Khwopa Engineering College recently held a momentous “MoA Signing Ceremony” with Antarikchya Pratisthan Nepal (APN). The purpose of this event was to formalize a cooperative relationship between the two entities and establish a shared objective or project.
The ceremony took place on August 7th, 2023, at 7:30 am in Hall 2 of KHEC. The distinguished guests at the event included Dr. Abhas Maskey, the founder of APN, and Er. Siras Sayanju, a member of APN involved in the Danfe Space Mission. Among the attendees from Khwopa Engineering College were Er. Sujan Maka, the principal, Er. Rabindra Phoju, the vice principal, and Er. Yogesh Bajracharya, the head of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, along with other faculty members and students from the 5th and 7th semesters.
Er. Siras Sayanju provided insight into APN, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the space industry and promoting space education in Nepal. APN envisions elevating the status of the space sector and sending a Nepali astronaut into space by 2050. The organization’s mission is to train the next generation of space leaders and designers, enabling them to apply space-based tools to address real-world challenges on Earth. Er. Siras Sayanju also highlighted various projects undertaken by APN, including the Danfe Space Mission, Ground Sensor Terminal (GST), Sasto Cube, Paper Sat, MUNAL, and Space-powered Urban Solutions. Notably, the Sasto Cube (Educational) Satellite Initiative (SSI) was launched on January 1, 2021, with support from the National Innovation Center led by Dr. Mahabir Pun.
The formal signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) by Dr. Abhas Maskey, representing APN, and Er. Sujan Maka from KhEC marked a significant step forward in the collaborative efforts between Khwopa Engineering College and Antarikchya Pratisthan Nepal (APN).
Dr. Abhas Maskey shared his valuable experiences, insights, ideas, opportunities, and challenges related to satellite systems. Both Er. Sujan Maka, the principal of Khwopa Engineering College, and Er. Rabindra Phoju, the vice principal, expressed their heartfelt appreciation to all the stakeholders who contributed to the success of the ceremony.
The event came to a close with a vote of thanks from Er. Yogesh Bajracharya, the Head of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department. During his address, he also provided insights into an ongoing final year project focused on the development of a ground satellite station, adding another layer of enthusiasm and innovation to the occasion.