Wednesday, January 30, 2008
There are two key objectives to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2008. First, we have two satellites launches scheduled by H-IIA rocket: the Wideband InterNetworking engineering test and Demonstration Satellite KIZUNA, and the Greenhouse Gases Observing SATellite GOSAT. KIZUNA is a communications satellite developed to provide a broad region with high-speed Internet service. It is expected to be of great assistance in disaster management, education, and telemedicine. And GOSAT monitors the emission, absorption and concentration of greenhouse gases, which cause global warming, in different regions on the globe.
The second key objective is the assembly and operation of the Japanese experimental module (JEM) Kibo.