The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) is an inter-governmental organization operated as a non-profit independent body with full international legal status. It is headquartered in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Members include agencies from: Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, and Thailand.
Indonesia and Turkey also signed the APSCO convention.
In 2005, the APSCO convention was signed in Beijing.
Representatives from Argentina, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia and Sri Lanka also attended the founding ceremony.
Its stated objectives are:
As of 2010, the organization has defined 10 projects on designing, building and launching light satellites, middle class satellites weighing 500–600 kg, research satellites, remote-sensing and telecommunications satellites.
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