Space Japan Review

Space Japan Review 8 - 9
No.75 August / September 2011

Space Japan Review, No. 75
VSAT earth station for WINDS, which was installed in Iruma Camp just after the Great East Japan Earthquake by NICT.
(Courtesy by NICT)


Cover Page
VSAT earth station for WINDS, which was installed in Iruma Camp just after the Great East Japan Earthquake by NICT.
(Courtesy by NICT)

Interview with CEO (in English)
Mr. Mike Pley
President and CEO, COM DEV, Toronto Canada
In our interview, COM DEV President and CEO Mr. Mike Pley speaks passionately about his business strategies for worldwide satellite communications in All of frequency band for broadband applications. Space Japan Review (SJR): Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule for this interview. We appreciate the contribution you've made to AIAA-JFSC....
(PDF: 489kB)

Satellite Communication and I (in English)
Roberta Campo
Project Manager, Innovation Team
Eutelsat SA
It will be soon 10 years that I have been working in Eutelsat SA in Paris, France. When I arrived, in January 2002, the company had recently turned in a private French company, after several decades as an inter-governmental organization (IGO). The heritance from that previous status was a multicultural environment, counting 25 different nationalities among the 380-person staff...

Space Japan Opinion (in English)
Methodology of Research and Development From Research of Satellite Communications to General Research
1. Competition Predominance and Researchers' Attitude
Takashi Iida, JFSC Special Advisor, AIAA Fellow
(R&D) on satellite communication, especially for national security. This is why we step forward in the 21st century of the chaos which was determined by the terrorist attacks to the U.S.A. on September 11, 2001, and in order to deal in a century of chaos, R&D of national security, especially satellite communications becomes particularly more and more important. On that occasion, an R&D methodology in general R&D as well as one of satellite communications is argued based on experience of the management of Communications Research Laboratory of the author's former job. Therefore, the content may be based on the author's own dogmatism and prejudice, but please forgive me because of an opinion column.

At this series No. 1, because it is natural to aim at a world's best study for competition predominance when the study is pushed forward, the method for such a purpose is discussed. In this paper, it is considered what attitude researchers should have to do study and what study they should do, after competition dominance and innovation are considered. Finally, it is intended to show start of argument what kind of revision should be given to the study management due to the last East Japan Great Earthquake Disaster on March 11, 2011.

In the following, there may be some mixed descriptions for young people and/or senior ones charged of the management, but, such descriptions should be understood that young people will become senior.

Space Japan Book Review (in English)
Tyler Cowen: "The Great Stagnation", Penguin, 2010.
From a satcom researcher point of view
Reviewer: Takashi Iida, Editorial Advisor
This book was introduced into an economic commentary in the Nikkei Shimbun Newspaper on March 7, 2011 [1], and this book seems to be "the hottest economic book" for persons concerned with the U.S. policy formation and the economic press. A related discussion seems to be performed in Web flourishingly afterwards. Then the reason why it is taken up in this column is because there is a description of technological innovation policy and space development, although the effect of space development is described to be relatively negative. Let's introduce it now.

Flash Report (in Japanese)
SKY Perfect TV in Great East Japan Earthquake
SKY Perfect TV


Education Corner (in Japanese)
On Desire to Space
Yukiya Hanada
Graduate School of System Design
Tokyo Metropolitan University


Satellite Commentary, Quasi-Zenith Satellite Story II (in Japanese)
Change to the Satellite Navigation System
Susumu Kitazume, Editorial Advisor

Space Japan Interview (in Japanese)
Learned from Development of CS "Sakura, Cherry in English", blooming in the universe of "Showa"
Akio Iso, Iso SpaceNet Research

Introduction of New Editor (in Japanese)
Takashi Kadowaki

From Editor

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