Keynote Speech (Plenary, Invited Speaker)

Date June 3, 2013 (Mon.) 10:00-10:30
Place ICR (International Conference Room)

“Japanese Solid-Propellant Rockets and Their Contribution to Space Sciences”
Presented by Prof. Junjiro Onoda (Former Director General, ISAS/JAXA)

Special Programs (Plenary, Invited Papers & Speakers)

World Space Activities

Date June 3, 2013 (Mon.) 10:40-12:20
Place ICR (International Conference Room)
Moderator Mr. Yoshinori Yoshimura (Director, International Relations Dept.,JAXA)

The main theme of this year’s “World Space Activities” is “Future Envisioned from Past Lessons Learned – Transportation Systems of the Future.”  This theme is selected as 2013 will be epoch-making year for JAXA to launch the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle and presents a good opportunity to discuss the next generation of space transportation systems. Speakers of this session will introduce current status and plans of the launcher development in their agencies as well as cases of positive impacts on the societies, and other experiences relevant to transportation systems for the future.

Opening Speech
Moderator : Mr. Yoshinori Yoshimura (Member, ISTS  Program Committee )

Mr. Mamoru Endo (Executive Director for Launcher, JAXA, Japan)
Mr. Christopher C. Blackerby (Tokyo Representative, NASA, USA)
Mr. Mathieu Grialou (Tokyo Office Representative, CNES, France)

Following “Transportation Systems of the Future”, the status of international cooperative activities, namely United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, Beijing, will be presented.

Dr. Yasushi Horikawa (UN COPUOS Chair 2012-2013)
Mr. Yang Junhua (64th IAC China, 2013 Local Organizing Committee Executive Director)

The Future of Commercial Space Transportation

Date June 3, 2013 (Mon.) 14:00-15:50
Place ICR (International Conference Room)
Coordinators Prof. Toru Shimada (JAXA)
Dr. Arif Karabeyoglu (President, CTO, Space Propulsion Group, USA)
Mr. Walter Zinner (Head of Corporate R&T Affairs, Astrium, Germany)
Panelists Mr. Charles J. Lauer (Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development for Rocketplane Global, Inc, USA)
Mr. Jonathan Hofeller (Manager , Business Development, SpaceX, USA)
Mr. Christophe Chvagnac (Spaceplane Programs Manger & Chief Engineer, Astrium, Germany)
Mr. Shuji Ogawa (President, PD Aerospace, Japan)
Dr. Arif Karabeyoglu (President, CTO, Space Propulsion Group, USA)

In this plenary program, panelists will discuss on the present and the future of commercial space transportation, that is cargo and crew space transportation provided by private sectors in the context of national interests, space tourism, applied research and technology development, and other markets. Both suborbital and orbital services will be addressed with special focus on short-term prospects.

Discussions and Presentations
1) Grasping the present situation in typical regions
– Overview of Commercial Spaceflight
– NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) project and Commercial Crew
Development    (CCDev) initiative
2) Foreseeing the future of commercial space transportation
– SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule
– Astrium’s Space Plane
– PD Aerospace’s Suborbital Spaceplane
– Vergin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two
– Space Propulsion Group’s high performance hybrid rocket
– Merits and challenges of Governmental programs for Non-government space transportation
– Role of International Space Station in the context of commercial space trasnportation
– Talking about the future commercial space transportation markets in the context of the potential
size,  the uncertainties, technical factors, orbital platforms  and free-flying services, schedule factors,
and financial factors, regulatory and certification factors, and accident factors, etc.

Q/A Session
A question and answer session with the audience is planned.

