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APRSAF-25

Day 1 & Day 2 : Working Group Sessions

Two-day working group sessions of APRSAF-25 began on Tuesday, November 6 at Sheraton Towers Singapore. More than 330 participants so far have joined the sessions.

Space Applications Working Group

Space Technology Working Group

Space Environment Utilization Working Group

Space Education Working Group

Day 3 : Plenary Session

On November 8 and 9, Plenary Session was held.

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Jonathan Hung
President,
Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)
Opening Remarks

General Co-Chair, Ms. Naoko Okamura
Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
Keynote Speech

Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa
President
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Summary of APRSAF-24

Dr. P.G. Diwakar
Director,
Earth Observation Applications & Disaster Management Support Program Office (EDPO),
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), INDIA
Executive Committee (ExCom) Activity Report

Mr. Yoshikazu Shoji
Chair of APRSAF Executive Committee (ExCom)
Country Report
Country Reports
Moderator:
  • Mr. Jonathan Hung
    President,
    Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)
  • Mr. Yoshikazu Shoji
    Director,
    International Relations and Research Department,
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Speakers:


  • Mr. Anthony Murfett
    Deputy Head,
    Australia Space Agency (ASA), AUSTRALIA

  • Mr. Sonam Phuntsho
    Chief ICT Officer, Department IT and Telecom,
    Ministry of Information and Communications, BHUTAN

  • Mr. Xu Yangson
    Director for International Cooperation,
    China National Space Administration (CNSA), CHINA

  • Dr. P.G. Diwakar
    Director, EDPO, ISRO, INDIA

  • Ms. Erna Sri Adiningsih
    Prime Secretary,
    National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), INDONESIA

  • Mr. Yasuhiro Yukimatsu
    Deputy Director General for International Cooperation,
    National Space Policy Secretariat,
    Cabinet Office,
    Government of Japan, JAPAN

  • Mr. Marat Nurguzhin
    Vice Minister,
    Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry,
    KAZAKHSTAN

  • Ms. Soojeong Park
    Deputy Director,
    Space and Big Science Policy Division,
    Space, Nuclear & Big Science Policy Bureau,
    Office of R&D Policy,
    Ministry of Science and ICT, KOREA

  • Ms. Clarinda G. Reyes
    Supervising Research Specialist, Emerging Technology Development Division, PCIEERD, DOST, PHILIPPINES

  • Mr. Kwoh Leong Keong
    Director,
    the Centre for Remote Imaging,
    Sensing and Processing (CRISP), SINGAPORE

  • Mr. Damrongrit Niammuad
    Acting Rector of GISTDA Academy,
    Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA),
    THAILAND

  • Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi
    Executive Director, UAE Space Agency (UAESA), UAE

  • Ms. Neevy Laningham
    Asia-Pacific Regional Space Cooperation,
    Office of Space & Advanced Technology,
    The U.S. Department of State, USA

  • Dr. Dao Ngoc Chien
    Deputy Director-General,
    Department of High Technology,
    Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST),
    VIETNAM
Space Cooperation with the Asia Pacific Region

Moderator:
Mr. Shirishkumar Ravan
Senior Programme Officer,
United Nations Office of Outer Space (UNOOSA)

Speakers:


  • Mr. Shirishkumar Ravan
    Senior Programme Officer,
    United Nations Office of Outer Space (UNOOSA)

  • Mr. Ko Hamamoto
    Infrastructure Specialist,
    Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Mr. Kwoh Leong Keong
    Chairperson,
    ASEAN-Sub Committee on Space Technology and Application
    (ASEAN-SCOSA)

  • Mr. Isamu Yamaguchi
    Director,
    Space Policy Division,
    Foreign Policy Bureau,
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)

  • Mr. Hamza Hameed
    International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

  • Mr. Keran Wang
    Chief,
    Space Application Section,
    Information & Communications technology & Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UNESCAP
Summary Reports by Working Groups & Initiatives

Speakers:


  • Space Application Working Group (SAWG) / SAFE Initiative

    Mr. Kwoh Leong Keong
    Chairperson, ASEAN-Sub Committee on Space Technology and Application (ASEAN-SCOSA)

  • Space Technology Working Group (STWG)

    Prof. Kay Soon Low
    Professor, National University of Singapore/ Director, Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR)

  • Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) / Kibo-ABC Initiative

    Mr. Cheng Hai Tan
    Professional Member, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)

  • Space Education Working Group (SEWG)

    Dr. Rogel Mari Sese
    Program Leader, National Space Development Program

  • Sentinel Asia Initiative

    Mr. Koji Suzuki
    Executive Director, Asia Disaster reduction Center (ADRC)
Special Session by SSTA

Moderator:
Ms. Lynette Tan
Executive Director
SSTA

Speakers:

- Mr. Tan Khai Pang, COO/CTO, Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd
- Mr. Tan Chee Seng, Director, A*STAR - I2R
- Mr. Nobu Okada, CEO, Astroscale Pte Ltd
- Asst Prof. Amal Chandran, Assistant Professor, NTU – SaRC
- Dr. Victor Khoo, Senior Deputy, Director(Land Survey), Singapore Land Authority

Heads of Space Agencies Session

Moderator:

- Dr. Chiaki Mukai, Senior Advisor to the Director General, JAXA, JAPAN

Panelists:

- Mr. Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency (ASA) , AUSTRALIA
- Dr. P.G. Diwakar, Director (as Deputy Head to AP-25), Earth Observation Applications & Disaster Management
  Support Program Office (EDPO), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), INDIA
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin, Chairman, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), INDONESIA
- Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), JAPAN
- Dr. Anond Snidvongs, Executive Director, Geo-Information Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA),
  THAILAND
- Mr. Sergey Saveliev, Deputy Director General, Russian State Space Corporation (ROSCOSMOS), RUSSIA
- Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi, Executive Director (as Deputy Head to AP-25), UAE Space Agency (UAESA), UAE
- Mr. Marat Nurguzhin, Vice Minister, Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry
  (supervising Kazakhstan Aerospace Committee, KAZCOSMOS), KAZAKHSTAN
- Mr. Vu Viet Phuong, Deputy Director General, Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) of Vietnam Academy of
  Science and Technology (VAST), VIETNAM

Day 4 : Plenary Session

The second day of the Plenary Session started with the Remarks by General Co-Chair, Mr. Kong Hwee Tan, Executive Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).


Mr. Kong Hwee Tan
Executive Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
Space Exploration Session

Moderator:

- Ms. Kanae Kurata, Director, Office of Space Utilization Promotion, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
  Science and Technology (MEXT), JAPAN
- Mr. Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, Deputy Director, Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center, JAXA

Panelists:

- Mr. Garvey McIntosh, NASA Asia Representative, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
- Mr. G. Ravi Chandra Babu, Head, IRS&SS Systems Division (ISSD), U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC),
  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), INDIA
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin, Chairman, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), INDONESIA
- Mr. Adam Brian Gilmour, CEO, Gilmour Space Technologies, Australia
- Mr. Norihiro Suzuki, Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Organization for Research Advancement,
  Research Institute for Science and Technology, Research Center, JAPAN

Space Policy Session

Moderator / Speaker:

- Mr. Yosuke Asai, Director, Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JAPAN

Panelists:

- Mr. Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency (ASA), AUSTRALIA
- Dr. P.G. Diwakar, Director, Earth Observation Applications & Disaster Management Support Program Office (EDPO),
  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), INDIA
- Mr. Robertus Heru Triharjanto, Director for Space Policy Study Center,
  National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), INDONESIA
- Ms. Soojeong Park, Deputy Director, Space and Big Science Policy Division, Space, Nuclear & Big Science Policy
  Bureau, Office of R&D Policy, Ministry of Science and ICT, KOREA
- Dr. Dao Ngoc Chien, Deputy Director-General, Department of High Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology,
  VIETNAM

Space Leaders' Roundtable

The announcement of APRSAF-26 was delivered by Mr. Masato Nakamura, Vice-President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).


Mr. Masato Nakamura
Vice-President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Joint Statement was made as a fruit of an active discussion.

The General Co-Chairs closed the Plenary Session.

APRSAF Activities & Related Projects

During APRSAF-25, Five sub-sessions were conducted as below:

SAFE Initiative Workshop
Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop
The 4th Meeting on Joint Development of Innovative Small & Cube Satellite
Side Events

  • The 5th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop
    (APSGW 2018)

  • Academic Space Policy Workshop
Water Rocket Event

APRSAF-25 Water Rocket Event was held from 2nd to 4th November 2018 in Singapore. 58 Students at age of 12 to 16 from 12 countries in Asia-Pacific region participated in the event, enjoying international communication as well as the water rocket competition.

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