United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations/Malaysia Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology
14-18 November 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Hosted by: Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Co-organized by: Canadian Space Agency (CSA), European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
In cooperation with: Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd (ATSB ®), National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

The Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) organized the first Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology, held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, from 14 to 18 November 2011, under its newest Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) that was launched within the United Nations Programme on Space Applications with the objective of promoteoing international cooperation in human spaceflight and space exploration-related activities.

The meeting, hosted by the Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, resulted in a general enthusiasm for establishing capacity-building programmes and international collaboration on human space technology and developed a number of practical recommendations to be undertaken by HSTI, in cooperation with the developing countries, in particular those represented at the meeting.

The meeting brought together a total of 125 participants from 23 countries (Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Congo, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of  Korea, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States of America and Vietnam), including those representing the following space agencies: Canadian Space Agency (CSA), China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), United States of America National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA), Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos.) The meeting was also attended by representatives, scientists and engineeres from local institutions  such as  the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd and the Jabatan Meteorologi Malaysia.

The draft recommendations formulated and endorsed by the participants are: (a) the Human Space Technology Initiative should take action to create awareness among stakeholders, including decision makers in governmental and private sectors, researchers and students; (b) the Initiative should identify and inform Member States about space-related research opportunities; (c) the Initiative should establish capacity-building programmes; (d) the Initiative should serve as a catalyst for international collaboration by promoting formation of common interest groups; (e) the Initiative should promote knowledge exchange and data-sharing by raising awareness and promoting user-friendly mechanisms for data access; (f) Governments, institutions and individuals were encouraged to use human space-based platforms for research; (g) Governments, institutions and individuals were encouraged to explore ground-based research for gravity-related science and for preparing space-based experiments with microgravity simulators; (h) Governments, institutions and individuals were encouraged to explore commercial alternatives for conducting education and research activities in space; (i) Governments and institutions were encouraged to use space education as a tool for inspiring and motivating people and sustaining interest in science and technology; and (j) Governments were encouraged to incorporate space education into their national school curricula in different subjects at school as well as into the curricula of university courses.

  • Report on the United Nations/Malaysia Expert Meeting on Human Space Technology  (Original: English)  (A/AC.105/1017) [Download]

Meeting Information

Monday, 14 November 2011 (DAY-1)

09:00-

Recital Prayer

 

09:05-

Welcome Addresses

-Prof. Dr. Mohd. Alauddin Mohd. Ali, Director, Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA), UKM

-Prof. Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

 

09:15-

Keynote Address by Dr. Mustafa Din Subari, Director General, National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA)

 

09:45-

Photo Session, Morning Break

 

10:15-

Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Human Space Flight

-By Dr. Boris Zagreev, Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

-By Dr. Julie Robinson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

-By Dr. Liwei Yang, China Manne Space Engineering Office (CMSEO)

-By Dr. Nicole Buckley, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

-By Dr. Tai Nakamura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

 

12:25-

General Announcement

 

12:30-

Lunch Break

 

14:00-

Introduction to the Human Space Technology Initiative

-By Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director, UNOOSA

 

14:30-

Microgravity Science I

(Chairperson: Dr. Jack van Loon)

 

14:30

Fundamental Phisics for and in Space

Prof. Dr. Claus Kurt Oskar Lámmerzahl, ZARM, Germany

14:50-

Crystallization of Industrially Important Enzymes/ Protein in Space

Prof. Dr. Raja Nor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, UPM, Malaysia

15:10-

Effect of Space Flight on Bacterial Growth and Gene Expression Profiles of Enterobacter cloacae

Prof. Dr. Ramelah Mohamed, UKM, Malaysia

15:30-

An Affordable Access to Experiments on the ISS - Commercial Opportunities for Microgravity Research

Dr. Peter Kern, Astrium Space Transportation, Germany

15:50-

Tea Break

 

16:20-

Microgravity Science II

(Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Alexander Horsch)

 

16:20-

Microgravity Sciences and Space Biology at National Microgravity Laboratory in China

Prof. Dr. Mian Long, Chinese Academy of Science, China

16:40-

Enhanced Inflammation and Endothelial Cell Activation in both Immediate and Revived Live Endothelial Cells Following Spaceflight Mission

