MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced that Conrad Chee, MEASAT’s Principal Engineer, Spectrum Management was selected as the winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) Young Talent Award and the recipient of a full scholarship for the 2019 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Programme.
Introduced in 2017, The APSCC Young Talent Award is an initiative by APSCC to ensure a healthy future for the satellite industry and to attract and retain young talent to the satellite and space industries in Asia‐Pacific region.
Conrad has been in the satellite communications industry since 2007. As a Principal Engineer in MEASAT, Conrad is responsible for matters concerning radiofrequency spectrum. He works closely with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on technical negotiations in all bilateral and multilateral frequency coordination meetings within the framework of the ITU-R Radio Regulations and is involved in the process of registering satellite orbital slots to the Radiocommunication Bureau of ITU.
Conrad was presented with the APSCC Young Talent Award by Gregg Daffner, President of APSCC, on 4 October 2018 at the APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia. The award recognised his achievements in leading initiatives, innovation and creativity that made an impact in the Asia-Pacific Region. At the ceremony, Conrad was also presented with a full scholarship from International Space University (ISU) & Boeing for the 2019 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Programme with the University of South Australia, Adelaide.