LAPAN - China to Implement the Cooperation in Spaceport Development
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18 May 2017 •
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Wednesday (17/05), at the Meeting Room of Manggala, LAPAN Headquarter, Jakarta, LAPAN held a cooperation meeting the People's Republic of China (PRC), commonly called China. The bilateral meeting was held to discuss the implementation of the outline of the cooperation of both parties that have been agreed previously.
As known, Indonesia has established cooperation with China since October 2013. Both countries have agreed on the cooperation of exploration and utilization of space for peaceful purposes. Such cooperation was followed up by LAPAN and China National Space Administration (CNSA) by signing an outline of aeronautics cooperation in March 2015 in Beijing.
The meeting of the two parties was initiated to implement the scope of agreement with a more real activity, especially the plan of the spaceport development Indonesia. As in the coming period, LAPAN will be more often in performing rocket tests. With the construction of a commercial spaceport, it will be beneficial for both sides.
Such discussion also discussed the launch of the LAPAN-A4 Satellite which is planned to be launched by “piggyback” in China, 2019. To prepare such launch, there will be a more detailed discussion of the technical stages and mechanisms that both parties must undertake. Furthermore, both LAPAN and China will further deepen the possibilities to implement the scope of cooperation in other fields.
The scope of cooperation of the two parties, previously agreed upon in addition to satellite launches are earth observation cooperation, communications satellites, navigation satellites, telemetry, tracking and control, sonda rockets, space facilities, sub-systems / instruments / components of satellite materials, Space science, training and education, and aeronautical technology.
This bilateral cooperation meeting was opened with the presentation of Chairman of LAPAN, Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin. Thomas explained the competence of LAPAN the chance of which could be captured to implement the cooperation of both parties. He also explained the progress of LAPAN program up to this time in the field of remote sensing, aeronautics and space technology, and space and atmospheric science.
The Prime Secretary, IL Arisdiyo, Deputy Chief for Space and Atmosphere Science, Afif Budiyono, Deputy Chief for Aeronautics and Space Technology, Dr. Rika Andiarti, Deputy Chief for Remote Sensing, Dr. Orbita Roswintiarti, and Director of Cooperation, Public Relations, and Public Affairs Bureau, Christianus R. Dewanto were seen to attend the meeting.
While from the PRC, some of the representatives of the agencies were seen to attend the meeting, such as The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), and China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).
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