23 students who registered in 2015 for MASTA Program majoring in RS&GIS, GNSS and Micro-Satellite successfully completed their thesis proposal defense from June 27 to 30, 2016. A panel of supervisors reviewed the literature reviews and thesis proposal reports submitted by the students and gave comments and advice accordingly. Most of the students’ research topics are closely related to the requirements of space technology applications and practical space technology application projects in their home countries. Two students will conduct their thesis research in their home countries, and the others will conduct their research at Beihang University. Students of MASTA 2015 Program are expected to graduate in June 2017.