The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a core agency to lead and support the aerospace development and utilization in Japan. JAXA has accumulated many achievements including consecutive successful rocket launches, operation of satellites, human space missions through the International Space Station (ISS), and space science researches. Now, “Hayabusa-2” mission, following the world’s first sample-return mission by the Asteroid Explorer“Hayabusa”, is on the way to its target asteroid “Ryugu” and will be expected to return to the earth in 2020.  Its earth observation satellites including ALOS-2 and GOSAT collect the essential information which can be utilized to  contribute to solve the social issues such as global warming and natural disasters. Also,  ISS Japanese Experiment Module, “Kibo” provides  the place for space experiment as well as unique capability of deploying small satellites from the ISS into space.

act-network The UK Space Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, we are responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. We lead the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.