— Latest update: March 2022 —
Japan’s aerospace industry has a strong international reputation, particularly in the field of research and development (R&D). Recently, however, it has shifted its focus from R&D to the commercialisation of space technology. The Basic Space Law, enacted in 2008, has paved the way for the development of Japan’s space industry, and Japan’s key strategy for space is still developing and growing today.
There are many actors associated with the Japanese space program, including government ministries, offices, and agencies. The most important one is the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which has tasks and technology that includes launch systems, satellite development and operations.
Examples of Japanese innovations in this field include the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) which supports the International Space Station (ISS). The development of the H3 rocket is expected to be launched in 2022, and is the successor of the HII A/B, another example of Japanese innovation.
One of the many objectives of Japan’s space policy is to integrate space infrastructure for social aims and the stimulation of economic growth.
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