Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Deutsch Dutch English Espanol Francais Greek Hindi Italiano Japanese Magyar Polski
Portugues Romana Russian Turkish Ukrainian
News  -  Calendar  -  Call for Papers  -  Studies & Position Papers  -  Acta Astronautica  -  Commissions  -  Study Groups
Path of current page Home arrow Conferences arrow Small Satellites Stellenbosch Sunday, 26 January 2020
Site Search
Small Sat. Stellenbosch Print


1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites

1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites

11-14 May 2020, Stellenbosch, South Africa




Fore more detailed information, to submit and abstract and to register please visit the conference website at:
https://www.iaa-africa2020.co.za/

In February 1999 South Africa’s first satellite, Sunsat-1, was launched. This 64-kg microsatellite was built by staff and students at the University of Stellenbosch and operated successfully for 2 years. Now, 20 years later, Stellenbosch and the surrounding area has become a Space hub for both local industry and academia and will be the venue for the first IAA Symposium on Small Satellites in Africa.

Focusing on current industry trends and innovation, delegates can look forward to an interesting three day technical programme which will also include poster sessions, daily thought provoking panel sessions, a student mission competition, an exhibition, a technical facility tour, and social networking opportunities which will be an immersive cultural experience.

Join us for what promises to be a memorable Symposium and a first in Africa!



IMPORTANT KEY DATES

Registration Opens: 1st Nov. 2019
Abstract Submission Opens: 1st Nov. 2019
Abstract Submission Closes: 31st Jan. 2020
Notification to Authors: 17th Mar. 2020
Student Mission Competition Entries Open: 31st Nov. 2019
Student Mission Competition Finalists Announcement: 17th Mar. 2020



REGISTRATION

Super Early Bird Price (Deadline 31 Dec 2019)         ZAR 1400

Early Bird Price  (Deadline: 24 Feb 2020)                ZAR 1600

Normal Registration Price  (After 25 Feb 2020)        ZAR 2000

African/ South African Student Price                       ZAR 790

 

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES
Symposium Pack
Access to all symposium sessions
Access to welcome reception
Access to gala dinner
Daily lunches, morning and afternoon teas and snacks
Parking at venue
Wifi at venue

ACCOMPANY PERSONS
Accompanying persons are welcome to join the Welcome Reception (ZAR R250 per person) and Gala Dinner (ZAR 500 per person) at an additional fee. When registering,  the main delegate will need to register the accompanying person(s) for the relevant social event options.
Accompanying persons will not be issued with a name badge and will therefore not have access to symposium sessions, tea- and lunch breaks. Event tickets for the accompanying person(s) will be placed in an envelope and given to the main delegate upon on-site registration.


CALL FOR PAPERS & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts are to be submitted via the Abstract Portal.

Please take note of special guidelines and all relevant submission dates and deadlines.



CONFERENCE VENUE

STIAS, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA
The Wallenberg Centre at STIAS provides modern multipurpose conference venues that bring scholars, researchers, decision-makers and members of civil society together in a great variety of ways. The water-wise garden is filled with hardy plants, indigenous to the Western Cape. Wherever you are in the Centre, those who work and visit there are constantly aware of the Jonkershoek Valley and the natural beauty surrounding them. The spacious south terrace overlooks the vineyards and the mountains beyond.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the venue. Please use basement parking or marked parking bays. Gates opens at 07:30 and closes at 17:30 every day.

Wifi/Internet: Free wifi/ internet will be available at the venue.

Physical address:
Wallenberg Research Centre @ STIAS
10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7600


BROAD THEMATIC THEMES OF THE SESSIONS


Innovative Small Satellite Missions and Technology
[Programs, Missions, Payloads].
Machine Learning, AI, Additive Manufacturing and other Novel Tools and Techniques Revolutionising the Space Industry.
Satellite Development in an Era of Constellations.
Access to Space.
Lessons Learnt: Tools and Approaches to Increase the Probability of Mission Success.
Human and Environmental Security [Remote sensing technologies and supporting technologies]
Small Satellite Projects for STEM Education and Human Capacity-Building with a focus on Africa.
Technology Partnerships and Opportunities for International Collaboration.
Space Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Regulatory and Legal Issues with a focus on the Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

*Please note that the programme may be subject to change

SUNDAY, 10 MAY 2020
09:00-13:00: Exhibitor Set-Up and Early Registration.

MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
07:30-09:00: Registration
09:00-09:20: Symposium Welcome
09:20-10:00: Keynote Address
10:00-11:00: Exhibition Opening and Tea Break
11:00-12:30: Technical Session 1

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

12:30-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:15: Panel Discussion comprising of international and regional thoughtleaders
14:15-15:45: Technical Session 2
Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

15:45- 16:30: Tea Break followed by Poster Session
16:30-17:30: Technical Session 3 and Closing Remarks

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 2, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

17:30: Adjourn

18:00-20:00: Welcome Reception (included in registration fee)

TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
07:30-09:00: IAA Meeting of Members Breakfast
08:30-09:00: Late Registration
09:00-09:45: Keynote Address
09:45–10:30: Poster Session followed by a Tea Break
10:30 – 12:00: Technical Session 4

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.’

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45: Technical Session 5

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

13:45-15:15: Student Mission Competition
15:15-15:45: Tea Break
15:45-16:30: Panel Session comprising of international and regional thought leaders
16:30-17:30: Technical Session 6 and Closing Remarks

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 3, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

17:30: Adjourn


Delegates are free for the evening

WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2020
08:30-09:00: Late Registration
09:00-09:45: Keynote Address
09:45–10:30: Poster Session followed by a Tea Break
10:30-12:00: Technical Session 7

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30: Technical Session 8

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

14:30-15:15: Panel Session comprising of international and regional thought leaders
15:15-15:45: Tea Break
15:45-17:30: Technical Session 9 and Symposium Closing Remarks

Refer to Broad Thematic Themes – final session structure to be finalised but session will start with an address from the facilitator and will comprise of 4, 15-20min presentations including Q&As.

17:30: Adjourn

18:30-22:00: Closing Dinner (included in registration fee) – Student Mission Competition Winners will be announced

THURSDAY 14 MAY 2020 (OPTIONAL)
9:00-15:00: Technical Facility Tour – Participants will be taken to three different Assembly, Integration and Test Facilities which will showcase both industry and government capabilities.

This is not included in the registration fee. Delegates will need to register for this separately.

SOCIAL EVENTS
WELCOME RECEPTION
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Dress code: Smart Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee for delegates, R250 for accompanying persons.

GALA DINNER
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Dress code: Smart Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee for delegates, R500 for accompanying persons.

FACILITY TOURS
INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT CAPABILITY SHOWCASE
Join us on one of three concurrent Technical Facility Tours. Participants will be taken to different sites showcasing both industry and government capabilities, and will include a visit to the national Assembly, Integration and Test Facilities.

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2020
Time: Depart at 08:30 and back in Stellenbosch by 16:00
Cost: R500 per person per tour (includes transport, expert guides, light lunch and beverages).

Kindly note that participation is optional and only available for delegates who have registered for it.


SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS


We would like to invite industry partners to make the most of this unique opportunity by exhibiting, and/or sponsoring the Symposium which will be the first in the region. The Symposium provides an excellent platform for networking, and the sharing of ideas and expertise, with international and regional delegates alike.

Please contact the organizer for additional details on the Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities.

*Limited spaces available.
 

CONTACT US


Please feel free to contact our professional conference organisers if you have any questions. They will gladly assist and guide you.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Project Manager: Zelda Coetzee
Mobile and Whatsapp: +27 (0)84 657 5476
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION ENQUIRIES
Registration Manager: Fazlin Anthony
Tel: +27 (0)84 941 2313
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Fore more detailed information, to submit and abstract and to register please visit the conference website at:

https://www.iaa-africa2020.co.za/


 
Dictionaries  -  Prog. Cttee  -  Paper Database  -  Site Map  -  Contact Us