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Biography


Chairman   

Prof.Dr. Masataka MAITA 


Graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University.

Entered to National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) of Prime Minister’s Office in 1976.

Senior Research Scientist NAL, 1981- 

Visiting Faculty, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University,  1983 -  

NASA Ames RC-Stanford University Joint Insitute of Aeronautics & Acoustics1983 - 1984

Deputy Director of Space Policy Division, R&D Bureau, Science and Technology Agency, 1985 - 

Head of Japan’s SpaceplaneProgramme, 1990 - 2001

Director of Strategic Planning and Management NAL, 2001 - 

Executive member of the Committee of NAL-ISAS-NASDA Consolidation, 2001-2003

Adjunct Professor, National Technical University, 2006 - 

Executive Fellow, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), 2004 - 

Senior Advisor, JAXA, 2009 -

Awarded Imperial Decoration (The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette) for the contribution to Japanese government aerospace projects and granted an audience with the Emperor in the Emperor's Palace in November 2018.


Government Council  (Japan): 

Space Vision Council, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication 1991-1992

Government Council for Future Reusable Space Transportation System, Science and Technology Agency, 1995-1996, 2000-2001.  

Peer Review Member (International): 

CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center), 2004-2009

UK Space Agency Skylon Program 2010.  


International Committee of Academic Societies:

AIAA HyTASP Committee, Japan Representative & Technology Chair of International Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference (1993-), International Aerospace Congress IAC International Committee, Moscow, Russia, AIAA Associate Fellow (2001-), EU Academy of Sciences (2017-), International Technical Committee, Council of European Aerospace Societies CEAS International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science and Technology (2017-). 


Organizer & Acting Chairman:

International Workshop on Space Plane and Hypersonic Technology  

Tokyo Japan, March, 1994, 

International Workshop on Spaceplane/RLV TechnologyDemonstrators 

Tokyo Japan, March, 1997.


Editorial Member & Author:

Dictionary of Aeronautical and Space Technologies, Revised and Enlarged Edition,1995

Aerospace Engineering Manual (3rd Edition), Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2005


Author of more than 160 Technical Papers and Books.

Main Journals, International Conference Papers, Patents, Books, Reports are listed below (Japanese Papers and Books are excluded)


(Powered Lift Vehicle R&D)

M.Maita, Aerodynamic Noise, Early Japanese Paper

M.Maita et al., Effect of Side Fences on Powered-Lift Augmentation for USB ConfigurationsJournal of Aircraft, vol.19, No.5, pp.364-367, 1982 

M.Maita et al., Acoustic Characteristics of the External Upper Surface Blowing Propulsive-Lift ConfigurationJournal of Aircraft, vol.18, No.8, pp.695-701, 1981

M.Maita, Aerodynamic Noise Generated by Turbulent Process, 1981

M.Maita et al., Propulsive Lift Augmentation by Side Fences as Applied to Japan's Experimental STOL Aircraft ASKA, AIAA Paper 90-3009, 1990

M.Maita et al., Enhancement of Engine Exhaust Flow Attachment for USB Configurations, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, vol.32, pp.91-103, University of Tokyo Press, 1984
M.Maita, Jet-Wing/Flap Interaction Noise from USB Configuration, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, vol.28, pp.505-521, University of Tokyo Press, 1978

M.Maita, Application of Stochastic Wiener-Hermite Expansion to the Problem of Aerodynamic Noise Generated by Fluctuating Entropy, AIAA-80-1040, AIAA 6th Aeroacoustics Conference, Hartford Connecticut, USA, 

June 4-6, 1980
M.Maita et al., Aerodynamic Noise Generated by Jet-Wing/Flap Interactions of the External Upper Surface Configuration, Technical Report TR-685T, National Aerospace Laboratory, October,1981
M.Maita et al., Aerodynamic Characteristics of the External Upper Surface Powered Lift System for Enhancement of Coanda Flow Attachment