Prof. Dr. Hapizah Nawawi, UiTM, Malaysia

17:00-

Impact of Microgravity on The Expression of Multi-Drag Resistant Proteins and Membrane Transporter Genes in Jurkat Cells

Prof. Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal, UKM, Malaysia

17:20-

Manipulation of Gravity Using a Random Positioning Machine

Dr. Jack van Loon, VU-University / ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands

17:40-

Introduction to Working Groups (Organizational Aspects)

 

18:00-

End of Day-1

 

 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 (DAY-2)

09:00-

International Space Station Programmes

(Chairperson: Dr. Takao Doi)

 

09:00-

The International Space Station: Canada's contribution and utilization

Dr. Nicole Buckley, CSA

09:20-

JAXA's ISS/Kibo Utilization Program

Dr. Tai Nakamura, JAXA

09:40-

US Research and Technology Development on the International Space Station

Dr. Julie Robinson, NASA

10:00-

Programme of Scientific and Applied Experiments on the ISS Russian Segment

Dr. Boris Zagrev, Roscosmos

10:20-

Morning Break & Poster Session

 

10:50-

National, Regional and International Space Programmes I

(Chairperson: Dr. Tai Nakamura)

 

10:50-

China's Manned Space Programme

Dr. Liwei Yang, CMSEO, China

11:20-

JAXA Cooperation Activities with Asian Countries on Kibo/ISS Utilization through APRSAF

Mr. Shigeki Kamigaichi, JAXA

11:40-

Activities of the Nigerian Space Agency and Prospects of Human Spaceflgiht Program

Dr. Akeem Babatunde Rabiu, National Space Research and Develop,ment Agency, Nigeria

12:00-

Academic and Research Strategies: Issues and Challenges

Prof. Dr. Anjana Narendra Vyas, CEPT University, India

12:20-

Lunch Break

 

14:00-

Education, Outreach & Capacity Building I

(Chairperson: Dr. Mohd. Allaudin Mohd. Ali)

 

14:00-

Canada's Educational Activities on the ISS

Dr. Nicole Buckley, CSA

14:20-

JAXA Educational Activities on the ISS

Dr. Tamotsu Nakano, JAXA

14:40-

US Educational Activities on the International Space Station

Dr. Julie Robinson, NASA

15:00-

UNESCO's Science Education and Space Activities

Dr. Masami, Nakata, UNESCO

15:20-

Malaysia Education Programme in Commemoration of National "Angkasawan" Programme

Mr. Mohd. Fairos Asillam, National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA), Malaysia

15:40-

Tea Break & Poster Session

 
 

Working Group Session I (Plenary)

(Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Alexander Horsch)

-Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI)-

Introduction of HSTI (By Takao Doi)

Introduction:  ISS Benefit to Humanity Missions by Julie Robinson, NASA

 

17:20-

Short Break

 

17:30-

Working Group Session II

-Microgravity Science (Chairperson: Dr. Jack van Loon)

-Education, Outreach & Capacity Building (Chairperson: Dr. T. Subahan Mohd. Meerah)

 

18:30-

End of Day-2

 

 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 (DAY-3)

09:00-

National, Regional and International Space Programmes II

(Chairperson: Dr. Claus Kurt Oskar Lämmerzahl )

 

09:00-

Korean Astronaut Program Overview

Dr. Soyeon Yi, Korea Aerospace Research Institute

09:20-

Space Technology Application Areas for Health in an Inclusive Global Information

Prof. Dr. Alexender Horsch, Institute for Medical Statistice (IMSE), TU Munich, Germany

09:40-

Potential for Telemedicine and Telemetry in the Maldives

Mr. Ahmed Shafeeq Moosa, The President's Office, Maldives

10:00-

Czech Space Activities Focussed to Human Spaceflight

Mr. Michal Vaclavic, Czech Space Office, Czech Republic

10:20-

The National Strategy, Current Activities for Space Technology, Development and Application in Vietnam

Dr. Lai Anh Khoi, Space Technology Institute (STI), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam

10:40-

Morning Break & Poster Session

 

11:10-

Education, Outreach & Capacity Building II

(Chairperson: Mhd Fairos Asillam)

 

11:10-

Research and Educational Opportunities in a Microgravity Environment for Developing Nations

