Press Release

  This press release is issued by NASDA.


Debrief Session on the Results of FY 2002 Research Activities by the Office of Research and Development

May 22, 2003 (JST)

National Space Development Agency of Japan

The Office of Research and Development of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) has been working on the formation of technology basis common to different projects as a core body for innovating, storing and taking over NASDA's space technology as well as a professional group. The Office also has been engaging cooperation for more secured project implementation and has been conducting research activities in an effort to become a top runner.
In order to make widely public both the research results focusing on the space verification made by the Office and on the importance of space verification system necessary for the development of basic technology potentials which should be led by the Office, the "Debrief Session on the Results of FY 2002 Research Activities by the Office of Research and Development" will be held under the main theme of "Space Verification for Advanced Technology" as follows.
For this session, Mr. Yoshihiko Kasai, the Mobile Terminals Operation Unit , NEC is invited to speak about his on-site R & D experience of mobile phone including development methods to produce new products in every few months.

1. Date :
June 6 (Fri.) 2003 10:00 through 17:30
2. Venue :
Bayside Hotel AZUR TAKESHIBA, Room "Tenpyo-no-Ma" 14th Floor
(Address: 1-11-2 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022, Tel: 03-3437-5566)
3. How to Apply :
The Session is free of charge and requires pre-registration. Those who want to participate in the Session are requested to apply by June 1 (Sun.) 2003 to the following :
Prime International Co. Ltd.
Tel : 03-5467-5539
Fax : 03-5467-5538
URL : (Japanese only)
4. Program :
10:00 - 10:05 Opening Address
Dr. Yoshiaki Ohkami (Research Director of NASDA)
10:05 - 10:30 R & D Activities to Utilize Space Verification -- Space Verification and Short-term Development --
Mr. Tsutomu Iwata (Assistant Executive Director, Office of R & D)
10:30 - 11:30 Invited Lecture -- Mobile Phone Development Story --
Mr. Yoshihiko Kasai (Department Manager, Product Development Department, Mobile Terminals Division,Mobile Terminals Operations Unit, NEC)
[ Space Verification Results of Basic Technology ]
11:30 - 12:00 Battery Evaluation on the Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS), "Kodama", and the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite II (ADEOS-II), "Midori II"
Mr. Saburo Kuwashima (Chief Engineer Electrical Engineering)
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00 Technology Evaluation on Satellite Propulsion System
Mr. Ken-ichi Kajiwara (Chief Engineer Satellite Propulsion System)
14:00 - 14:30 Outlines of Material Exposed Experience to be made use of the International Space Station (ISS)
Mr. Yoshiro Imagawa (Chief Engineer Mechanism and Materials Engineering)
14:30 - 15:00 Strengthening of Basic Technology for Space Components
Mr. Sumio Matsuda (Senior Engineer Space Component Engineering Center)
15:00 - 15:15
[ Report on Outlines of On-Orbit Verification ]
15:15 - 16:05 Results of On-Orbit Experiment of MicroLabSat-1
Mr. Ei-ichi Hashimoto (General Manager Micro-Space System Laboratory)
Mr. Toshiyuki Nakamura (Associate Senior Engineer GOSAT Project Team)
16:05 - 16:55 Results of the One-Year On-orbit Operation of the Mission Demonstration Test Satellite-1, "Tsubasa"
Mr. Tateo Goka (Chief Engineer Space Environment Engineering)
[ Deployment of Future Space Verification ]
16:55 - 17:25 Ideas of Space Verification System - Using Small Satellite
Mr. Ei-ichi Hashimoto (General Manager Micro Space Systems Laboratory)
17:25 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
Mr. Tsutomu Iwata (Assistant Executive Director, Office of R & D)
5. Access :
  1. 7minute -walk to the direction of Takeshiba from Hamamatsucho Station of JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
  2. 23 minutes to Hamamatsucho Station from Haneda Airport using the Monorail
  3. 10 minute-walk from Daimon Station of the Asakusa Subway Line or the Oedo Subway Line
  4. One-minute walk from Takeshiba Station of Tokyo Rinkai Shin Kotsu "Yurikamome"
6. Remark :
The Presentations is to be done in Japanese only