Japanese heavy equipment makers operating in the aerospace business are tweaking their strategies to focus more on satellite-based data services.
Space & Aeronautics
Fifty years after man first walked on the moon, Japan is exploring the profitable side of space with efforts to build up an ecosystem for space-related startups.
Japan should make use of its space technology in international missions to explore the moon and Mars, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide said in an interview in New York on Friday.
As space agencies explore a possible return to the moon, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has unveiled a new water recycling device that purifies astronauts’ urine into drinking water.
The Hayabusa2 probe made a “perfect” touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid and collected samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins of the solar system.
Aiming to realize outer space travel operated by Japanese companies, the government and the private sector are working together to develop an environment to facilitate such an enterprise.
A Hokkaido-based aerospace startup said Thursday it will launch its fourth privately developed small rocket next week, following the success of its predecessor in May.
ANA Holdings Inc. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have joined forces to look into the feasibility of using a satellite system to find the best flight paths for airplanes by observing wind and other conditions, thus cutting fuel consumption and costs.
Toyota is teaming up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on a planned mission to the moon, with the auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to sign an agreement on joint lunar exploration and other space-related projects when they meet here May 27, seeking to stay a step ahead of China and other rivals.