Space industry gets boost in agreement with Japan

JAXA’s Hayabusa 2

The aim to triple the size of the space sector and create 20,000 jobs in the industry by 2030 came a step nearer recently.

The signing of a Memorandum of Co-operation (MOC) by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, strengthens the long-standing co-operation in space between the two countries. 

This move is of particular interest to Ronson Gears as we increase our commitment to the space sector.

So what substance can we expect from the new agreement?

Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr.Megan Clark AC said the Agency and its Japanese counterpart JAXA, will identify new areas of co-operation in space technology, applications and outreach.

Indeed, they are already working together on a range of projects including the planned return of JAXA’s asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2.

We can expect many more strategic collaborations……so watch this space! Meanwhile review the article in full below….