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1. Selecting Students to Participate in Water Rocket Competition at APRSAF-14 - India & Japan
2. Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) 2007 Satellite Conference and Exhibition - Thailand, September 18-20
3. China successfully launched third Sino-Brazilian Earth Resources Satellite, - September 19
4. Lunar explorer KAGUYA: Results of the Separation of the baby satellites, and Moon Images Shot - Japan
5. [[Snow Leopard Update 3]] Discovering the causes of the previous difficulties
6.[[Event Information and APRSAF Website Updates - October - November 2007]]

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1. Selecting Students to Participate in Water Rocket Competition at APRSAF-14 - India & Japan
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The students from the Asia-Pacific region will be joining the APRSAF water rocket competition, an APRSAF-14 side event, to be held in November 2007. In this event, the students compete to see how far they can make their water rockets fly.
The participating students will be selected through national competitions held in each country of the Asia-Pacific region.
The event information on Japan and India is posted on the APRSAF website.

India
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_23.php
Japan
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_24.php

Last year, 29 students from 13 countries participated in the APRSAF-13 water rocket competition and the students deepened their friendship with one another through sharing their knowledge and skills of making and launching water rockets.


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2. Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) 2007 Satellite Conference and Exhibition - Thailand, September 18-20
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This event was held from September 18 to 20 in Bangkok, Thailand together with over 350 professionals from the satellite and space-related industries and marked its prestige as the most premier satellite event in the Asia-Pacific region.
Themed "Asia - Ready for Challenge", APSCC 2007 featured CEO Roundtable Discussions, as well as 9 panel discussions and conference sessions providing an in-depth look at the cutting-edge satellite technology, as well as particular issues and concerns rising in the region.

"APSCC annual conference and exhibition marked its prestige as the most premier satellite event in the Asia-Pacific region," said Mr. Inho SEO, Director of the Project Development & Coordination of the APSCC, after the event.

Full text of the article:
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_26.php


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3. China successfully launched third Sino-Brazilian Earth Resources Satellite, - September 19
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An Earth Resources Satellite, named 02B (CBERS-2B), was launched on a Chinese Long March 4B carrier rocket on September 19 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern part of China.
This is the third Earth Resources Satellite jointly developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE).

China view - September 19, 2007, by Mr. Song Shutao
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-09/19/content_6754018.htm


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4. Lunar explorer KAGUYA: Results of the Separation of the baby satellites, and takes images of the Earth - Japan
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"KAGUYA" is a lunar explorer that was launched on September 14, 2007 from Japan, and which has satisfactorily flown toward the Moon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performed the separation operation of the onboard baby satellites, the Relay Satellite (Rstar) and the VRAD* satellite (Vstar) of the KAGUYA, respectively on October 9th and 12th, and both the Rstar and the Vstar are confirmed to be in good health.

Moon images taken by KAGUTA onboard camera as well as a comment from the KAGUYA Project Manger, Etsusada TAKIZAWA,, are posted on the following websites:

http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f13/index_e.html
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_27.php

* VRAD satellite: a baby satellite of the KAGUYA that is equipped with a radiowave source for observing the gravity field of the Moon


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5. [[Snow Leopard Update 3]] Discovering the causes of the previous difficulties
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The non-profit organization, Snow Leopard Trust, is studying the home-range size, movement and behavior patterns of wild snow leopards using Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. (Their activities are introduced on the following website, http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_03.php).

Their updated activities are posted on the APRSAF website, edited by Dr. Tom McCarthy, "Discovering the cause of the previous difficulties," which is accessible through the following link, http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2007/feature_25.php


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6. [[Event Information and APRSAF Website Updates - October - November 2007]]
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*October 16-19, 2007
3rd International Yellow River Forum (IYRF)
Dongying City, China
http://forum.yellowriver.cn/

*October 22-24, 2007
4th International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS-4)
Beijing, China
http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/icas/

*Octorber 29-30, 2007
13th CEReS International Symposium on Remote Sensing
Chiba City, Japan
http://www2.cr.chiba-u.jp/symp2007/

*November 5-7, 2007
Joint International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation 2007 & International Symposium on GPS/GNSS 2007
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
http://www.isg-gnss07.com/index1.html

*November 12-16, 2007
28th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2007)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.macres.gov.my/acrs2007/main.html

*November 21-23, 2007
The 14th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-14)
Bangalore, India
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf14/meeting_details.php

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