Short Abstract of Presentations

Space Science Missions : Discoveries and Challenges

Date June 5, 2013 (Wed.) 11:00-13:50
Place Room 141+142
Coordinator Prof. Hideyo Kunieda (Nagoya University)
Panelists All Speakers

Session 1: Discoveries and Challenges of Space Science

11:00-11:30 “X-ray Astrophysics : From Suzaku to ASTRO-H and Beyond”
presented by Prof. Kazuhisa Mitsuda (ISAS/JAXA)
11:40-12:10 “Infrared Astrophysics from Akari to SPICA”
presented by Prof. Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya University)

Session 2: Future Space Technology Required for Science Missions

Open discussion chaired by Prof. Hideyo Kunieda & Prof. Akihiro Sasoh, Nagoya University

12:30-12:45 “Space Cryogenics and Thermal Control Technology for Science Missions”
presented by Dr. Hiroyuki Sugita (JAXA)
12:50-13:05 “Formation Flying Technology for Innovative Observations”
presented by Dr. Isao Kawano (JAXA)
13:10-13:25 “L2 as a Base of Space Science”
presented by Assoc.Prof. Yasuhiro Kawakatsu (ISAS/JAXA)
13:30-13:50 Discussions

Space programs including observations from the space and the utilization of the space were made possible by the developments of the engineering to get into the space and to survive in space. Here we will hear about the science discoveries from X-ray and Infrared astronomy satellites, as well as their future challenges they are planning. In the second session, current state of art technology will be explained by experts of cryogenics and astronautics, which should be necessary for future challenges of scientific observations. This is a session of open discussion with all speakers and the floor. Lunch boxes are available for the audience.

Panel Discussions

Benefits of Space Life Science for Humanity

Date June 4, 2013 (Tue.) 13:00-14:00
Place Room 141+142
Organizer Dr. Chiaki Mukai (Astronaut, Human Spaceflight Mission Directorate, JAXA)
Invited Panelists Prof. Takeshi Nikawa (Dept. of Nutritional Physiology, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School)
Prof. Inho Choi (Pl of National Space Lab of Korea, Division of Biological Science and Technology, Yonsei University)
Panelist Dr. Hiroshi Ohshima (Manager, Senior Scientist, Space Biomedical Research Office, JAXA)

The International Space Station provides unique scientific platform to enable researchers to work on innovative experiments that could not be done anywhere else.
The space station has supported space life science studies that are providing a better understanding of certain aspects of human health, such as aging, trauma, disease and the environment.
Several biological and human physiological investigations have yielded important results, including improved understanding of basic physiological processes normally masked by gravity and development of new medical technology and protocols driven by the need to support astronaut health.
The panelists will address the results of space life science and benefits for general citizen on Earth.

Experiences and Perspectives of the Computational Mechanics for Space Programs

Date June 4, 2013 (Tue.) 13:00-14:00
Place Room 431
Panelists (T.B.D.) Gerald J. Lebeau (Dr. NASA)
Michel Illig (Dr. CNES)
Eiji Shima (Dr. JAXA)
Session Chairman (T.B.D.)
Nobuhiro Yamanishi (Dr. JAXA)

In any field of engineering, computational mechanics including numerical simulations are now deep in the design process. Good examples are aircraft and automobile design and development. The development period has been shortened significantly.
We would like to discuss and exchange ideas of representatives of key people in several space agencies and countries, applications of computational mechanics to space programs, how we implement computational mechanics, and what is the future and more.

Open Discussion for Space Vision

Date June 7, 2013 (Fri.) 13:00-14:20
Place Room 233
Coordinator Ms. Motoko Uchitomi (Manager, Legal Affairs, JAXA)
Panelists Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama (The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Setsuko Aoki (Keio University).
Prof. Souichiro Kozuka (Gakushuin University)
Prof. Yasuaki Hashimoto (NIDS)
Prof. Junichiro Kawaguchi (JAXA)
Dr. Niklas Reinke (DLR)
Mr. Christopher Blackerby (NASA(T.B.D.))
Ms. Motoko Uchitomi (JAXA)

Starting with presentations concering space policy and governance in Germany and Japan (and US), followed by the discussion on the ideal long term “space vision” in Japan, its goal and strategies. Panel will focus on human frontier & exploration, innovation& industry, international cooperation& diplomacy, and national security.

7th Spacecraft Control System Design Contest

Date June 7, 2013 (Fri.) 14:30-16:30
Place Room 141+142

Invitation to the 7th Spacecraft Control System Design Contest

The Astrodynamics, Navigation, Guidance, and Control Committee of ISTS encourages all ISTS attendants and university students to participate in the 7th “Spacecraft Control System Design Contest”.

