The 15th Australian Space Forum


President of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hiroshi Yamakawa, will be down under on the 9th of May to attend the 15th Australian Space Forum as a keynote speaker.

Hiroshi Yamakawa was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1965. He received a master’s degree in engineering in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics, School of Engineering in 1993 both from the University of Tokyo.

Mr Yamakawa became a research associate and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science from 1993-2003, and an Associate Professor at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2003-2006, where he engaged in the mission design of numerous Earth-orbiting scientific satellite projects as well as in lunar and interplanetary missions.

He was also appointed as secretary general at the Secretariat of Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan in 2010 through 2012. Then, he was assigned member of the Committee on National Space Policy, Cabinet Office from 2012 through 2018. He was appointed as the President of JAXA in April 2018.

MySecurity Media – Australia in Space is  the Official Media Partner to the 15th Australian Space Forum.


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