Space Iceland invites you to an online meeting on February 4th 2021 from 13.30 – 14.30 GMT. The meeting will take place on Zoom.
Our guest lecturer is James Wanping Zheng from Spacety. Spacety is a company specialized in small satellites and satellite-based services.
13:30 – Short introduction
13:35 – James Wanping Zheng
14:00 – Q&A
Spacety is a fast-growing new space company providing satellite-based services and data globally. It was founded by its CEO, Yang Feng, and its CTO, Ren Weijia in China in 2016. It established its international headquarters in Luxembourg in 2019. A world leader in cubesats and smallsats, it has developed, launched, and operates 20 satellites for science and technology demonstration missions. As a leading provider of satellite-based services, it provides fast, frequent, flexible, and low-cost space missions with its advanced and reliable small satellite fleet. These space missions support science experiments or observation, and in-orbit demonstrations and/or validations of space technologies and products, or space systems.
Dr. James Wanping Zheng got his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Canada in 1991. He is a recognized space expert and leader in nano/micro/small satellites, space structure and mechanism, miniaturized space systems and payloads, with 26 years of space program experience in Canada. He participated in the development of national space strategy and plan, and space technology programs and projects in Canada; led the development of a number of critical space technologies and applications with several world leading technologies, resulting in significant economic and social benefits. He led or participated in the International Space Station Program, Space-based Radar Program, RADARSAT programs, science satellite programs, Canadian small satellite programs, and technology demonstration program, and led development of world leading technologies of optical switch, MEMS, smart antenna, advanced membrane SAR antenna, space exploration rovers, space spectrometers, and AI for planetary exploration rovers. He published over 30 technical papers in international journals and conferences.
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