China launches Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to benefit Belt and Road countries and APSCO Member States

[Abstract]:The Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite, carried by a Long March-3A rocket, is launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 9:07 p.m., Beijing Time, June 5, 2018.The satellite is used to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) Member States Initiative. Dr Li Xinjun, the Secretary General of APSCO went to Xichang Satellite Launch Center and observed launch.In response to a request from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and APSCO, the posit…

The Eleventh Administrative Heads Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

[Abstract]:11-14 Guangzhou, ChinaThe 11th Meeting of the Administrative Heads of APSCO was held on September 11-14, 2018 in Guangzhou, China. The distinguished Administrative Heads and accompanied delegates, in all thirty participants from Member States: Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey, attended the Meeting.Dr. LI Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, welcomed the delegates and introduced the recent changes in the Secretariat International Staff.  Progress on implementation of decisions reached at its 11th Meeting of the APSCO Council was presented to the Meeting by the Director-General Mr. Nasir Mahmood. In the subsequ…

The First Expert Group Meeting on Feasibility Study of Data Sharing Service Platform Phase II of APSCO

[Abstract]:May 22-25, 2018 - Beijing, ChinaThe First Expert Group Meeting on Feasibility Study of Data Sharing Service Platform Phase II of APSCO was held on May 22-25, 2018 at APSCO Headquarters, Beijing, China.All Member States namely Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey actively participated in the meeting.The opening session was addressed by Dr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO. He welcomed all participants and thanked for their participation in the meeting. He emphasized on the importance of the project and encouraged discussions and comments-sharing among experts of the participating Member States on Feasibility Stud…

APSCO Attended the First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy

[Abstract]:The First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy was successfully held in Moscow, Russian Federation during 11-13 September, 2018. APSCO delegation comprising, Ms. Su Kun from Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs and Ms. Ouyang Huizi from Department of Education and Training and Database Management participated in the Conference.At the conference, APSCO delegation actively took part in all sessions and panel discussions. The themes were: 1) Promoting responsible, peaceful and safe use of outer space; 2) Legal aspects of space debris mitigation and remediation; 3) Space resources exploration, exploitation and utilization; 4) S…

The Second Expert Group Meeting on the Feasibility Study of “Forest Carbon Stock Assessment using Geospatial Technologies” Project

[Abstract]:22-24 May, in Islamabad PakistanThe Second Expert Group Meeting on the Feasibility Study of “Forest Carbon Stock Assessment using Geospatial Technologies” Project was co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) and Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission(SUPARCO), on May 22-24, 2018,in Islamabad, Pakistan. Experts from all APSCO Member States participated in this Meeting. H.E. Mr. Qaiser Anees Khurram, Chairman of SUPARCO and the First Vice Chairman of the APSCO Council met with all the participants during the meeting and expressed his strong support to APSCO cooperative activities.In the opening ceremony…

APSCO Delegate attended China-ASEAN “One Belt & One Road” Space Information Corridor Cooperation Development Forum

[Abstract]: APSCO Delegate attended China-ASEAN “One Belt & One Road” Space Information Corridor Cooperation Development Forum, in Nanning, ChinaChina-ASEAN “One Belt & One Road” Space Information Corridor Cooperation Development Forum and annual China-ASEAN Expo were held during September 11-12, 2018, in Nanning, China. Ms. Byambasuren Erdenee, Senior Official of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management, represented APSCO Secretariat at the China-ASEAN “B&R” Space Information Corridor Cooperation Development Forum. During the “Reports” session, APSCO delegate made a presentation on Spatial Information Application in Asia-Pac…

APSCO Delegation Participated in the “Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance Working Seminar”

[Abstract]:APSCO delegation led by Dr. Li Xinjun, the Secretary-General of APSCO was invited to attend the “Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA) Working Seminar” held in Taicang, Jiangsu Province during May 23-25, 2018.BRAIA is a nonprofit aerospace organization composed of 48 astronautical universities, institutes and academic organizations from China, America, Russia, France, Belgium Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Egypt, Algeria and other countries along the silk road. Over 50 delegates from 30 BRAIA members attended the seminar and proposed their suggestions on BRAIAs' development.Dr. Li Xinjun made a presentation to showcase achievements of APSCO…

APSCO Takes Part at the Expert Group Meeting on Space Applications for Sustainable Development

[Abstract]:Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General of the Department of Strategic Planning and Program Management, represented APSCO Secretariat at the Expert Group Meeting on Space Applications for Sustainable Development (2018-2030), and The 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Consultative Committee (ICC) on the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP) organized by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 28-30, 2018. At the forum, APSCO delegation took part in the review of the drafted Development Plan. He delivered a speech to report APSCO’s space…

APSCO Secretary-General attended the 74th Commission Session of the UN-ESCAP

[Abstract]:At the invitation of ESCAP Executive Secretary,Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun, attendedthe 74th Commission Session of the United Nations – Economic andSocial Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) on 14-15 May, 2018, inBangkok, Thailand.    This annual high-level event is one of theuniversal platforms, for countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, that bringstogether leaders, regional experts and the heads of regional organizations todeliberate on policy issues to promote the 2030 Agenda for SustainableDevelopment. APSCO Delegation had availed the opportunity to meet with representativesfrom the Membe…

APSCO Training Course on Future Applications of Small Satellites

[Abstract]:The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) short training on Future Application of Small Satellites was successfully held during 27 August to 1 September,2018 in Xi’an, China. The training was jointly organized by the Secretariat of APSCO and Northwestern Polytechnical University.  As the threshold of satellites manufacturing is lowering, the training is aimed to promote the application of small satellite and help member states for their space program planning.10 lecturers from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Nanjing University,Wuhan University and CAST gave the lectures on different aspect related to the future applicat…
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