APRSAF-24 with the theme “Space Technology for Enhanced Governance and Development” was co-organized from 14th to 17th November 2017 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Bengaluru, India. Representing Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC)_Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Mr. Vu Viet Phuong_Deputy Director General of VNSC and Mr. Lam Dao Nguyen_Director of Southern Satellite Technology Application Center attended the APRSAF-24.
Representatives of VNSC actively participated in activities of the Forum. In particular, at the Plenary session Mr. Vu Viet Phuong presented Data Cube Application at VNSC within the scope of implementing the United Nations’ sustainable development target and reported on Satellite Development in Vietnam as well as Small Satellite Development Cooperation in Asia Pacific at the Space Technology Working Group. Mr. Lam Dao Nguyen also reported on Rice Observation in the Mekong Delta and the Implementation of Data Cube at VNSC.
During APRSAF-24 in India, on behalf of VNSC, Mr. Vu Viet Phuong has signed an agreement with JAXA concerning Vietnam Space Museum. Witnessing the signing ceremony, from Japan side, there were Ms. Mami Oyama – Representative of MEXT and Mr. Naoki Okumura – President of JAXA; and from Vietnam side, there were Prof. Dao Ngoc Chien – Deputy Director of High Technology Department, Ministry of Science and Technology and Prof. Doan Minh Chung – Chairman of 2016 – 2020 National Space Science and Technology Program.
The Agreement on Vietnam Space Museum between VNSC and JAXA is one of the implementation steps of the “Cooperation Agreement on Space Development and Application” between VAST and JAXA signed in 2006 (amended in 2013). Accordingly, JAXA commits to provide VNSC a number of models, give advice on exhibition and operation management of Vietnam Space Museum.
For more information of this event, visit the JAXA website at http://global.jaxa.jp/news/2017/#news11003.
VNSC- JAXA signed the Agreement on Vietnam Space Museum.
Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) was established in 1993 to enhance space activities in the Asia Pacific region.
Despite of not working by membership mechanism, until Nov 2016, APRSAF has attracted representatives from more than 633 organizations, including space agencies, government agencies, limited companies, universities and researching institutes…. from more than 45 countries to attend the largest space-related event in the Asia-Pacific region.
APRSAF currently organizes four working groups—Space Applications, Space Technology, Space Environment Utilization, and Space Education—to share information about the activities and future plans of each country and region in these respective areas. APRSAF also supports the establishment of international projects as solutions for common issues, such as disaster management and environmental protection, so that participating parties will benefit from mutual cooperation.