Agreement signed with JMA on demonstration supporting disaster medicine
JAXA and the Japan Medical Association (JMA) signed an agreement to jointly conduct application experiments of the Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration satellite “KIZUNA” to support disaster medicine, after JAXA and JMA studied the utilization method of the KIZUNA in support activities and measures at the time of a large-scale disaster.For disaster medicine support activities, it is imperative to understand the actual conditions of shelters, and the sick and wounded at a ...
- January 30, 2013 (17:30)
- KIZUNA Agreement Signed on Supporting Disaster Medicine
About Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite "KIZUNA" (WINDS)
New Internet Society with Satellites
In addition to establishing a domestic ultra high speed Internet network, the project also aims to construct ultra high speed international Internet access, especially with Asian Pacific countries and regions that are more closely related to Japan. KIZUNA project is responsible for the demonstration of the validity and usefulness of technologies related to large-capacity data communications in our space infrastructure project, "i-Space," the purpose of which is to promote the use of satellites in such fields as Internet communications, education, medicine, disaster measures and Intelligent Transport Systems.
Lauch date: February 23, 2008
Characteristics of Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite "KIZUNA" (WINDS)
KIZUNA satellite communication system uses the latest technology to create a faster, more efficient and more convenient communications environment.
KIZUNA will lead to ultra-high speed international Internet-based communications. The technology takes advantage of the fact that satellite communications are far-reaching, multicasting, and disaster-resistant. It will enable high-speed, large-volume data transmission, allowing ultra-fast domestic and international Internet-based communications, in particular between Japan and its neighboring countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ultra-fast satellite-based Internet-based communications will remove the so-called digital divide by providing high-speed Internet service in areas where the terrestrial communications infrastructure is poor. Among other uses, this will make possible great advances in telemedicine, which will bring high-quality medical treatment to remote areas, and in distance education, connecting students and teachers separated by great distances.
|International Designation Code||2008-007A|
|Launch Date||17:55, February 23, 2008 (JST)|
|Launch Vehicle||H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.14|
|Location||Tanegashima Space Center|
|Shape||Box-shaped structure with 3m in depth x 2m in width x 8m in height (including a tower)|
|Weight||Approx. 2700kg (at the beginning of mission life)|
|Orbiter||Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) (East Longitude 143degrees tentative)|
|Period||Approx. 24 hours|
|Attitude Control||Three-axis stabilization|