Activities

There is a wide range of year-around activities taking place at the Commercial Space Project Group. These activities aim at creating awareness among students and young professionals of current industry trends, preparing the leaders of the future and generating the knowledge to understand the market through analysis and debates.

These objectives are accomplished with regular publications from group members in our blog, formal research and publication of papers, virtual forums in which group members and industry leaders share ideas, and contributing to SGAC activities. Tha main current lines of activities include:

  • Blog:

Members of the group regularly publish their analysis and opinions on the blog. It is a platform for exchanging ideas and showing the perspectives of students and young professionals to the Space industry.

  • Virtual Forums:

Commercial Space Project Group is organizing a series of Google Hangouts in which industry leaders, experienced Space entrepreneurs and students and young professionals exchange ideas for the future of the Space industry. Stay tuned (Twitter @SpaceisBusiness, Facebook Space Generation Advisory Council Commercial $pace Project Group and News page) for new Hangouts coming up.

  • Formal Research and Publication of Papers and Reports:

The project group is involved in generating scientific research on Commercial Space. Multiple papers have been released in the most important publications and congresses. Lines of research include the analysis of industry clusters, entrepreneurship in Space or the effects of technology miniaturization in the market.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is currently working on its second report on Public/Private Access to Space, subtitled “Earth Orbit and Beyond”. The project under its structure “Commercial Space Models and Market Segments” will contribute to the IAA report. (More information on opportunities to contribute to this activity can be found here)

  • $pace is Business! Competition:

The International Astronautical Federation’s (IAF) Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (EIC) in cooperation with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) challenges young minds to think about the future, past and present of Commercial Space and submit their views and analysis to this competition. The author of the winning paper will be granted a scholarship to participate in two annual conferences, the SGC and IAC. (More info)

You can find more specific information on current opportunities to get involved by contacting us.

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