An impactful review meeting focusing on model rocketry, cube satellites, and NASA’s lunar satellite projects held on Thursday (July 6th) at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU)
The event, jointly organized by the Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme of the ICT Division and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University, brought together esteemed representatives.
Notable attendees included the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, and faculty members from the university, as well as Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Adviser of a2i, and other officials.
The a2i’s Challenge Fund has played a crucial role in funding two innovative rocketry projects, both of which were thoroughly reviewed during the meeting. Experts emphasized the need for comprehensive technical evaluations prior to the rocket launches to ensure safety and optimal performance. The university’s Pro Vice Chancellor shared that they are actively identifying suitable launch sites for model rockets, prioritizing safety and efficiency.
In a virtual address, the Honorable Vice Chancellor lauded the significant progress made in these space projects, highlighting the university’s commitment to excellence. Furthermore, the university is actively engaged in the development of a Pico Satellite, with plans for an upcoming balloon launch to propel this exciting endeavor forward.
Collaboration between a2i and the university extends to the Lunar Satellite Project, which receives support from NASA. In addition to a detailed project presentation, Mr. Zahid Hasan Shovon, the Team Leader, unveiled an ambitious long-term plan for Bangladesh’s future space program.
Mr. Anir Chowdhury, the visionary leader of a2i, shared his profound insights on shaping the space sector to align with the objectives of a Smart Bangladesh. Under his guidance, Bangladesh is making remarkable strides in conquering the challenges and opportunities of the space era, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s technological advancement.