Space Japan Review

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No.86, June/July/August/September 2014

Space Japan Review, No. 86
Vehicle-mounted satellite communication system
Courtesy of Nara Institute of Science and Technology


Cover Page
Vehicle-mounted satellite communication system
Courtesy of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (PDF:5.2MB)
Executive Comments (in Japanese)
New Challenges of JAXA
Naoki Okumura
President of JAXA

(PDF: 641kB)

Space Japan Book Review (in English)
From a satcom researcher point of view
Richard Martin: gSuperfuel, the Green Energy Source for the Futureh, Macmillan Science, 2012.
Dr. Takashi Iida
Editorial Advisor
In the first part of this book, it was written that a researcher who studied a method to use nuclear energy as power of the rocket which carried freight to space in NASA institute paid attention to a thorium nuclear reactor, and it seemed that this book deserved to be this column. This book review is based on Japanese translation version.
(PDF: 100kB)

From Aerospace America (in Japanese)
Ben Iannotta, gMobile SATCOM Revival: Constellations vie for new businessh
Aerospace America, January 2014,
Translated by Takao Ueda
Special Adviser of Space Japan Review
(PDF: 273kB)
This article was translated and reprinted with permission. Copyright 2014 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All other rights reserved.

Special Report (in English)
Report on Standardization of Optical Communications by CCSDS
Tomohiro ARAKI, Shinichi INAGAWA
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was founded in 1982 by the major space agencies under the common understanding that it is important to cooperate on space activities including developing a mission device, supporting satellite operations, and sharing related data. CCSDS is focused on developing and recommending international standards for space data systems while incorporating demonstration results. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) of Japan are CCSDS members.
(PDF: 238kB)

Vehicle-Mounted Very Small Terminal (in Japanese)
SkyPerfect JSAT
(PDF: 244kB)

Editorfs Notes

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

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