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Designing and developing the world's first satellite for removing space debris with a laser

 
Aiming to maintain a sustainable space environment and lead the space SDGs

Release date: 2020.07.08

 

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SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Eiichi Yonekura, “JSAT”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SKY Perfect SJAT Holdings (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President: Eiichi Yonekura), has partnered with RIKEN (Headquarters: Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama Prefecture; President: Hiroshi Matsumoto, “RIKEN”), Nagoya University (Main Campus: Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture; President: Seiichi Matsuo, “Nagoya University”) and Kyushu University (Main Campus: Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture; President: Chiharu Kubo, “Kyshu University”) to start the design and development of the world’s first*1 satellite that uses a laser to remove space debris such as nonfunctional satellites. Services are scheduled to begin in 2026. During the early-phase of the study, JSAT will be supported by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Headquarters: Chofushi, Tokyo; President: Hiroshi Yamakawa, “JAXA” ). 

For more details, please refer to the following link:

https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/f/39812/20_06_11_01_EN.pdf

Contact

Toshiya Hanada, Professor
Space System Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty of Engineering
Mail: hanada.toshiya.293★m.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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