Award

Nomination

1. Nominators

  • Open to APRSAF community
    (individuals, and organizations, active or previously active in APRSAF activities)

2. Nominees

1)

An individual that meets the criteria of the awards

2)

Open worldwide

3. Nomination Package

1)

1 Nomination Letter (Please use one of the documents below)

2022 Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award Nomination Letter
2022 Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award Nomination Letter (Word)
2022 APRSAF Space Achievement Award Nomination Letter
2022 APRSAF Space Achievement Award Nomination Letter (Word)

  • Summarize a short description of the excellence within 5 sentences
  • Summarize achievements within 2 pages
2)

Biography

  • Free format
  • No more than 1 page
3)

3 Letters of Support

       

  • Free format
  • No more than 1 page per letter
  • At least one of the letters should be provided by international colleagues from a different country ( )

Description of Awards

Category

Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award

APRSAF Space Achievement Award

Criteria 1

Outstanding contribution having a profound impact on a space-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region

Significant contribution to APRSAF activities such as successful launch and implementation of an APRSAF initiative that contributes to the region

Criteria 2
(both categories)

Inspiring the next generation in the region through the contribution above

# of Winners An individual will be selected every year in principle. An individual or a group of up to 3 will be selected every year in principle.

Benefits for Award Winners (both categories)

1)

A certificate signed by all members of the Award Committee

2)

A trophy

3)

Travel expenses (flight tickets) to attend the Award Ceremony

4)

An opportunity to make a presentation on the awarded achievements at the Award Ceremony

5)

Recognition among the APRSAF community as being award recipients

Schedule

2022 APRSAF Awards Committee Member

Mr. Enrico Palermo

Head

Australian Space Agency (ASA)

Dr. Pakorn Apaphant

Executive Director

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

Mr. Sreedhara Panicker Somanath

Chairman

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Dr. YAMAKAWA Hiroshi

President

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Dr. Sang-Ryool LEE

President

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Mr. Azlikamil Napiah

Director General

Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)

Mr. HARA Katsuhiko

Deputy Director General

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Prof. Erna Sri Adiningsih

Acting Chairman

Research Organization for Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)-BRIN

Mr. Odbayar Mishigdorj

Head

National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Mongolia

Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr., Ph.D.

Director General

Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA)

Mr. Jonathan Hung

Executive Chairman

Singapore Space and Technology Ltd (SSTL)

Dr. Pham Anh Tuan

Director General

Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC)

*Alphabetical order by the name of the space agency

2021 Award Winner!

1. Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award
NAKASUKA

Dr. NAKASUKA Shinichi

Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Dr. NAKASUKA will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of space applications such as CanSats, CubeSats and micro/nano-satellites, which have had profound impact on space-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe. He has also contributed to the development of the next generation of aerospace professionals by being a strong advocate of the importance of higher education. He also serves as the General Chair of the University Space Engineering Consortium – Global (UNISEC – Global). For more information on his career and achievements, please refer to his biography.

Background

1.

Established in 1993, the Asia-Pacific Regional Agency Forum (APRSAF) has evolved into one of the largest space-related conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, attracting many individuals not only from the Asia-Pacific region but from all over the world.

2.

At the APRSAF Executive Committee (ExCom) of the 26th annual session (APRSAF-26), held in Nagoya, Japan, in November 2019, the idea of establishing the APRSAF Awards was proposed to promote space-related activities across the Asia-Pacific region as well as globally by recognizing and rewarding outstanding contributions.

3.

At APRSAF Online 2020, the ExCom officially proposed to the APRSAF community the establishment of the APRSAF Awards. After receiving and reviewing public comments, the ExCom approved the establishment of the APRSAF Awards the following year.

Objectives

1.

APRSAF Awards are intended to recognize outstanding contributions made by eminent individuals and to reward them for their outstanding achievements.

2.

APRSAF Awards are intended to encourage the award recipients to continue to make contributions to progress in the space field not only regionally but also globally.

3.

APRSAF Awards are intended to motivate Asia-Pacific as well as the global space community to further advance space activities to a new space era.

4.

APRSAF Awards are intended to inspire the next generations to build careers in the space field by presenting the award recipients as role models.

5.

APRSAF Awards are intended to enhance the dignity of the forum itself.

Point of Contact for APRSAF Awards

NISHIMOTO Akira (Mr.), KONISHI Mari (Ms.), APRSAF Secretariat c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
E-mail: awardaprsaf.org

For details, please refer to the APRSAF Award Terms of Reference:TOR

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