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November 13-19, 2017 / Vol 36, No 46 / Hawai`i Island, USA

10 Nov 2017, 20:58 UTC
November 13-19, 2017 / Vol 36, No 46 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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APRSAF to Meet in Bengaluru India with Extensive International Cooperation

The 24th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum takes place November 14-17 at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, not far from the headquarters of India Space Research Organization. Themed Space Technology for Enhanced Governance and Development, the event is co-organized by ISRO, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Additional local support is provided by Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) Bangalore Chapter, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Antrix Corporation Limited (ACL). In addition to the plenary sessions, each of 4 main working groups are running concurrent breakout sessions: Space Applications, Space Technology, Space Environmental Utilization, and Space Education. The program, under General Co-chairs Kiran Kumar and Mami Oyama, also includes the SAFE (Space Applications for Environment) and Kibo-ABC Initiative Workshops, an Exhibition, a Space for the Future Evening Session, a Welcome Reception, a Water Rocket Event, a Cultural Tour, and Poster Contest on the theme United Through Space. Country Reports will be provided by high level representatives from space agencies and institutions of Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, USA and Vietnam, with additional participation of UK, USA, IAF, SGAC, ...

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