Satellite Engineering postgraduate students Gabriël Roux and Jürgen Lüdemann excelled at the IAC-2018 by winning top awards during the two sessions of the student paper competition. Almost 7 000 conference delegates attended the 69thInternational Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany, from 1st to 5th October 2018. The Maties students were presented with certificates and medals during the closing ceremony. Of the six international students on the podium, two were from Stellenbosch University!
Gabriël Roux (study leader: Prof Herman Steyn) won the British Interplanetary Society Prize for the best technical paper presentation: A Novel High-Performance Nanosatellite Attitude and Rate Sensor.
Jürgen Lüdemann (study leader: Arno Barnard) won the Graduate Category 2nd prize (Silver medal) for his paper presentation: Sub-pixel image registration on an embedded satellite platform.
Photo: From the left are Gabriël Roux and Jürgen Lüdemann, Maties Satellite Engineering postgraduate students who won top awards at the IAC-2018 in Bremen, Germany.