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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM (APRSAF)
News Mail No. 091 Feb/22/2012
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**CONTENTS

1. News from APRSAF Community
??- Request for Proposals of JAXA Mini-Project 2012-13
??- News Requested from APRSAF Community

2. LAPAN conducts a training program for Mozambique

3. KARI announces its launch plan for 2012

4. ISRO to launch RISAT-1 and Insat-3D

5. Event Calendar

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1. News from APRSAF Community
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- Request for Proposals of JAXA Mini-Project 2012-13

Applications for JAXA Mini-Project 2012-13 are now being
accepted and will be closed on February 28, 2012. This
project provides a first-hand experience to the
participating agencies/institutions in satellite data
handling, modeling, and validation. For details, please
visit the following website:
http://web-tutorials.tksc.jaxa.jp/04_request%20proposal/index.html

-*** News Requested from APRSAF Community***
We welcome information on current activities and upcoming
events at your organizations to be included in our News
Mails. Please feel free to send us the latest news at the
address <secretariataprsaf.org>

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2. LAPAN conducts a training program for Mozambique
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The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has announced that it carried out a training program for Mozambican engineers in December 2011, regarding operation and control of ground station for earth observation satellites. This program aimed to obtain LAPAN-TUBSAT data in Mozambique.

Reference:
- LAPAN News
http://www.lapan.go.id/doc_news/mztrain.html

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3. KARI announces its launch plan for 2012
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Kim Seung Jo, President of the Korea Aerospace Research
Institute (KARI), reportedly announced KARI's launch plan
for 2012, including two multipurpose satellites, KOMPSAT-5
and KOMPSAT-3, a science and technology satellite, STSAT-3,
and a satellite launch vehicle, KSLV-1.

KOMPSAT-5 carrying the first Korean SAR payload with
resolution of 1-3 m will be launched by the Dnepr rocket,
and KOMPSAT-3 carrying a high-resolution optical sensor with
a 0.7 m panchromatic band and a 2.8 m multispectral band
will be launched by an H-IIA launch vehicle.

Reference:
- Yonhapnews (in Korean)
http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/economy/2012/01/02/0303000000AKR20120102118400063.HTML

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4. ISRO to launch RISAT-1 and Insat-3D
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According to Times of India (January 20, 2012), K.
Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO), has announced that ISRO will launch
India's first radar satellite, RISAT-1, no earlier than
March 15, 2012. Its all-weather monitoring capability will
be used in the agriculture sector and for border patrol.

In addition, DNA News (January 18, 2012) reported that a
meteorological satellite, Insat-3D, would be launched at the
end of December 2012.

References:
- Times of India
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-20/nashik/30646576_1_nhrdf-largest-onion-insat-3d
- DNA News
http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_risat-1-to-be-launched-anytime-from-march-15_1639171

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5. Event Calendar
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-The Second AKARI Conference
(27-29 February 2012, Jeju, Korea)
http://uju.snu.ac.kr/AKARI-2/index.htm

-The 5th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium
(2-4 April 2012, Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.geoss-ap-symposium.org/index.html

-WGISS-33 Meeting
(23-27 April 2012, Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.ceos.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=77&Itemid=200

-GHRSST XIII Science Team Meeting
(4-8 June 2012, Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.prime-pco.com/ghrsst/index.html

-39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
(14-22 July 2012, Karnataka, India)
http://www.cospar2012india.org/Default.aspx

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