World Space Week To Celebrate Legacy And Future Of Satellites in 2020

Theme for World Space Week 2020 will be “Satellites Improve Life”. Houston, November 28th 2019 World Space Week 2020 –taking place from October 4th until October 10th next year– will be focusing its yearly theme on the impact of satellites in our daily lives. That was decided at the recent semiannual meeting of the World Space Week Association board of directors meeting in Washington DC. “More than sixty years after launching the first human-made satellite, there is no denying that this technology has impacted life for everyone on this planet” says Dennis Stone, president of the association. “From monitoring weather patterns and climate change, to live broadcasting news and events, or simply locating your lost smartphone through GPS technology. One couldn’t imagine life without satellites anymore. The association’s board wants to recognize this by dedicating next year’s World Space Week theme to them”, Mr Stone says. “The commitment made by SES CEO Steve Collar to be honorary chair for World Space Week 2020 will amplify our efforts to make next year’s event another record edition”. Satellites used to be big and expensive pieces of technology, but an interesting change has taken place in the past years. 10-centimeter (4 inch) cube-shaped satellites called cubesats often piggyback when bigger equipment is launched, thereby drastically reducing launch cost. It is not uncommon nowadays for schools and universities to launch their own cubesats for scientific and educational purposes. “Access to space has indeed come into reach of a broader public. On top of that, we see several private space companies launching their own mega-constellations of thousands of these smaller satellites. This certainly proves...

Board of Directors Meeting

                Agenda World Space Week Association Board of Directors meeting 0900-1100 24 October 2019 International Astronautical Congress Room 149A Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC, USA 1) Call to Order and Introductions  2) Secretary Report  a) Minutes of the previous meeting b) Next Meeting 3) Treasurer Report 4) Nominating Committee Report 5) Executive Committee Report  a) Executive Director Report b) Officers’ individual reports  6) Bylaws Amendment 7) Other Business  a) 2020 Theme b) Other  8) Closing Remarks and...

Moon Village Association Survey about Moon Exploration

In 2019, humankind celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and of the first human step on the Moon. A revival of interest for the exploration of the Moon is also observed in the major space faring nations.

In the frame of a partnership between the Moon Village Association and the World Space Week Association, a survey about Moon exploration was prepared, which we are inviting you to take. The survey is available in different languages and for adults as well as for kids (10-18). Feel free to share on social media!

SES CEO Steve Collar to Chair World Space Week 2020

Photo courtesy of SES   June 12th, 2019 – SES and World Space Week Association jointly announced that SES President and CEO Steve Collar will be Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020. “I’m excited to chair World Space Week, the biggest space event on Earth, as it focuses global attention on the broad benefits of satellite technology to humankind,” said Collar. “At SES, we always say that we do the extraordinary in space so that our customers can do amazing things on Earth. We believe passionately in the need for content and connectivity everywhere and this belief aligns perfectly with the focus of World Space Week. Space touches the human experience in so many ways and I am proud to help highlight the impact that we, as an industry, have today and will continue to have in the future.”   “We are thrilled that SES’s Steve Collar is using his voice as an industry leader to support World Space Week,” said Dennis Stone, Association President. “Over the course of his career, Steve has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to leveraging the ingenuity of the space industry to positively impact the lives and experiences of people in every corner of the globe. We’re proud to provide him with a platform to shine a light on the important contributions of this exciting field.” World Space Week is a United Nations-declared event held each year between 4-10 October. In 2018, World Space Week included 5,400 events in 86 nations. In 2019, World Space Week will feature the Moon, with astronomy groups globally focusing telescopes on our nearest neighbor. In 2020, World Space Week will...
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