The Small Satellite Students Innovation Forum of the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU) was held on April 8th -13th in Blagoveshchensk Russia. Being a member school of ASRTU, NPU sent a delegation to participate in the forum. During the conference, Dr. BaiBo, a teacher from NPU Shaanxi Provincial Small Satellite Engineering Laboratory, delivered a report entitled “THE QB50 PROJECT—What Can We Learn From It”, demonstrating the progress of the QB50 PROJECT which was sponsored by NPU Graduate School, and sharing their success with all the participants of the forum. This report obtained favorable comment from the Organizing Committee, winning one of the two Second Prize Awards, the First Prize Award being presented to Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU).
ASRTU Small Satellite Students Innovation Forum is mainly aimed to encourage young students of both China and Russia to conduct joint research on small satellites. And by virtue of the superior resources in spaceflight of the two countries, it is hoped that the first ASRTU small satellite be launched in 2020 or at an even earlier time.