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**************** ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM ***************
Newsletter -No.050, 20/February/ 2009


1. The Third GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium

2. Activities in 2009, KARI and South Korea by Dr. Chin-Young Hwang, Director of the Policy & International Relations Division, KARI

3. Kazakhstan Participated in APRSAF for the First Time

4. Two Years of LAPAN-TUBSAT Operating in Orbit, Indonesia

5. [[Event Information - March - May 2009]]

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1. The Third GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium
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From February 4 to 6, 2009, the Third GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium “Data Sharing for Transverse GEOSS” (3rd GEOSS AP Symposium) was held at the Kyoto Research Park in Japan. The symposium was organized by the secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) with the support of the Japanese government. Over 250 participants from 33 countries attended the symposium.

3rd GEOSS AP Website: http://www.prime-intl.co.jp/geoss/
GEO Website: http://www.earthobservations.org/

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2. Activities in 2009, KARI and South Korea by Dr. Chin-Young Hwang,
Director of the Policy & International Relations Division, KARI
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The year 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). South Korea has several important events taking place this year including the launch of Korea's first space launch vehicle, KSLV-I; the launch of Korea's first developed geostationary satellite, COMS; and the 60th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) which will be held in Daejeon, South Korea.

Full text of the article:
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2009/feature_75.php#d

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3. Kazakhstan Participated in APRSAF for the First Time
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In APRSAF-15, held in Vietnam in December 2008, there were six participants from Kazakhstan. This was the first time for Kazakhstan to participate in the forum.
One of the Kazakhstani participants, Dr. Talgat Mussabayev, Chairman of National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, wrote about his experience of APRSAF-15.

Message from Dr. Talgat Mussabayey:
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2009/feature_77.php

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4. Two Years of LAPAN-TUBSAT Operating in Orbit, Indonesia
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January 2009 marks the second year of LAPAN-TUBSAT's operations in orbit. LAPAN-TUBSAT is a microsatellite developed by Indonesia Aeronautics and Space Institute (LAPAN) in cooperation with Technische Universitat Berlin, and it was launched in January 2007.

Full text of the article: http://www.aprsaf.org/data/feature/feature_076.pdf

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5. [[Event Information - March - May 2009]]
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*Mar 20-21
iGeomap 2009 Urban Infrastructure and GIS
Bangalore, India
http://www.igeomap.org

*Mar 25-27
First Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.unescap.org/icstd/cdrr/2009/

*Mar 25-29
2nd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes
(EOGC2009)
Chengdu, China
http://www.eogc2009.com.cn/

*May 13-14
7th Annual Mekong Flood Forum
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.mrcmekong.org/MRC_news/7th-annual-mekong-flood-forum.htm

*May 20-22
Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event
Shanghai, China
http://www.urban-remote-sensing-2009.org.cn/

*May 21-22
GEOSS Sensor Web Workshop
Ibaraki, Japan
http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/090521_geoss

*May 25-29
EOGC2009 (the Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes)
Chengdu, China
http://www.eogc2009.com.cn/
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