Technical Report TR-686T, National Aerospace Laboratory, October,1981
M.Maita et al., Aerodynamic Noise of the USB STOL Aircraft - Full-Scale Model Experiment using FJR710 Turbofan Engine -

Technical Report TR-687T, National Aerospace Laboratory, October,1981

M.Maita et al., Side Fence Patent 1187017, January 20th, 1984


(Spaceplane, Hypersonic Vehicle & Technologies R&D)

M.Maita and S. Kobayashi et al., Perspectives of Japanese Spaceplane R&D

The Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Hypersonic Flight in the 21 Century, pp.117-124, University of North Dakota Press, September, USA, 1988 

V.V.Balepin and M.Maita, Third Way of Development of Single-Stage-to-Orbit PropulsionJournal of Propulsion and Power, vol.16, No.1, pp.99-104, 2000 

M.Maita et al., On Full Reusable SSTO Aerospace Plane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol.15, No.12, pp.871-883, Pergamon Press, 1990

M.Maita et al., Feasibility Studies on Single Stage to Orbit Spaceplane, Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, pp.1245-1254, 1992 

M.Maita and Y.Ohkami,  Airbreathing Engine Selection Criteria for SSTO Propulsion System,Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, pp.239-247,Vol.37, No.118, 1995 

M.Maita, Space Plane Program in Japan, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engine, Nottingham UK, 1991 

X ISABE Keynote Plenary Invited Lecture

M.Maita, Acting Chairman & Editor, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Technology, Tokyo Japan, March, 1994

P.Collins, R.Stockmans and M.Maita, Demand for Space Tourism in America and Japan and its Implications for Future Space Activities, AAS Journal, Vol.91 pp.601-610, 1995 

M.Maita, Acting Chairman & Editor, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Spaceplane / RLV Technology Demonstrators, Tokyo, Japan, March, 1997

M.Maita et al., Spaceplane/Hypersonic Technology Research Programme, Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, pp.1990-1996, 1998

M.Maita et al., Conceptual Studies of Space Plane Powered by Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion System, 2nd International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA Paper 1990-5225, Orland, USA, 1990 

M.Maita et al.,  System Studies on SSTO Space Plane, 3rd International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA Paper 1991-5012, Orland, USA, 1991 

Y.Ohkami, T.Yamanaka and M,Maita, Space Activities in the 21st Century -Expectation for Spaceplane-, 3rd International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA Paper 1991-5085, Orland, USA, 1991 

M.Maita et al., System Studies on Space plane Powered by Scram/LACE Propulsion System, 4th International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA Paper 1992-5024, Orland, USA, 1992 

M.Maita et al., System Studies on Spaceplane Powered by Airbreathing Propulsion – Alternative Version TSTO Concept -, 5th AIAA & DGLR International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 1993-5010, Munich, Germany, 1993 

M.Maita et al., Space Plane Concept Overview, 5th AIAA & DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 1993-5162, Munich, Germany, 1993 

P.Collins and M.Maita, Possible Directions for a New Era of Space Activities, AIAA/DGLR 5th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 1993-5011, Munich, Germany, 1993 

M.Maita, N.Yatsuyanagi et al., On Airbreathing Aerospaceplane Research, Proceedings of International Aerospace Congress IAC’94, Volume I, pp.579-586, Moscow, Russia, 1994 

V.Balepin, P.Czysz, M.Maita and J.Vandenkerckhove, Assessment of SSTO Performance with In-Flight LOX Collection, AIAA 6th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 95-6047, Chattanooga, USA, 1995 

M.Maita et al., Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Testing on SSTO Vehicle, AIAA 6th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 95-6123, Chattanooga, USA, 1995 

P.Collins and M.Maita, Toward the New Era of Space Transportation, AIAA 6th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 95-6075, Norfolk, USA, 1995

M.Maita et al., International Collaboration Forum Proposal, Proceedings of the International Collaboration Forum on Hypersonic Technologies, Chattanooga, TN USA, April 7, 1995

