Vilnius is going to host The International Conference „Space Economy in the Multipolar World“ (SEMWO) in 21–23 October.
It is one of the largest events in the region, focusing on space science, technologies and their commercial application. This year's Conference SEMWO 2014 will take place for the fifth time in a row. It will bring together space scientists, businessmen, leaders of national space programmes to discuss the latest developments in space economy, its future trends, innovative ideas and technologies, investment possibilities, as well as closer co-operation possibilities.
As in previous years, the Conference SEMWO 2014 in Vilnius will feature, among its speakers, high-profile space professionals from the established space superpowers: the U. S., Japan, the European Union and newcomers: India, Middle East countries.
During the last couple of years Lithuania started showing its great ambitions to slowly approach the global space players with the assistance of NASA and JAXA. This year the first Lithuanian satellites „LituanicaSAT-1" and „LitSat-1" were launched into space. This historical event opened the possibilities for unique space experiments and promoted the development of high technologies in Lithuania.
Successful mission of the „LituanicaSAT-1" of the scientific team of the Vilnius University created a platform, which is planned to be enhanced by the following scientific experiments in space. Vilnius University team is going to present the future mission of the satellite „Lituanica SAT-2" during the Conference SEMWO 2014.