ADRC International Paper
Information Technology For Disaster Management 

NASDAfs Activities and Roles in Promoting Satellite Utilization Experiments

Tsutomu Shigeta, Takashi Miyoshi

Satellite Mission Application Center, Office of Satellite Systems,National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)

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While NASDA has been engaged in the development of new satellite missions and the bus technologies, NASDA explores new and attractive applications by promoting the utilization of satellite missions and strengthening the relationships with external parties. Offering opportunities to external parties for conducting application experiments will bring great chances for them in challenging and experimenting new space-based applications. Consequently, it is expected that the outcomes of the space development are returned to general public, research institutes, industries, and that ideas or requirements for new satellite mission could emerge and be materialized. With these objectives in mind, NASDA is presently planning  a new space project that is named gi-Spaceh. The i-Space project aims to contribute to the progressing gIT Revolutionh by providing new space communication capabilities and to develop practical applications by collaborating with external parties. This paper introduces the activities and roles of NASDA in promoting satellite utilization experiments, particularly focusing on the i-Space project.

Satellite; IT, I-Space

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