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International Space University’s virtual space forum celebrates international and interdisciplinary space activities across the Asia Pacific.

For ten years, Adelaide has been the home of the International Space University’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP). In partnership between the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the International Space University (ISU), each summer the SHSSP hosts space enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe to learn new skills, make new connections, and advance space activities for the benefit of society. For two primary objectives:

  1. to harness the diverse multidisciplinary expertise of participants in discussing how space benefits our lives on earth; and 
  2. to offer pathways for individuals seeking to develop their space career or begin their journey in the space sector.

In achieving these goals for the 2021 session, the ISU Adelaide Conference considers engagements among the countries, cultures, and expertise across the Asia-Pacific region. The program features live discussions with senior space agency representatives, launch service providers, start-up initiatives, and industry experts. Organised by ISU alumni, the conference will be broadcast to delegates online via Zoom.

“Space activities are booming in Asia-Pacific. We look forward to experts, business leaders and enthusiasts coming together to harness the new opportunities space is opening up for us all”, remarked ISU President Juan de Dalmau, who will be closing the professional program on Saturday 6 February.

Speakers include Mr Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency and ISU alumnus, Professor Joel Marciano Jr., Director-General of the Philippine Space Agency, and Professor Hajime Yano, Sampler and Capsule Retrieval Science Lead for Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 Missions for the Japanese Space Agency. Delegates will also have the opportunity to engage the recently established Australian Andy Thomas Space Foundation as well as India’s Society for Space Education Research and Development.

ISU welcomes members of the space community and the general public wishing to learn more about space to join the 2021 ISU Adelaide Conference. This year’s program is supported by the South Australian Space Industry Center, SpaceTec Partners, Stone & Chalk, and Spacewatch.Global.

To learn more or register, please visit  

For comment and further information, please contact:

Australia: Melanie Jane Ward at [email protected]

International:  Scott Schneider at [email protected]

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