Japan wants to work on US Defense space programs

Japan wants to work on US Defense space programs

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Japan: In a recent panel discussion hosted by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Japan has expressed its desire to pursue defense technology which could lead to greater collaborations between the United States and Japan. Keio University Professor Setsuko Aoki, who is an expert on outer space law, highlighted Japan’s Information Gathering Satellites (IGS), a remote sensing program that is now allowed to capture higher resolution imagery. Prior to 2008, Japan was limited to resolutions available to civilians. Aoki said that with this constellation, expected to grow to 10 satellites, Japan can share resources with its signature ally: the United States.

Source: ST