Space Japan Review 6 - 7

No.56 June / July 2008



Cover Page

AIAA 26th International Communications Satellite at California

Interview with CEO
M.Yutaka Nagaim, President & CEO,
Space Communications Corporation

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
Joseph N. Pelton, Professor, The George Washington University

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
Report on AIAA 26th ICSSC2008 & TCCS

T. Iida and Y. Suzuki, Special Advisor, SJR Editorial Committee

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.
The AIAA Technical Committee on Communication System (TCCS) Meeting and Lessons Learned Meeting were held during the same period of ICSSC2008. The summary of the conference and meetings are reported here.

Present of Satellite Communications in the U.S.A. and Canada

Takashi Iida, NICT

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.

Editorial Bureau/ AIAA JFSC, Editorial Committee
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