About the Event

What is the motive to organize the workshops?

“To further advance the development of African space expertise, inclusivity and appreciation in the international arena as well as benefit Africans and humanity overall”

What are each workshops are about?

  • Africa Space Entrepreneurship Workshop: Encourage and increase space entrepreneurship in Africa in order to help Africans benefit from space.
  • Africa Space Community Workshop: Bring appreciation, inspiration and representation of the African Space Community to inspire the next generation of African space researchers/scientists, and engineers.

2018 venue

The Africa Space Workshops will be organized in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) in Alexandria, Egypt:

The Africa Space Workshops will happen during the African Association of Remote Sensing and Environment (AARSE) conference: http://www.aarse2018.org/index.php

This AARSE conference is an international conference organized biannually in different African nations to bring space experts from all over Africa together. Though, the workshops are NOT part of the AARSE conference they are approved by the AARSE conference organizers.

Organizing Team

Previous speakers

Africa Space Community Workshop

Prof. Yehia Ahmed Abdel-Aziz is a full Professor of Space Flight Dynamics and Control at Space Research Laboratory, NRIAG, Egypt. He is the head of Space Research Laboratory at NRIAG. He is the founder of the Spacecraft Charging Laboratory at NRIAG since 2010, He is the founder of Atomic oxygen laboratory at NRIAG, Egypt since 2018, and he is the founder of the optical telescope and observations for satellites and space debris at NRIAG since June 2017. Prof. Abdel-Aziz is CO-PI for the alliance of space technology since July 2017. He was the Secretary General of the National Egyptian Committee of Space Research for COSPAR since February 2005 up to 2014. He is leading two different teams working in Spacecraft charging and the interaction between space environment and satellite subsystem; in addition to a team for orbital and attitude control.

Organization: National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG)

Topic: TBD

Event: Africa Space Workshop – Egypt 2018

Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, University of cape Town; Currently, the Director of Space Technology Agency-Uganda, Previously affiliated with the Radar Remote Sensing Group (University of Cape Town), The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), The National Astrophysics and Space Science Program (NASSP) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.

Organization: Space Technology Agency Uganda

Topic: Utilizing Space Technology to realize Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Event: Africa Space Workshop – Egypt 2018

Dr. Christian Steimle is the Bartolomeo Programme Manager of Airbus Defense and Space in Bremen, Germany. The Bartolomeo progamme provides simplified cost-effective access to space to UN member states. Besides Airbus, Dr. Christian Steimle has been involved with Astrium and Eurockot Launch Service.

Organization: Airbus

Topic: Airbus Bartolomeo Programme

Event: Africa Space Workshop – Egypt 2018

Africa Space Entrepreneurship Workshop

Dr. Sias Mostert is the Managing Director of Space Commercial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd and has been an active member of the space industry in South Africa since 1992. He started his career in space engineering as Development Manager on the SunSat programme at Stellenbosch University from 1992 and was one of the founding members of SunSpace in 2000. In 2008 he co-founded SCSH with Ferdi Herbst and has continued to support the space community through serving as a member of the IAA and as Treasurer of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE).
Dr. Mostert has a keen interest in bridging the digital divide with space technology and is passionate about using space technology as a catalyst for development.

Organization: Space Commercial Services Holdings (Pty)

Topic: African Space Entrepreneurs

Event: Africa Space Workshop – Egypt 2018

Claudio Margottini is the Scientific and Technological Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Egypt. Full Professor in Engineering Geology (Hab.) and adjunct Professor at the UNESCO Chair in the University of Florence. His major field of expertise embrace the development of engineering geological techniques, including remote sensing, for the conservation and protection of Cultural and Natural Heritages. He is author of more than 300 publications and books.

Organization: Italian Scientific Attaché in Cairo

Topic: The 2nd ISF – The African Chapter and the International Centre for Space Education in Africa

Event: Africa Space Workshop – Egypt 2018


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