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Newsletter -No.043, 3/ Jul/ 2008

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1. The 26th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), June 1-11, Japan

2. The 1st Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia Step 2 (1st JPTM for SA2) Successfully Ended, June 6, Kobe, Japan

3. China Launched New Communications Satellite

4. Event of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippines

5. Feature Story

6. [[Event Information - July-August 2008]]

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1. The 26th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), June 1-11, Japan
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This year the 26th symposium was held in Hamamatsu, Japan.
The next ISTS (The 27th ISTS) will be held in Tsukuba, Japan, in 2009.

ISTS 2008 Website: http://www.ists.or.jp/

There were 852 participants from 23 countries and over 700 papers were submitted to the symposium. Interviews with GISTDA, ANGKASA, and LAPAN are as follows.
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/interviews_2008/29.php
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/interviews_2008/30.php
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/interviews_2008/31.php

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2. The 1st Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia Step 2 (1st JPTM for SA2) Successfully Ended, June 6, Kobe, Japan

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The 1st JPTM for SA2 ended its two-day program on June 6 2008, in Kobe, Japan. A total of 63 people representing 30 organizations from 18 countries and 7 international organizations attended this meeting.

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

The comments of participants from several countries and international organizations (India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, ADRC and UNESCAP) are as follow;
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_59.php

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3. China Launched New Communications Satellite
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On June 9, China launched a communications satellite, Zhongxing-9, from the south-west of China. Zhongxing-9 will be used for live television broadcasts.

China View Website:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/09/content_8334551.htm

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4. Event of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippines
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DOST is hosting the 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week (ASTW) celebration on July 1-11, 2008 in Manila, Philippines. This event also coincides with the 50th anniversary of DOST and the country's annual
celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) with the theme “Making Science Work for You.”

DOST 50th year anniversary website: http://jubilee.stii.dost.gov.ph/
The 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week website: http://8th-astw.dost.gov.ph/

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5. Feature Story
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The other feature stories are available on the APRSAF website as follows;

“Asia-Pacific Workshop on Carbon Cycle Observations”
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_57.php

“[[Series 1: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]] - SEEDS 2, Nihon University, Japan”
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_58.php



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6. [[Event Information - July-August 2008]]
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*July 3-11
4th International Symposium on Geospatial Information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM 2008)
Beijing, China
Contact: s.zlatanova@otb.tudelft.nl

*July 13-17
2008 IEEE International Conference on Research, Innovation and Vision for the Future in Information and Communication Technologies
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
http://www.rivf.org/

*August 6-9
The 3rd Indonesian Geo-Information Technology Exhibition
Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.geospatial-exh.com/

*August 8-22
National Science and Technology Fair 2008
Bangkok, Thailand

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