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NEC Fellow

NEC Space Systems
Hiroaki Miyoshi
NEC Fellow
(Date of Birth: January 14, 1967)

Graduated from the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics in 1991 and joined NEC Corporation's Space Development Division the same year. During his student years, he was involved in the research and development of the ion engine for the asteroid explorer “Hayabusa”. After joining NEC, he worked on the development of onboard computers and spacecraft autonomy for Earth observation satellites “Midori” and “Daichi”, as well as the satellite communication systems connecting space stations and the ground. He spent about 10 years working on the development of space data systems, which realized the fusion of space and ICT.
For the next 15 years, he was in charge of project management for large-scale, practical ICT systems that created social values, contributing to establish Japanese national infrastructure for science, national security and positioning, navigation and timing.
He is currently active as an NEC Fellow, promoting new commercial space utilization markets through the combination of our space technology and IT network technologies.

Business Career

Joined NEC Corporation
NEC Toshiba Space Systems Ltd. (currently NEC Space Technologies Ltd.)
NEC Corporation, National Security Solutions Division
Space Systems Division
General Manager, Space Systems Division
Chief Engineer, Social Infrastructure Business Unit
Senior Executive Professional, Aerospace and Defense Solutions Division
NEC Fellow, Aerospace domain, Aerospace and National Security Solution Business (to present)

Affiliations, Organizations, and Universities

  • The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
  • Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
  • Japan Marketing Academy
  • University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC´╝ë
  • Part-time Lecturer (Concurrent Position) at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Research Institute of Space Systems Engineering
  • Chairperson of the Space Policy Committee at the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (2021-2022)
  • Member of the Future Security Studies Group at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
  • Member of the Space Industry Working Group, Industrial Cybersecurity Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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