By Valerie Vlasenko
The third version of the Finnish Satellite Workshop kicked off on 20-22 January 2020 in Espoo. The foremost occasion for the house business and science in Finland noticed a gathering of practically 800 professionals and coated an important matters for the Nordic house scene.
“Our preliminary concept was to enhance and strengthen the collaboration between the quickly evolving house business sector and house science within the area. We wished to supply a discussion board for discussions and concepts sharing. All the pieces space-related is attention-grabbing and everybody space-related is welcome” mentioned Jaan Praks, Professor at Aalto College and the principle organizer of Finnish Satellite tv for pc Workshop.
The occasion gathered a lot of members from numerous backgrounds and fields. Researchers and college students descended on Espoo from main Finnish universities, together with Aalto College, College of Helsinki, College of Turku, College of Jyvaskylä, College of Oulu, and extra, for a centered programme and networking. Analysis establishments such because the Finnish Meteorological Institute and VTT introduced their newest developments within the subject. Non-public firms had been in a position to showcase their initiatives within the demo space, together with corporations concerned within the ESA Enterprise Incubator Centre (BIC) from Finland and the Nordics. Lastly, politicians and decision-makers from Finland and neighboring nations shared their views and highlighted a lot of action-points on house business growth within the area. Nearly all of the viewers was Finnish, however representatives from Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark in addition to Japanese Europe had been additionally current.
“Japanese Europe is a really attention-grabbing area or us. Plenty of growth and analysis are coming from there and we’re searching for methods to attach it to Scandinavia and the Baltics,” commented Praks.
The programme coated a spread of matters together with small satellite tv for pc missions, satellite tv for pc platform growth, house science missions and devices, Earth commentary, sustainable utilisation of house, and extra. This 12 months the organisers centered particularly on Earth commentary, the subject which attracted a lot of small startup firms working with house knowledge and providing Earth commentary providers. But the agenda was not completely centered on Earth commentary and satellite tv for pc missions, and touched upon extra far-reaching ideas. For instance, in the course of the second day of the occasion, the inventor of Electric Solar Wind Sail, Pekka Janhunen, Ph.D., gave a chat on human settlements in low Lunar orbits which result in an in-depth dialogue on the feasibility of various options associated to the way forward for humanity in house.
“The area wants an occasion centered on house, the place analysis group, enterprise, and public sector can focus on concepts and construct trusted relationships. We’re dedicated to organizing the occasion subsequent 12 months once more providing extra alternatives for dialog and collaboration,” commented Praks on the long run plans.
The dates for Finnish Satellite tv for pc Workshop 2021 will not be but revealed. Discover extra data and comply with the updates on https://spaceworkshop.fi/