||Satellite mission>Technology related (non-EO)
||JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
||JAXA/NICT (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
||WINDS (nickname: Kizuna) is a collaborative Japanese broadband communication technology mission within the "i-Space" project of JAXA/NICT (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/National Institute of Information and Communications Technology). The objective is to advance information and telecommunications and network technologies to a next-generation level by demonstrating in geostationary orbit technologies necessary to construct the spaceborne ultra high-speed global fixed wireless communications networks (Ka-band).
The i-Space initiative of JAXA and NICT is to explore various applications of satellite communications in a broader context, to maximize the space infrastructure of the next generation whose construction is in progress.
||WINDS on JAXA website
||Information & communication technology
Point of Contact
|Name & Address
||Public Affairs Department
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building,
1-6-5 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
|E-mail (#at# is @)
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|Spatial Coverage & Location(s)
||01/01/2008 - 30/06/2008
Launch date window of WINDS scheduled for early 2008
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