HANADA Toshiya

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HANADA Toshiya
Kyushu University
Faculty of Engineering
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Dr. Eng.(Kyushu University)
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Kyushu University
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Prof. Dr. Hanada studied Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics at Kyushu University in Japan. After he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Engineering in 1994, he joined Kyushu University as a Research Associate. Currently he is a Professor at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and also at International Centre for Space Weather Science and Education. He is teaching astrodynamics, spacecraft dynamics, and space mission analysis and design. His research interest is to confirm whether or not we really have to clean up space junks out there as in ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ the Japanese science fiction comics featuring space debris issues. To figure out the right answer to his question, he is leading IDEA the project for In-situ Debris Environmental Awareness, initiated by graduate students at Kyushu University. He has experiences staying at NASA Orbital Debris Program Office with support from U.S. National Research Council and Kyushu University.

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Academic & Professional Experience

Nov 2011
Professor, Kyushu University
Apr 1997
Nov 2011
Associate Professor, Kyushu University
Apr 1994
Mar 1997
Kyushu University
Research Associate, Kyushu University
1997- date Associate Professor, Kyushu University


Graduate School, Division of Engineering, Kyushu University
Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University


Koki Fujita, Naoyuki Ichimura, Toshiya Hanada
Acta Astronautica   133 416-422   Apr 2017
© 2016 IAA This paper presents a novel method to simultaneously detect multiple trajectories of space debris in an observation image sequence to establish a reliable model for space debris environment in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). The debri...
Masahiro Furumoto, Koki Fujita, Toshiya Hanada, Haruhisa Matsumoto, Yukihito Kitazawa
Advances in Space Research   59 1599-1606   Mar 2017
© 2016 COSPAR Space debris smaller than 1 mm in size still have enough energy to cause a fatal damage on a spacecraft, but such tiny debris cannot be followed or tracked from the ground. Therefore, IDEA the project for In-situ Debris Environmental...
Osama Mostafa, Koki Fujita, Toshiya Hanada
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences   160 1733-1745   Jan 2017
This work aim to study the effects of various perturbations on the motion of satellites constellation in high elliptical inclined orbit in order to make continuous coverage. A computational model developed at Space Systems Dynamics Laboratory, Kyu...
Adv Space Res   51(12) 2207-2215   Jun 2013
This paper proposes a comprehensive approach to associate origins of space objects newly discovered during optical surveys in the geostationary region with spacecraft breakup events. A recent study has shown that twelve breakup events would be occ...
Mélissa Zemoura, Toshiya Hanada, Satomi Kawamoto
Advances in Space Research   60 1163-1187   Jan 2017
© 2017 COSPAR The growth of the near-Earth debris population since the beginning of human space activities is now a fact commonly admitted by space agencies worldwide. Numerous entities have warned about the danger that debris may have over time. ...

Conference Activities & Talks

QSAT the Polar Plasma Observation Satellite
UN/ESA/NASA Workshop on Basic Space Science and the International Heliophysical Year 2007   2007   
ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ Could Be a True Story? – Instability of the Current Debris Population in LEO –
Space Environment Symposium   2009   

Research Grants & Projects

Study on Tether Assisted Propulsion
GEO Space Debris Environment Evolution Model
A Study of Low Velocity projectile impact