Dr. Ontonyo Eric Mangete, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education-English (ARCSSTE-E), Nigeria

11:30-

Strategies for Implementation of Space Science and Technology Programmes for Developing Economies: Case Study of Ghana

Dr. Shiloh Kwadena Dedeh Osae, Graduate School of Nuclear and Alloed Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana

11:50-

Building a Viable Capacity for Space Technology Development in Africa

Prof. Paul Baki Olande, Kenya Polytechnic University College, Kenya

12:10-

Capacity Building in Space Technology Thorough Low Cost Programme Initiatives

Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Khan, Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan

12:30-

Lunch Break

 

14:00-

Microgravity Science II

(Chairperson: Dr. Mian Long )

 

14:00-

20th Anniversary of Microgravity Experiments at the Drop Tower Bremen and 25th Anniversary of the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microvravity (ZARM)

Dr. Thorben Könemann, ZARM, Germany

14:20-

Microboes in Microgravity - Mechanism of Acinetobacter baumannii Survival and Adaptation in Microgravity

Prof. Dr. Sazaly Abu Bakar, UM, Malaysia

14:40-

Osteoblastic Cellular Functions during Space Flight

Dr. Gabriele Anisah Froemming, UiTM, Malaysia

15:00-

HSTI Science Activities

Mr. Aimin Niu, UNOOSA

15:20-

Tea Break & Poster Session

 

15:50-

Working Group Session III (Plenary)

-Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) (Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Alexander Horsch)

 

17:20-

Short Break

 

17:30-

Working Group Session IV

-Microgravity Science (Chairperson: Dr. Jack van Loon)

-Education, Outreach & Capacity Building (Chairperson: Dr. T. Subahan Mohd. Meerah)

 

18:30-

End of Day-3

 

 

Thursday, 17 November 2011 (DAY-4)

09:00-

National, Regional and International Space Programmes III

(Chairperson: Ms. Zahira Mohd Radzi)

 

09:00-

Trajectory Optimization for LEO Twin-Spacecraft Formation Flying for Near-Equatorial Ground Track Requirements

Prof, Harijono Djojodihardjo, UPM, Malaysia

09:20-

Space Weather Research in LAPAN

Mr. Nizam Ahmad et al., Space Science Center, LAPAN, Indonesia

09:40-

Space Programme of Pakistan and Possible Contribution in Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI)

Mr. Jawed Qureshi, Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Pakistan

10:00-

Turkey's Space Endeavour: Brief Background and Possible Collaborations

Dr. Celal Sami Tufekci, Qildiz Technical University, Turkey

10:20-

The Phase I of the Space Seed for Asian Future 2010-2011 Program in Vietnam and the Lessons Learned

Mr. Diep Huu Nguyen, Space Technology Institute, Vietnam Academy of Space & Technology, Vietnam

10:40-

Morning Break & Poster Session

 

11:10-

Working Group Session IV

-Microgravity Science (Chairperson: Dr. Jack van Loon)

-Education, Outreach & Capacity Building (Chairperson: Dr. T. Subahan Mohd. Meerah)

-Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI) (Chairperson: Dr. Alexander Horsch)

 

12:30-

Lunch Break

 

PM

Facility Tour and Astronauts Public Forum

Moderator: Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Faizai Mohd Zain

With participation of Astronauts

-Dr. Sheich Muszaphar Shukor (Malaysia)

-Dr. Liwei Yang (China)

-Dr. Soyeon Yi (Republic of Korea)

-Dr. Takao Doi (UNOOSA/Japan)

 

 

Friday, 1 November 2011 (DAY-5)

09:00-

Joint Working Group Session

(Moderator: Dr. Takao Doi)

Round Table Speakers:

-Prof. Dr. Mohd. Allauding Mohd. Ali

-Prof, Dr. Alexander Horsch

-Dr. Jack van Loon

-Prof. Dr. T. Subahan Mohd. Meerah

-Dr. Akeem Babatunde Rabiu

-Dr. Boris Zagreev

 

10:30-

Morning Break

 

11:30-

Wrap Up Session

(Chairperson: Dr. Takao Doi)

--Review of the Expert Meeeting, approval of recommendations, and discussions on future activities

Closing Remarks

 

12:30-

Adjourn

 

 

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General Information for Participants

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