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02/13/17

 Research & Development for Low-Cost Space Transport Technologies to Establish Space Infrastructure, Suggested by Professor Masahiro Noumi, Professor Yoshiki Yamagiwa, Associate Professor Katsuyoshi Fukiba, et al., of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

 The Science Council of Japan announced its master plan for large-scale research plans for its 23rd term (Master Plan 2017) on February 8, 2017. The master plan contains large-scale research plans that Japan should execute to contribute to its future as a scientific and technological country, and it was proposed by the Science Council of Japan and its community of scientists. Selection of the large-scale research plans was carried out by a selection committee of proposals from the community of mostly academic societies, and the selection committee based their selection on the academic value of the plans, the agreement of the scientific community, the organizations that would implement the plans, the validity of the plans, the degree of completion of the cooperative systems, the social value of the plans, and the appropriateness of the plans as large-scale research plans.

 The research plan proposed by JAXA (plan no. 155) for the "research and development of low-cost space transport technologies to establish space infrastructure" was chosen for the Master Plan 2017. This proposal fully incorporated the hybrid space elevator proposed by Professor Masahiro Noumi, Professor Yoshiki Yamagiwa, Associate Professor Katsuyoshi Fukiba, et al. The hybrid space elevator project—the successor of the currently operating Shizuoka satellite STARS-C project—is a part of the mechanical engineering course in the Department of Engineering.


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