Space Japan Review 6 - 7
No.56 June / July 2008
AIAA 26th International Communications Satellite at California
Interview with CEO
We interviewed with President Yutaka Nagai, Space Communications Corporation, who has a very busy schedule just before the corporate merger and launch of Superbird-7.
Remembering Arthur C. Clarke-Renaissance Man
The concept of the geosynchronous communications satellite that he contributed it 1945 was of truly great importance. These systems now serves humanity to provide global news broadcasts, support billions of telephone calls, offer worldwide Internet connectivity, hastens trillions of dollars in electronic fund transfer, and helps sustain a global economy in so many ways."
Topics from within
The AIAA 26th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC2008) was held at Marriott Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California, from Monday, June 9, 2008 to Thursday, June 12, 2008.
This is a summary report on my trip of visiting the satellite communication related universities, research institutes, operators and manufacturing companies in the U.S.A. and Canada during the period of two weeks from end-March to early-April, 2008 with my colleagues from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and a person from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), who attended halfway of the schedule. It was a considerably tight schedule because the North American continent is indeed big. The trip is shown in chart below.