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The 6th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

Meeting Details


Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) is the conference to exchange the views and perspectives on space development in the region. Under the theme of "Application of Space Technology", this sixth session is to discuss the subject such as promotion of cooperation with the regional space development organizations and the Japanese organizations that are utilizing the space technology. The forum has been held five times since 1993. First four sessions were convened in Tokyo. The fifth session was convened in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • The 1st Session : Tokyo, Japan / Sep. 1993
  • The 2nd Session : Tokyo, Japan / Oct.-Nov.1994
  • The 3rd Session : Tokyo, Japan / Mar.1995
  • The 4th Session : Tokyo, Japan / Mar.1997
  • The 5th Session : Ulanbaatar, Mongolia / Jun.1998/Co-Host Style

Participating Countries and Organizations

Bangladesh, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kiribati,
Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thai, Vietnam, United States,
UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA),
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),
International Space University

NASDA's Roles:

Being one of the host organizations, NASDA takes charge in operation of the forum as well as secretariat. Also NASDA takes part in a number of presentations and reports.

Outline of the 6th Session

Host Organization

  • Science and Technology Agency (STA)
  • National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)
  • Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)


May 24 -May 27, 1999
(Technical Tour on 24)


NASDA Tsukuba Space Center


Prof. Yasunori Matogawa, ISAS


First Day :

Technical Tour : Research Institutes in Tsukuba Science City

Second Day:

Registration, Opening Plenary Session, Welcome Address, Keynote Address
Session: Space Education and Public Relations, Space Environment Utilization

Third Day:

Session: Earth Observation

Fourth Day :

Session: Satellite Utilization Projects in the Field of Communication, Broadcasting, and Global Positioning, Discussion, Closing Session



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