JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG46] [EE] Satellite Earth Environment Observation / Satellite Based Remote Sensing of Weather, Climate, and Environment

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Riko Oki(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Allen A Huang(University of Wisconsin Madison), Gail Skofronick Jackson(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Yoshiaki HONDA(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Paul Chang(NOAA College Park)

[ACG46-P35] Why Japan's Earth observation has not yet been settled

*Tetsuya Kodama1 (1.Research Unit I, Research and Development Directorate, Japan Space Exploration Agency)

Keywords:Earth Observation Satellite, Space Policy, Decision Making

Thirty years have passed since Japan launched its first Earth Obsevation Satellite MOS-1 in 1987.
Due to the introduction of the Information Gathering Satellite Project in 1999, our space program had to suffer heavy staff reduction and budget cuts.
Even after the Basic Space Law was enacted in 2008, the program for the future Earth Observation Satellites is still in a blank state.
In this presentation, a review on the Earth Observation Satellites since the NASDA era and the Task Force Meeting/Remote Sensing Subcommittee (TF) in 2016 together with some proposal for the future program will be presented.