Talk of Space entrepreneur-astronaut Greg Olsen and solemn signing of 2017 SpaceLab Team project

5 Mar 2020 - 16:00
Photo: Entrepreneur-astronaut Greg Olsen and Dr. Annette Froehlich, Editor of the Integrated Space for African Society (Southern Space Studies, Springer) and convener of the SpaceLab Space and Society module

On 11 February 2020 in the frame of the SpaceLab module Space and Society (EEE5124Z), entrepreneur-astronaut Greg Olsen gave a talk on “Entrepreneurship to Spaceship”. At this occasion, he also signed the recently published (Springer) volume on “Integrated Space for African Society: Legal and Policy Implementation of Space in African Countries” which is based on the SpaceLab team project of the module Space and Society (2017), led by Dr Annette Froehlich, and which includes a foreword from Greg Olsen.

Integrated Space for African Society provides a welcome overview of the space sector in African countries, from a legal and policy point of view, analysing how the African Union's Space Policy and Strategy (ASPS) is implemented and highlighting the various space activities in 17 countries across the continent. It also explores the on-going regional cooperation programmes, the continent's leading space actors and their roles, and the space-related regional fora and organisations, reflecting on various initiatives, including the African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (ALC), the Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation (RASCOM), and the African Resource Management Satellite Constellation (ARMS-C). As such, it is a valuable source of information on space capacities in African countries.

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