Canon Joins Japan's New Space Race

From Nikkei Asian Review:
Private sector moving into frontier long dominated by government
 
TOKYO -- Canon is helping Japan build a low-cost "mini-rocket" for future satellite launches as private companies seek to give the country's lagging space industry greater thrust.
 
Engineers from Canon Electronics, a unit of the Japanese imaging devices maker, have joined a team led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, that is building what stands to be the world's smallest satellite launch vehicle -- about the size of a utility pole.
 
The company's experience designing and manufacturing devices such as digital cameras will help the team choose the best rocket parts as well as make key control instruments smaller and lighter.
Read the entire article on the Nikkei Asian Review.
 
via Canon Watch
Posted: 12/2/2016 5:33:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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