Space Japan Review

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No.82, February/March/April/May 2013

Space Japan Review, No. 82
Vietnam National Space Center
Courtesy of Vietnam National Space Center


Cover Page
Vietnam National Space Center
Courtesy of Vietnam National Space Center (PDF:6MB)
Interview with CEO (in English)
Dr. Pham Anh Tuan
The Director of Vietnam National Satellite Center
On September 16, 2011, the Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC), belonging to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), was established in the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, the director of the VNSC, talked about the long term plan, the expected role, overall structure and international cooperation of the VNSC as well as the strategic long-range plan for the aerospace field up to 2020 established in Vietnam.
(PDF: 420kB)

Space Japan Book Review (in English)
"Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy"
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, Digital Frontier Press 2012
Reviewer: Takashi Iida, Editorial Advisor
"First of all, the reason why this book is reviewed in this column described. This book is thought to be within the scope handled by Space Japan Review by the reasons that this book quotes from Tyler Cowenfs gThe Great Stagnationh which was taken up previously in the Space Japan Book Review[1], that it is related to the space because NASAfs report is cited and that the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is a related theme, when a computer technology is treated. Now, letfs start to introduce this book with related topics." (PDF: 79kB)

Satellite Communication and I (in English)
"A saintfs maid knows satellite communications!!"
Kazuko Kobayashi
Former Assistant, the Space Communication Systems Laboratory, NICT
"Supposing life had accidental encounter, involvement with satellite communications was just fate for me. I was assigned to the Space Communications Wireless Network Group in April, 2007. I helped the investigation report creation work of Mr. Sachio Shimoseko who was active in this wireless sector, now famous in the field of satellite communications."
Ms. Kazuko Kobayashi, former assistant of NICT, wrote the memories and activities in the Space Communication Systems Laboratory of NICT. (PDF: 1.31MB)

Conference Report (in Japanese)
"Report on 29th National Space Symposium"
Hiroshi Koyama
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
(PDF: 737kB)

Editorfs Notes

Editorial Board of Space Japan Review, AIAA JFSC:
Hiromitsu Wakana
Space Communication Group, NICT
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