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SPACE COTAN Co., Ltd. SPACE COTAN operates Hokkaido Spaceport | Accepts secondment from Cosmotech, which supports JAXA rocket launches

SPACE COTAN Co., Ltd.
SPACE COTAN, which operates Hokkaido Spaceport | Accepts secondment from Cosmotech, which supports JAXA rocket launches
Cooperation in rocket and launch site development, equipment maintenance and operation work
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Taiki Town, Hokkaido (Taiki Town, Hiroo District, Hokkaido, Mayor Yutaka Kurokawa) and SPACE COTAN Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Taiki Town, Hiroo District, Hokkaido) operate and promote the business of Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO), a commercial spaceport opened to the private sector. , Representative Director, President and CEO Yoshinori Odagiri (hereinafter SPACE COTAN) has announced that starting in April 2024, SPACE COTAN will become a subsidiary of Cosmotech Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters We would like to inform you that we have accepted the secondment of two employees from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, President and Representative Director Tetsuya Furuya (hereinafter referred to as Cosmotech).
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/78016/90/resize/d78016-90-37a876134ddc59bfb665-0.jpg&s3=78016-90-84bd34ade45831b47a51f63fd046b0fa-3543×2362.jpg] SPACE COTAN representative Yoshinori Odagiri, seconded employee Cosmotech Business Development Section Manager Tatsuya Sato, the company’s director and business manager Mitsuji Kanazuka, seconded employee Inoue Motoyo, deputy manager of the corporate planning department, Taiki Town Mayor Yutaka Kurokawa (from left)
Cosmotech is involved in launch support for Japan’s flagship rockets, such as the H3 rocket, at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. The two seconded employees have experience supporting rocket development and maintaining and operating test equipment, and will utilize their knowledge in initiatives related to HOSPO.
Additionally, Cosmotech will open a satellite office in a co-working space within the Taiki Town Economic Center and will deploy seconded employees.
With the opening of this Terite office, 10 private companies, universities, and organizations related to aerospace will set up bases or do business in Taiki Town.
Taiki Town and SPACE COTAN will continue to collaborate with many companies and organizations to realize a “space version of Silicon Valley” where related industries are concentrated around the spaceport, and promote regional revitalization through the space industry.
Proven track record in maintenance and operation services for rocket launch-related equipment
Since its establishment in 1975, Cosmotech has been maintaining and operating test equipment at JAXA’s space centers. At Tanegashima Space Center, we operate rocket launch-related equipment, power, air conditioning, and water supply equipment, as well as function maintenance and management services. Additionally, the Kakuda Space Center in Miyagi Prefecture provides research and development support for rocket engines.
As private space development becomes more active, our employees will be seconded to us to improve their own technological capabilities related to private rocket launches, and will use their knowledge to cooperate with HOSPO’s efforts.
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Cosmotech Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President Tetsuya Furuya Our founding philosophy is to contribute to the development and utilization of space exploration in Japan. The leadership role in the space industry is shifting from the government to the private sector, and challenges from not only major companies but also startups are becoming more noticeable.As a result, we will continue to improve our technological capabilities and take advantage of the secondment of our employees to help develop the space industry. We will contribute to the “space town development” that Taiki Town is promoting and the realization of a “space version of Silicon Valley.”
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We are very encouraged that Cosmotec Co., Ltd. will send employees to SPACE COTAN, which is working with our town on the HOSPO project, and that this will provide further momentum toward the realization of “space city development” and “space version of Silicon Valley.” Masu. In the future, we will continue to work with companies that are engaged in aerospace initiatives, like our company, to create a space version of Silicon Valley.
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We are very encouraged that Cosmotec Co., Ltd., which has been involved in the maintenance and management of rocket launch sites for many years and has a wealth of knowledge, will be seconding us as employees to help us expand HOSPO maintenance in the future. By creating a space version of Silicon Valley with HOSPO at its core, we will continue to expand our circle of collaboration with many companies and organizations in order to contribute to regional revitalization in Hokkaido.
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Cosmotech Co., Ltd.
Representative: Tetsuya Furuie, Representative Director and President Address: 4th floor, Taiyo Life Kanda Building, 2-4-3 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Overview: Since its establishment in 1975, Cosmotech has been a company that supports Japan’s space development, and has been primarily involved in maintenance and operation of various facilities at JAXA’s space centers, including the Tanegashima Space Center. We will utilize our experience in maintenance and launch support at each space center to contribute to the development of the launch site at the Hokkaido Spaceport.
WEB: https://www.cosmotec-hp.jp/
Taiki Town, Hokkaido
Representative: Town Mayor Yutaka Kurokawa
Address: 33 Higashihondori, Taiki-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido
Business overview: A town with a population of 5,400 whose main industry is primary industry. It was selected as a suitable site for an aerospace base in the Hokkaido large-scale aerospace industrial base concept in 1984, and space town development has been promoted for nearly 40 years since then, with HOSPO in full operation. We aim to create a space version of Silicon Valley with Hokkaido Spaceport at its core.
WEB: https://www.town.taiki.hokkaido.jp/
SPACE COTAN Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshinori Odagiri, Representative Director, President and CEO Address: 98 Nishihondori, Taiki-cho, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido
Business overview: We carry out general promotion work for the HOSPO project based on the mandate from Taiki Town (spaceport management and operation, maintenance financing support, launch site design, obtaining national certification, domestic and international customer development, PR activities, etc.) .
WEB: https://hokkaidospaceport.com/
What is Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO)?
HOSPO is a commercial spaceport opened to the private sector that began full-scale operation in Taiki Town in April 2021. Taiki Town has geographical advantages such as the sea spreading to the east and south where rockets are launched, and the vast land that makes the rocket launch site highly expandable, making it an ideal location for a world-class spaceport. We have been working to attract the aerospace industry for about 40 years.
In order to realize the vision of “creating a space version of Silicon Valley in Hokkaido,” we will develop a launch site and testing site for rockets and spaceplanes, and contribute to the development of rockets and the space industry as infrastructure that supports the world’s space business. Masu. We also aim to revitalize the region and create business centered around the space industry. We are currently working on a new satellite rocket launch site, LC-1, and an extension of the runway, and part of the construction funds are being funded through the corporate hometown tax payment system. Taiki Town received the Cabinet Office Special Mission Award for the Corporate Hometown Tax System in 2022, in recognition of its efforts to halt population decline through regional revitalization efforts that take advantage of regional characteristics.
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