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Enhancing Human Potential Through Space

NEC Space Systems

NEC Space Systems


NEC's space-related business began in 1956 when it delivered a rocket telemetry transmitter-receiver system to the Production Engineering Laboratory of the University of Tokyo. NEC then led the development of Japan's first satellite, Ohsumi, which was launched in 1970. Since then, we have been engaged in the development of about 70 satellites, including communications, broadcast, Earth observation, astronomical observation, engineering test and interplanetary exploration satellites.


Satellite Systems

  • Engineering Test Satellite
  • Communications / Broadcast Satellite
  • Earth Observation Satellite
  • Scientific Satellite

Satellite Communications Subsystems (NEC Space Technologies, Ltd.)

  • Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
  • Receiver (RCVR)
  • Converter (CONV)
  • Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA)
  • Beacon Transmitter (BCN)

Satellite Bus Subsystems

On-board Antennas

  • Antenna
  • Large Deployable Reflector

Ground Systems

  • TT&C
  • Data Processing

Space Business Development System (NEC Space Business Organization)

NEC restructured its space business organization in April 2007 in order to reinforce the framework for expanding its space-related business.


Satellite Systems and Equipment
International Sales Division
NEC Corporation (NEC)

1-10, Nisshin-Cho,
Fuchu, Tokyo 183-8501, JAPAN


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