Space

Kawasaki continues to play a leading role in space exploration, including experiments and the development of new technologies for the future.

We have participating in the H-IIA/H-IIB rocket project, responsible for the H-IIA’s payload fairings, payload attachment fittings (PAF) and launch complex, and for the H-IIB’s HTV (space station supply vehicle) fairings.
We have also participated in the development of reusable future space transport vehicles, and space robotics projects such as the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station, the HOPE-X experimental orbiting plane and the docking mechanism for the Engineering Test Satellite VII (ETS-VII). We are also highly active in manned space technology, investing resources in developing a stratospheric platform, training astronauts, and so on.