Small Satellite Conference

The AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites is internationally recognized as the premier conference on small satellites. The annual gathering provides a forum for the best minds in the small satellite community to review recent successes, explore new directions, and introduce emerging technologies in small spacecraft development.
With the full support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, 22 companies and institutions from all over Japan will exhibit their latest products and technologies. (For details of the Japanese participants, please see the list below.)
Come and see what the Japanese Space Industry has for you to offer!

Overview

Date: August 5-10, 2017
Venue: Utah State University
Japanese Booth Exhibit Area: Taggart Student Center/ West Colony

List of Japanese Companies (in alphabetical order)

AEGIS Technologies, Inc./ Hokkaido Aerospace Science and Technology Incubation Center
HTL Co. Japan Ltd./ IHI Aerospace Co, Ltd./ Interstellar Technologies Inc.
Marubeni Corporation (Joint exhibition with Interstellar Technologies)
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd./ Kyocera Corpration/ NEC Space Technologies, Ltd.
SHIMAFUJI Electric Inc./ Space Shift Inc./ SAGAMI Electronics Industry Ltd.
SONY Corporation/ Takasago Electric. Inc./ Uchida Co, Ltd./ University of Tokyo
Warpspace Inc./ Yamauchi Matex Corporation/
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Japan Space Systems / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)

AEGIS Technologies, Inc.


High-tech venture that simultaneously provides satellite-based hardware development capability, high-precision data analysis, next-generation high-accuracy position positioning technology.

Product/About Service

「Logger One」 The Ultra compact high precision measuring machine.

Contact

aegis.chino@gmail.com

Hokkaido Aerospace Science and Technology Incubation Center (HASTIC)


Established in 2002 as an organization by aerospace research institutes, organizations and individual members in Hokkaido. We aim to form a new space business by advancing our own research and development by making use of regional ideas and technologies.

Product/About Service

An image of the Hokkido Space Center (a sheet of poster paper)

Contact

HASTIC Head Office: office@hastic.jp 

HTL Co. Japan Ltd.


HTL exports and imports the high-tech machinery and components, with maintenance service and software development. In the space industry, HTL exports ADDNICS transmitter & receivers, and imports AAC Microtec (Sweden) avionics electrical components.

Product/About Service

High Frequency RF communication systems, including TRX for Micro/Nano/Cube SAT Ground Station corresponding to the above

Contact

Mr. Masashi Tsutsui Director, Business Development Division
m.tsutsui@htlco.co.jp

IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.


IHI Aerospace (IA) is carrying out the development, manufacture and sales of launch vehicle, and has been contributing in a big way to the indigenous space development in Japan. We also open own booth, #67 at SSC2017.

Product/About Service

Corporate Brochure

Contact

Takashi Arime
t-arime@iac.ihi.co.jp

Interstellar Technologies Inc.


We have developed rockets since 2006 in our offices, vehicle assembly factory and engine test facility located at Tokyo and Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan. Following launch of our sounding rocket MOMO, we will shortly start development of a new rocket which is capable of sending compact satellites into low Earth orbit.

Product/About Service

Our sounding rocket MOMO is capable of launching a 20 kg payload to outer space (more than 100 km altitude). The payload can be recovered at sea, after experiencing microgravity environment for approximately 4 minutes. Wide variety of missions can be accomplished such as observation of the upper atmosphere, microgravity experiment, technical research, advertisement, entertainment and so on.

We have successfully established a rapid rocket-development strategy, featured by aggressive use of cost efficient consumer appliances and in-house production of key components such as rocket engine. We manage total launch procedure in an organized and efficient manner, from building rockets to launch. We can customize our rocket and its mission flexibly, responding to customers requests.

Contact

info@istellartech.com

Marubeni Corporation


Marubeni is involved in the handling of products and provision of services in a broad range of sectors including space business. These areas encompass importing and exporting, as well as transactions in the Japanese market. Additionally, Marubeni conducts business investment, development and management on a global level.
Marubeni announced business collaboration with Japanese rocket development and launch service company of InterStellar Technologies in January 2016 to support their domestic and overseas rocket launch service and exhibit InterStellar's rocket in Small Satellite Conference.

Product/About Service

Our sounding rocket MOMO is capable of launching a 20 kg payload to outer space (more than 100 km altitude). The payload can be recovered at sea, after experiencing microgravity environment for approximately 4 minutes. Wide variety of missions can be accomplished such as observation of the upper atmosphere, microgravity experiment, technical research, advertisement, entertainment and so on.

We have successfully established a rapid rocket-development strategy, featured by aggressive use of cost efficient consumer appliances and in-house production of key components such as rocket engine. We manage total launch procedure in an organized and efficient manner, from building rockets to launch. We can customize our rocket and its mission flexibly, responding to customers requests.

Contact

Masaki Tanabe
Manager, Defense Business Sec. Aerospace & Defense Systems Dept. Marubeni Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3282-7203
Fax: +81-3-3282-3706
E-mail: Tanabe-Masaki@marubeni.com

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a comprehensive engineering manufacturer that develops diversified businesses such as ships, railway vehicles, aircraft, motorcycles, gas turbines, gas engines, industrial plants, hydraulic equipment, robots.

Product/About Service

Debris Capture System: Kawasaki Heavy Industries is developing the debris capture system for active debris removal from the operational orbit. We introduce our study on debris removal technology at west colony booth.

Contact

sugawara_yasutaka@khi.co.jp

Kyocera Corporation


Kyocera was established in 1959 as a small workshop in Kyoto City where 28 young colleagues began producing ceramic insulators for TVs. Initially their goal was to be the No. 1 company on the street, but they had a bigger dream to become the No. 1 fine ceramics company (advanced ceramics company) in the world. With a strong will and pioneering spirit, their limitless efforts made this dream come true. Kyocera is now the world leader in fine ceramics (advanced ceramics).

