October 24-26, 2018: JSASS Space Sciences and Technology ConferenceThe 62nd JSASS Space Sciences and Technology Conference was held in Kurume, Japan. Kawarabayashi had the presentation about his research "Structural Characteristics of Three Dimensional Truss Consisting of Self-Extensible Booms". Kikuchi had the presentation about his research "Research and Development of Autonomous Operation System of Earthquake Precurser Satellite Prelude". Fukunaga had the presentation about her research "Anti-detachment Condition of Self-Exntesion Motion Wrapped Around Cylindrical Hub". Shitara had the presentation about his research "Shape of Starshade Consisting of Self-Deployable Membrane Truss". And Yamada had the presentation about his research "Preparation Status for Launch of Amateur Communication Technology Demonstration Satellite NEXUS".
Shitara received the JSASS Most Excellent Presentation Awards for Students (chosen from 96 applicants).