Hanoi to Host 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

12:32:55 PM | 27/3/2020

The 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-27) is scheduled to be held in Hanoi from October 27 - 30, according to the Vietnam National Space Centre, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VASC).

The APRSAF-27, organised by the VASC in coordination with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is expected to draw space agencies from Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, China, the US, the UK and Australia.

The event will feature the meetings of four working groups and sideline events such as a regional water rocket competition and a poster making contest themed “Peace in space”.

Delegates will present general reports at the plenary session on the outcomes and orientations of the application of space technology in each country, as well as reports from the four working groups and discussions on ways to enhance regional cooperation in the field.

The forum is expected to provide a good chance for Vietnamese managers and scientists to share professional expertise and increase international cooperation in the field, especially in the area of personnel training.

The APRSAF is considered one of the largest open forums in the field of space science with the participation of space agencies, governmental bodies, industries, academies and organisations across the region.

Source: NDO