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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM (APRSAF)
News Mail No. 142 August 4, 2016
http://www.aprsaf.org/
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  • 1. APRSAF-23 UpdatesInformation
    - The second announcement on APRSAF-23 to be released next week and registraion to opens at the same time
  • 2. News on APRSAF Activities
    - Space Education Working Group Update: 2016 International Space Camp was successfully held in Republic of Korea.
  • 3. News on APRSAF Community:
    - South Korean company commences Korean satellite "KOMPSAT-3A" commercial services
    - JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi begins ISS expedition 48 and 49
  • 4. Event Calendar

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* 1. APRSAF-23 Information
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- The second announcement ofon the APRSAF-23 to be released next week and registration to opens at the same time

Upon its release, a notification will be posted on the APRSAF website as well as in an extra news mail.
For more information on APRSAF-23, please refer to the website:
http://www.aprsaf.org/annual_meetings/aprsaf23/registration.php

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* 2. News on APRSAF Activities:
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- Space Education Working Group: 2016 International Space Camp was successfully held in Republic of Korea

The "2016 International Space Camp" was held in Deajeon, Republic of Korea, from July 18 to 22, 2016. This event was organized by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and the Ministry of Education of Korea. 55Fifty-five students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam brought togetherparticipated in this camp to explore various domains of science and technology as well as Korean culture.

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* 3. News on APRSAF Community
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- South Korean company commences the commercial services of Korean satellite "KOMPSAT-3A"

On July 7, 2016, the SI Imaging Services (SIIS), South-Korea based firm, announced that it would begin commercial services using imagery from the Korean satellite "KOMPSAT-3A." KOMPSAT-3A is part of the Korean Multipurpose Satellite Program developed and operated by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for earth observation purposes. The resolution of KOMPSAT-3A is less than 0.5 meters.

Reference:
SI Imaging Services Press Release
http://www.si-imaging.com/ds6_1_1.html?db=new_bbs&no=104&c=view

- JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi begins ISS expedition 48 and 49

On At 04:36 Moscow Time (01:36 GMT) on July 7, 2016, the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft was launched on a Soyuz FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Onboard the spacecraft were the crew for International Space Station (ISS) expedition 48 and 49: Anatoly Ivanishin (Russia), Kathleen (Kate) Rubins (USA), and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi (Japan).
Their Soyuz spacecraft docked with the ISS on July 9 and they began their long-duration stay, which will would last until October 2016. Onishi's tasks include performing various experiments on topics, such as life sciences and medicine. He is also expected to release microsatellites from the Japanese module "Kibo"and to conduct a micro gravity demonstration under a scheme called "Asian Try Zero-G." In Asian Try Zero-G program, Onishi performs selected experiments in ISS Kibo covering themes proposed by youth from Asian countries. This demonstration iswas planned by APRSAF's Space Environment Utilization (SEU) working group.

Reference:
- JAXA Press Release
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160707_47s.html
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160709_expedition.html
Takuya Onishi's activities
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/

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* 4. Event Calendar
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- 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
(September 26-30, 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico)
Reference:
https://www.iac2016.org/

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