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COSPAR SmallSat Town Hall -- Asia Pacific Sector

BEIJING – In the context of the Task Group on establishing a Constellation of Small Satellites (TGCSS) proposed by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) in 2019 to develop an “actionable” plan for an international constellation of small satellites, the COSPAR SmallSat Town Hall Webinar for the Asia Pacific sector was held on 29 September 2020, at 3:30 pm (GMT+8). The webinar was co-organized by ISSI-BJ.

Joined by six panelists and about 70 participants, the Asia Pacific webinar followed the meeting for the American sector, that took place on 2 September 2020, to introduce the audience to the plan and the regional activities on SmallSats, encourage the participation of the scientific communities from different countries, collect feedback for the advancement of the project, and address several key issues and concerns, such as the SmallSat design/system engineering; Spacecraft bus standards; Access to space; Ground systems/communications; Data archiving/sharing/standards.

Chaired by Prof. Ji Wu (NSSC, CAS, China), and Dr. Jean-Claude Worms (COSPAR) and opened by the welcome videos of the President of COSPAR Prof. Lennard A. Fisk as well as the Chair of the TGCSS Prof. Daniel Baker, the webinar featured the presentations of Dr. Rudolf von Steiger (ISSI, Bern, Switzerland) on the COSPAR 4S Roadmap, Dr. Wang Jindong (NSSC, CAS, China) on the MUSE mission and Prof. Jong Uk Park (KASI, South Korea) as well as Dr. Praveen K. Kumar (ISRO, India) on the South Korean and Indian regional activities respectively.

The reports generated interest and raised numerous questions, which were partially answered during the webinar and will lead to a deeper follow-up session.

The full transcript of the webinar is available here.

Read more about the TGCSS Asia Pacific Webinar here.

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