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.
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.
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.
APRSAF Awards are intended to recognize outstanding contributions made by eminent individuals and to reward them for their outstanding achievements.
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.
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.
APRSAF Awards are intended to inspire the next generations to build careers in the space field by presenting the award recipients as role models.
APRSAF Awards are intended to enhance the dignity of the forum itself.
APRSAF Awards Committee Member
Mr. Enrico Palermo
Australian Space Agency (ASA)
Dr. Pakorn Apaphant
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
Dr. K. Sivan
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Dr. YAMAKAWA Hiroshi
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Dr. Sang-Ryool LEE
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Mr. Azlikamil Napiah
Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)
Mr. HARA Katsuhiko
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Prof. Erna Sri Adiningsih
National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
Mr. Odbayar Mishigdorj
National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Mongolia
Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano Jr., Ph.D.
Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA)
Mr. Jonathan Hung
Singapore Space and Technology Ltd (SSTL)
Dr. Pham Anh Tuan
Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC)
*Alphabetical order by the name of the space agency
Description of Awards
1. Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award
Number of winners
One person will be selected every year in principle
2. APRSAF Space Achievement Award
Number of winners
One person will be selected every year in principle.
3. Benefits for the award recipients
|a)||A certificate signed by all members of the Award Committee|
|c)||Travel expenses to attend the Award Ceremony|
|d)||An opportunity to make a presentation on the awarded achievements at the Award Ceremony|
|e)||Recognition among the APRSAF community as being award recipients|
- Open to the APRSAF community (Individuals and organizations, active or previously active in APRSAF activities).
- An individual that meets the criteria of the awards.
- Open worldwide.
3. Nomination Package
A short description of the excellence (5 lines maximum)
An explanation of achievements having a profound and significant impact on the progress of space activities in the region (no more than 2 pages)
2021 Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award Nomination Letter
A biography of the nominee (For example: nominee’s profile, career history including achievements and awards, educational background, list of publications, (no more than 1 page. Free format.)
At least 3 letters of support by individuals addressing the contributions of the nominee.
Nomination materials should be sent to the APRSAF Award Secretariat by email at awardaprsaf.org.
- Call for nominations: From March 31 to June 30, 2021
- Award recipients will be announced at this website.
- Award ceremony will be held at the APRSAF annual session.
Point of Contact for APRSAF Awards
NISHIMOTO Akira (Mr.), KONISHI Mari (Ms.), APRSAF Secretariat c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
For details, please refer to the APRSAF Award Terms of Reference：TOR