SGAC Japan

National Points of Contact
Japan

Japan has a long history of involvement with space, going back to the first rock launch experiment in 1955. Since then, Japan has had 12 astronauts in space, over 50 successful rocket launches, and over 200 successfully launched satellites. Today, Japan has an experiment module on the International Space Station (Kibo), an ongoing asteroid sample return mission (Hayabusa-2), dozens of ongoing satellite missions, and plans of unmanned Moon and Mars missions in the next decade.

Activities of SGAC Japan

1. Space Generation Congress (https://spacegeneration.org/sgc2020) info sessions (postponed without date following the outbreak of COVID-19)
2. Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop info sessions (postponed without date following the outbreak of COVID-19)
3. Awareness building of SGAC in Japan
      – Collaboration events with other space-related organisations in Japan
      – BBQs, drinks, and movie nights
      – Weekly online space talks

Online Lectures

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SGAC Japan Space Talk #1 SGAC Japan Space Talk #2 SGAC Japan Space Talk #3

Activities of SGAC Japan in the past 2 years

  • Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum 26 (26-29 November 2019 at Nagoya)
    A dialogue of space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region

  • 6th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (23-24 November 2019 at Nagoya)
    A dialogue of students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region

Message to future members in Japan

SGAC is an intimate and supportive community of space enthusiasts all around the world. Join us to expand your views and network! Don’t hesitate to contact the NPoCs for questions:

    Samu Eshima ([email protected])
    Takahiko Shibata ([email protected])

Interesting weblinks

Space Facilities
    
JAXA Chofu Aerospace Center 
    JAXA Tanegashima Space Center 
    JAXA Tsukuba Space Center 
    JAXA Sagamihara Campus 

Research Organizations
    
JAXA 

Education
    
JAXA Space Education Center 
    Team TUS (Tokyo University of Science) for Space 

Nonprofits
    UNISEC (University Space Engineering Consortium) 

Club
   
 Young Astronauts Club – Japan 

Societies
  
 SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space)  UTokyo 
    SEDS Waseda