Space-enabled 5G links Japan and Europe

Space-enabled 5G links Japan and Europe

Engineers have connected Japan and Europe via space-enabled next-generation 5G telecommunication links. It is the first time that such an intercontinental connection has been established between Europe and Japan. Next-generation 5G technology is poised to provide fast and high-volume data connectivity to fuel the digital transformation of society. When people and objects are travelling internationally […]

Axiom Space and Mitsui & Company announce Japan-based joint venture

Axiom Space and Mitsui & Company announce Japan-based joint venture

Building on the strategic partnership that Axiom Space and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. signed in September, and following Mitsui’s investment in Axiom Space, the partners have initiated the formation of a joint venture in Japan to accelerate on-orbit services to commercial and government customers. This unique partnership builds on both Axiom’s in-space capabilities and Mitsui’s […]

L3Harris Selected to Lead Advanced International Weather Satellite Study

L3Harris Selected to Lead Advanced International Weather Satellite Study

• Helps provide atmospheric data for Japanese forecasters and emergency directors • Continues development of next-generation weather sounders concept with infrared technology • Leverages demonstrated, highly-reliable technology to provide low-risk solution L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for an advanced study that will significantly improve the accuracy and […]

Trio of Russian, Japanese Station Visitors Back on Earth

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). […]

Japanese Billionaire Shooting Movie in Space

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 raises $109 million Series F round

Astroscale raises $109 million Series F round

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.