Biography - Nobuyuki Kaya

Nobu KayaProfessor Nobuyuki Kaya

Co-Chair
IAA Study Group

Professor Nobuyuki Kaya, B.E.,M.E. and Ph.D., earned his degrees at Kyoto University. He is currently the Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering at Kobe University in Japan. He held the position of Visiting Associate Professor of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. His areas of research include Space Solar Power (SPS), microwave power transmission and space observation of energetic particles. He has performed numerous space and ground demonstrations; in 2006 he and an international team from Japan and the European Space Agency successfully tested microwave beam control for an SPS using an ISAS sounding rocket and three daughter satellites deploying a large web: the “Furoshiki” experiment. He played a central role in the demonstration of key solarpowered wireless transmission as part of the Orbital Power Plant episode of the Project Earth television series on the Discovery Channel. Kaya is Vice President of a UN NGO, the SUNSAT Energy Council and is also Chair for Space Infrastructure in the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Steering Committee and was Chair of the IAF Power Committee for six years.


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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell