Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[E] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-SD Space Development & Earth Observation from Space

[M-SD42] A new era of international space collaboration using microsatellites

Sun. May 26, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A01 (TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI HALL)

convener:Junichi Kurihara(Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Joel Joseph Jr Marciano(Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines), Huy Xuan Le(Vietnam National Space Center), Chairperson:Junichi Kurihara(Hokkaido University), Tetsuro Ishida(Hokkaido University)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM


*Erdenebaatar Dashdondog1, Begzsuren Tumendemberel2, Turtogtokh Tumenjargal3, Ulam-Orgikh Duger4 (1.Senior Lecturer of the National University of Mongolia, 2.Hokkaido University, 3.Researcher National University of Mongolia, 4.Professor National University of Mongolia)

Keywords:Microsatellite, Hyper-spectral imagery, Space Collaboration

The National University of Mongolia is one of the main players on space technology development in Mongolia. The Laboratory of National University of Mongolia successfully launched Mongolian very first satellite (1U cubesat) in 2017 under BIRDS project. The project outcome was to prepare experienced initial engineers in the satellite engineering field. After the project, country had to make next steps toward to space technology. One step is Microsatellite technology development in Mongolia collaborating with the Hokkaido University of Japan. In the framework of this collaboration, some universities, including National University of Mongolia, have enrolled to the Asian Microsatellite Consortium (AMC). In January of 2018, National University of Mongolia organized a Microsatellite mission and needs definition workshop at first time. The low population density, wide land, rich natural resources and nomadic life culture make unique needs of space technology and its application for Mongolia. Also, Hyperspectral imagery of the Microsatellite could be the best suitable solution of the Mongolian Space Technology field. Applications of the hyperspectral imagery of the Microsatellite shall be well-developed. Researches and development of applications are being conducted on imagery of LCTF camera which is the main payload of the Microsatellite with the cutting-edge technology and the Unmanned Airborne Vehicle measurement method. In this presentation, Mongolian current status of the Microsatellite technology development and needs will be presented.