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Aiming to create a new academic field through the university-based micro-planetary exploration project

September 29, 2020: A symposium commemorating the establishment of the University of Tokyo Collaborative Research Institute for Space Science and Engineering, “Microsatellite x Space Science Exploration – Mission Realization through Formation Flight”, was held.

Although the meeting was held online due to the current social situation, a fruitful discussion was held toward the realization of microsatellite science missions through collaboration between science and engineering. (Director: Shinichi Nakasuka)

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:00-18:00

Sponsored by: Nakasuka-Funase Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / Collaborative Research Organization for Space Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo


9:00Explanation of purposeShinichi NakasukaGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Proposals from engineering
9:10FF Current situation overviewGlobal trends in formation flight technology and the possibility of utilizing microsatellitesSatoshi IkariThe University of Tokyo, Engineering
10:00Mission 1Space demonstration of direct imaging technology for exoplanets using ultra-compact starshadeYasuyuki Miyazaki et al.Nihon University
10:30Mission 2Takaya InamoriNagoya University
11:00Mission 3About FFSATNorihide MiyamuraMeisei University
11:30General discussion
Proposals from science
13:00Mission 4About the ultra-precision FF demonstratorSatoshi Ikari (Representative of Prof. Kawamura)The University of Tokyo, Engineering
13:30Mission 5About SEIRIOSTaro MatsuoOsaka University
14:00Mission 6About MIXIMKiyoshi HayashidaOsaka University
14:30Mission 7About LOTUSHajime KawaharaThe University of Tokyo, Science
15:30Strategic discussion for the future
17:30SummaryShinichi Nakasuka