M.Maita et al., Japanese Spaceplane Program Overview, AIAA 7th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Virginia USA, November 1996

V.Balepin, M.Maita, N.Tanatsugu and S.N.B.Murthy, Deep-Cooled Turbojet Augmented with Oxygen – Cryojet for SSTO Launch Vehicle, 32nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA Paper 96-3036, 1996

M.Maita, Y. Moriguchi, Japanese Spaceplane / RLV Programme, 48th International Astronautical Congress, IAF-97-V.4.05, Turin, Italy, 1997 

V.Balepin and M.Maita, KLIN Cycle – Combined Propulsion for Vertical Take-Off Launcher, AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 33rd Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, AIAA Paper 1997-2854, 1997 

M.Maita et al., Japanese Spaceplane/RLV Program, AIAA 8th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, April 1998

T.Yamanaka and M.Maita, Airbreathing/Rocket Combied Cycle (ARCC) Engine for Spaceplanes, AIAA 9th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 1999-4812, Norfolk, USA, 1999 

H.Taguchi, R.Yanagi and M.Maita, Conceptual Study of Pre-Cooled Air Turbojet / Rocket Engine with Scramjet (PATRES), XIV ISABE,Fourteenth International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines September 5-10, Florence, Italy, 1999.

H.Taguchi, M.Maita and N.Yatsuyanagi, Airbreathing/Rocket Combined Propulsion System for Japanese SSTO Spaceplane, AIAA 9 International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 1999-4811, Norfolk, USA, 1999

M.Maita, Japan'a TSTO Spaceplane Programme, World Aviation Congress, SAE 2000-01-5604, Reno, USA 2000

M.Maita and H.Kubota, Japan's Airbreathing Launch Vehicle Programme, IAF-00-V.4.06, 51st International Astronautical Congress, October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000

M.Maita and M.Shirouzu, Japan's Perspective for Future Space Transportation System, AIAA Space 2001 Conference, AIAA 2001-4542, Albuquerque, USA 2001

M.Maita, Plenary Overview of Japanese Spaceplane/RLV Programme, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Kyoto Japan, April, 2001

T.Yamanaka and M.Maita, An ARCC Engine Powered Spaceplane, AIAA 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1923, Norfolk, USA , 2001 

A.Lentsch, H.Taguchi, R.Shepperd and M.Maita, Vehicle Concepts for an Ejector Ramjet Combined Cycle Engine, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1793, 2001 

T.Tsuchiya and M.Maita, An Integrated Optimization for Conceptual Designs of Airbreathing launch TSTO Vehicle, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferecne, AIAA Paper 2001-1902, 2001 

T.Mori and M.Maita, Conceptual Study of Flying Test Bed for Hypersonic Airbreathing Engine, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1803, 2001

A.Murakami and M.Maita, Pre-Compression Flow on Fore-Body of Spaceplane at Mach 10, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1801, 2001 

A.Lentsch, V.Morgenthaler and M.Maita, CFD Simulation of a Rocket-Ejector for an Ejector-Ramjet Combined Cycle Engine, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1863, 2001 

H.Taguchi, H.Futamura, R.Yanagi and M.Maita, Analytical Study of Pre-Cooled Turbojet for TSTO Spaceplane, AIAA / NAL-NASDA-ISAS 10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2001-1838, 2001

M.Maita, Plenary National Report of Japanese Spaceplane Program, 11th AIAA/AAAF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Orleans, France, 29 September - 4 October, 2002 

M.Maita,  Airbreathing Launch Vehicle, Reusable Launch Vehicles, AIAA / ICAS International Air and Space Symposium and Exposition : The Next 100 Years, AIAA Paper 2003-2847, 2003 

M.Maita, Japan’s Hypersonic Technology Research Programme, Role of Hypersonic Vehicles in the 21 Century, International Air & Space Symposium and Exhibition, The Next 100 Years, AIAA Paper 2003-2735, Dayton, Ohio, USA, July 2003 

