Commercial Space Project Group:
Commercial space activities have, since the first years of spaceflight, supported achievements and played a major role in shaping the way space has been used and is used today. Driven by the potentially game-changing developments of the recent years, the new emerging challenges, and the revitalized interest in those topics, SGAC’s Commercial Space Project Group strives to get the young generation of space enthusiasts introduced and involved to the world of commercial space activities.
The group was newly established in January 2013 and has set itself four main goals:
- To conduct academic research on the “theory of industrial practice” in the commercial space sector.
- To gather a next generation “think-tank” for commercial space.
- To make the project influential upon decision-makers and getting the generation’s thoughts on commercial space be heard publicly.
- To equip the young generation with knowledge, tools and network to be active in the realm of commercial space and entrepreneurship.
Space Generation Advisory Council
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental organization and network which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, Space agencies, industry and academia. SGAC works on the international, national and local level to employ the creativity and vigor of youth in advancing humanity through the peaceful uses of Space.
The Space Generation Advisory Council believes that the voice of students and young professionals should be heard in the creation of international space policy. As those who will be becoming the key policymakers, providers and users of space, we believe that it is imperative that their opinion is taken into account. SGAC’s goal is to provide access to our members to inject their thoughts, views and opinions on the direction of international Space policy. Having been created in the United Nations environment (UNISPACE III), SGAC work with the UN, particularly the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), is of central importance to its mission. SGAC works to give regular input to the work of the Committee and its delegates and to act as a conduit for the opinions of our members and the outcomes of our projects.
At SGAC, one of our key contributions to the space policy debate and space education and outreach in all domains is the output of the project groups which SGAC undertakes year-round. Currently, SGAC is working on seven projects that range from the SGAC Group on Space Technologies for Disaster Management to an outreach group for space applications for disaster management. Commercial Space Project Group is part of theses groups especially targeting the promotion of the voice and influence of students and young professionals in the Space industry.