APSCO Provided Data Support for Earthquake in Mexico

[Abstract]:A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck offshore Oaxaca, Mexico, on June 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of 26 km, killing at least 10 people.As APSCO heard the terrible news on the night of 23rd June, Beijing time, APSCO initiated its emergency mechanism immediately and with the help from the Chinese Government, APSCO was able to acquire data and transmitted it to APSCO Data Sharing Services Platform (DSSP) system for Mexico to download promptly.On behalf of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), Ms. Rosa Ma Ramírez De Arellano y Haro expressed her gratitude to APSCO for its assistance. APSCO wil…

Review Meeting on the Feasibility Study Report of the First Batch of DSSP Application Projects organized Virtually by APSCO

[Abstract]:June 28, 2020The “Review Meeting on the Feasibility Study Report of the First Batch of DSSP Application Projects” was organized by APSCO from 22-24 June, 2020 in Virtual Format. Six Review Teams, composed of 57 experts, from all Member States of APSCO namely: Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey attended the six sessions of the meeting.  Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary General of APSCO, delivered welcome speech at the beginning of the meeting. He emphasized the importance of space applications and the intention of initiating DSSP application program. Dr. Li also expressed his sincere appreciation to the participan…

APSCO Delivered Lecture on Capacity Building in Space Law at the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia, Jordan

[Abstract]:Ms. Aisha Jagirani, Director General of the Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs of APSCO, delivered a lecture on Capacity Building in Space Law-Role of Intergovernmental Organizations, held on 17 June 2020, organized by the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia (RCSSTEWA), Jordan and Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific(China). The lecture was delivered through the virtual space platform of the RCSSTEWA and was attended by the participants from the following organizations and the students of the regional center.-   The Arab Union for Astronomy…

CNSA donated Sanitation Supplies to APSCO

[Abstract]:On June 10, 2020, the representatives from China National Space Administration (CNSA) paid a visit to APSCO Headquarters to donate sanitation supplies for APSCO. Ms. Aisha Jagirani, the Director General of External Relations and Legal Affairs Department, received the representatives. The Secretariat of APSCO appreciated Vice Minister of MIIT/Administrator of CNSA Mr. Zhang Kejian, for the health concern of APSCO Staff. With the best support from the Host Country, APSCO Secretariat assumed office as regular since May 2020. Virtual measures have been adopted to organize cooperative activities during this critical period of COVID-19. 

The First Expert Group Meeting on the Feasibility Study Report of Framework Project-Phase II was successfully organized

[Abstract]:The First Expert Group Meeting on the Feasibility Study Report of “Establishment of a Framework for Researches on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring in the APSCO Member States Project-Phase II” was held through teleconference from 1-2 June, 2020. Experts from all Member States namely, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey participated in the meeting. Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director General of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management of APSCO, welcomed all participants from Member States. He evaluated fruitful outcome achieved in the first phase of the project and emphasized it…

ROSCOSMOS Deputy Representative visited APSCO Headquarters

[Abstract]:On June 2, 2020, the Deputy Representative of ROSCOSMOS of Russia, Mr. Anton Petrov visited APSCO Headquarters in Beijing.Ms. Aisha Jagirani, the Director General of the Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs warmly welcomed Mr. Petrov, and made a brief introduction about APSCO and its activities. Mr. Xu Yansong, the Director General of the Department of Program Management and Data Service, recalled the early collaboration between Russia and APSCO, also gave the prospective of cooperative fields in the future. Mr. Anton Petrov was impressed by APSCO projects, recognized the important roles of international organization, and showed the wil…

Interview for APSCO-HIT-PhD Program-2020 for APSCO Member States

[Abstract]:APSCO and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) jointly organized the interview for APSCO-HIT-PhD Program-2020 on May 29, 2020. In order to ensure transparency and fair play for the selection process, the Secretariat of APSCO established a Joint Selection Committee with HIT for evaluation of the applicants and arranged interviews of applicants from APSCO Member States. Due to outbreak of COVID-19, members of the Selection Committee attended interview over internet using Skype platform.In total, 10 applicants from APSCO Member States applied for the following disciplines and 4 applicants were invited for the interview: * Control Science and E…

Cooperation Dialogue between APSCO and Northwestern Polytechnical University on “APSCO-NPU Development Base for Aerospace Talent”

[Abstract]:A working meeting between APSCO and Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) on “APSCO-NPU Development Base for Aerospace Talent” was held at APSCO HQ, Beijing, China, on May 20, 2020. The delegation of NPU was comprised of the officials from the Office of International Cooperation, International College and School of Astronautics. Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, warmly welcomed the delegation and appreciated NPU for continuing to provide strong support to APSCO especially for capacity-building of young generation. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director -General of Education and Training Department of …

First Expert Group Meeting on Ground Station Networking of SMMS Constellation Program

[Abstract]:The First Expert Group Meeting on Ground Station Networking of SMMS Constellation Program was held from 11-13 May 2020 through teleconference. Experts and officials from Bangladesh, China, Iran, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and the project management team from APSCO Secretariat participated in the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department of APSCO. Discussions on the Implementation Proposal of Ground Station Networking of SMMS Constellation Program were carried out based on recommendations, comments and review item discrepancies raised by the experts from …

The Signing Contract of internship for NPU Students in APSCO and Teleconference with NPU for discussion on deep cooperation

[Abstract]:The teleconference with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) for discussion on deep cooperation and signing contract of internship for NPU Students at APSCO between APSCO and NPU was held on 13 May, 2020 at APSCO Headquarter, Beijing China. The contract was signed by both parties between APSCO and NPU on internship of students. 
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