Meanwhile, Dr. Hwangbo has been in the forefront in the development of the Korean satellite industry for the past several decades. From 1990 to Year 2001, he was the vice president for the Satellite Business Group at Korea Telecom and the program director of the Koreasat – 1, 2 & 3 Programs. He also served as the president of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute from 1989 to 1990.

“As a collective voice representing the satellite industry, APSCC has made a considerable effort to bring the various entities in the satellite community together for communication and cooperation. Each year, APSCC recognises outstanding organizations and individuals through the APSCC Awards to honour them for their collaboration, guidance and support in helping APSCC reach its mission as well as for their contribution to the industry. This year, APSCC and the Awards Committee are pleased to honour the executives and veterans, who have taken the lead to enhance the satellite industry of the region,” said Yutaka Nagai, President of APSCC.