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    21st Workshop on Small Satellite Programmes at the Service of Developing Countries


    This workshop is organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). It shall review the needs that could be satisfied and results achieved by developing nations through using small satellites. National space plans and examples of application results and benefits shall be included. Small satellite programmes in Africa, Middle-East, and Central Asia would be of particular interest to the session. The workshop shall also review the results of international cooperation, technology transfer, lessons learned and the extent to which these efforts have contributed to the space maturity of developing countries.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Sias Mostert, Space Commercial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd, South Africa;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. Aimin NIU, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Austria;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Pierre Molette, France;