Joint Development of Innovative Small and Cube Satellites
The second meeting on joint development of innovative small and cube satellites was held with video-conference system
On August 23, 2018, the second meeting on joint development of innovative small and cube satellites organized by the APRSAF Secretariat was successfully held with video-conference system.
JAXA's Idea of Mission Concept
Based on the action items from the first meeting held in June in Bangkok on the Joint Development of Innovative Small-Cube Satellites, ISRO, JAXA, KARI and VNSC respectively introduced their own ideas for a mission concept, and participants discussed the potential mission concepts which could be shared among them for this initiative (Their presentation materials are attached.).
The key points identified and shared among participants are summarized as follows:
- Mission Concept: To develop at least two CubeSats (1 U to 6 U) for technology demonstration of rendezvous docking and inter-satellite communication
- All participants recognized that solving social issues is one of the primary objectives of joint development exercise and the possibility of putting additional 'meaningful payloads' can be discussed in the 3rd meeting on 23 Oct 2018.
- JAXA to take the leading role and to conduct quick and rough feasibility study on Mission Concept with cooperation from KARI and VNSC
All participants agreed to have the 3rd meeting on October 23rd, UTC 5:00-7:00, to review the results of feasibility studies and discuss on the input for the 4th meeting to be held in the morning on November 6th during APRSAF-25 in Singapore.
If you are interested in joining the 3rd meeting, please contact the APRSAF Secretariat.
Participants of the 2nd meeting
- Mr. G. Ravi Chandra Babu, Associate Project Director, U.R. Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO
- Mr. Wahyudi Hasbi, Head of Dissemination Division, Satellite Technology Center, LAPAN
- Mr. Atsushi Noda, Deputy Director of System Technology Unit, Research and Development Directorate, JAXA
- Mr. Junichi Moriuma, Manager, Management and Integration Department, Research and Development Directorate, JAXA
- Mr. Hajime Shinomiya, Associate Administrator, Management and Integration Department, Research and Development Directorate, JAXA
- Mr. Amanat Umbetbayev, Head of International relation's division of Aerospace Committee
- Mr. Wonsub Choi, Senior Researcher of Future Convergence Research Devision, KARI
- Ms. Paula Jean Casino, Research Associate, University of Philippines, DOST
- Mr. Vu Viet Phuong, Deputy Director General, VNSC, Vietnam
- The APRSAF Secretariat: Mr. Akira Kosaka, Dr. Hiroshi Shirakawa, Ms. Kumiko Tanabe, Mr. Atsushi Ono, Ms. Yuki Tanaka, Ms. Yoko Kagiwada, Ms. Mari Konishi