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November 6-9, 2018

Singapore Singapore

Working Groups

Space Technology Working Group

Participants Only


Dr. M. Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC)
Mr. Ryoichi Imai, Vice President /Director General of Research and Development Directorate, JAXA

Messages from Co-Chairs


<Day 1> November 6, 2018

Time Title Speaker
Opening Session
14:00-14:05 Opening Remarks by the Co-Chairs (STAR) Prof. Kay Soon Low (STAR)
14:05-14:10 Opening Remarks by the Co-Chairs (JAXA) Mr. Ryoichi Imai (JAXA)
14:10-14:15 General Introduction and Guidance Mr. Ryoichi Imai (JAXA)
14:15-14:25 Space activities in Singapore’s Universities Prof. Kay Soon Low (STAR)
Technical Session 1: Recent trends in space technology development status: Prof. Low / Mr. Imai
14:25-14:45 Application of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics CFRTP/PEEK material to 3U satellite structure Mr. Hung Xuan Trong (VNSC)
14:45-15:05 A smallsat-compatible TIR sensor for practical applications; toward sustainable satellite technology development and international collaboration Dr. Takashi Hiramatsu (JAXA)
15:05-15:25 Taiwan Space Program Mr Shankuo yang (NSPO)
15:25-15:30 Photo session for STWG
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Satellite technology development in Indonesia Dr. Robertus Heru Triharjanto (LAPAN)
16:20-16:40 US Space Policy Directive 3 Ms. Stephanie Wan (US Department of State)
16:40-17:00 New approach in access to space by the Untied Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
-Leading Programme &“KiboCUBE”-
Ms. Ayami Kojima (UNOOSA)
17:00-17:05 Informing Prof. Kay Soon Low (STAR)

<Day 2> November 7, 2018

Time Title Speaker
Opening Session
08:45-08:50 Report of Day 1 Mr. Ryoich Imai (JAXA)
Technical Session 1: Recent trends in space technology development status: Prof. Low / Mr. Imai
08:50-09:10 KARI International Space Training Ms. Eun Jung Lee (KARI)
09:10-09:30 System of Thermal Diagnostics of Small Satellites Mr. Aditya Baraskar (Kyushu University)
09:30-09:50 Introduction of International CubeSat Projects at Kyushu Institute of Technology with Asia-Pacific countries Prof. Mengu Cho (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
09:50-10:10 The Micro/Nano Satellite Technologies and Commercial Space in China Prof. Shufan Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
10:10-10:30 IAQG and APAQG Activieies Mr. Takashi Wada (Asia Pacific Aerospace Quality Group - APAQG)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Technical Session 2: Space Industry participation: Prof. Low / Mr. Imai
11:00-11:15 Promotion of New Space Industry and Startups in Asia-Pacific Region Dr. Takashi Ikeda (National Space Policy Secretariat, JAPAN)
11:15-11:30 Space Activities in Japan: New Ways of Partnerships with the Industry Mr. Hiroyuki Iwamoto (JAXA)
11:30-11:45 Equatorial Launch Site Supporting Asia Pacific Regional Space Agencies Mr. Scott Wallis (Equatorial Launch Australia Pty Ltd)
11:45-12:00 Resource Sharing for Space Technology and Space Application Development Mr. Kuang-Han ke (Gran Systems)
12:00-12:15 AGI Software Applications for CubeSat Missions Ms Karynna Tuan (Analytical Graphics Inc.)
12:15-12:30 Space BD Inc. providing satellite deployment opportunities from the International Space Station Mr. Kazuma Momoo (Space BD Inc)
12:30-12:45 Real-Time Communications Access as a Key Enabler for Non-Geostationery Satellite Missions Ms. Amanda Chia (Audacy)
12:45-13:00 Low cost access to space and potential joint missions Mr. Adam Brian Gilmour (Gilmour Space Technologies)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:15 (Title will be announced) Mr. Yasunori Yamazaki (AXELSPACE)
14:15-14:30 GEO Satellite servicing Mr. Akshay Gulati (Infinite Orbits PTE Ltd)
14:30-14:45 Inter-Satellite Data Relay System for LEO Satellites Using a Commercially Available GEO Satellite System Mr. Francis Low (Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd)
14:45-15:00 Satellite Engineering & GeoServices Mr. Alex Tan (ST Engineering)
Technical Session 3: Space debris countermeasures : Prof. Low / Mr. Imai
15:00-15:15 Introduction on the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee Mr. Mitsuru Ohnishi (JAXA)
15:15-15:30 Astroscale: Developing a Comprehensive Solution for Space Debris Removal Mr. Nobu Okada (ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Technical Session 4: Status report for the “Joint development of Innovative small and Cube Satellites”: Prof. Low / Mr. Imai
16:00-16:30 Report of the Mission concept for the “Joint Development of Innovative Small and Cube Satellites Participants of 4th meeting of the “Joint development of Innovative small and Cube Satellites”
16:30-16:35 Break
Overall discussion and future work of STWG/ Closing of Session: Mr. Imai
16:35-16:50 Wrap-up of the Session Prof. Kay Soon Low (STAR)

