Space Japan Review 8 - 9

No.24 August 2002 / September 2002


"Launch of AsiaSat 2"


Cover Page

Executive Comment
Dr. Ichiro Taniguchi, Director Chairman Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Message on the appointment as Chairman of the AIAA SatelliteCommunications Forum

Interview with CEO
P. Jackson, AsiaSat CEO

Meet Executive
Vice President Koh, New Skies

Series-Satellite Commentary
Tomoki Obuchi, Senior Editor

The small satellite in the United States of America with the support of Taste

Satellite Communications and I
Megan Scheidt, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Space Japan Milestone
(1)PathFinder Plus

The world's first success communications signal relay in the stratosphere


N-STAR c which is procured and owned by NTT DoCoMo was successfully launched by Ariane 5 (Ariane Space), at 8:21(AM) (JST), in July 6, 2002.

Selected Paper
The 20th AIAA ICSSC 2002
H. Mizuno

The outline of the opening address and two papers which shows the direction of satellite bus technologies from the 20th AIAA ICSSC 2002 held in Montreal, Canada from May 12 to 15 will be presented.

Topics from Conference
23rd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science
Edited by Yutaka Kazekami, Senior Editor

23rd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science(ISTS) was held at Shimane Prefecture in Japan from May 26, 2002 to 2 June.

Topics from Within
"FIFA Korea-Japan WorldCup Experiments"

3-HDTV Panorama Video-Transmission Experiment
- Satellite Stadium Experiment -

The Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) and the Electronics and the Telecommunications reseach Institute of Korea (ETRI) have been conducting the Korea-Japan high data rate satellite communications experiments.

From Editor
Editor T.U.

In this issue, starting from the message by Dr.Taniguchi, who is leading the Japanese Government space policy from the Industry standpoint, interview with Mr.Jackson ( CEO, Asiasat ) and Dr.Koh ( VP, New Skies Satellites) would provide interesting discussion by influential top managements in satellite communications operators in Asia Pacific. In September, DRTS ( Data Relay Test Satellite ) and USERS (Un- Manned Space Experiment Recovery System ),both developed by Japanese Government, are launched by H-2A #3 vehicle. Looking forward to the complete launch and mission success.

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