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DATE2023.06.21 #News from Academic Affairs

Advanced Technology Seminar

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Please join us for a seminar on advanced technologies.

Seminar Title.
The Challenge of HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lander, the World's First Private Lunar Landing

Date and Time
June 21, 2023 (Wed.) 18:45-20:30 (6 periods)

Mr. Ryo Ujiie (Chief Technology Officer, ispace Corporation)

Online via Zoom

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This seminar is an extracurricular seminar.
This seminar is an extracurricular seminar.
It is open to all Todai students, Academic and Administrative Staff of all Faculties and Graduate Schools (free of charge, no advance registration required).
This seminar will include a relatively long question period.

[Seminar Outline].
HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lander, launched in December 2022 and the world's first private lunar landing in April 2023, will be introduced. After introducing the vision and business of ispace, the developer of the lunar lander, the purpose and overview of HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lander will be explained. He will also discuss the achievements of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lander based on the flight results, and the future issues that can be seen from the unfortunately unsuccessful lunar landing, as well as the prospects for Mission 2, scheduled for launch in 2024.

Lecturer Biography
Mr. Kato graduated from the Department of Physics at Tohoku University in 2009. He has been working as a software simulation engineer at JAXA since April of the same year. He has been engaged in software independent verification of spacecraft, software architecture research, guidance and control simulation research, and system safety design research.
Completed System Design and Management Program at MIT in 2015.
In 2016, engaged in complex system optimization research at JAXA. The following year, he joined the successor project of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI" (HTV-X), and mainly engaged in guidance control and NASA interface coordination.
In 2018, he moved to ispace in search of new challenges in the space field. After working as a software engineer, guidance and control system team lead, and manager and assistant project manager of Lander's system group, he was appointed as CTO in June 2022.

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