APRSAF Award Winners


Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award

There is no winner.

APRSAF Space Achievement Award

Dr. M. Rokhis Khomarudin

Research Professor,
Research Center for Remote Sensing,
Research Organization for Aeronautics and Space,
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)


Dr. Rizatus Shofiyati

Senior Researcher,
Research Center for Geospatial,
Research Organization for Earth Sciences and Maritime,
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)


Dr. SOBUE Shinichi

ALOS-2 Mission Manager,
Satellite Applications and Operations Center,
Space Technology Directorate I,
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Dr. M. Rokhis Khomarudin, Dr. Rizatus Shofiya and Dr. SOBUE Shinichi are core members of the Space Applications for Environment (SAFE), one of the APRSAF initiatives. SAFE was designed to make use of various data and information including satellite based remote sensing, satellite navigation, ground-based information and ICT to contribute to the realization of sustainable and secure society in the region.

The awardees have especially engaged in the SAFE prototype projects in the field of agriculture and have helped various Asian organizations design, formulate, implement and conclude their projects. These accomplishments have provided opportunities to many regional agencies to customize and adopt remote sensing technology for their national level applications. Furthermore, they have created a valuable network for strengthening the regional collaboration, which is the driving force of APRSAF.

For details of awardees’ activities, please refer to their bios.
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Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award

Dr. NAKASUKA Shinichi

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

Dr. NAKASUKA was 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.
APRSAF Space Achievement Award

There is no winner.