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ANA & Marubeni to Establish Spaceport in Japan

Nikkei Asian Review reports on efforts to establish a new spaceport in Japan. All Nippon Airways operator ANA Holdings and trading house Marubeni will set up a spaceport in Japan as early as 2021, Nikkei has learned. The launch site, equivalent to a seaport for ships or an airport for aircraft, will be for private space travel, and feature 3-km runways for craft that take off horizontally like airplanes…. The […]

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  • November 17, 2018
Japan’s PD Aerospace Aims for Space Tourism Flights in 2023

An update on the Japanese start-up PD Aerospace, which has plans for a space tourism vehicle that would take off from the runway. The Nagoya-based company plans space flights to an altitude of 110 kilometers by the spacecraft, capable of carrying six passengers and two pilots, at a price of 17 million yen ($153,000) per person. “We would like to open a new space era (with the spacecraft),” said Shuji […]

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  • September 4, 2018
Japanese Space Tourism Company Receives Investments

A Japanese company hoping to build a suborbital tourism vehicle has received an investment from ANA Holding and a Japanese travel agency. The airline, Japan’s largest by sales, invested ¥20.4 million ($179,000) into PD Aerospace in October, while H.I.S. Co., the nation’s largest publicly listed travel agent by sales, invested ¥30 million [$264,390] at the same time, the companies said in a joint statement with PD Aerospace Thursday. PD Aerospace, […]

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  • December 5, 2016