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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM (APRSAF)
Newsletter -No. 071 Aug/06/2010
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**CONTENTS
1. APRSAF news
- The second SAFE workshop
- JPTM2010 for Sentinel Asia Step 2
- The sixth Sentinel Asia System (SAS) Operation Training
- APRSAF-17 Water Rocket Event & Poster Contest (Submissions now being accepted)

2. COMS-1 Reaches Geostationary Orbit

3. PSLV Successfully Launches CARTOSAT-2B along with Four Auxiliary Satellites

4. HAYABUSA Successfully Returns to the Earth

5. Event Calendar

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1. APRSAF news
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- The second SAFE workshop
The Second Space Applications For Environment (SAFE) workshop was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28 & 29 June. The workshop was co-organized by the Coast Conservation Department (CCD) of Sri Lanka and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

In the workshop, two new SAFE prototype projects proposals were approved: Water Cycle Monitoring in Pakistan and Modelling Ocean Frontal Zones in Sri Lanka. The results of completed prototypes, and the statuses of on-going prototypes, were also reported.
For information on the workshop:
http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/TOP/html/events/2nd_ws.html

- JPTM2010 for Sentinel Asia Step 2 was held in July
The Joint Project Team Meeting 2010 (JPTM2010) for Sentinel Asia STEP-2 was held from 6 to 8 July in Manila, Philippines. The meeting was co-organized by the Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD) of the Department of Science Technology (DOST), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The three-day meeting heard reports on the progress of Sentinel Asia Step-2 and enhancements to Sentinel Asia, as well as country reports. As far as progress with Sentinel Asia Step-2 is concerned, reports were submitted concerning the start of cooperation with the International Charter and the current status. On the last day, participants discussed the future of Sentinel Asia, sharing their ideas about improvements.

- The sixth Sentinel Asia System (SAS) Operation Training
The sixth Sentinel Asia System (SAS) Operation Training was held at the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Bangkok, Thailand, from 19 to 23 July 2010. The training aimed to enhance skills relating to operation of Sentinel Asia Step-2, and to gather feedback from trainees to improve the system.
For further information, including agenda and photos, please visit the GISTDA Website:
http://new.gistda.or.th/en/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=345&Itemid=50&year=2010&month=07&day=19&uid=898205aea089e45c153b475c802484a4

- APRSAF-17 Water Rocket Event & Poster Contest (Submissions now being accepted)
A sequence of APRSAF-17 side events will be held in Melbourne, Australia, in November.
Water Rocket Event: 20-21 November 2010
Poster Contest: 23-26 November 2010
For details, please visit the following pages:
- APRSAF-17 Water Rocket Event Outline
http://www.aprsaf.org/data/aprsaf17_data/APRSAF17_WRE_Outline.pdf
- APRSAF-17 Water Rocket Event ? Rules for Launch Competition

http://www.aprsaf.org/data/aprsaf17_data/APRSAF17_WR_Launch_Competition_Rules.pdf

- APRSAF-17 Poster Contest Announcement
http://www.aprsaf.org/data/aprsaf17_data/APRSAF17_Poster_Contest.pdf

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2. COMS-1 Reaches Geostationary Orbit
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On 5 July 2010, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced that Korea's Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite-1 (COMS-1), reached geostationary orbit at 128.2 E longitude, and an altitude of 36,000 km,. COMS-1 produced its first meteorological images on 12 July, and ocean images on 13 July.

KARI news (Korean)
http://www.kari.re.kr/bbs/bbs_index.asp?ptype=view&code=pr01&idx=10780&page=1&catcode=1410000000&depthno=5
Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) News (Korean)
http://www.newswire.co.kr/newsRead.php?no=485362

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3. PSLV Successfully Launches CARTOSAT-2B along with Four Auxiliary Satellites
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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15) successfully launched CARTOSAT-2B, the advanced remote sensing satellite, along with four auxiliary satellites, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on 12 July 2010.

ISRO Press Release:
http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/scripts/pressreleasein.aspx?Jul12_2010

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4. HAYABUSA Returns Successfully to the Earth
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The Japanese asteroid explorer “HAYABUSA” returned to the Earth successfully on 13 June 2010, after about a seven-year return journey to the asteroid Itokawa. A capsule which separated from HAYABUSA safely touched down, and was later retrieved, in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA), Australia.
It was confirmed that minute particles were found in the sampler capsule, and that these are now being examined to see whether they are from Itokawa.
HAYABUSA Return, the Australian Government Space Portal:
http://www.space.gov.au/INTERNATIONAL/Pages/HayabusaReturn.aspx
HAYABUSA -The Final Approach-, JAXA:
http://hayabusa.jaxa.jp/e/index.html

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5. Event Calendar
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- Bengaluru Space Expo 2010
(25-28 August 2010, Bangalore, Karnataka, India)
http://www.bsxindia.com/

- International symposium on 'Benefiting from Earth Observation:
Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the
Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region'
(4-6 October 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal)
http://geoportal.icimod.org/symposium2010/

- APSCC 2010 Satellite Conference and Exhibition
(5-7 October 2010, Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.apscc.or.kr/event/apscc2010.asp

- Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User conference
(23-26 November 2010, Suva, Fiji)
http://www.picisoc.org/PacGISRS2010

- International Conference on Disaster Management & Cultural Heritage
(12-14 December 2010, Thimpu, Bhutan)
http://www.ddm.gov.bt/conference/index.php

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