Students for Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a worldwide student-run chapter that aims to impart knowledge about space and astronomy. SEDS educates people about the benefits of space by providing opportunities. SEDS India is the governing body of all SEDS student chapters across the country.
SEDS – India, founded in 2004, is a parent organisation which currently constitutes 8 chapters in various colleges around India. The headquarters of SEDS India resides at VIT University. SEDS-VIT has contributed immensely to the development of space technology with projects such as NASA’s CanSat, ERC’16 and SpaceX Hyperloop.
The global rise of space start-ups in recent years has triggered a mass shift of young scientists and researchers towards the field of aerospace and space science. Indian Space Conclave 2017 aims to cater to this need by providing a stage for space enthusiasts to express, refine and pursue their ideas in space technology. The conference will be centred on the theme “Space Entrepreneurship” and will emphasise on the necessity, feasibility and scope of space initiatives in shaping the future. The event is happening at VIT University on August, 5th & 6th 2017.
One of the highlights of this event is the featured speakers from the industry including Ankit Bhateja (Founder & Director Xovian Research and Technologies), Dr. Abhas K Mitra (Former Head, Theoretical Astrophysics Section Astrophysical Sciences Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), Divyanshu Poddar (Rocketeers Research Institute), Abhishek Raju (Managing Director at SatSure Limited), Karan Kamdar (CEO at 1 Martian Way Corp. and Founder & President at Indian Drone Racing League), Gadhadhar Reddy (CEO at NoPo Nanotechnologies India Private Limited and CEO at ReBeam Space Inc), Ananth Ramesh (Team Indus and Structural Engineer (Skywalker) at Axiom Research Labs), Rohan Ganapathy (Director at Bellatrix Aerospace), Sanjay Nekkanti (Co-founder at Dhruva Space).
For more details on this event, a brochure can be found HERE. Follow the SEDS-India Facebook Page for more updates. To get details on the workshops organised at the Indian Space Conclave 2017 and to register for the event, please visit SEDS-India – Indian Space Conclave 2017.