Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS04] International Collaboration in Planetary and Space Sciences: Small Projects, Big Missions, Everything

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM A03 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), Shogo Tachibana(Department of Natural History Scieces, Hokkaido University), Chair:Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo)

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

[PPS04-14] International Cooperation in NAOJ Mizusawa : Result of Kaguya, and possibility in the future.

*Hideo HANADA1 (1.RISE Project, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Keywords:International cooperation, MOU, VLBI, Earth rotation, Space geodesy, Lunar mission

In the Japanese lunar explorer SELENE (Kaguya), which was launched on September
14th, 2007, VLBI observations were made for the purpose of improvement of the lunar gravity field model, through an international network as well as Japanese VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) network. The international network consists of Shanghai and Urumqi (China), Wettzell (Germany)and Hobart (Australia) stations. They participated in VLBI observations, data reduction and data analysis based on the MOU for cooperative research, and the cooperation contributed not only to the success of Kaguya mission but to produce more scientific results.

RISE project of NAOJ (National Astronomical Observatoryof Japan) were continuing the cooperation with Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Xinjian Observatory (China) and Kazan Federal University (Russia) before Kaguya mission in the field of space geodesy, selenodesy, geodynamics and geophysics, astronomy and astrophysics. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) which Mizusawa observatory contributed for long years is one of the basis of these cooperative researches. These cooperative researches are continuing for future lunar and planetary missions by exchange researchers and students and having international meetings.