Activities

First experimental photos by MicroDragon Satellite

At about 0:11 on January 22, 2019 (Vietnam time), Vietnam’s MicroDragon satellite, for the first time, took a test photo of the US area with the central camera of the Triple Polarization Imager (TPI) in different spectral bands and shooting conditions to perform the calibration process. TPI system of MicroDragon satellite is responsible for observing and detecting cloud coverage, characteristics of aerosols, and improving atmospheric correction.

International workshop “Applying remote sensing and technology for environment and natural resource monitoring”

Together with the achievements in space research and the development of information technology, modern remote sensing technology has been formed and developed, bringing high efficiency for many socio-economic activities such as: basic surveys, exploitation and management of natural resources, environmental monitoring and protection, early detection and forecast of natural disasters for prevention and mitigation, territorial management, as well as applications in security and defense. Thus, remote sensing technology plays an important part in the sustainable development strategy of all countries.

Ceremony to award VAST medal to Prof. Dr. Marie-Georges Olivier

On October 26, 2018, VAST solemnly held a ceremony to present the Medal of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) to Prof. Dr. Marie-Georges Olivier, Head of Materials Department, Mons University, the Kingdom of Belgium, for having contributions to building and developing VAST.

Vietnam takes over Committee on Earth Observation Satellites 2019 Chairmanship

In order to enhance Vietnam's position in the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and take over the rotating chairmanship of CEOS, and promote the diversity of leadership roles of members from major geographic regions like the US, Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific; on October 18, 2018, in Brussels (Belgium), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan - General Director of Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), represented VAST to take over the position of rotating Chairman of CEOS 20.

Workshop on energy labeling and certification for LED lighting products

On November 6th, 2018, a workshop on energy labelling and certification for LED lighting products took place in Ho Chi Minh City to develop and implement a pilot program for energy efficiency labeling and certification for LED lighting products, as well as to collect ideas when implementing the program, to contribute to accelerating the progress of the voluntary labeling program in 2018 and 2019, advancing to compulsory labeling from 2020.

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