The Orion Astropreneur Space Academy in Hong Kong is an independent, non-political, and not-for-profit action-oriented leadership development academy for global young leaders with stellar and outer space aspirations. The Academy is a member of the global leadership development initiatives with other space onboarding and offboarding institutions such as the Laboratory for Space Research at the University of Hong Kong, and other forward-looking and space-related institutions.
OASA HK – Hong Kong is located in the Central of Tsim Sha Tsui, First Floor, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, (Next to Observatory Road) Hong Kong SAR-China, People’s Republic of China.
《𝗢𝗔𝗦𝗔 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 － “𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄’𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘄𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚re𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮”》
𝙊𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙆𝙤𝙣𝙜’𝙨 𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮”
Taikonaut Zhao gave us an overview of Hong Kong’s and GBA’s possible role in complementing China’s Space programme over the next few years. He built on the theme of “why not?” and suggested this is the perfect time to jump in. NewSpace is becoming a new industry for mankind. NewSpace is broad and all-encompassing, and that’s why we all need to think bigger and wider. NewSpace requires new tech, new talent, new policies, and new insights. The satellite applications market is the largest and this segment requires more capacity building. NewSpace should be more inclusive and for a more diversified humanity. We shouldn’t leave anyone behind. Hong Kong’s locational role is unique, and can help China become more international, more connected, and more innovative with proper and timely funding. Conversely, the NewSpace will also help power Hong Kong’s economy and make it much more diversified. There are five steps for Hong Kong to consider. Breakthrough the old stereotypes and barriers. Bring in talent. Enhance the rule of international space law. Attract more capital. Promote and connect startups in China to IPO. Hong Kong needs lots more talent. Need to develop many more and create a stronger pool of talent.
Speaker: Mr ZHAO Chuandong, China’s first batch of Taikonaut
About the speaker: Zhao Chuandong is a renowned figure in the field of space exploration. He served as a fighter pilot in the PLA Air Force for 16 years. In 1998, he became one of the first group of astronauts in China’s Shenzhou program and took part in the training for manned space missions from Shenzhou 5 to Shenzhou 10. Zhao pursued his higher education at Tsinghua University, specialising in Aerospace Engineering, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering.
Following his retirement from active duty in 2014, Zhao devoted himself to astronaut training, scientific research management, and public education initiatives focused on manned space exploration.
LSR special colloquium
Date: 19th Oct 2023
Location: LSR, Cyberport 4
Profile of Mr. Zhao Chuandong
Mr. Zhao Chuandong (趙傳東) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998. He retired from the Astronaut Corps in 2014.
Content of the talk:
1. How to leverage the advantage of HK unique position under “One country, two systems” for aerospace?
2. How should Hong Kong SAR nurture aerospace talent by leveraging China’s support or even contribute to China?
3. LSR is continuously striving in various space research areas. Can it collaborate and develop together with China?
3:30pm Welcome, intro to LSR and speaker by Prof. Parker
3:40pm Talk delivered by Mr. Zhao
4:10pm Discussion between LSR people and Mr Zhao, aka Q&A
4:30pm Causal chat, with wine and cheese
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