19 – 21 March 2019 | St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Next Gen Space

Youth Based Activities Taking Place at the Congress

Elements in Partnership with SGAC

Speed Mentoring

Date: March 20th
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Networking Area – Exhibition Floor

In a world where skill training cannot keep up with emerging technology, the need for mentoring is bigger than ever. Mentorship is identified as a key driver of success and is highly sought after by young people. However, young people often find it hard to find a mentor. In 2019 the Global Space Congress and Next Gen Leaders, in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council, fill in this gap by inviting experts from the space industry who will share their experience and offer advice to young professionals and students .

The Role of Risk-taking and Effective Leadership – Panel and Group Discussions

Date: March 20th
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Meeting Room 1

In 2019 the Global Space Congress and Next Gen explore the role of risk-taking and how it serves an effective leadership. In the context of the space industry, risk aversion is not an option. Find out why risk is an opportunity, how to be smart about risk and how you can lead through risk taking . The experts’ panel session will be followed by structured breakout group discussions offering direct engagement and interaction between the delegates and the panelists.



Life Cycle of Satellite Design and Development by img

Date: March 20th
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 1

This an introductory workshop designed for engineers, scientists, and managers of different backgrounds and experience levels who are interested in space mission planning, designing, and analysis. This workshop introduces the fundamental concepts of space systems by combining both the engineering and science aspects involved. The complete space system architecture will be discussed for an overview of how space projects normally operate. Then, a more detailed description of spacecraft subsystem technologies will be discussed providing a complete overview from a system engineering perspective. The participants will see examples for completed/ongoing CubeSat projects such as MYSat-1, MYSat-2, MeznSat, etc. Specific details on the testing and verification of satellites will also be discussed.


img Researching on the International Space Station with NanoRacks: A Pathway for Everyone

Date: March 21st
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Meeting Room 1

NanoRacks, the #1 commercial user of the International Space Station, is pleased to welcome students, industry, and government organisations to a special workshop in order to learn about the incredible research opportunities available through the International Space Station and beyond. NanoRacks has launched over 730 experiments and satellites to the Space Station to date – ranging from elementary school to professional researchers, startups, and government organisations around the world. Join us as we share how space is now truly available to anyone (and affordable!), and how our team is here to make reaching space easier than ever before!


img Living and working in Space – science on the International Space
Station by COMPASS International

Date: March 21st
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Second Stage

What science is currently being done on the International Space Station and how can this research help on Earth & for long-term space missions? How are the first Emirati astronauts training for their spaceflight in 2019? Students will see and sample real NASA freeze dried space food.

Instant Space Engineering Challenge
Presenting a 21st Century learning skills engineering instant space challenge. The students will be challenged to come up with a prototype design for a Mars Mission life support system with a limited amount of time and resources. These challenges are designed to help participants understand that by working collaboratively and following their innate curiosity, they can approach any problem with confidence and tenacity. Students will understand the need for taking an innovative approach to problem solving. Students will be divided into small groups of 5-7 participants for the challenges. The instructors will evaluate and provide feedback to the student teams after the challenge.

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Satellite Data Analysis by img img

Date: March 21st
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Second Stage

A short course on Remote Sensing and Image Analysis. The main objective of this course is to provide an understanding of technology and applications of satellite remote sensing in mapping and monitoring the natural environment. It covers a wide range of remote sensing tools and techniques used to address environmental issues at local, regional and global scales. The course will introduce applications of optical, thermal and radar remote sensing data. Technical topics include multi-spectral and multi-temporal analysis, supervised and unsupervised classification, change detection, radar interferometry, etc.

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