Space Japan Review 2 -3

No.66 February / March 2010



Cover Page

NEC's small satellite named NEXTAR, courtesy by NEC

Interview with CEO (in Japanese)
Kaoru Yano, President of NEC Corporation

"A developed highly functional small satellite "ASNARO" is equipped with optical sensors of high ground resolution, but the production cost decreases one-third the cost of large satellites. The highly functional small satellite with low price and short delivery time maintains sophisticated functions. This was achieved by small-size and weight-saving technologies that the persons concerned built up for many years.". We interviewed with the President Kaoru Yano of NEC Corporation about the company's basic strategy for future space business.

Special Report
Japanese Space Industry FY2008
Annual Survey Report
-Summary- (in English)
Tetsuo Maejima
General Manager, Engineering Division
The Society of Japanese Aerospace Industries (SJAC)

The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC) has been implementing the gSpace Industry Annual Surveyh every year, in order to grasp the actual status of space industry in Japan. The result of the survey is published under the title of gJapanese Space Industry Annual Survey Reporth. This survey has been achieved by compiling the answers for the questionnaires to the related companies, and is the only material to overview the status of Japanese space industry. Hereunder, the outline of the survey is provided.

Satellite Communication and I
Technology Transfer in Toulouse the Aerospace Industry City
Dr. Kaori Fukunaga, NICT

Under construction of its English version

Conference Report #1
"IEICE Technical Committee on Satellite Communications", currently in Japanese
Hiromitsu Wakana, Chairman of TCSC, IEICE

Conference Report #2
"Participating in PTC 2010", currently in Japanese
Susumu Kitazume, SJR Editor

Conference Report #3
"APRSAF-16", currently in Japanese
Hiromitsu Wakana, NICT

Satellite Commentary, in Japanese
Memory of a Satellite Communication Engineer, #2
Kazuhiko Hashimoto

"Even the Kashima earth station received a SSCC signal transmitted from the ATS-1 satellite and produced global imaging. I processed the analog signal digitally using a computer and an A/D converter, digitalized the strength of the light and drew a round global picture with a printer. I think that I am the first person in Japan who achieved a global digital image processing from a geostationary satellite". This issue is entitled "the experimental age using US's communication satellites" as the 2nd issue written by Mr. Kazuhiko Hashimoto following the preceding issue in No.65, Space Japan Review. TV and telephone signal transmission experiments using the Relay satellite, which started from 1964, Time-Division-Multiple-Access (TDMA), Code-Division-Multiple-Access (CDMA), satellite ranging, global imaging transmission experiments using the ATS satellite, which started from 1966, are presented in this issue. You will know the various world first and Japan's first experimental run of events. Please enjoy yourself.

From Aerospace America, in Japanese
New Capabilities for GPSII/II
J. R. Wilson, Contributing writer

Translated into Japanese, by Takashi Iida, Editorial Advisor of Space Japan Review

This article was reprinted with the permission of Aerospace America. pp.32-36, Feb. 2010.

SATCOM Q&A, currently in Japanese
Why is the surface of the recent satellite black?

Editorial Bureau/ AIAA JFSC, Editorial Committee
NICT, Space Communications Division
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