Research and analysis

Japan: development in space programmes

Report, including opportunities to engage with space superpower.



Summary and analysis on Japan’s attempt to reposition itself as a space superpower. Its increasing focus on utilisation of space opens up research and commercial opportunities in satellite applications for the UK. Japan’s developing Space Security Strategy currently focussed on information sharing with the US, but interest also in linking with the UK. Recent visits have piqued Japan’s interest in UK space capability and ambitions. Time for British business to engage with the opportunities.

Published 23 July 2014