*Mr. Morokot Sakal is a researcher and lecturer in the IT faculty of the American University of Phnom Penh, and the Robotics teacher in the STEAM program of the AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy.
**Dr. Riccardo Corrado is an assistant professor and chair of the ICT program at the American University of Phnom Penh, and advisor to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. He is also a collaborator with the STEAM program of the AUPP High School-Foxcroft Academy.
***Mrs. Morokot Cheat is a government official in the Cambodian Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, within the Satellite Policy Department.
Satellite-related technology and its applications have been for long time a relatively elitist ecosystem, of which only the wealthier countries could be part of, mainly due to its high initial costs, and not immediate benefits. But, lately, due to the evolution of electronics and technology in general, a new wave of satellites is disrupting the scenario, drastically decreasing the barrier to enter the market, while offering a wide spectrum of applications with relatively fast-returning benefits. This aide-mémoire will uncover the types of satellites along with its multi-faceted benefits that range from human development to education and research, communications and beyond, before moving on to understanding the drives before satellite development trend in the region, specifically ASEAN. As a country that has yet to enter the satellite landscape, there are a few things that Cambodia should look into and prioritize to smoothen this part and join in the race along with the fellow ASEAN member states.