Space Japan Review 12 - 1

No.53 December 2007 / January 2008


The Ariane 5 rocket
Courtesy of Arianespace


Cover Page

The Horizons-2 satellite was launched by the Ariane 5 rocket on December 21, 2007.

New Years Greeting

New Year Greeting from SJR Editorial Committee Members.

In Memory of Dr. Tadahiro Sekimoto, the First Chair of JFSC
Yasushi Horikawa
Dr. Takashi Iida, JFSC Senior Advisor

It was reported that Dr. Tadahiro Sekimoto, the first Chair of JFSC, passed away on November 11, 2007.

I pray for the repose of Dr. Sekimoto's soul with all of you heartily.


Yoshihito Hattori, Director
Acting Senior Executive Engineer
Planning Division, Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT)

The Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), based in Tokyofs Shibuya ward, is private-sector firm that was established in 1993 for the purpose of procuring and operating the BSAT-1 satellite for the analogue satellite broadcasts provided by NHK and WOWOW.@@This paper reports the trends of satellite broadcasting services in Japan.

Editorial Bureau/ AIAA JFSC, Editorial Committee
NICT, Space Communications Division
4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

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