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

Special Sessions and Events

Opening Ceremony (TBD)

Date June 17 (Mon.) 09:00-9:45
Place Happiring Hall

Special Programs (Plenary, Invited Speakers)

Highlight I : International Space Exploration

Date June 17 (Mon.) 9:45-12:30
Place Happiring Hall
Coordinator Ms. 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.

Speakers "JAXA's Missions and Plans toward International Space Exploration":
Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki (Director, JSEC)
"NASA Exploration Campaign": TBD (NASA)
"JAXA's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM)":
"Lunar Polar Exploration Mission":
"Technology Demo Mission for Human Lunar Exploration (HERACLES)":
Mr. Naoki Sato (Director, Space Exploration System Technology Unit, JSEC)
"Martian Moons eXploration Mission (MMX) ":
"Moon Exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor (Omotenashi)":
Panel Discussion follows with the above speakers.

Keynote Speech (Plenary, Invited Speaker)

Date June 17 (Mon.) 13:45-14:45
Place Happiring Hall
Coordinator Dr. Sandra Magnus (Astronaut, NASA)

"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 Mr. Yuichi Nakagawa (ISTS Student Committee)

In this program, selected participating teams will present the results of their studies on the "ideas for the activities on the Moon", followed by the comments and feedbacks by the panelists.

Moderator Mr. Jun Gomi (Associated Director General for Space Exploration, JAXA)
Panelists Dr. Sandra Magnus, Prof. Kojiro Suzuki, TBC (Industry), TBC(JAXA)

Highlight III : Settlement on the Moon

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

In this program, speakers will share the recent global trends of commercial activities relating to lunar explorations and development and discuss future business opportunities.

Moderator Dr. Yoshifumi Inatani (ISAS/JAXA)
Speakers Dr. Chiaki Mukai (Space Colony Center, Tokyo Science Univ.) (TBC)
Dr. Takao Doi (Kyoto Univ.) (TBD)
Mr. John Mankins (Moon Village Association)
Luxembourg Space Resources (TBC)
Mr. Takeshi Hakamada (i-Space) (TBC)
Mr. Hideki Kanayama (Shimizu)
Mr. Ted Mcfarland, Blue Origin (TBC)
Mr. Henk Rogers (International Moon Base Alliance (IMA)) (TBC)

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.

OS-2: Active Private Sectors in Space Development


OS-3: Big Discoveries and Future Prospects by Small Bodies Exploration