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August 31 – September 6, 2015 / Vol 34, No 35 / Hawai`i Island, USA

28 Aug 2015, 20:16 UTC
August 31 – September 6, 2015 / Vol 34, No 35 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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UNOOSA Hosts Upcoming Space Symposiums In South Africa, Austria, China

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs symposium in Cape Town, South Africa is being held September 1-4 at the University of Cape Town to discuss small satellite (<150 kg) missions and basic space technology benefits. Africa relies on satellites to provide maps and GPS for agriculture, environmental conservation and protection, disaster management, and healthcare in remote areas. This 4th Symposium attended by engineers, scientists and educators will focus on space law, space debris mitigation, measures for long-term sustainability of outer space activities, and regional / international cooperation. University of Cape Town Professor Peter Martinez (T) is mission administrator of the Foundation for Space Development ‘Africa2Moon’ project working to send a smallsat to the Moon in order to take video imagery, and inspire education, opportunity and economic empowerment in Africa. The UNOOSA Symposium on Integrated Space Technology Applications for Climate Change is planned for Sep 7-10 in Graz, Austria, at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Keynote addresses, plenary presentations and discussions will cover space technology applications for the water cycle, agriculture, ecosystems, disaster-risk management, response and recovery. On Sep 14-16 the UN is also ...

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