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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM (APRSAF)
News Mail No. 141 June 24, 2016
http://www.aprsaf.org/
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  • 1. APRSAF-23 Information
    - First announcement of APRSAF-23 released
    - Application for Side Events at APRSAF-23 will close on July 10
    - Booking for the hotel of APRSAF-23 venue now open
  • 2. News on APRSAF Activities: SAFE Mini-Workshop held in Jakarta
  • 3. News on APRSAF Community:
    - India Successfully Launches Its Seventh Navigation Satellite
    - India carried out its Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator
  • 4. Event Calendar

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*1. APRSAF-23 Information
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- First announcement of APRSAF-23 released

The first announcement of APRSAF-23, to be held on November 15-18, 2016, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in the Philippines (http://www.sofitelmanila.com/), has been released: http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf23/pdf/announcement/AP23_1st_Announcement.pdf

Additional detailed information on APRSAF-23, including registration instructions, will be provided on our website: http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf23/meeting_details.php

- Application for Side Events at APRSAF-23 will close on July 10

Application for side events at APRSAF-23 is now open and closes on July 10. If you are planning some events related to APRSAF-23, please submit a request form at:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf23/side_events.php

- Booking for the hotel of APRSAF-23 venue now open

Application for accommodations at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the APRSAF-23 venue, which offers special room rates for APRSAF-23 participants, is now open.
If you want to stay at the venue hotel, please visit the APRSAF-23 website to reserve your room at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Registration for APRSAF-23 will open in mid-August.

APRSAF-23 website: http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf23/meeting_details.php

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* 2. News on APRSAF Activities: SAFE Mini-Workshop held in Jakarta
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The SAFE Mini-Workshop was held at the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) of Indonesia on June 2, 2016. It was co-organized by LAPAN and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The status of six ongoing prototypes and two follow-up activities were reported. Approximately 50 individuals from eight countries (Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) and some international organizations, including SERVIR-Mekong, participated in the Mini-Workshop.

Reference:
- Report of the SAFE Mini-Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/news_event/2016/mini-ws_idn/report.html

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* 3. News on APRSAF Community
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- India successfully launches its seventh navigation satellite

At 12:50 IST (07:20 GMT) on April 28, 2016, the seventh and final satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), IRNSS-1G, was successfully launched aboard PSLV-C33 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, completing the IRNSS constellation. IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide positional information in the Indian region and about 1500 km beyond the Indian mainland.

Reference:
- ISRO Press Release
http://www.isro.gov.in/update/28-apr-2016/pslv-c33-successfully-launches-indias-seventh-navigation-satellite-irnss-1g

- India carried out its eusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator

On May 23, 2016, ISRO conducted a flight test of its Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD). RLV-TD was launched aboard a HS9 solid rocket booster to an elevation of about 65 km. During the descent, the velocity of the RLV-TD reached approximately Mach 5. It successfully glided down to the defined landing spot over the Bay of Bengal.

Reference:
- ISRO Press Release
http://www.isro.gov.in/update/23-may-2016/india%E2%80%99s-reusable-launch-vehicle-technology-demonstrator-rlv-td-successfully

- Indian PSLV rockets successfully launches satellites from various countries
On June 22, 2016, ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C34 with Indian Earth observation satellite "Cartosat-2C, Indonesian technology demonstration satellite "LAPAN-A3 (LAPAN-IPB)" and other small satellites on board.

References:
- ISRO Press Release
http://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c34-cartosat-2-series-satellite
- PSLV-C34 Brochure (pdf)
http://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/brochure-pslv_c34.pdf

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* 4. Event Calendar
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- Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2016
(Fifty-ninth session, June 8-17, 2016, Vienna, Austria)
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/copuos/2016/index.html

- 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly
(July 31-August 7, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey)
https://www.cospar-assembly.org/

- 2nd International Conference on Space (ICS-2016)
(September 20-22, 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan)
http://suparco.gov.pk/webroot/pages/ICS-2016.asp

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