ISTS and NSAT ISTS: 32nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science NSAT: Nano-satellite Symposium

Special Sessions and Events

Opening Ceremony

Date June 17 (Mon.) 09:00 - 9:45
Place Happiring Hall
Shigeru Hamamoto (Chairperson of General Affairs Committee)
Opening Address from 32nd ISTS
Yasuhiro Morita (General Chairperson of the 32nd ISTS)
Congratulatory Address from Fukui Prefecture
Tatsuji Sugimoto (Governor of Fukui Prefecture)
Congratulatory Address from Fukui City
Shinichi Higashimura (Mayor of Fukui City)
Congratulatory Address from JAXA
Shizuo Yamamoto (Senior Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Congratulatory Address from Overseas Program Committee
Joseph Casas (Representative of Overseas Program Committee)
Congratulatory Address from COSPAR
Masaki Fujimoto (Representative of Committee on Space Research)
Address from NSAT
Shinichi Nakasuka (General Chairperson of the 9th Nano-Satellite Organizing Committee)
Address from JSASS
Shigeya Watanabe (President of Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences)
Information of Program and Event Schedule
Kojiro Suzuki (Chairperson of Program Committee)
Shigeru Hamamoto (Chairperson of General Affairs Committee)

Special Programs (Plenary, Invited Speakers)

Highlight I : International Space Exploration

Date June 17 (Mon.) 9:45-12:30
Place Happiring Hall
Coordinator Mika Ochiai (JAXA Space Exploration Center (JSEC))

This Highlight Session features the recent development and plans including mission scenarios for the Moon and Mars, and discuss sustainable robotic and human exploration enabled by global cooperation as well as industry engagement.

  • "JAXA's Missions and Plans toward International Space Exploration": Hiroshi Sasaki (Director, JAXA Space Exploration Center (JSEC)
  • "NASA Exploration Campaign": Garvey McIntosh (NASA Asia Representative)
  • "JAXA's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM)": Shinichiro Sakai (SLIM Project Manager, ISAS)
  • "Lunar Polar Exploration Mission" : Takeshi Hoshino (Team Lead for Lunar Polar Exploration Mission, JSEC)
  • "Technology Demo Mission for Human Lunar Exploration (HERACLES)" Naoki Sato (Director, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JSEC)
  • "Martian Moons eXploration Mission (MMX) and Beyond": Tomohiro Usui (Professor, Department of Solar System Sciences, ISAS)
  • "Moon Exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor (OMOTENASHI)": Tatsuaki Hashimoto (SLS Launched CubeSats Project Team Leader, ISAS)

Panel Discussion follows with the above speakers.

Moderator Masaki Fujimoto (Deputy Director General, ISAS)

Keynote Speech (Plenary, Invited Speaker)

Date June 17 (Mon.) 13:45-14:45
Place Happiring Hall
Speaker Sandra Magnus (Former NASA Astronaut)

"Navigating to the Stars: The Challenges and Opportunities for the Space Industry in the Coming Decades"
Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in April, 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. In addition, she flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months on board. Following her assignment on Station, she served at NASA Headquarters in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Her last duty at NASA, after STS-135, was as the deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. After leaving NASA, Dr. Magnus served as the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for over five years. She currently serves as a consultant in the Aerospace industry.

Highlight II : ISTS Gemstone Project (IGP)

Date June 17 (Mon.) 14:45-16:00
Place Happiring Hall
Coordinator Yuichi Nakagawa (ISTS Student Committee)

IGP is a new challenge at 32ISTS to grow human resources among the next generations for prosperous and peaceful future in space exploration and utilization. The participants of IGP has been working hard for about five months on the ideathon to answer to the question about "New activities on the Moon" in separated teams. In this session, the selected participating teams will present the results of their studies, followed by the comments and feedbacks from the panelists. The teams to achieve good job will receive awards at the welcome party in the evening.

Highlight III : Settlement on the Moon

Date June 17 (Mon.) 16:15-18:30
Place Happiring Hall
Coordinator Misuzu Onuki (Space Frontier Foundation)

In this program, speakers will introduce lunar exploration and development both science and commercial entities. Options, challenges and policy in creating a society and culture on the Moon will be discussed.

Moderator Yoshifumi Inatani (ISAS/JAXA)
Speakers Chiaki Mukai (Space Colony Center, Tokyo Science Univ.)
John Mankins (Moon Village Association)
Henk Rogers (International Moon Base Alliance (IMA))
Takeshi Hakamada (i-Space)
Hideki Kanayama (Shimizu)
Three more are TBC status.

Organized Sessions

OS-1:Launch Vehicles Today and Tomorrow from Nano to Heavy
(o-1-1, o-1-2)

This symposium will involve review and discussion that the status of the current and planned launch vehicles, services and support in use in the world and/or under short term development. The point of the international discussion is on the future overall transportation system designs and operational concepts for both expendable and reusable systems, including atmospheric and in-space flight testing and qualification of system, sub-system, and advanced technologies for future launch vehicles. Moreover, existing or planned launchers for small payloads into low earth orbit would be a key feature in this session.