Other Initiatives

Kawasaki is also active in other fields of space exploration, engaged in various experimental and technological development programs.

Space Debris Removal Satellite

Reusable Launch Vehicle
View of connecting surface of debris-capturing unit (prototype)
Reusable Launch Vehicle
Artist’s rendition of space debris removal satellite capturing spent atellite

Reusable Launch Vehicle

Reusable Launch Vehicle
(Photos courtesy of JAXA/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science [ISAS])
Reusable Launch Vehicle
(Photos courtesy of JAXA/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science [ISAS])

We have long been supporting efforts to develop spacecraft and flight control for future fully-reusable space transportation systems.

Stratospheric Platform Using Airship

Airship-type Stratospheric Platform

We have been conducting studies on utilizing airships as new stratospheric bases for communications and broadcasting that remain stationary approximately 20 km above the earth’s surface.