TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE SPACE-JAPAN-SATELLITE.
Toyohiko Aoki stands next to a full-scale model of the satellite
"Maido-1," which he plans to launch in 2005 in Higashiosaka, western
Japan June 16, 2003. The 57-year-old owner of an aircraft parts maker
is planning to launch the 50 cm (20 inch) cube-shaped satellite of his
own, in a project he hopes will help revive the flagging fortunes of
the Japanese town of Higashiosaka, where his firm is based. Picture
taken June 16. REUTERS/Keiko Kanai TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE