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News Mail No. 102 Feb/4/2013
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**CONTENTS

1. News on APRSAF: Result of APRSAF-19 is now available on the APRSAF website

 

2. News on APRSAF: APRSAF Poster Calendar 2013

 

3. News on APRSAF: Activities of SEU WG (Try Zero G, Space Seeds, etc)

 

4. VNREDSat-1 to be launched by Vega

 

5. India approves 33 sat and 25 rocket missions (2012-2017)

 

6. KSLV-1 successfully launches

 

7. Event Calendar


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1. News on APRSAF: Result of APRSAF-19 is now available on the APRSAF website
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As stated in the News Mail No. 101 dated January 24, we would once again like to announce that the results of APRSAF-19, including presentation materials (please see “program” page), photo reports, and others, are available on the APRSAF website:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf19/meeting_details.php

 

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2. News on APRSAF: APRSAF Poster Calendar 2013
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The APRSAF Space Education and Awareness Working Group (SEA WG) has published the APRSAF Poster Contest Calendar 2013:
http://www.aprsaf.org/interviews_features/features_2013/feature_125.php

 

The drawings and paintings presented in this calendar have been selected from entries of children between the ages of 8 and 11 years for the seventh APRSAF Poster Contest, held under the theme “Friends in Space,” and displayed during the nineteenth session of APRSAF, held in Malaysia in December 2012.


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3. News on APRSAF: Activities of SEU WG (Try Zero G, Space Seeds, etc)
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Some activities of the APRSAF Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEU WG) have been reported on the following website:
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kuoa/news/index.html

 

Recently, articles of the visit of an Australian “Try Zero G” student to Tsukuba Space Center, student parabolic flight experiments, and feedback of Space Seeds program participants, among others, have been uploaded.

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4. VNREDSat-1 to be launched by Vega
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Arianespace announced that Vietnam?s first earth observation satellite, VNREDSat-1 (Vietnam Natural Resources, Environment & Disaster Monitoring Satellite 1), would be launched during the second quarter of 2013 by the second Vega launcher from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.

 

VNREDSat-1 weighs 120 kg and uses the Myriade (AstroSat-100) satellite bus. The satellite will be launched into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 670 km.

 

References:
Arianespace Press Release:
http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2013/1-4-2013-VNREDSat-1A-contract.asp
ESA Launch Vehicles Vega VERTA Program:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Launch_vehicles/Vega3/VERTA_programme

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5. India approves 33 sat and 25 rocket missions (2012?2017)
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On December 27, the National Development Council of India approved the twelfth five-year plan (2012?2017). According to the plan, India will launch 33 satellites including 8 earth observation satellites and 14 communication satellites, and 25 rockets during the period.

 

References:
Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012?2017), Faster, More Inclusive and
Sustainable Growth, Volume I
http://planningcommission.gov.in/plans/planrel/12thplan/pdf/vol_1.pdf
Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012?2017), Economic Sectors Volume II
http://planningcommission.gov.in/plans/planrel/12thplan/pdf/vol_2.pdf


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6. KSLV-1 successfully launches
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The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-1) was successfully launched from the Naro Space Center at the southern tip of Korea at 07:00 GMT on January 30. KSLV-1 carried the Science and Technology Satellite 2C (STSAT 2C) demonstration spacecraft.

 

Reference:
KARI Press Release (in Korean)
http://www.kari.re.kr/bbs/bbs_index.asp?ptype=view&code=pr01&idx=12667&page=1&catcode=1410000000&depthno=5

 

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7. Event Calendar
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- Off Earth Mining Forum
(20-21 Feb 2013, Sydney, Australia)
http://www.acser.unsw.edu.au/oemf/index.html

 

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


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