PROGRAM

Space Exploration Symposium 2024

12/6/2024(Wed) | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (JST)

Opening

10:00-10:15

Opening

Hiroshi Yamakawa(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) / President)

Keynote Speech

Masanori Nagai(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Research and Development Bureau / Deputy-Director-General)

Part 1

10:15-11:15

Overview of the Artemis Program and Japan’s Space Exploration Strategy

Catherine Koerner(National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate/ Associate Administrator)

Nicola Fox(National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / Science Mission Directorate / Associate Administrator)

Mayumi Matsuura(JAXA / Vice President)
Hitoshi Kuninaka(JAXA / Vice President / Director General of ISAS)

Moderator

Kate Kitagawa(JAXA / Senior Counselor for International Relations (Advisor to Senior Vice President))

Break​

11:15-11:25

Introduction to Part 2

11:25-11:45

JAXA x NASA : Expanding Surface Exploration with the Pressurized Rover

Lara Kearney(National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and Human Surface Mobility Program Office / Manager)
Fumiya Tsutsui(JAXA / Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate / Pressurized Rover Engineering Center / Director)

Part 2

11:45-12:30

Japanese Astronauts to the Moon – How the Pressurized Rover Will Support Crewed Lunar Exploration

Keisuke Sasaki(TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / Advanced R&D and Engineering Company / Advanced Product Development Div. / Circular Mobility Development Dept.)
Misuzu Haruki(TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / Advanced R&D and Engineering Company / Advanced Product Development Div. / Circular Mobility Development Dept.)
Junya Takeda(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd / Space Utilization Group / Engineering Department / Space Systems Division / Integrated Defense & Space Systems)
Ryota Nakanishi(Bridgestone Corporation / Elastic Structure Development Section / Tire Research Department 1)
Yuta Sekiya(JAXA / Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate / Pressurized Rover Engineering Center)

Moderator

Norishige Kanai(JAXA / Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate / Astronaut)

Lunch Break​

12:30-13:30

Part 3

13:30-14:15

JAXA's Space Exploration Roadmap –Using Technological Heritage to Explore Frontiers

Shinichiro Sakai(JAXA / Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (ISAS) / Project Manager for SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon))
Dai Asoh(JAXA / Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate / Project Manager for LUPEX (Lunar Polar Exploration))
Norihito Tsuji(JAXA / Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate / Project Manager for Lunar Gateway Habitation Project Team)
Yasuhiro Kawakatsu(JAXA / JAXA Space Exploration Center (JSEC) / Project Manager for MMX (Martian Moons eXploration)​)

Moderator

Koji Yamanaka(JAXA / JSEC / Director)

Special Session

14:15-14:45

A Ticket to the Moon – Japanese Technology Going to the Moon with Artemis

Hideaki Miyamoto(University of Tokyo/ School of Engineering /Professor)
Tatsuaki Hashimoto(JAXA / ISAS / Department of Spacecraft Engineering / Professor (Responsible for the development of “OMOTENASHI”))
Ryu Funase(JAXA / ISAS / Department of Interdisciplinary Space Science / Professor (Responsible for the development of “EQUULEUS”))

Moderator

Tomokatsu Morota( University of Tokyo / School of Science / Associate Professor)

Break

14:45-15:00

Part 4

15:00-15:45

Toward Commercialization on the Moon - the momentum and leap -

Shingo Akao(President and CEO)
Yuki Hanyu(IntegriCulture Inc. / CEO)
Kyohei Iwamoto(Sony Computer Science Laboratories / SOL Project / Project Leader)
Yu Miyazawa(JAXA / Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center)

Moderator

Kazuyoshi Kawasaki(JAXA / Associate Director General)

Closing

15:45-16:00

Closing Remarks

Mayumi Matsuura(JAXA / Vice President)

BROADCAST

12/6/2024(Wed) | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (JST)

You can watch the live broadcast from the link below.

YouTube Live Streaming (English Translation)

※Program contents are subject to change

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