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Day 1 & Day 2 : Working Group Sessions

Two-day working group sessions of APRSAF-24 began on Tuesday, November 14 at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, India. More than 400 participants so far have joined the sessions.

Space Applications Working Group

Space Technology Working Group

Space Environment Utilization Working Group

Space Education Working Group

Joint Session – WG and SEUWG

Day 3: Plenary Session

On November 16, Plenary Session was opened with speeches by General Co-chairs.

  • Opening Remarks
    Mr. A. S. Kiran Kumar
    Secretary, Department of Space (DOS), India / Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

  • Opening Remarks
    Ms. Mami Oyama
    Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), JAPAN

Following the speeches, Country Reports, which focused on the space policy, were presented.

Country Reports
  • Mr. Masazumi Miyake
    Director, International Relations and Research Department, JAXA, JAPAN
  • Dr. P.G. Diwakar
    Scientific Secretary

In addition to activity reports by countries, there was a session “Space Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region”.

Space Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region

Moderated by Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UN Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Speakers included:
-Mr. Chris Lee, Head of International Partnerships, UKSA, UK
-Ms. Erdenee Byambasuren, Senior Official, Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management, APSCO
-Dr. Kwoh Leong Keong, Vice Chair, ASEAN-SCOSA
-Dr. Shashank Khurana, Event Manager of AP-SGW2017, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
-Dr. Werner Balogh, Chief, Space Applications Section, IDD, UNESCAP
-Mr. Piyush Srivastava, Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Joint Secretary (BIMSTECH & SAARC), Ministry of External Affairs,
 Government of India
-Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF) *The presentation was delivered on Nov. 17.

Day 4: Main Plenary Session

On November 17, Main Plenary Session was held.

Key Note Speech

Mr. A. S. Kiran Kumar, Secretary of Department of Space (DOS) / Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), INDIA

Summary of APRSAF-23

Engr. Raul Sabularse, Deputy Executive Director of DOST-PCIEERD, PHILIPPINES

Executive Committee (ExCom) Activity Report

Mr. Masazumi Miyake, Chairman of APRSAF Executive Committee (ExCom)

Summary Reports by Working Groups & Initiatives

Space Applications Working Group, Sentinel Asia, and SAFE Initiative

Space Technology Working Group

Space Environment Utilization Working Group, Kibo-ABC Initiative

Space Education Working Group

Heads of Agency Session

Moderated by Dr. Chiaki Mukai, Technical Counselor, JAXA, JAPAN, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the COPUOS
Panelists included (left-to-right):
-Mr. Vu Viet Phuong, Vice Director General of VNSC, VIETNAM
-Dr. Anond Snidvongs, Executive Director of GISTDA, THAILAND
-Mr. Sergey Saveliev, Deputy Director General of ROSCOSMOS, RUSSIA
-Dr. Noordin Ahmad, Director General of ANGKASA, MALAYSIA
-Mr. A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, INDIA
-Dr. Naoki Okumura, President of JAXA, JAPAN
-Mr. Avi Blasberger, Director General of ISA, ISRAEL
-Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin, Chairman of LAPAN, INDONESIA
-Dr. Chin Young Hwang, Executive Director of Future Strategy Head Office, KARI, KOREA

Special Session: "Space Technology for Enhanced Governance and Development" (organized by ISRO)
Special Session on Space Policy
Space Exploration Session
Space Leaders’ Roundtable

APRSAF Activities & Related Projects

On Monday, November 13, three sub-sessions were conducted as below:

SAFE Initiative Workshop
Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshop
Space Policy Workshop
Water Rocket Event

On November 11 and 12, Water Rocket Event was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, NAL Campus. Total 57 students from 12 countries participated in the event and enjoyed the launch competition with plastic bottle rockets made by themselves.


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