Product/About Service

Ceramic (Cordorite and SiC) mirror -Industrial Ceramic products etc

Contact

Mr. Masatsugu Kamiura
E-MAIL:masatsugu.kamiura.gt@kyocera.jp
TEL:+81-3-6364-5545
Mobile: +81-80-5760-8569

NEC Space Technologies, Ltd.


NEC Space Technologies, Ltd. handles design, assembly and testing of sensors and other on-board equipment for satellites and rockets as part of NEC's space business.

Product/About Service

On-board Ku/Ka-band GaN SSPA

Contact

Masahiko Okazaki
Business Development office
m-okazaki@da.jp.nec.com

SHIMAFUJI Electric Inc.


In 2006, we developed SpaceWire platform named SpaceCube with JAXA and NEC. After SpaceCube, we have developed number of SpaceWire products, for example several kinds of SpaceWire interface boards, SpaceWire router and SpaceCubeMK2 with JAXA and OSAKA University

Product/About Service

SpaceWire-to-GigabitEther:
Provides 200Mbps SpaceWire packet transfer via TCP/IP socket to/from PC software.
Implements a SpaceWire router and the software-less TCP/IP stack on the FPGA.

ZDAQ BOARD:
For the flight we developed a new powerful and compact data acquisition board “ZDAQ BOARD”with a Zynq chip,enough number of I/O ports to drive the CMOS sensor and several interface.
ZYNQ XC7Z045 with ARM Cortex A9,1GB DDR3,USB3.0,PCIexpress,Gigabit Ether and SpaceWire
96LVCMOS I/O,48LVDS I/O pairs

Contact

info@shimafuji.co.jp

Space Shift Inc.


Space Shift Inc. is a company to deploy space business utilizing micro satellites. We are currently working on the development of several satellite components, especially for small satellites and analysis software for SAR satellite imagery. The company achieved a lot of success for space events and Web media and publishing about Astronomy and Space Industry. Based on the CEO’s 20 years of broader business experience, providing consultation services to vague different type of businesses.

Product/About Service

ARTSAT KIT, a satellite kit is developed based on the satellite which has been launched on February 28, 2014 by H-IIA rocket from Japan. It had been fully functional for 6 months up in the space until reentering to the earth atmosphere. The original satellite“ ARTSAT: INVADER” was developed as the worlds first“ ART” Satellite as its name suggests. Mission hardware named“ Morikawa” integrated with ARDUINO compatible CPU can be programmed by common C++ utilizing SDK. You can make your own Satellite!

Contact

info@spcsft.com

SAGAMI Electronics Industry Ltd.


We are a company, assembling the electrical unit of the space development equipment, which is the Japanese government is working on, such as “H-II Transfer Vehicle” and “ASTRO-H” satellite.

We started from 1967,
making radio in small factory in Chigasaki city.
Now, we are working on assembly boards used in space, because of our technology, which we have cultivated up to now.
We believe, the skill that we accumulate will not betray.

OUR PRIDE IS OUR QUALITY.

Product/About Service

BUS system for Cubesat On Board Computer(WBCX-001) Front Access Board(WBCS-002) Back Plane Board(WBCS-003)

Contact

Sales staff: Inneh Evans
phone : +81 45 741 7301

Takasago Electric. Inc.


Takasago Electric, Inc. is a manufacturer specialized in miniature solenoid valves and pumps. Our main market is medical/diagnostic instruments, and our solenoid valves have the largest share in this filed in the Japanese market. Utilizing our experience in the medical field, Takasago has been developing valves for space and aviation fields.
Product and technology for space applications:
① Miniature Gas Valves less than 10g (1/3oz)
② Ultra-small and lightweight pumps and valves that are utilized in a variety of experimental instruments in the ISS, ex) a micro pump for an automatic cell culture equipment

Product/About Service

Ultra-small Diaphragm-isolation Solenoid Valve (FV Series)
Ultra-small Latching Solenoid Valve (NLV Series)
Shape Memory Alloy Valve (SMV Series)

Contact

info@takasago-elec.co.jp

Warpspace Inc.


Warpspace Inc. is founded in 2016 upon 6 years space development experiences at University of Tsukuba. Our products help customers to realize complete small satellite system, from design and build to launch and control with low-cost even within personal budget. Taking advantage of Tsukuba Science City, home town of JAXA, AIST, University of Tsukuba and many other research institutes, we exchange and accumulate a lot of innovative ideas every day. Warpspace Inc. explores and provides new space utilization concept "Play with space".

Product/About Service

Small satellite for demonstration with 360 view camera, Portable earth station system with autonomous satellite tracking mechanism, Radio communication module for small satellite

Contact

support@warpspace.jp

Yamauchi Matex Corporation


Over many years, we have produced Titanium materials for eyeglasses, watch, and medical use.
By our electric beam additive (3D) manufacturing of Titanium alloy, reliable Titanium alloy components and frames, will push your aerospace business powerfully.
It enables your designing free, reduce the parts count, and strengthen the product reliability up.

Product/About Service

CUBE SAT Frame, Xenon Tank (concept model) made by additive (3D) manufacturing technology.

Contact

Ryuji Yamauchi
81-776-25-5600

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Leading national resarch and development agency for the aerospace programs and technologies

Product/About Service

JAXA’s newly-developed High Density Cold Gas Jet (HDCGJ) System uses a boil-free vaporization in the supercritical conditions of fuel. The non-toxic fuel like HFC, N2O and CO2 are applicable. This system is reliable, safe and low cost, making it suitable for small and cube satellite applications. And it is ready for the on-orbit operation.

Contact

Shunichi Okaya; TEL +81-50-3362-7934