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09-29-2011 14:46 BJT Special Report:Tiangong I - China's first space rendezvous and docking task |

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Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency has actively participated in number of space development projects. CCTV correspondent Terrence Terashima talked to its scientists and board directors. They told him about their current projects and future visions.

A lift off of Japan’s primary large-scale launch vehicle - The “H-2A” rocket. Since the launch of the H-2 rocket in 1994, Japan had number of success and failures aerospace developments.

Yusuke Suzuki, who took part in some of key projects, said Japan mostly enjoyed fair success in the space development projects due to diligent teamwork, and quality technologies. “I think Japanese space technology has low failure rate. I hope so”

Yusuke Suzuki, who took part in some of key projects, said Japan mostly enjoyed fair success in the space development projects due to diligent teamwork, and quality technologies.

Scientists in Japan’s space Exploration said they hope that Japan will, in the near future, be able to have its own manned launched vehicle.

Yusuke Suzuki said, “At this moment, Japan does not have that method to transport human to space, now we are studying how we should get that technology by our selves and to join the future human activity to space exploration”

But it is easier said than done. Global economic crisis have affected many space projects around the globe.

Hideshi Kozawa, executive director of JAXA, said, “We have had about the same amount of budget in the last few years, we have to made our best efforts within this constraint. It is important to prioritize the projects”

Like many other nations, Japan also faced tightening budget with the economic down turn and on going administrative reform. But JAXA said they have secured enough to finance the future projects and continue its advancement in the space technologies”

Hideshi Kozawa, executive director of JAXA, said, “We have had about the same amount of budget in the last few years, we have to made our best efforts within this constraint. It is important to prioritize the projects”

JAXA hopes to utilize aerospace technology for security and public benefit.

Hideshi Kozawa, executive director of JAXA, said, “We hope to contribute to secure and safe society, satellite system for disaster management and environmental researches.”

With success of scientific exploration satellite, Hayabusa, JAXA hopes to continue satellite exploration to retrieve more knowledge from outer space, and enhance international cooperation such as with China with environmental monitoring systems.

 

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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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