November 6-9, 2018
November 6-9, 2018
Mr. Cheng Hai Tan, Professional Member, Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)
Mr. Fumiaki Tanigaki, Associate Senior Engineer, Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Utilization Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA
|Introduction and Country Reports|
|14:10||Review of SEUWG Recommendations from APRSAF-24||Mr. Kazuo Umezawa, JAXA|
|SEU Country Report|
|14:20||Kibo Utilization Overview||Mr. Fumiaki Tanigaki, JAXA|
|14:35||Space-Related Activity in Indonesia||Ms. Rasdewita Kesumaningrum, LAPAN|
|14:50||Country Report from Malaysia||Mr. Helmy Hashim, ANGKASA|
|15:05||National Space Exploration Phase III : Implementation of Microgravity Research in Thailand||Dr. Ammarin Pimnoo, GISTDA|
|15:20||Country Report from Singapore||Ms. Jermaine Tan, SSTA|
|16:05||Country Report from New Zealand (Skype)||Dr. Haritina Mogosann, KiwiSpace|
|16:20||Country Report from Vietnam||Mr. Nguyen Tuan Dat, STI|
|16:35||Country Report from Philippines||Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, DOST (TBD)|
|“Kibo” Utilization Opportunities|
|9:00||Introduction to Day 2 Sessions||Mr. Kazuo Umezawa, JAXA|
|9:10||Keynote: Micro/nano/pico-satellites for affordable space utilizations and international collaborations||Prof. Shin-ichi Nakasuka, Univ. of Tokyo|
|CubeSats (related to J-SSOD)|
|9:40||Overview of JAXA Utilization of JEM Exposed Facility
(J-SSOD - JAXA's Perspective)
|Mr. Takuki Sano, JAXA|
|9:55||SpooQy-1, A CubeSat to Demonstrate an Entangled Photon Light Source||Dr. Xueliang Bai, NUS|
|10:10||UBAKUSAT||Mr. Ali Baygeldi, MTMAC|
|10:25||SuryaSat (KiboCube)||Dr. Sunartoto Gunado, Surya University|
|10:40||Photo Session / Coffee Break|
|11:10||BIRDS||Dr. Mengu Cho, Kyushu Institute of Technology|
|Material Exposure Experiment|
|11:25||Overview of JAXA Utilization of JEM Exposed Facility (EXHAM & i-SEEP)||Mr. Takuki Sano, JAXA|
|11:40||ExHAM Experiment Preparation and Onboard Real-Time Operation||Mr. Shingo Wachi, JAMSS|
|11:55||E-SOFPADS for Space Radiation Dosimetry:
Sharing our First Experience
|Dr. Noramaliza Binti Mohd Noor, UPM|
|12:10||I-SOFPADS for In-Flight Radiation Dosimetry||Dr. Fathinul Fikri Ahamd Saad, UPM|
|14:00||Introduction to Kibo Onboard Experiments||Mr. Kyoichi Arakane, JAXA/AES|
|14:15||Joint Space Experiment Program: Asia-Pacific Space Frontier Research||Dr. Ammarin Pimnoo, GISTDA|
|Special Session / ISS commercialization and beyond - Asian perspective -|
|14:45||Introduction to Host Country Session||Mr. Cheng Hai Tan, SSTA|
|15:00||Space BD Inc. providing satellite deployment opportunities from the International Space Station||Mr. Kazuma Momoo, Space BD|
|15:15||Introduction of Mitsui's Business Activities to Accelerate the Space Utilization||Mr. Yohei Oyama, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.|
|16:00||Proposal for the establishment of an ASEAN Bioastronautics; Space Medicine Translational Research Initiative||Dr. Eleni Antoniadou, TWD|
|16:15||Russian commercial programs in the field of manned flight opportunities - unique expertise and comprehensive range of services||Ms. Anna Zakharova, Glavkosmos|
|16:30||United Nations/China Cooperation on the Utilization of China Space Station||Mr. Aimin Niu, UNOOSA|
|16:45||Introduction to International Space Exploration||Mr. Kazuyoshi Kawasaki, JAXA|
|17:00||Wrap up - Review of Recommendations and Action Items||Co-Chairs and all|
The Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) was formed to encourage countries in the Asia-Pacific region to use the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), also called “Kibo,” which means “hope” in Japanese. Kibo is a manned space facility that provides unique research capabilities in the International Space Station (ISS). In addition to promoting the use of Kibo, the SEUWG aims to create cooperative projects for its utilization among participating countries.
Kibo consists of the Pressurized Module, the Exposed Facility, a Logistics Module, and a Remote Manipulator System. Various scientific and engineering research activities are conducted onboard Kibo that take advantage of the unique environment of the low Earth orbit. Research is currently conducted aboard Kibo in the fields of life science, medical science, materials science, space environment monitoring, Earth observation, and demonstrations of advanced technology. The SEUWG promotes the utilization of the Kibo Module in the Asia-Pacific region in the aforementioned fields as well as for other areas and topics.
Through discussion among participating nations, the SEUWG aims to contribute to building cooperative projects for Kibo utilization and to provide a variety of benefits for the Asia-Pacific region.
■Opportunities for launch and deployment of microsatellites from Kibo/J-SSOD*
The demand from Asia-Pacific nations for microsatellite deployment has been increasing. Kibo has an airlock through which experiments are transferred and exposed to the external environment of space. Almost 200 satellites have thus been deployed from Kibo, and the deployment system/J-SSOD has been attracting global attention as a new transportation system for satellites.
The KiboCUBE collaboration between JAXA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), which aims to provide educational and research institutions from developing countries with opportunities to deploy CubeSats (1U), is also in progress. JAXA and UNOOSA have agreed to extend the KiboCUBE program for three more years.
* J-SSOD: JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
■New exposed experiment system of Kibo/ExHAM*
Using an Exposed Facility (EF) and a robotic arm, ExHAM enables experimentation for a short period of time with a lightweight existing experiment sample, and is therefore useful for satellite design. It is currently gaining wide attention from the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with representatives of entities in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore expressing interest in its utilization. The SEUWG will organize discussions about opportunities for use of ExHAM.
* ExHAM: Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism
■Microgravity science using Kibo’s Pressurized Module and other opportunities
Since experiments in microgravity represent unique fields of research, proposals for Kibo utilization from Asian countries, although valuable, were previously limited in number. However, significant progress has recently been observed. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand have developed plans and proposals for space experiments using the Pressurized Module and Exposed Facility of Kibo. Active discussions have facilitated effective and fruitful exchange of opinions and information among countries. Any experimental proposal in Kibo’s Pressurized Module is welcome and open for discussion at this WG.
Information on microgravity science using a small rocket, parabolic flight, and drop tower will also be shared in order to expand further experiment opportunity.
■Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop (SEKUW)
The SEKUW is an international workshop whose purpose is to find potential space experiments to be conducted in Kibo as part of activities of the APRSAF/SEUWG.
The Third SEKUW was successfully held at the Vayupak Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand on 9-10 February 2017. As a result, an announcement of opportunity and a feasibility study of the proposals were initiated in Thailand. The achievements and future plans of the SEKUW will be discussed at the SEUWG.
■Special session; ISS commercialization and beyond - Asian Perspective
In May 2018, JAXA selected two private companies as the service providers of small satellite deployment services from Kibo on the ISS. This follows the second version of the “Kibo Utilization Strategy” that intends to promote the private sector’s independent activities in the Kibo module. Moreover, looking at the trends of ISS commercialization and post-ISS, JAXA has announced acceptance of business proposals in Japan for LEO (low-Earth orbit) activities. In this session, private companies will be invited to introduce their activities and plans that incorporate capabilities the ISS currently provides, as well as plans for developing a commercial micro-gravity space industry and outlook on market potential. They will discuss how they envision the LEO landscape of the 2020s and beyond, and identify key issues that must be considered when contemplating a transition from the ISS to other platforms.
Mr. Kazuo Umezawa
E-mail: SEUWGaprsaf.org TEL: +81-50-3362-2669