Space Japan Review 8 - 9
No.24 August 2002 / September 2002
"Launch of AsiaSat 2"
Message on the appointment as Chairman of the AIAA SatelliteCommunications Forum
The small satellite in the United States of America with the support of Taste
Satellite Communications and I
Space Japan Milestone
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.
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(ISTS) was held at Shimane Prefecture in Japan from May 26, 2002 to 2 June.
Topics from Within
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.
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.