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News Mail No.099 Oct/31/2012
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**CONTENTS

1. News on APRSAF
- APRSAF-19 online registration to close soon

 

2. News from the APRSAF Community
- Report of "World Space Week" from Bangladesh

 

3. Five satellites deployed from ISS

 

4. GEMS workshop held in Korea

 

5. Event Calendar


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1. News on APRSAF
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- APRSAF-19 online registration to close soon
The online registration for APRSAF-19 will be closed shortly. If you
plan to participate in APRSAF-19 and have not yet registered, please do
so at the following online registration site as soon as possible:
https://secure.mediatelier.com/aprsaf19/regist.php

 

Other important information for your participation, such as visa
information, accommodation reservation, etc., is available at the
following URL:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf19/registration.php

 

We plan to issue the final announcement on our website, with any updates
on the schedule of meetings and side events, in November. The final
announcement will also be sent to the registered participants. In the
meantime, please check our APRSAF website periodically at the following
URL address for any updated information:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf19/meeting_details.php/

 

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2. News from the APRSAF Community
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- Report of "World Space Week" from Bangladesh
Bangladesh Astronomical Society (BAS) has contributed a report of
"World Space Week" in Bangladesh to APRSAF News Mail.

 

The "World Space Week" celebration in Bangladesh was held on October 5
and 6 in Enayetpur, a village that lies about 80 miles (130 km)
northwest of Dhaka. This was the 10th anniversary of this event, and
many people participated in several fun activities such as the Space Art
Contest and the Water Rocket Launch Contest.

 

Full report:
http://www.bangastrosociety.org/WSW-2012_Celebrated/WSW_2012_Enayetpur_Bangladesh.htm

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3. Five satellites deployed from ISS
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On October 4, five small satellites were successfully released from the
Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), Kibo, using a Small Satellite Orbital
Deployer (J-SSOD). J-SSOD and the five satellites were carried to the
International Space Station (ISS) aboard JAXA's H-II Transfer Vehicle
"KOUNOTORI" (HTV3), which was launched on July 21. Kibo's robotic arm
moved J-SSOD from the JEM airlock to the deployment position, and then
J-SSOD released the first two satellites, WE WISH and RAIKO, at Japanese
Astronaut Hoshide's command. After that, the other three satellites,
FITSAT-1, F-1, and TechEdSat, were deployed by remote control from the
ground.

References:
NASA News
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2012/12-72AR.html
NASA Gallery
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/iss033e009286.html
JAXA Website
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kiboexp/news/small_satellites_deployment_fr.html

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4. GEMS workshop held in Korea
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The third international workshop on the Geostationary Environmental
Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) was held from October 8 to 10 in Seoul,
South Korea. The workshop was organized by the National Institute of
Environmental Research (NIER) of South Korea and the Korea Environmental
Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI). At the event, the development
of measuring devices for carbon dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, and
aerosol was discussed. The devices are scheduled to be launched in 2018
aboard a GEO environmental satellite. In addition, the technology and
development status of hardware and software for GEO environmental
satellites, whose purpose is to monitor the emission and movement of
climate-change-related substances and air pollutants, were reported and
discussed.

 

Reference:
KEITI News (in Korean)
http://www.keiti.re.kr/action.do?mid=1030200000&act=view&did=4779

 

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5. Event Calendar
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- International Aerospace2012 Conference & Exhibition
(20 Nov 2012, Jerusalem, Israel)
http://aero.technologies.co.il/

- Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference
(27-30 Nov 2012, Suva, Fiji)
http://picgisrs.appspot.com/

- International Space Conference (ISC) 2012
(30 Nov- 1 Dec 2012, Ahmedabad, India)
http://aryavartaspace.org/isc/home.html

- Workshop on the Protection of Space Environment
(12 Dec 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
http://www.aprsaf.org/event_calendar/index.php?eventM=12&eventY=2012

- Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program
(7 Jan- 8 Feb 2013, Adelaide, Australia)
http://www.isunet.edu/programs/southern-hemisphere-program

 

- 1st SPACE Retreat
(8-22 Jan 2013, Tenerife, Canary Islands)
http://spaceacad.org/blog/

- 17th ISU Annual International Symposium
(5-7 Mar 2013, Strasbourg, France)
http://www.isunet.edu/symposium


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