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#072 [[Series 6: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]] Delfi-C3, Delft University of Technology

At Delft University of Technology, students and staff have worked for three years on the nano-satellite Delfi-C3. On 28 of April 2008, Delfi-C3 was launched from Sriharikota in India as piggy back launch.

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#071 [[Series 5: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]]
AAUSAT-II, a Danish Student Satellite

Engineering students from Aalborg University students have constructed a picosize satellite - AAUSAT-II. It was launched on April 28, 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India. It was built between 2003 and 2007 at Aalborg University. More than 150 students (Danish as well as visiting students) from different master specializations participated in this multi-disciplinary cross-educational project.

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#070 World Space Week 2008 Celebrated at Enayetpur, Bangladesh

World Space Week is a program of the United Nations aimed at creating space awareness among school students, and it is being celebrated every year in October in about 52 countries around the world. Since 2003, Bangladesh has been participating in this celebration and Bangladesh's main event of this program is held in Enayetpur..

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#069 Water Rocket Competition and Workshop, Indonesia -Introducing Basic Knowledge of Rockets for Students-

The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in cooperation with the Science and Technology Display Center (PP Iptek) has held meetings to do with the water rocket manufacturing process for junior high school students all over Indonesia. This activity aims to teach students about the basic knowledge of water rockets.

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#068 [[Series 6: Introduction of the Current Status of Small Japanese Satellites]]
Introduction of SPRITE-SAT, Tohoku University

The SPRITE-SAT project was started based on collaboration between the graduate school of science, responsible for the science equipment, and the graduate school of engineering, responsible for the satellite bus, in Tohoku University in 2003.

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#067 Report of the United Nations/Indonesia Regional Workshop on Integrated Space Technology Applications for Water Resource Management, Environmental Protection and Disaster Vulnerability Mitigation
July 7 -11, 2008, Indonesia

The United Nations/Indonesia Regional Workshop on Integrated Space Technology Applications for Water Resource Management, Environmental Protection and Disaster Vulnerability Mitigation was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from July 7 to 11, 2008.
More than 100 people from the following countries and the Office for Outer Space Affairs attended the workshop: Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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#066 [[Series 4: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]] - IMS-1, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India-

The first mission of the Indian Mini Satellite Series, IMS-1 has been developed taking advantage of the improvements in technology and miniaturization. The satellite bus has the capability of carrying various payloads addressing applications in remote sensing, communication and space science.

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#065 Celebrating 25 years of ICIMOD

On December 5, 2008, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will mark its 25th anniversary of working for mountains and people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. ICIMOD is celebrating its silver jubilee with a year-long series of events focused on raising awareness of the effects of climate change and the need to enhance the adaptation and resilience of mountain communities.

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#064 Partial Solar Eclipse Observed in Bangladesh

On 1st August, 2008 Bangladesh Astronomical Society (BAS) and the National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST) jointly organized a Solar Eclipse Observation Camp. It was a Total Solar Eclipse which started from Canada, traversed over the North Atlantic, Greenland, Arctic, Central Russia and ended up at China. From Bangladesh this Eclipse was observed partially.

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#063 Seminar on 39th Anniversary of the First Landing on the Moon

A Seminar on the 39th Anniversary of first Landing on Moon, organized by Bangladesh Astronomical Society was held on 20 July, 2008. On July 20, 1969, US Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Commander of NASA's Apollo-11 Lunar Mission, had stepped down on the surface of Moon as the first man of the world at 2.17 am Bangladesh Time and made a history for the mankind by landing on a celestial object beyond our Earth.

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#062 [[Series 5: Introduction of the Current Status of Small Japanese Satellites]]
Introduction of KKS-1

Studens of the Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology completed the engineering model of the KKS-1 satellite, received the safety check in JAXA on July 25, 2008, and safely passed that check.
At present they are manufacturing the Flight Model of KKS-1.

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#061 [[Series 3: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]]
- COMPASS-1 Aachen University of Applied Science, Germany -
Mr.Artur Scholz, the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

COMPASS-1 wants to emphasize the universities' vital role in space business, by providing modern, innovative and cost-effective solutions for scientific and commercial missions within an educational framework.

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#060 [[Series 2: PSLV Successfully Launched Ten Satellites]]
- Cute-1.7 + APD II, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan -

Cute-1.7 + APD II is a nanosatellite weighing 3 kg and with a volume of 10 cm x 15 cm x 20 cm that was developed by the Matsunaga Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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