Space Japan Review

Space Japan Review 10 - 11
No.70 October / November 2010

A new exhibition room of JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, which displays various full-scale satellite models.
(Courtesy of JAXA)


Cover Page
A new exhibition room of JAXA Tsukuba Space Center

Interview with CEO (in English)
Dr. Nongluck Phinainitisart
President of THAICOM
Public Company Limited
Dr. Nongluck Phinainitisart, President of Thaicom Public Company Limited started that in our interview she speaks about her business strategies passionately for regional and world wide satellite communications system application and introduce her acts as a President and CEO APSCC actively.
(PDF: 280kB)

Special Report (in Japanese)
Research on 21-GHz Satellite Broadcasting Technologies
Kazuyoshi Shogen, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories
In this paper, future TV broadcasting, an overview of the significance for SHV transmission experiment, which was carried out in the year 2009 NHK Open House by using the WINDS satellite, and research efforts for commercialization of 21-GHz satellite broadcasting will be presented.

Space Japan Book Review (in Japanese)
Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age
Author: Matthew Brzezinski
Japanese Translated by Kyoko Nonaka
Publisher: Japan Broadcast Publishing Co., Ltd.
Reviewer: Professor Hajime Fukuchi, Tokyo Metropolitan University
A new "Space Japan Book Review" will introduce books, which have become topics in the Editorial board meeting, from a perspective of satellite communications researchers and engineers. The first review a book of Sputnik, which decorate the beginning of space exploration activities.

Satellite Commentary (in Japanese)
Memory of a Satellite Communication Engineer, Series #6 (Final)
Launch of SKY Perfect
Kazuhiko Hashimoto
As the sixth and the final article of the series of satellite commentary, "Launch of SKY Perfect" is written by Kazuhiko Hashimoto. Many thanks for his writing one year.

Space Japan Interview (in Japanese)
Learned from Development of CS "Sakura, Cherry in English", blooming in the universe of "Showa".
At emergency disasters, 30 / 20 GHz satellite phone services, communications satellites' antennas and transponders
Akio Iso, NICT
We have interviewed with Dr. Akio Iso about Ka-band satellite communication services and technologies for emergency communications in natural disasters.

Topics from Within (in Japanese)
Horikawa, Head UN's COPUOS
Yasushi Horikawa, a former president of AIAA Japan Forum on Satellite Communications (JFSC) and a former executive director of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will head the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). .
(PDF: 171kB)

Topics from Within (Call for Papers)
29th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2011)
The next AIAA ICSSC will be held in Nara City, Japan from 28 November to 1 December, 2011.
Please find the important date for submission.

Important dates
Abstract Deadline: 1 May 2011
Author Notification: 1 July 2011
Final Manuscript Deadline: 1 October 2011
(PDF: 159kB)

Space Japan Milestone (in Japanese)
Launch of the first Quasi Zenith Satellite (QZS-1)
Susumu Kitazume, Special Advisory of Editorial Board
He will report the launch of the QZS-1 satellite, which was launched in 11 September 2010 from Tanegashima, Japan, the history of this satellite, and the position in the world satellite business.

Conference Report (in Japanese)
Attending APSCC 2010 Conference & Exhibit at Tokyo
Susumu Kitazume, Special Advisory of Editorial Board
APSCC 2010 Satellite Conference & Exhibition held in Convention Hall, Hilton Hotel, Shinjuku, Tokyo from 5 to 7 October, 2010 will be reported.

Conference Report (in Japanese)
Attending AIAA ICSSC 2010 at Anaheim
Amane Miura, NICT
The 28th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), which was held in Anaheim, FL from 30 August to 2 September 2010, is reported by NICT's researcher Dr. Amane Miura, who participated in this conference as a speaker.

Conference Report (in English)
Trends in Laser Communications in Space
- Report on International Workshop "GOLCE2010" -
Morio Toyoshima, NICT
"The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) organized an international workshop called Ground-to-OICETS Laser Communications Experiments 2010 (GOLCE2010) in Tenerife, Spain, through which recent trends in the research and development of laser communications in space were reported." This paper presents the trends of space laser communication researches through the presentations in GLOCE2010.

SATCOM Q&A (in Japanese)
What's the difference between satellite communication and space communication? ?

Editorial Board of Space Japan Review, AIAA JFSC:
Hiromitsu Wakana
Space Communication Group, NICT
4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan

Members of Editorial Board are expecting to have any
comment from readers. Please send us the comments,
opinions to the articles of Space Japan Review and any
anticipation via e-mail and/or FAX as shown in the left column