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Newsletter -No.042, 2/ Jun/ 2008

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1. Indian PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites into Orbit - April 28, 2008

2. [[Sentinel Asia Activities]] Providing Images of Disaster Areas in Myanmar and China

3. [[Series 4: Introduction of the Current Status of Small Japanese Satellites]] Introduction of SOHLA

4. “Discovery” Launched with Kibo's Pressurized Module

5. [[Event Information - June 2008]]

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1. Indian PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites into Orbit - April 28, 2008
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On April 28, the Indian Space Research Organization's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C9) successfully launched the remote sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2A, IMS-1z (mini satellite), and eight nanosatellites for international customers. On April 30, both CARTOSAT-2A and IMS-1z sent their first images of India from space to the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA).

ISRO Web site:
http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/April28_2008.htm
http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/April30_2008.htm

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2. [[Sentinel Asia Activities]] Providing Images of Disaster Areas in Myanmar and China

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Sentinel Asia is providing images of the disaster areas in Myanmar and China.

Sentinel Asia Website:
http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/
http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/contents/RDEO.html

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3. [[Series 4: Introduction of the Current Status of Small Japanese Satellites]] Introduction of SOHLA
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In summer 2008, SOHLA-1, the satellite of the Space Oriented Higashiosaka Leading Association (SOHLA) will be launched together with another five small, piggyback satellites.

Full text of the article: http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_56.php

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4. “Discovery” Launched with Kibo's Pressurized Module
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The Space Shuttle “Discovery”, with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide onboard, was successfully launched on June 1, 2008.
The STS-124 Mission (1J), the second of the three “Kibo” (Japanese Experiment module) designated assembly missions, will deliver the Pressurized Module and Robotic Arm of the Kibo to the International Space Station (ISS).

JAXA Website: http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
NASA Website: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

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5. [[Event Information - June 2008]]
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*June 1 - 8
26th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science
Hamamatsu, Japan
http://www.ists.or.jp/index.html

*June 5-6
The 1st Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia STEP-2 (1st JPTM for SA2)
Hyougo, Japan
http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/news/Announce_SA2JPTM1.html
http://www.aprsaf.org/initiatives/sentinel_asia/wg_jptm_sa2.php

*June 5-6
2nd CEOS Precipitation Constellation Workshop
Tokyo, Japan
Contact: pcw-2@restec.or.jp

*June 11-20
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space : 2008 Fifty-first session
Vienna, Austria
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/COPUOS/index.html

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