At center, Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin and spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa (left) and Yozo Hirano (right) pose for individual preflight portraits. NASA Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin along with spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano landed on Earth around 10:13 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 19 in Kazakhstan (around 9:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, Kazakhstan time). […]
For the first time in over a decade, self-paying tourists launched themselves into space anddocked with the International Space Station Wednesday. Japanese fashion billionaire YusakuMaezawa and his producer, Yozo Hirano, rocketed up in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft joined bycosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. They lifted off from Kazakhstan in the afternoon, arrived at thestation almost six hours […]
Astroscale announced Nov. 25 that it raised $109 million from European and Japanese investors in a round it says will allow it to accelerate plans for active debris removal and satellite servicing.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday for training ahead of his flight to the International Space Station on a Russian-operated spacecraft.
Japanese research rocket SS-520-3 was launched from Andøya Space launch site, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard on 4th November to investigate the cusp region, Andøya Space reported.
New Agreement Between Virgin Orbit and ANA HOLDINGS Sets the Stage for Twenty LauncherOne Flights From Japan
ANA HOLDINGS, owner of ANA ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA), establishes a new space business as an exclusive distributor of Asia’s first air-launch service.
The Tokyo-based Gitai developed an AI-equipped autonomous arm, and tested it in a zero-gravity environment.
Japan is a signatory of the Artemis Accords that seeks to spell out rules for cooperation in the exploration of space, particularly the lunar surface.
Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is working with Japanese robotics company ispace to use the HAKUTO-R lander to put a robot on the moon next year.
ACSER and ispace are developing technology to tap water resources on the moon and start a space-based economy. If water, and therefore oxygen, can be extracted from the moon, humans could potentially spend more time in space to support and improve space infrastructure.