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UAE’s Khalifasat Earth Observation Satellite Will Be Launched From Japan By End Of 2018

Prelaunch preparations are underway to ready KhalifaSat for launch into orbit before the end of the year from a launch facility in Japan aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-IIA satellite launch vehicle, according to the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency. Khalifasat is the first satellite to be wholly …

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Singapore-Japan’s Astroscale Prepares The Ground For LEO Space Debris Removal

Astroscale has reached a key milestone in its quest to develop space debris removal services in order to secure long-term spaceflight and sustainability. The company has established a ground station in Totsuka, Yokohama for sending and receiving satellite data. This is the first ground station that the company has constructed …

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Japan’s Space One Aims To Provide Commercial Launch Services By 2022

Japan’s Space One has declared that it will begin commercial launch operations in 2022, revealing an ambitious agenda for a company entering a very crowded regional and international market. Space One plans to begin commercial launches of satellites in the fiscal year ending March 2022, as the growing field of …

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Japan Seeks To Cut MHI H-3 Launch Costs By Half To Compete With SpaceX, Others

Acknowledging competition from companies like SpaceX, Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aim to ensure that its next-generation space launch vehicle, the H-3, will cut launch costs by half compared to its current workhorse, the H-2. The 39th H-IIA vehicle was launched Tuesday afternoon, …

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Japanese Spaceplane Startup PD Aerospace Raises U.S.$4.78mn In Funds

Japanese New Space startup, PD Aerospace, has successfully raised U.S.$4.78 million in funding from five investors that include ANA Holdings, parent company of Japanese airline All Nippon Airlines (ANA), and H.I.S., one of Japan’s largest travel agencies. PD Aerospace is developing an unmanned spaceplane that will be the precursor to …

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Japanese MoD To Use Planet’s Dove Earth Imaging Satellites For Intelligence Gathering

The Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) will use Planet’s Dove Earth imaging nanosatellites to collect intelligence on Japanese national security threats, supplementing the high-resolution satellite imagery it receives from the Japanese government’s Intelligence Gathering Satellites (IGS). According to an article in The Mainichi, the MoD will begin collecting images from Planet’s …

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Malaysia Seeking Satellites From Japan, According to Japanese Diplomat

In another sign of growing Japanese strategic influence in Southeast Asia, a senior Japanese official has revealed that Malaysia is seeking satellite and other strategic technologies from the Japanese government and industry. Makio Miyagawa, Japan’s Ambassador to Malaysia, made the revelation to reporters after the two governments signed a defence …

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Japan’s Sony Corporation to Enter Satellite Optical Communications Market

Japan’s Sony Corporation is seeking to enter the New Space sector by manufacturing optical communication devices for small satellites, based on Sony’s decades-long experience in manufacturing compact disc (CD) players. This marks a diversification of Sony’s business empire, and it is also a strong signal that Japan’s great trading houses …

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