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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM
Newsletter -No.062, 25/Nov/2009
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**CONTENTS
1. Registration for the APRSAF-16 Now Open

2. Interview with Dr. Nair, Chairman (at the time) of ISRO and Mr. Ismail, director of ANGKASA

3. Report on IAC2009

4. News from the People's Republic of Bangladesh

5. LAPAN Plans to Launch New Satellites

6. STAR eNews Vol.6

7. Event Calendar

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1. Registration for the APRSAF-16 Now Open
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The registration for the APRSAF-16 is now open.
Please visit the following on-line registration site and complete it no later than January 6, 2010.
https://www.prime-pco.com/aprsaf16/registration.html

- No registration fee is required.
- No financial support for your travel and accommodation.

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2. Interview with Dr. Nair, Chairman (at the time) of ISRO and Mr. Ismail, director of ANGKASA
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The APRSAF secretariat conducted interviews at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Republic of Korea, in October 2009.

Dr. Madhavan Nair, ISRO Chairman at the time, India
http://www.aprsaf.org/interview/interviews_features/interviews_2009/36.php

Mr. Maszlan Ismail, director of ANGKASA, Malaysia
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/interviews_2009/37.phpl

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3. Report on IAC
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The APRSAF Secretariat participated in the 60th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Daejeon, Republic of Korea held from 12 to 16 October 2009 and ran a booth at the venue. A report on the congress is now available on the APRSAF Website.
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2009/feature_101.php

IAC2009 Website: http://www.iac2009.kr/

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4. News from the People's Republic of Bangladesh
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'World Space Week-2009 Celebrated at Enayetpur'

World Space Week is to celebrate the contribution of space technology to the development of humankind. During the week, there are many space-related events and education programmes worldwide.

In Bangladesh, the World Space Week was held from 9 to 10 October 2009. Many students, teachers and space enthusiasts participated and enjoyed events such as contests for Space Arts, Air Rockets, Balloon Rockets and Water Rocket. The report of the events is available on this page:
http://www.astronomy2009-bd.org/wsw-2009_celebrated_at_enayetpur.htm
(International Year of Astronomy 2009 (Bangladesh Node))

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5. LAPAN Plans to Launch New Satellites
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The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia (LAPAN) held a seminar on launch vehicles, satellite development and space technology applications on 29 July. There, Mr. Sowearto Hardhienata, Deputy Technology Director, announced that the "Lapan-A2", earth observation satellite and "Lapan-Orari",
amateur radio satellite would be launched in 2011 and the "Rocket Pengorbit Satelit(RPS)", satellite launch vehicle, currently under development, would be launched in 2014 respectively. The "Lapan-A2"'satellite for disaster monitoring' is called "Twinsat (Satelit Kembar)" and is to be launched by ISRO's launch vehicle based on the cooperation agreement between LAPAN and ISRO. About 200 people participated in the seminar, including teachers, junior and senior high school students, and parties concerned with the Ministry of Research and Technology Indonesia (RISTEK).

LAPAN is also planning to establish two new ground stations in Kototabang, West Sumatra and Parepare, South Sulawesi. Lapan now owns and operates two ground stations in Rumpin, West Java and Biak, Papua.

Full text of the article:
http://www.lapan.go.id/doc_news/19-10-09-c.htm
(LAPAN News, Indonesian)

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6. STAR eNews Vol.6
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The new issue of the STAR eNews has been published and placed on the APRSAF Website.
The contents are:
- Satellite Technology Seminar for STAR program Control Electronics & Control Dynamics (ISRO)
- UN/Austria/ESA Symposium on Small Satellite Programs for Sustainable Development at Graz, Austria
Full text:
http://www.aprsaf.org/data/feature/STAR_eNews006.pdf

* STAR (Satellite Technology for the Asia-Pacific Region)
This program has been established for the purpose of providing the opportunity of capacity building for space agency staff in the Asia-Pacific region and satisfying future Earth Observation needs by increasing the number of satellites in the region.

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7. Event Calendar
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- ASEAN-INDIA Workshop and Annual Meeting on Surface Engineering (AISE) II-2009 (Dec. 1-3, 2009, Bandung, Indonesia)
http://aise2009.fisika.lipi.go.id/

- Committee on Environment and Development (Dec 2-4, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand)
http://www.unescap.org/esd/ced-1.asp

- 97th Indian Science Congress (Jan. 3-7, 2010, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)
http://isc2010.in:8080/isc/index.jsp

- The first Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS (Jan. 25-26, 2010, Bangkok, Thailand)
http://www.multignss.asia/

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