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News Mail No. 094 Jun/07/2012
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**CONTENTS

1. News on APRSAF
- APRSAF-19 information
- SAFE workshop & Climate R3 workshop successfully held

 

2. GCOM W1 & KOMPSAT-3 successfully launched

 

3. Collaboration between Indonesia and Japan for small satellite development

 

4. KAZCOSMOS and GISTDA sign an agreement on space programs

 

5.LAPAN's activity targets for 2012-2014

 

6. Event Calendar

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1. News on APRSAF
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- APRSAF-19 information
The home page of the APRSAF website has been changed to
display details of APRSAF-19.
http://www.aprsaf.org/
All updates regarding APRSAF-19 will be posted on the
following page:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf19/meeting_details.php
Hence, please visit this page occasionally.

 

- SAFE & Climate R3 workshops successfully held
Two workshops were successfully organized by APRSAF at the
Novotel Perth Langley Hotel in Perth, Australia.

 

The fourth Space Applications For Environment (SAFE)
workshop was conducted on May 22 and 23, with 37
participants. The progress of five ongoing prototype
projects was reported, and three new prototype projects from
Cambodia, Indonesia, and Bangladesh were approved.
A report of the SAFE workshop is available at the website of SAFE:
http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/TOP/html/events/4th_ws_report.html

 

Further information on the SAFE workshop will be provided in
the next issue of APRSAF News Letter, which will be
published in July.

 

Further, information regarding the other workshop, Climate
R3, will be provided in the next issue of News Mail as well
as News Letter.

 

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2. GCOM-W1 & KOMPSAT-3 successfully launched
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On May 18, 2012, Japanese Global Change Observation Mission
1st - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1) and the Korean Multi-purpose
Satellite 3 (KOMPSAT-3) were successfully launched by the
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21.

 

GCOM-W1 is the first satellite of the GCOM series, and it
carries the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
(AMSR2) - an instrument to observe water-related parameters
such as precipitation, water vapor, sea surface wind speed,
sea surface temperature, soil moisture, and snow depth.

 

KOMPSAT-3 carries an electro-optical camera, which will
provide high-resolution images. The acquired data will be
used for public safety purposes, land and resources
management, and disaster monitoring.

 

References:
JAXA Press Release:
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2012/05/20120518_h2af21_e.html
KARI Press Release (in Korean):
http://www.kari.re.kr/bbs/bbs_index.asp?ptype=view&code=pr01&idx=12117&page=1&catcode=1410000000&depthno=5


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3. Collaboration between Indonesia and Japan for small satellite development
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On April 19, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
of Indonesia (LAPAN) announced a conference of Indonesian
organizations, including LAPAN, and Japanese institutions
such as Hokkaido University to discuss cooperation on a
small satellite development project at the Bogor
Agricultural University (IPB) in Indonesia. Development of
short/long-term cooperation plans, exchange of information
on small satellite development, and essential points for
cooperation on these programs were discussed at the
conference. Indonesia and Japan confirmed the possibility of
cooperation for the development of small remote sensing
satellites.

 

Reference:
LAPAN News (in Indonesian)
http://www.lapan.go.id/doc_news/Ina-Jap_sat.html

 

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4. KAZCOSMOS and GISTDA sign an agreement on space programs
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On April 28, the National Space Agency of the Republic of
Kazakhstan (KAZCOSMOS) announced the signing of an agreement
with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development
Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) regarding cooperation on space
programs. Dr. Talgat Mussabayev, Chairman of KAZCOSMOS, and
Dr. Somchet Thinaphong, Chairman of GISTDA Executive Board
signed the agreement during Dr. Thinaphong's
visit to Kazakhstan.

 

Reference:
KAZCOSMOS News (in Russian)
http://kazcosmos.gov.kz/ru/novosti/v-respubliku-kazaxstan-pribyila.html

 

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5. LAPAN's activity targets for 2012-2014
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The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of Indonesia
(LAPAN) has announced its activity targets for 3 years,
until the end of the year 2014. Four key target areas are
aerospace technologies, remote sensing, atmosphere science
study, and space policy. LAPAN aims to make significant
contributions to the nation by promoting the development of
aerospace technologies and supporting space resource
management and early-warning/disaster mitigation programs
conducted by the government or private companies.

 

LAPAN, Sasaran Kegiatan Tahun 2012 (in Indonesian)
http://www.lapan.go.id/sasaran2012.pdf

 

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

 

- "SPACE: From Foray to Habitation"
(9-10 July 2012, Isle of Man)
http://spaceconf.com/

 

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

 

-The 5th meeting on Cosmic Dust
(6-10 August, Kobe, Japan)
https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/Welcome.html

 

-The XXII Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
(25 August - 1 September, Melbourne, Australia)
http://www.isprs2012.org/



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