Space Japan Review 2 - 3

No.27 February 2003 / March 2003


Image of the Earth taken from Micro-OLIVE satellite


Executive Comment
President Gerry Turcotte, Communications Research Centre (CRC), Canada

President Trucotte of CRC, Canada talks an overview of satellite communications activities in Canada and his thoughts on their future. Canada becomes the third nation in space with the launch of Alouette 1 in 1962, and the first to test direct-to-home television broadcasting via the Hermes satellites in 1976. Canada is an active country on space developments.

Special Report
"Current Satellite Programs at AeroAstro"
Dr. Rick Fleeter

Dr. Rick Fleeter, CEO of AeroAstro Inc. introduces satellite programs at AeroAstro such as SPORT, KitCore, Integrated Spacecraft Systems, etc. He talked "When AeroAstro was founded in 1988, the idea of a company dedicated to microsatellites was unusual, maybe even unique, and certainly radical."

Space Japan Milestone
KIMURA Shinichi

CRL succeeded in image capturing experiments using terrestrial eqipment.

Capital Products & Review
C-band Solid States Amplifier

Selected Paper
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)
Motoyuki KON, Advanced Space Business Corporation

Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), combined services of communication broadcasting and positioning, will enhance conventional services and create new services.
This paper is describing the overview of and examples of updated or emerging services using the QZSS.

Conference Report
PTC 2003(PTC25) Conference & Exhibit
Susumu Kitazume, Executive Advisory Editor

PTC(Pacific Telecommunications Counsel), which was held at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu Hawaii on 19-23 January 2003, is reported. PTC is International, non-government, non-profit organization which is contributing for the development and operation of telecommunication in Asia and Pacific Region and have about 600 members from government, academy and industry sponsored by ALCATEL, AT&T Wireless, Boeing Satellite System, ePhone Telecom Inc, Global Crossing, KT Telecom and so on.

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