About Space Business Court
Space Business Court is a place to help create new businesses with space and its infinite possibilities.
Its services are open to all individuals and companies worldwide that want to involve the Japanese
space sector in their activities.
What you can do at Space Business Court
At Space Business Court, you can embark on anything ranging from consultation related to starting a business, to application development and collaboration with other companies
What is space business?
Ideas for Space Business exist in our day-to-day lives. But when you think about possible solutions to a problem, they need not be within the Earth's atmosphere. Coming up with solutions without separating the Earth and Space, that's what Space Business is all about.
01. Growth Management of Green Tea Leaves
Green tea is an essential part of a break time in Japan. Here, space technology is used to manage the growth of tea leaves. The Japanese Earth-observation company, Kokusai Kogyo offers growth monitoring and management service for green tea leaves using the data obtained from Earth-observation satellites. Furthermore, satellite data also makes valuable contributions to the growth management of wheat and rice in Japan.
02. Technology to Fold Compactly
Currently, NASA has been researching technologies to fold structures compactly.
Using Origami techniques, technologies to fold structures such as the solar panel of a satellite into a small size are being actively researched. The project aims to minimise the size of structures and components to make it easier to transport them into space.
03. Pressurized Ball-Point Pen
Previously, ball-point pen used gravity to induce the flow of ink to the pen tip. As a result, it couldn't be used in the microgravity environment of space, but NASA then developed a ball-point pen that pressurizes the ink and enables writing in regardless of gravity. Even a ball-point pen, which is such a basic thing in our day-to-day lives, is an application of space technologies.
President Yoshiharu Kunogi
Japan Space Systems is a non-profit organization aiming to foster development of international communities within space industry. We conduct R&D of cutting-edge space systems such as sensors for satellite remote-sensing and launch systems as well as human resource development and training and other activities to promote the use of space technologies by the wider community.
Motivation for Establishing Space Business Court
Space Business Court is the first platform in Japan that supports the full cycle of business development, from the initial idea phase right to the developing businesses. Our platform supports access to a diverse range of data and information to both public and private sectors. And furthermore, like a food court, Space Business Court is a one-stop shop that enables access to various services provided by Japan Space Systems.
Currently, space development and utilisation in Japan need to be expanded with greater collaboration between the public and private sector, and efforts to promote more industrialisation of space have to be accelerated. Japan Space Systems is a non-profit organisation that not only provides space technologies, but also operation of Earth-observation (EO) sensors, and storage of satellite EO data, and furthermore, possesses a wide range of expertise and networks. We launched Space Business Court in the intention of accelerating new business development by taking advantage of our technical strengths and providing various space-derived data that we possess to companies and entrepreneurs in an easy-to-use format.
We plan to incorporate your feedback and advice to continuously improve and evolve Space Business Court, and we greatly appreciate your input and support.
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Window to Space Business to Create the Future
Space Business Court is where future is created with space as the stage. Technology and business experts as well as companies registered on Space Business Court will support your ideas.