(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 5 . The
International Astronautical Congress which is going to be held in
Baku next year, will contribute positively to the development of
the space industry in Azerbaijan, trend reports referring to Chairman of the
Space Agency Board (Azercosmos) under Azerbaijan's Ministry of
Digital Development and Transport, Samaddin Asadov.
He noted that the congress is going to provide
Azerbaijan as well as the whole region with the opportunity to
perform as a leading force in the creation and development of the
'Such huge initiatives as the 'Call for Papers'
science fair in the space field, the 'Space Leaders' grant program,
the programs for the youth in this field, as well as the IAF
student competition will be held during the congress that will be
held on October 2-3, 2023,' he said.
Asadov added that the Frank J. Malina Astronautics
Medal, and the Luigi G. Napolitano Award, will be presented.
The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is presented annually to a young
scientist who has significantly contributed to the advancement of
the aerospace science and has presented it with a paper at the
IAC.The Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal is presented annually to
an educator who has demonstrated excellence in using his/her
available resources to promote the study of astronautics and
related space sciences.
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