Features - 2009
#104 THEOS data distribution (Contributed by GISTDA)
After the launch of THEOS on 1 October, 2008, GISTDA is now ready for its data distribution. The three standard imagery products, namely System Corrected Level (1A), Geo- Corrected Level (2A), and Pan-sharpened, are now available. The value-added products, namely Stereo Image, Ortho Images as well as the Digital Elevation Model will be available in the near future.
#103 APRSAF-16 WELCOME TO BANGKOK! (Contributed by GISTDA)
Following our latest message of hosting the APRSAF-16 in Thailand, GISTDA is pleased to welcome all prospective participants to Bangkok. The conference will take place during 26 - 29 January, 2010 at the hotel Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok. This five star hotel is located in an area easily accessible by public transportation.
#102 6 small satellites launched and 4 small satellites to be launched by H-IIA
“The Second Joint Workshop on Small Satellite” was held in the Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, in Tamachi, Tokyo, Japan on 9 November, 2009. The 4-hour workshop programme included 6 reports on small satellites piggybacked on GOSAT, 4 presentations of small satellites to be launched with PLANET-C in 2010, free discussion and so on.
#101 IAC2009, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
#098 Satellite Communications in Mongolia
The Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) has been established under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia in 2004. Its main purpose is to coordinate and facilitate the ICT development in Mongolia.
#093 Introduction to RazakSAT (Malaysia's remote sensing satellite)
RazakSAT is scheduled to be launched from Kwajalein Atoll, an island located in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, U.S.A. on July 14, 2009 using a Falcon 1 launcher developed by SpaceX. RazakSAT is a small Low Equatorial Orbit (LEO) satellite that carries the electro-optical payload of a Medium-sized Aperture Camera (MAC) - a pushbroom camera with 5 linear detectors (1 panchromatic, 4 multi-spectral).
#092 7th Annual Mekong Flood Forum (AMFF-7) FORUM STATEMENT
About 120 participants - including those from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Member Countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam and their National Mekong Committees and line agencies, Dialogue Partners: China and Myanmar, regional and international scientists and experts, and representatives of international and national civil society organizations - attended the 7th Annual Mekong Flood Forum, 13 and 14 May 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum was organised by the MRC Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre (MRC-RFMMC) in cooperation with the Thai National Mekong Committee. The theme was 'Integrated flood risk management in the Mekong River Basin'.
#091 Report on Current Status of Small Satellite "Kagayaki"
Mr. Hiroshi Saegusa, project manager of the small satellite Kagayaki at Sorun Corp., reports on the current status of Kagayaki.
Kagayaki was launched as one of six piggyback satellites with the Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle on January 23, 2009 from the Tanegashima Space Center.
The main mission of Kagayaki is to connect the dreams of children who have intractable diseases or are disabled, and the dreams of their families, with space.
#090 Snow Leopard Update from Dr. Tom McCarthy: Update of Pakistan Project and Introduction of New Project in Mongolia
The Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) was established in 1981. The SLT research projects using GPS collars were initiated in 2006 to support the conservation of the snow leopard in Asia. It uses GPS collars to locate and study the home range and movement corridors of snow leopards. Dr. Tom McCarthy, "Managing Director of Field Programs" of the SLT, and his team members post updates on their activities on the APRSAF website."