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The 30th ISS Utilization Workshop

Last Updated: December 5, 2011

Japan Aerospace Exporation Agency (JAXA) is pleased to announce that the 30th International Space Station (ISS) Utilization Workshop, which was postponed due to the East Japan Great Earthquake, is now rescheduled to be held on December 16, 2011.

The ISS is the international large experiment facility in which Japan, U.S., Canada, Russia, and other European 11 countries are participating. As the Asia's only pariticipating country, Japan takes advantage of the unique environment of the ISS, e.g. microgravity and space radiation, conducts various science experiments, such as material sciences and life sciences, space medical experiments to minimize astronauts' health risk, and the creation of high quality protein crystals which will lead to the discovery of new medicines. Other participating countries also conduct various space experiments and deliberate future utilization plans based on the results.

In this workshop, we will report the latest status, and the achivement, and the future plans for the utilization of Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). U.S., Europe, Canada, and Russia will also introduce the achievements and the latest plans for the ISS utilization. Further, future international cooperation missions will be discussed. We look forward to your attendance.

Date and Time Friday, December 16, 2011, 13:00 to 17:30
Place Lecture Hall of the Science Council of Japan, 7-22-34, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo MAP
Organiser(s) Organizer: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Co-organizer: Science Council of Japan and Technology - Japan (MEXT)
Information

Workshop program


Time Title
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
K.Tachikawa (JAXA President)
13:05-13:10 Welcome Remarks
Y. Kato (Deputy Director General, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT))
13:10-13:15 Welcome Remarks
M.Takeichi (Vice-President, Science Counsel of Japan)
Part 1: 'Kibo' utilization in the past and future
S. Kamigaichi (JAXA), Moderator
13:15-14:45 Utilization accomplishment in Japan and 'Kibo' utilization scenario
1)Current 'Kibo' Utilization Status and Mid-term Plan
Y. Yoshimura (JAXA, Director, Space Environment Utilization Center)
2)'Kibo' Utilization in Life Science Area
M. Asashima (Fellow, Director, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Chair of the Kibo Utilization Promotion Committee)
3)ISS & 'Kibo' Utilization aiming in Space Medicine Area
C. Mukai (JAXA astronaut, Senior Adviser to the Executive Director)
4)'Kibo' Utilization in Material and Physics Area
H. Suematsu (Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University)
(Break)
Part 2: ISS Utilization in the past and future
S. Kamigaichi (JAXA), Moderator
15:00-15:30 Keynote Address:ISS Utilization Scenario in the USA
Elizabeth R.Cantwell,PhD (Director, Mission Development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
15:30-16:30 ISS Utilization Accomplishment and Plan
J. Robinson (NASA)
I. Sorokin (FSA/Energia)
TBD (ESA))
TBD (CSA)

"National Lab. Status"
Mark Uhran (NASA/HQ, NASA Assistant Associate Administrator for the ISS)
(Break)
Part 3: Significance of ISS and its Benefit to Humanity
Y. Yoshimura(JAXA), Moderator
16:40-17:30 Discussion Session
Mark Uhran (NASA/HQ, NASA Assistant Associate Administrator for the ISS)
M. Asashima (Fellow, Director, AIST, and Chair of the Kibo Utilization Promotion Committee)
C. Mukai (JAXA astronaut, Senior Adviser to the Executive Director)
K. Higuchi (JAXA Vice-President)
17:30 Closing

※The program is subject to change without notice.

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

 
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