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Newsletter -No.046, 26/Sept/ 2008

1. Second Announcement of APRSAF-15 (Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam)

2. National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) became an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Centre, September 1

3. China Launched Satellites to Monitor Natural Disasters

4. China Launched Its Third Manned Spacecraft (Shenzhou-7) Successfully

5. [[Series 4: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]] -IMS-1, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India-

6. Report of the United Nations/Indonesia Regional Workshop on Integrated Space Technology Applications to Water Resources Management, Environmental Protection and Disaster Vulnerability Mitigation, Indonesia - July 7 - 11

7. [[Event Information - September -October 2008]]
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1. Second Announcement of APRSAF-15 (Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam)
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Following the first announcement of the 15th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-15), the Second Announcement was released on September 19, 2008. We would greatly appreciate it if you registered online by no later than October 24, 2008. Please visit this site https://www.prime-intl.co.jp/aprsaf15/registration.html.

We are look forward to seeing you in Viet Nam.

*Information on APRSAF-15 is available at the following site.

APRSAF-15 Website:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf15/meeting_details.php
Second Announcement of APRSAF-15:
http://www.aprsaf.org/data/aprsaf15_data/Final_2ndAnn_GD-1.pdf



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2. National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) became an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Centre, September 1
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Considering the importance of the activities carried out in the fields of aerial and satellite remote sensing, the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), an autonomous society under the Department of Space (DOS), was converted into a full-fledged government organization called the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) on September 1, 2008.

ISRO Website:
http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/Sep01_2008.htm



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3. China Launched Satellites to Monitor Natural Disasters
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On September 6, 2008, China launched two satellites to monitor the environment and natural disasters.

China View - September 6, 2008:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/06/content_9806611.htm



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4. China Launched Its Third Manned Spacecraft (Shenzhou-7) Successfully
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The manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 was launched on 25th September from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in north western Gansu Province. The mission includes the country's first ever spacewalk.



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5. [[Series 4: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]] IMS-1, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India
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The first mission of the Indian Mini Satellite Series, IMS-1, has been developed by taking advantage of improvements in technology and miniaturization. IMS-1 is a state-of-the-art, small satellite mission carrying miniaturized versions of hyperspectral and multi-spectral cameras.

Full text of the article: http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_66.php



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6. Report of the United Nations/Indonesia Regional Workshop on Integrated Space Technology Applications to Water Resources Management, Environmental Protection and Disaster Vulnerability Mitigation, Indonesia - July 7 - 11
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This workshop focused on using space technologies to improve management of both water and the environment, and to reduce natural disasters such as floods, droughts, water-related disasters caused by climate change, deforestation, forest fires, and land use.
More than 100 people from the following countries and the Office for Outer Space Affairs attended the Workshop: Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Iraq, Lao People's Democratic
Republic, Republic of Maldives, Union of Myanmar, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, The Republic of the Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Kingdom of Thailand, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

Full text of the article
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2008/feature_67.php



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7. [[Event Information - September -October 2008]]
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*Sep 29 - Oct 3
The 59th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2008)
Glasgow, Scotland
http://www.iac2008.co.uk/sitesia.aspx/page/236/Node/112/l/ja

*Oct 1-3
4th Asian Space Conference
Taipei, Taiwan
http://www2.nspo.org.tw/ASC2008/index.html

*Oct 4 - 10
World Space Week (WSW)
http://www.worldspaceweek.org/

*Oct 16
Geoinformatics Applications Sri Lanka 2008
Colombo, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
http://www.accimt.ac.lk/courses/GeoConf.pdf

*Oct 21-24
United Nations/India/ESA Regional Workshop on Using Space Technology for Tele-Epidemiology to Benefit Asia and the Pacific Region
Lucknow, India
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SAP/sched/index.html

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