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NASAM Receives Certificate of Appreciation from ERG Spacecraft Project Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, December 20, 2017 – NASAM Incorporated, an Aero Precision Holding company, announced today the receipt of a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), concerning NASAM’s contribution to the development of the ERG Spacecraft in Japan.

“We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to NASAM, (who has) greatly contributed to the development of (the) ERG Spacecraft, arranging important electric parts and material, technical support of FPGAs and electric parts. We present this certificate in appreciation of NASAM’s dedication, commitment and friendship” said Iku Shinohara, Project Manager of the ERG Project Team.

“We are honored to contribute to the development of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s ERG Spacecraft and we’re eager to continue to support future requirements for JAXA.” said NASAM Vice President, Space Programs, Hiro Egawa.

ARASE (ERG: Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace) aims at elucidating how highly charged electrons are born and vanish repeatedly along with space storms caused by the disturbance of solar wind.




About Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was born through the merger of three institutions, namely the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA). It was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government’s overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA, therefore, can conduct integrated operations from basic research and development, to utilization. JAXA became a National Research and Development Agency in April 2015, and took a new step forward to achieve optimal R&D achievements for Japan. In 2013, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its founding, JAXA created the corporate slogan, “Explore to Realize,” which reflects its management philosophy of utilizing space and the sky to achieve a safe and affluent society. Learn more at



NASAM is an international distributor of high tech electronics, concentrating in the Japan market. NASAM’s focus products include military/defense equipment, aircraft support equipment and products, and telecom-related components. NASAM has provided complete Export License processing capabilities since 1980. NASAM quality certifications include AS 9120:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and MSJ4000 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. NASAM is located in San Francisco, CA, and in 2012, established NASAM Japan K.K. in Tokyo, Japan. News and information are available at

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