Conclusion of Agreement on a comprehensive cooperation for Exposed Facility (EF) Port utilization platform on Kibo

Conclusion of Agreement on a comprehensive cooperation for Exposed Facility (EF) Port utilization platform on Kibo

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March 11, 2019

Space BD Inc., a space start-up company, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a national research and development agency, signed a basic agreement to promote utilization of EF utilization platform using the IVA-replaceable Small Exposed Experiment Platform (i-SEEP) and to be active as service providers capable of providing EF utilization platform services on Kibo of the International Space Station.

Space BD Inc. will start their business activity soon and will provide their on-orbit service with users around the world to perform on-orbit demonstration of material, EEE parts and components and earth observation mission etc. from early 2020.

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Agreement signing ceremony
From left to right, Masatoshi Nagasaki, CEO of Space BD and Koichi Wakata, Vice President of JAXA (Credit:JAXA)

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