Concept Note (PDF VERSION

1. Background and Objectives

The Space Technology Working Group (STWG) aims to promote and support space technology development in the Asia-Pacific region through active information exchange among experts from space agencies, academic institutions, as well as from the private sector in the region. During APRSAF-24 in India, the STWG shared activities and experiences on space technology development in the Asia-Pacific region. The participants exchanged the latest information on space technology research and development, capacity building, participation from industry, and space debris. Concurrently, the “Joint development of Innovative Small and Cube Satellites” among Asia-pacific regional space agencies was proposed, in order to advance STWG from merely a forum where information was exchanged to a body that conducted concrete initiatives. This joint development aims to respond to the global social issues that the region faces.

STWG notes the following achievements:

A) Confirm the role of STWG as sharing best practices of space technology and promoting cooperation;
B) Confirm the necessity of international cooperation in addressing space debris and other common concerns;
C) Exchange information regarding the “Joint development of Innovative Small and Cube Satellites.”

2. STWG Program Structure

Based on the achievements for STWG activities established in APRSAF-24, the proposed program structure of the STWG for this year’s session is given below. The STWG co-chairs are pleased to call for presentations (approx. 10-15 minutes per presentation) on each topic in space technology from the Asia-Pacific region as well as from other regions and industries, and we expect a lively exchange of information and views among experts, researchers, and engineers from relevant disciplines.

Space Technology Working Group Sessions

Date: 6-7 November 2018

1. Opening of the session

2. General introduction and guidance for STWG

3. Technical sessions

  • Technical Session 1: Recent trends in space technology development status

    In this session, relevant government, institutes or space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region will present their own nations’ current trends of space technology development. In particular, this session intends to address the following topics:

    A) Current and future space technology development roadmap and its function;
    B) Advanced, cutting-edge and innovative technologies (satellite bus, devices, components, satellite application facilities and ground operation facilities) which completed development;
    C) Capacity building at higher education levels (relevant educational entities such as national institutes or universities in the Asia-Pacific region).

    In each presentation, the presenters who will discuss a) and b) will share their reasons why they set their roadmaps or introduce their technological barriers which they face or have faced. The presenters who will discuss c) will share their efforts of capacity building which they provide to others as a program or their lessons learnt from capacity building course which they took. Given this information, the working group can understand their best practices and solutions broadly and learn about future cooperative actions during the session.

  • Technical Session 2: Space Industry participation

    In this session, industries including small and medium enterprises or relevant government institutes and space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region which support its industries will be invited. Presenters are expected to introduce advanced, cutting-edge, and innovative technologies delivered by its domestic industry or itself. Most welcome are presenters of technologies which are expected to be applied commonly or to solve common technological barriers in Asia-Pacific region. In particular, presenters from Singapore are very welcome.

  • Technical Session 3: Space debris countermeasures

    This session will share space debris countermeasures which relevant government, institutes or space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region tackle. STWG specifically focuses on exchanging of information from technical points of view, but considering the importance of rule-making in this topic, such presentations will not be exhausted . Nations which launch satellites, and institutes or agencies from spacefaring nations are most cordially invited to this presentation.

  • Technical Session 4: Status report for the “Joint development of Innovative small and Cube Satellites”

    During APRSAF-24, the “Joint development of Innovative Small and Cube Satellites” among Asia-pacific regional space agencies was proposed and some preparation meetings have been organized among interested entities in the region. In this session, the current status of the preparation will be reported.

*Please note that the topics of the technical sessions are subject to change.

*STWG-SEUWG Joint session as was done in APRSAF-24 will not be scheduled in APRSAF-25. Presenters who intend to discuss their capacity building program or their lessons learnt through the capacity building program which they take will be invited in Technical session 1 of STWG. Presenters who intend to state their activities related to "Kibo" utilization will be welcomed in SEUWG session.

4. Drafting observations and recommendations

5. Closing of the session

Contact for Further Information

Mr. Junichi Moriuma
E-mail: moriuma.junichijaxa.jp TEL: +81-50-3362-7194