Space Japan Review 4 - 5
No.34 April / May 2004
Interview with CEO
Research and development activities for space communication systems in Japan, by Naokazu Hamamoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Space Japan Club
Satellite Communications and I
The consciousness about universe has been changed for me during past two years ! Ms. Ryoko Hirama tolled us.
Space Japan Milestone
Topics From Within
(1) APSCC Workshop
A Handheld Terminal for S-Band Mobile Satellite Systems FUJITSU was developed the handheld type mobile phone which can communicate through a S-band mobile satellite (ETS-‡[ as an example) under guidance of Communications Research Laboratory. The following are the features. It is under reconstruction so that data etc. can be treated and they are under evaluation now. Although the bit rate is low, the conventional satellite earth station is the thing developed with the different concept.
2004 General Conference of IEICE was held in Ookayama campus of the Tokyo Institute of Technology was held in March 22-25, 2004 and special session KB-4 was conducted on March 23, 2004 where chairman of this session is Professor Yoshinori Sakai (president of Communication Society of IEICE, professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology). The title of this session is "Challenge to Manned and Unmanned Space Exploration Technology".
In this issue, important words from two key gentlemen at the satellite communications policy office of the Japanese Government are provided, in addition to the article which briefs the overview of Japanese Government policy in satellite communications/broadcasting. For the support of the important Government policy, the early return of H-IIA to work is eagerly desired. Dr.Albrecht of ILS addressed his challenge to assure the continuous launch success to satisfy customers in "Interview with CEO" Furthermore, the paper by Prof.Helm of GWU will give you the very suggestive message in regard to the role of broadband satellite communications. (T.U.)