BHUTAN SPACE WEEK (17-23 February, 2020)
Inspired by the vision of His Majesty the King, Bhutan started space activities in 2016 by participating in the 2nd Joint Global Multi-Nations BIRDS CubeSat Project which was hosted at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. As a result, the country’s first satellite named BHUTAN-1 was developed and launched in 2018. Following the launch of the country’s maiden satellite, much interest among the general public and especially the youth has been generated. In order to foster continued interest and enthusiasm of the youth in space science and technology, the "Bhutan Space Week" will be launched as an annual event, exclusively for the promotion, outreach and education of space science and technology.
The 1st Bhutan Space Week will be launched from 17th -23rd February, to commemorate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King's 40th birth anniversary.
For the 1st Bhutan Space Week, the Division of Telecom and Space (DOTS), Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) is organising the following activities:
- Space Quiz Competition (Register here)
- Space Conference
- BHUTAN-1 Ground Station Operation
- Space-themed Movie Screening