Space Japan Review

Space Japan Review 10-11
No.76 October / November 2011

Space Japan Review, No. 76
under preparation


Cover Page
under preparation

Executive Comment (in English)
Major Italian Space Telecommunications Programs
-Lessons Learned-
Franco Marconicchio
Space Systems Consultant
"First of all I wish to thank you for being invited to write this article on my personal experience gained in more than 30 years of activity in the space telecommunications field, covering the major government programs conceived and realized in Italy. Starting around the end of the sixties, Italy has been active in space and has devoted its major effort towards the exploitation of the frequency bands above the 10 GHz to pave the way for the development of the technology and the systems needed to operate in these higher frequency bands."
(PDF: 140kB)

Satellite Commentary (in Japanese)
Space Development and Inside Story
Toichi Sakata
Ukraine ambassador (Former Administrative Vice-Minister of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)


Space Japan Book Review (in Japanese)
Helen Caldicott & Craig Eisendrath: "WAR IN HEAVEN・The Arms Race in Outer Space", The New Press, 2007


Space Japan Opinion (in English)
Methodology of Research and Development
From Research of Satellite Communications to General Research

Takashi Iida, JFSC Special Advisor, AIAA Fellow
Research Management In this opinion column, it is intended to argue how to conduct research and development (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.

Capital Products & Review (in Japanese)
SKY Perfect TV's Technical Achievement for 3D broadcasting
SKY Perfect TV


Space Japan Milestone (in Japanese)
Successful Launch of BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite


Conference Report on Ka and Broadband Communications Conference and BroadSky Workshop (in Japanese)
Yoshihisa Takayama, NICT
Hajime Fukuchi, Tokyo Metropolitan University

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

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