“Parabolic Antenna Exhibition” is Coming Up! - Be careful, you might get hooked....
Tsuisekilyn has planned and organized a parabolic antenna exhibition! It will take place at Tsukuba Space Center on July 25 - November 29. The key players of this exhibition event are parabolic antennas, who are usually playing a backseat role like a supporting performer in space exploration/utilization programs. At the exhibition, Tsuisekilyn will illustrate their roles, responsibilities, and mechnisms. Please visit and learn about parabolic antennas with Tsuisekilyn!
Report on Special Exhibition Event at Tanegashima Space Center
The Masuda Space Tracking and Communications Station (MSTC) ran a special exhibition booth during the Open House Day of the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) on April 24, 2016. The TNSC Open House Day, which was organized with a theme of “Open a door to Space”, saw a good turnout and 430 people visited the Masuda’s exhibition booth. The Masuda’s exhibition booth offered a variety of events, including “Japanese space-poem card game” and “Space quiz game”, in which participants could learn about satellites and space communications while playing the games, and “Masuda’s original paper-craft workshop”, in which participants enjoyed making various paper-crafts. The paper-crafts made by the participants are currently exhibited at the exhibition hall of MSTC. Please come to see the Masuda’s original paper-crafts. Tsuisekilyn will meet you there! Thanks again for coming to the Masuda’s exhibition booth; Tsuisekilyn looks forward to seeing you again soon.
Open House of Earth Observation Center (EOC)
On Saturday May 14, 2016, Tsuisekilyn went to the Earth Observation Center (EOC) to participate in the EOC Open House. It was a fine clear day and 1,760 visitors, in groups of friends and families, enjoyed the open house event. Many kids joined hands-on sessions to learn about the concept and mechanism of parabolic antennas using a hands-on exhibit. Tsuisekilyn was glad to see that these boys and girls became acquainted with parabolic antennas through the hands-on experience. Thank you for visiting the EOC, and I look forward to seeing you again!
Report on “SpaceOps2016”
Hosted by Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), the 14th International Conference on Space Operations “SpaceOps 2016”, a biannual technical forum of the space operations community, was held in Daejeon, Korea on May 16-20, 2016. A total of 730 participants took part in this 5-day technical conference, consisted of plenary sessions, oral sessions, and poster sessions. Many JAXA colleagues took part in the oral sessions as presenters and observers, and some chaired the sessions as a session chair. Of 289 oral presentations, 12 presentations were delivered by JAXA colleagues, and 5 presentations were made by R&D members from our Space Tracking and Communications Center (STCC).
Special Open House of Katsuura Tracking and Communications Station
A special open house of Katsuura Tracking and Communications Station will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016, under the theme of “Experience the Science and Space!” Public visits were suspended over the past year while the station was undergoing repair/construction work, but the station completed its repair/construction work and resumed public visit from April 1, 2016. Please feel close to space through various space-related events, such as an event to try on an actual spacesuit and an event to pretend to apply for an astronaut selection test. You can also enjoy up-close view of the 20-diameter parabolic antenna, directly communicating with the space-crafts and satellites in space. We look forward to welcoming you again at Kastsuura Tracking and Communications Station!
Thanks for Coming to Visit Open House of Katsuura Tracking and Communications Station
An open house of Katsuura Tracking and Communications Station was held on June 11, 2016. The Open House, organized under the theme of “Experience the Science and Space!” attracted a total of 316 visitors. Various activities and events were arranged for visitors to join hands-on crafts, try-on mockup spacesuit, and simulate an astronaut selection test. Tsuisekilyn was happy to see everyone enjoyed the events. After returning to Tsukuba office, Tsuisekilyn received photos, letters and messages from people who visited the event. Tsuisekilyn appreciated all those great feedbacks! If you ever come to Katsuura, please stop by Katsuura Tracking and Communications Station again. The exhibition hall is open to public seven days a week from 10:00 to 17:00.
“Space Exhibition” to be held at Unna Festival
The Okinawa Space Tracking and Communications Center will hold a “Space Exhibition” at the “33rd Unna Festival” hosted and organized by Onna Village, Okinawa on July 23 -24, 2016. JAXA staff members are currently planning, preparing, and arranging various events and activities for the Exhibition, such as activities to experience space-environment, to join hands-on crafts, to learn JAXA Astronaut Onishi’s upcoming mission aboard the ISS, and a special lecture by a JAXA staff member. This year’s Space Exhibition will also feature JAXA’s aerospace vehicles! Please come and join and feel close to Space! Tsuisekilyn will be waiting for you at the Space Exhibition at Unna Festival!