Next year’s Asia-Pacific Space Forum will take place in Hanoi

This is information shared at the closing ceremony of the 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum recently held.

The Asia-Pacific Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-27) is a scientific event organized by the Vietnam Space Center (VNSC), the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Vietnam Space Agency (VAST). The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA) co-organize the event.

It is one of the largest open forums in space activism with participation from space agencies, government agencies, industry, academia, and other space-related organizations in the space industry. Asia-Pacific region.

GS.VS. Chau Van Minh – President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology gave the opening speech of APRSAF-27.

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, this year’s APRSAF-27 takes place in an online format. However, the APRSAF-27 forum still attracted the participation of about 600 delegates from more than 40 countries such as Japan, India, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China, USA, UK, Australia….

APRSAF-27 has many new points compared to previous sessions. In addition to the restructuring of the working groups, this is the first year that the Space Law and Policy working group has officially launched and operated.

In 2021, the Asia Space Forum TBD also awarded the APRSAF Award for the first time to honor scientists with great contributions and influence to space technology activities and the development of the young generation in space. area.

In addition to the co-organization, representatives of VNSC and VAST actively participated in many activities of the forum, including the co-chair of all 5 working groups including Application of space technology for the benefit of Vietnam. Society, Capacity Building, Space Education for the Community, Frontiers of the Space Industry, Space Law and Policy.

Next year, the APRSAF-28 Forum will be held in Hanoi before taking place in Indonesia in 2023.

Trong Dat

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