What is Spacecraft Control System Design Contest?

The contest aims at providing opportunity to capture the nature of dynamics and control of spacecraft through solving a typical spacecraft control problem and to feel joy to develop “my” algorithm. A certain control problem is announced beforehand, and participants design a controller in the form of a program, which will be evaluated at the contest site by computer simulations. Several prizes will be given to those participants who designed excellent control algorithms. The discussions about the problems and proposed control algorithms will also be given at the site, which further contribute to understanding of the problem.

The theme of this year is “Sun Tracking”. Just after sepatated from a rocket, a spacecraft needs establishing a sun-tracking attitude to receive sunlight for power generation. Evaluation is made how quickly the sun-tracking attitude is established with limited control capabilities. The detail of the problem specification will be announced on the ISTS home page ( Do not miss it!

PDFOutline of the Program (updated 2013/05/29)
Sample Program of the 7th Spacecraft Control System Design Contest

Winner’s 2013/07/17)

Program for Next Decade: Promoting Innovation Creation

Innovation is the key element of Space Activities. From solving everyday problems in space exploration to boosting future space development, innovations must be made constantly. However, innovations have not been created upon demand; they were formed out of coincidences or flashes of some geniuses. This becomes an issue since innovation is not only essential for future development, but is also required to break through the stagnant situation that Space Activities are currently facing. Based on the awareness of this issue, various innovation creation mechanisms that have been employed in Space Activities will be analyzed, as well as making a systematic consideration to build a framework that will promote constant innovation creation in next decade.
Each participant can gain insights into understanding how one can build a framework for creating innovations through sharing successful cases and efforts, making discussions with people having a common awareness of the issue and considering what one can do to build such framework.

I. Workshop: How can we solve social issues that human being will face in 20 years from now?

Date June 5, 2013 (Wed.) 14:00-17:00
Place Room 436
Dr. Naohiko Kohtake (Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University)
Dr. Ryu Funase (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo)
Mr. Mathieu Grialou (Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES))
Dr. Niklas Reinke (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR))

How can we foster environments or promote mechanisms to create innovations for designing the future?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this workshop. In this Workshop, supported by Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University the participants with diverse experience will engage in group discussions to solve Social and Environmental Problems.
Together with the Coordinators, the participants will (1) Brainstorm ideas to overcome the unavoidable problem that human being will face in 20 years from now, (2) Face the obstacles to realize those ideas.
The outcome of the Workshop will be presented by the Coordinators in the Panel Discussion on June 6th  (see Section Ⅱbelow).

II. Panel Discussion : Learning Innovation Creation Mechanisms in Space Activities

Date June 6, 2013 (Thurs.) 09:00-12:00
Place Room 141+142
Keynote Speaker(T.B.D.) Dr. Mason Peck (NASA Chief Technologist Office, NASA)
Panelists(T.B.D.) (Panel 1: Innovation Creation Mechanism in Space Agency)
Dr. Leopold Summerer (ESA Advanced Concepts Team, ESTEC)
Mr. Ross Findlay (MASCOT Project, DLR)
Mr. Yoshihisa Arikawa (ALOS-2 Project, JAXA)(Panel 2: Innovation Creation Mechnism in Space Industry)
Mr. Jonathan Hofeller (Business Development – Middle East and Asia, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation))
Mr. Alex da Silva Curiel (International Business, SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.))
Mr. Taichi Furuhashi (President, MAPconcierge Inc. (Secretariat of International Space Apps Challenge Tokyo Bureau))
Facilitator Mr. Yusuke Muraki (JAXA/Asian Development Bank)

In this Panel Discussion, the Innovation Creation Mechanisms (environment, system, culture and etc.) exercised in Space Activities will be introduced by panelists form Space Organizations and Space Industries.
The panelists will share the best practices and lessons learned from creating innovations in their organization. Then, based on those presentations, the panelists and the audiences will examine the successful mechanisms for creating innovations in Space Activities, the obstacles encountered / expected upon introductions of such mechanisms, and how one should establish innovation creation mechanisms in the organization that one belongs.

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