István Sárhegyi, on behalf of International Space University and Hungarian Space Office announced in the International Astronautical Congress, held in Adelaide, Australia, that Budapest candidated officially for the hosting of Space Studies Program of 2020, organised by International Space University.
István Sárhegyi – the trainee lawyer of Sárhegyi and Partners Law Firm – had also participated in the Space Studies Program (SSP) during this summer in Ireland. That is a graduate level professional development program conducted by ISU (International Space University) since 1988.
Hungary sent its first satellite (MASAT-1) in 2012 and became a full member of European Space Agency in 2015. The winning of the right to host the SSP 2020 could be a significant progress for the establishing of a developed domestic space-sector. Beside it, the international attention that tending for the Program could results several positive benefits for Hungary as well.