The WINDS "KIZUNA" Symposium and Workshop 2009 Comments from Participants
On February 24, 2009, the WINDS "KIZUNA" (Japanese satellite) Symposium and Workshop 2009 was organized by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) with the support of the Japanese government to discuss the topic of "Toward new and closer bonds in the Asia-Pacific region by using WINDS".
A total of 277 participants from 13 countries (Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Federated States of Micronesia, and the USA (Hawaii)) attended the symposium.
Dr. Tan Su Wei
Presentation materials from the symposium can be accessed at the following Web site:
JAXA and NICT have established Web sites for those who are considering using Kizuna. If you are interested, please refer to these sites.
JAXA Kizuna (WINDS) experiment promotion site:
NICT ultra-high speed Internet satellite site: