Communication establishment training with satellites using KIZUNA in a prediction of the Nankai Trough earthquake
On July 29, 2015, JAXA and NICT offered the Internet environment with asatellite when the Japan Medical Association (JMA) conducted the “satellite use demonstration in a prediction of the Nankai Trough earthquake (Disaster preparation drill) 2015.” The communication environment was established by setting up a ground station in each JMA prefectural office under the assumption that communication lines were cut off due to a large-scale disaster. We transmitted high-definition images from a sma...
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About Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite "KIZUNA" (WINDS)
New Internet Society with Satellites
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|