Sponsored by Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) and held by Beihang University, the first Summer Camp of the APSCO Student Small Satellite (SSS) Project began on August 14th, 2017. More than 60 people attended the opening ceremony, including representatives from China National Space Administration, APSCO, Astronautic Spacesat Co., Ltd, Long March School of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Beihang University and member states.
Among the speakers, Huang Haijun, Vice President of Beihang University, expressed his warmest welcome to all the representatives on behalf of Beihang and briefed them on Beihang’s basic information as well as the purpose of the summer camp. He also thanked the superiors, partners and colleagues who has been actively contributing to the project.
Weng Jingnong, Dean of International School, introduced the design of project’s logo and the website and WeChat official account of APSCO-SSS, which will provide the member states with more efficient and convenient platforms for communication and cooperation in launching projects and cultivating talents. Prof. Huang Hai in the School of Astronautics detailed the background and progress of the SSS Project, the research foundation Beihang has and the summer camp’s schedule and curriculum.
Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Department of Education and Training and Database Management of APSCO, gave a detailed introduction of the mission, management structure and duties of the member states, and expressed his gratitude to the member states for their participation and efforts.
APSCO launched the SSS Project in December, 2016. It intends to provide a platform for students and teachers of APSCO member states to learn space technologies and work on satellite engineering by designing, developing and carrying out on-orbit experiments of small satellites, contributing to the space education of the member states. Among the most critical and unique aspects of the project are training and education, of which the summer camp is an important activity. The first summer camp will end on September 2nd, 2017.
Posted by Yishuo Cui
Edited and Translated by Mingzhu Li