APSCO attended the 62nd UN COPUOS in Vienna

[Abstract]:On July 12th 2019, APSCO delegation attended the 62nd Session of the Committee of Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, Secretary-General Dr. Li Xinjun made a statement based on the APSCO Development Vision 2030 in the general exchange of views. He emphasized that, APSCO works collectively in making “Space” as an integral part of the global agenda; APSCO is positively contributing towards international space governance, the Space2030 Agenda and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the session, the delegation had bilateral meetings with Member States on the topics with mutual interests. The Secretary-Genera…

APSCO Training Course and APSCO & ISSI-BJ Forum on “Science Missions using CubeSats”

[Abstract]:APSCO Training Course and APSCO & ISSI-BJ Forum on “Science Missions using CubeSats” were organized in ThailandThe Secretariat of APSCO organized the Training Course followed up by Brainstorming Forum on “Science Missions using CubeSats” from 3-8 June, 2019 in Si Racha, Chon Buri Province, Thailand. The Training Course is organized for 3 days by APSCO Secretariat and 2-day Brainstorming Forum is jointly co-organized by International Space Science Institute in Beijing (ISSI-BJ), and hosted by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). Both events share the same topic.  The Opening Ceremony was held in the morning o…

APSCO Secretary-General Visited LAPAN in Jakarta

[Abstract]:On May 8th 2019, Dr. Li XInjun, the Secretary-General led APSCO delegation paid an official visit to Indonesia, which is the signatory state of APSCO since 2005. The Chairman of Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin welcomed the delegation at its Headquarters. Dr. Li raised great expectations from Indonesia becoming a full member, and encouraged experts from LAPAN to participate in APSCO activities. Dr. Djamaluddin showed his interest in earthquake project and training/education programs of APSCO; he also strengthened that LAPAN is trying its every effort, and making the positive progress on the r…

APSCO Secretary-General Visited Argentina National Space Activities Committee in Buenos Aires

[Abstract]:On 29th of April 2019, the Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun paid an official visit to Argentina’s National Commission of Space Activities (CONAE) in Buenos Aires. The Technical and Executive Director, Mr. Raul Kulichevsky received the delegation at CONAE Headquarters. Dr. Li Xinjun valued the space capacity of Argentina accumulated in the past decades, and extended the willingness of cooperation. The Director of CONAE, Mr. Kulichevsky realized the common interests of both agencies, and delighted to explore more. Both sides exchanged their views, and intend to propose on Memorandum of Understanding for potential cooperation.

APSCO Secretary-General Visited Member State Peru

[Abstract]:On 24-26 April 2019, the Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun visited Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA) and relevant authorities in Lima, Peru. On 24th of April, the CEO of CONIDA, Major General Javier Martin Tuesta Marquez received the deletion. Dr. Li Xinjun congratulated his new assumption on this position, and strengthened the importance of Peru in APSCO. The acting Director-General of Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs made a comprehensive introduction of APSCO activities. Major General Marquez believe that, APSCO platform may help Peru with its capacity building in the field of space technology and application.In the following…

APSCO Delegation Visited Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

[Abstract]:On 22nd of April, 2019, the Secretary-General Dr. Li Xinjun led delegation paid an official visit to Mexican Space Agency (AEM) in Mexico City. The General Director Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta-Jimenez warmly welcomed the APSCO delegation. Ms.Rosa Ma. Ramirez de Arellano y Haro also joined the meeting with pleasure, who is the Deputy Director for International Affairs and Space Security for AEM, and also the Chairman of the 62nd Session of UN-COPUOS. Mexican Space Agency officially announced to become the Observer state to APSCO in year 2015, and unanimously approved by the APSCO Council. Dr. Mendieta was well acknowledged that he showed his great i…

The APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II Successfully Kicked Off

[Abstract]:The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) organized the Kick-off Meeting of the “APSCO Earthquake Research Project Phase II: Integrating Satellite and Ground Observations for Earthquake Signatures and Precursors” during 14-16 May, 2019 in Guilin, China. The Project Management Board (PMB) members, delegates from Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey, and the Project Management Team from APSCO and the project leader, The Institute of Crustal Dynamics (ICD) of China Earthquake Administration (CEA) attended the meeting.Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, addressed the opening speech and welcomed the delegat…

APSCO Delegation attended the UN/China Forum and Space Day of China

[Abstract]:Delegation of APSCO participated in the UN/China Forum on Space Solutions: Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in Changsha, China on 24-27 April, 2019. The Forum was successfully co-organized by UNOOSA and CNSA, and supported by APSCO. It attracted more than 300 participants from over 50 countries. APSCO Delegation actively participated in all sessions. Particularly, Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of Strategic Planning and Program Management Department, gave a speech on behalf of APSCO and joined the panel discussion to share experiences on how APSCO as an inter-governmental organization contributes to the SDGs through the su…

APSCO Secretary General meet with CIDCA Top officials

[Abstract]:On April 19, 2019, APSCO Secretary General Mr.Li Xinjun met with China International Development Cooperation Administration Director General for International Cooperation (CIDCA) Dr. Tian Lin and discussed extensively on possible cooperation between the two agencies. CIDCA is dedicated to support international cooperative activities with mandate to facilitate countries of Belt and Road Initiate. Its “South-South Cooperation Fund” can fit well with APSCO activities including training and joint programs. More communications are recommended between APSCO and Ministry of Commerce.  

Interview for HIT-PhD Program-2019

[Abstract]:APSCO and the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) jointly organized the interview for Degree Education Program-PhD Program 2019 on April 17, 2019 in Harbin, China. The selection was conducted on the basis of Applicants’ academic excellence, language ability and background relevant to the program. In order to ensure transparency and fairness of the selection process, the Secretariat established the joint Selection Committee with HIT for evaluation and conducted interview with each applicant from APSCO Member States over internet. Three professors and lecturers from HIT joined the interview sessions.In total 16 nominated applicants from Member States …
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