Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



JAXA Hosts Kyoto Workshop For Global Space Exploration Strategy

"During the discussions, JAXA expressed its openness to engage in international discussion on future opportunities for scientific payloads to be carried on solar system exploration missions. Participants warmly welcomed this positive contribution and looked forward to discussing collaborative opportunities."
by Staff Writers
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 11, 2007
An exciting new era of globally-coordinated space exploration is foreseen by the fourteen space organisations who met here in Kyoto, Japan from 7th to 9th March 2007. Following a space exploration conference held in Washington in April 2006 hosted by NASA, the fourteen organisations created an informal 'Global Exploration Strategy' team. This group has met through workshops and teleconferences in order to prepare a long term perspective for space exploration.

The team is focused mainly on the robotic and human exploration of solar system destinations - especially the Moon, Mars and near-Earth asteroids. At Kyoto about fifty representatives of the fourteen organisations met for an intensive series of rewarding discussions and made significant progress.

The main focus was on reviewing the draft version of a key document entitled "Global Exploration Strategy: A Framework for Coordination". This will elaborate a shared view of space exploration which reflects each organisation's interests and priorities.

Following the successful discussion, the document will now go through the final review and evaluation processes at each of the agencies or organisations that participated in the Kyoto workshop.

The participants also discussed future actions that would progress the shared view of global space exploration. An early priority could be to set up an International Coordination Mechanism. This would be a voluntary, non-binding forum where government-assigned space organisations can share plans for space exploration and explore collaboration.

During the discussions, JAXA expressed its openness to engage in international discussion on future opportunities for scientific payloads to be carried on solar system exploration missions. Participants warmly welcomed this positive contribution and looked forward to discussing collaborative opportunities.

Further, JAXA initiated an important discussion on how to maximise the benefits of solar system exploration missions through the sharing of scientific data obtained by such projects. Although some existing standards for data exchange exist, all agreed that progress on this issue could be supported by the Coordination Mechanism.

The GES Team looks forward to completing its work on the 'Framework for Coordination' in the near term and in establishing the Coordination Mechanism as a valuable contribution to the global space exploration effort. The team will continue its work and will meet again at the ESA/ASI workshop on Sustainable Space Exploration to be held in Spineto, Italy May 29th-June 1st 2007. In closing the meeting, JAXA proposed that it would host a further exploration meeting in one year's time.

The organisations that were represented in the Kyoto Global Exploration Strategy workshop were: ASI (Italy), BNSC (UK), CNES (France), CNSA (People's Republic of China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (European Space Agency), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (Republic of Korea), NASA (United States), NSAU (Ukraine) and Roscosmos (Russia).

Related Links
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
All about the technology of space and more
Mars News and Information at MarsDaily.com
Lunar Dreams and more
News Flash at Mercury
Jupiter and its Moons
The Iron and Ice Of Our Solar System
The outerplanets and other flotsam and jetsam at SpaceDaily
Beyond Sol
Explore The Ring World of Saturn and her moons
Stellar Chemistry, The Universe And All Within It
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Astronaut Fired A Month After Kidnap Attempt
Washington (AFP) March 07, 2007
A US astronaut who drove hundreds of kilometers (miles) in a diaper to confront a love rival has been fired a month after being arrested. "US Navy Captain Lisa Nowak's detail as a NASA astronaut has been terminated, effective March 8, by mutual agreement between NASA and the US Navy," NASA said in a statement. "NASA requested an end to the detail because the agency lacks the administrative means to deal appropriately with the criminal charges pending against Nowak."







  • Italy Tests Prototype Of Unmanned Space Shuttle Castore
  • X PRIZE Foundation Raises $2.7 Million At Gala Hosted At Google
  • When Washed In Sunlight Asteroids Hit The Spin Cycle
  • NASA Completes Orion Spacecraft Review

  • United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First USAF Atlas 5
  • Ariane 5 Mission Is A "Go"
  • Russia May Open New Space Launch Site
  • Hyundai To Build First South Korea Launch Pad

  • Repairs Underway Of Hail Damaged Shuttle External Tank
  • Shuttle Back In Vehicle Assembly Building
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls Back
  • Fuel To Be Removed From Space Shuttle

  • Station Crew Perform Experiments Related To Human Adaptation To Space
  • South Korean Astronauts For Flight To ISS Start Training
  • No Adjustment To ISS Orbit Due To Atlantis Launch Postponement
  • Space Station Safety Report Released

  • JAXA Hosts Kyoto Workshop For Global Space Exploration Strategy
  • NASA Budget Tucked Away For Now But Hard Decisions Only Deferred
  • Astronaut Fired A Month After Kidnap Attempt
  • Astrophysicist Hawking To Try Out Weightlessness

  • Homemade Suit For Chinese Spacewalk
  • China To Prioritize Three Areas In Space Program
  • If You Love Me Order Some Purple Space Potatoes
  • China, US Have No Space Cooperation

  • Novel Salamander Robot Crawls Its Way Up The Evolutionary Ladder
  • Look Ma, No Hands, No Humans
  • Learning From Mistakes Next Challenge For Japanese Humanoids
  • Superbots In Action

  • Early Mars Had Underground Water System
  • Rosetta Delivers Phobos Transit Animation And Sees Mars In Stereo
  • SpaceDev's Starsys Division Awarded Contract For NASA Mars Science Explorer Mission
  • Where Is Beagle 2

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement