宇宙科学談話会

ISAS Space Science Colloquium & Space Science Seminar

ENGLISH

Space Colony Research Center at the Tokyo University of Science ーDeveloping technology for moon-base habitation and its application to the earth societyー

木村 真一 教授(Dr. Shinichi KIMURA),向井 千秋 特任副学長(Dr. Chiaki MUKAI)
東京理科大学(Tokyo University of Science)

Space exploration stimulates our imaginations and empowers our activities to make our dreams to happen. With hopes future living on the moon-base supported by science and technology, the Tokyo University of Science (TUS) established the Space Colony Research Center last year, funded by the Private University Research Branding Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
The center interdisciplinary works amongst in-house researchers as well as outside academia with the collaboration of government and industry.
The goal of the Center is to further improve technology in areas the TUS excels at, making the technology viable in space and creating a virtuous cycle of technological innovation on Earth as well. It is comprised of four teams: 1) The Space Agriculture Team, researching hydroponics to grow food in space; 2) The Energy Creation and Storage Technology Team, researching the generation of energy necessary to support life in space; 3) The Water and Air Recycling Technology Team, researching how to recycle these limited resources; and 4) The Space system development and Quality of Life Design Team, in charge overall and researching medical and other systems for while living in space. The core of their research is based around photocatalysis and high-efficiency energy generation with a low environmental impact, strengths of the university.
Our plan of the Space Colony Research Center will be discussed. And the concept of the moon-base frontier medicine to ensure safe and productive human activities will be briefly introduced.

Place: 2F Conf. room(1236) / 研究管理棟2階会議場(1236号室)