APSCO Training Course on Future Applications of Small Satellites

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 application of small satellites.


The opening ceremony of the Training was conducted by Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi, Director General of Department of Education and Training and Database Management of APSCO, Dr. Sun Wubin, Vice Dean of International College of NPU, Prof Liu Peijin, School of Aeronautics of NPU. Dr.Sun Wubin, briefly introduced the history of School of Astronautics Northwestern Ploytechnical University, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi expressed APSCO’s long term plans on Micro and Nano Satellite development and Education programs and thanked NPU for its strong support of this training course. They all welcomed the students from 8 Member Students and wished all participants a wonderful and fruitful experience.

During the training time, students visited satellite-related labs which provides impressive experience for all the participants.


The training course was successfully concluded on 31 August 2018. The participants expressed their satisfaction over the content of the course and arrangement of technical and culture visits. They exchanged views with lecturers during the break time and also advises and suggestions were given for future improvements. At the end of the closing ceremony, Dr. Mohammad Ebrahimi Seyedabadi made the closing speech and expressed best wishes to all participants; the course completion certificates were awarded to the participants jointly by the Organizers. 

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