“Enriching the quality of life through innovative space programs”
While serving as an active forum to promote concrete cooperation to address issues of importance at the regional level, APRSAF aims to contribute to solving problems of not only the Asia-Pacific region but also the entire world by further expanding the use of space technologies and their applications toward sustainable development particularly in the region. With this in mind, the nineteenth session of APRSAF (APRSAF-19) will be held under the theme entitled “Enriching the quality of life through innovative space programs”.
Space agencies, governmental bodies and international organisations, as well as universities, research institutes and private sectors, are expected to participate in APRSAF-19.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) was established in 1993 to enhance space activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Space agencies, governmental bodies, and international organisations, such as the United Nations, as well as companies, universities and research institutes from over 30 regional participants take part in APRSAF, the largest space-related conference in the Asia-Pacific region. With increasing attendance of high ranking officials, furthermore, APRSAF offers opportunities to discuss international cooperation for space activities in concrete terms.
APRSAF currently organizes four working groups: Earth Observation (EO), Communication Satellite Applications (CSA), Space Education and Awareness (SEA), and Space Environment Utilization (SEU), to share information about the activities and the future plans of each country and region in the respective areas. APRSAF also supports the establishment of international projects as solutions for common issues such as disasters and environmental protection so that the participating parties can realise cooperation.