M.Maita, Plenary Panel: Orbital Space Planes and Reusable Launch Vehicles, The Premier Global Event for the Centennial of Flight, International Air & Space Symposium  - The Next 100 Years - , July 17, 2003, Dayton Convention Center, Ohio USA

M.Maita, Status Report and Perspectives of Japan, DLR-ONERA-NAL Trilateral Meeting, Paris, France, September, 2001

M.Maita, Status Report and Perspectives of Japan, DLR-ONERA-NAL 2nd Trilateral Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, September, 2002

M.Maita, Status Report and Perspectives of Japan, DLR-ONERA-NAL 3rd Trilateral Meeting, DLR Berlin, Germany, June, 2003

M.Maita, Keynote Lecture, Report on 13th Japan-US Science, Technology & Space Application Program (JUSTSAP), Hawaii, USA, November 15-18, 2003

M.Maita, Future Perspectives of Airbreathing Launch Vehicle, 55th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-04-V.4.09, Vancouver, Canada, October, 2004

M.Maita, Plenary National Report of Japanese Spaceplane & Hypersonic Program, AIAA 12th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia USA, December, 2003

T.Yamanaka and M.Maita et.al., United States Patent US 2005/0016157 A1

A Combined Engine for Single-Stage Spacecraft, Jan. 27, 2005

T.Yamanaka and M.Maita, Fundamentals of Airbreathing Rocket Combined Cycle (ARCC) Engine and Design of the ARCC Engine Powered Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Vehicle, 2005

H.Taguchi, H.Futamura, R.Yanagi and M.Maita, Performance Analysis of Pre-Cooled Turbojet Engines for Space Plane, JAXA-RR-04-039, March, 2005

M.Maita, Plenary National Report of Japanese Spaceplane & Hypersonic Program, 13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Capua, Italy, May, 2005 

M.Maita, Editor, 3 Edition of Japan Aerospace Engineering Manual, 2005. 

M.Maita, Invited Lecture, KARI, June 2005.

M.Maita, The Rational for a Hypersonic / Airbreathing Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator, 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-06-D.2.6.09, Valencia, Spain, 2006. 

M.Maita, Plenary National Report on Japanese Program, 14th AIAA/AHI International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, November 2006

M.Maita, Airbreathing Propulsion R&D Status of Japan, Plenary Panel on Hypersonics, International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines -ISABE 2007-, Beijing, China, 2007.

M.Maita, Plenary National Report on Japan's Program, 15th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Dayton Ohio, 28 April - 1 May, 2008

M.Maita, Plenary National Report on Japan's Program, 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, October, 2009

M.Maita, Plenary Presentation, National Report of Japan, 17th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, San Francisco USA, 2011. 

M.Maita, International Workshop on High-Speed Air Transport -Towards a Global Approach on Environment Friendly High-Speed Air Transport-

European Commission, Brussels, January 26-27, 2012 

M.Maita, National Report of Japan, 18th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Tours, France, September 2012

AIAA 2012 Key Speeches, Reports & Presentations

M.Maita, Global Report19th International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Atlanta, USA, June, 2014

M.Maita, Global Report of Japan, 20th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, July 6-9, 2015

M.MaitaAirbreathing Vehicle, Hypersonic Forum, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China April 21, 2016

M.Maita, Plenary Presentation, Global Report of Japan

21st International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems & Technologies Conference, Xiamen China, March 6, 2017

M.MaitaLa participation et la contribution du Japonau programme

de la Station Spatiale Internationale, Journal CARRE' BLUE, Special Issue on Space Architecture, Le Carre Bleu, 2-3 June, 2017

M.Maita, Hypersonic Keynote PresentationThe 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference

Hyatt Regency, Orlando, Florida, USA, September 17-19, 2018

M.Maita, Global Keynote, HiSST International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science & Technology, Moscow, Russia, November 26-29, 2018