealing with harmful interferences in Outer Space and was Semi Finalist of the World Finals of this same Competition in Toronto, taking place in the frame of the IAC.

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21 August 2017

The Poland Mars Analogue Simulation (PMAS) was conducted in Eastern Europe from the 31st of July to the 13th of August. The Space Exploration Project Group (SEPG) worked for more than two years planning, designing, and executing the first combined Moon-Mars analogue mission in Poland.

 

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3 August 2017

SGAC’s PMAS 2017 Mission, hosted by the Space Exploration Project Group (SEPG), will be the first combined Moon-Mars analogue mission in Poland. In this two-week mission, a crew of six analogue astronauts will conduct scientific research and record their results while confined to a newly constructed habitat, LUNARES provided by the Space Garden Company — to simulate real planetary exploration conditions. Fully isolated from the rest of the world, the astronauts’ only communication with the outside world will be through a 15-minute time-delayed link (in Mars mode) with the 30 international students and young professionals making up the Flight Support Team (FST), in the Mission Support Centre (MSC), located 89 miles away in the offices of ABM Space in Torun, Poland. The first three days of this mission will be dedicated to Lunar exploration in collaboration on the International Lunar Exploration Working Group and the European Space Agency Moon Village Project. The rest of the mission will be dedicated for Mars Exploration.

 

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1 August 2017

The 1st African Space Generation Workshop (1st AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the African region. If you are interested in becoming a delegate at the upcoming African Space Generation Workshop that will be held on 16th – 17th November, 2017 in Akure, Nigeria, we invite you to visit our homepage to complete and submit the application form.

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