The International Symposium on Space Science 2019

25 September 2019

Theme: Strengthening Space Science and Technology in Indonesia

 Venue: Space Science Center, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

Jl. Dr. Djundjunan 133, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia 40173


As a national agency of aeronautics and space in Indonesia, LAPAN has a responsibility to advance space science in Indonesia and to encourage collaborations between Indonesia and international research institutes. LAPAN is building a new National Observatory in Timau, Nusa Tenggara Timur (eastern part of Indonesia) that can promote and encourage the advancement of space science in Indonesia. Furthermore, one of disciplines in space science is study on space weather. Recently, LAPAN has developed space weather prediction and services in Indonesia. Space weather disturbances, which are affected by solar activity, geomagnetic condition, and ionospheric variability, may significantly impact the global environment as well as socio-economic systems. For instance, ionospheric disturbances in the equatorial region could disturb the propagation of radio wave transmitted from the satellites, such as GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems), to receivers on the ground. Thus, modern society, which is supported by satellite-based technologies, may need space weather prediction and services.

This one-day event is the first international symposium that aims to elaborate basic and applied researches on space science from Indonesia and abroad. LAPAN organizes this symposium with the collaboration from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Indonesia University of Education (UPI). In particular, as our theme for this symposium, we encourage researchers either from Indonesia or abroad to present their researches on space science in general for this symposium, and we aspire to strengthen forecast operation in space weather and its application to the users in Indonesia.