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In Defense of JapanFrom the Market to the Military in Space Policy$
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Saadia Pekkanen and Paul Kallender-Umezu

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804700634

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.001.0001

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Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

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(p.173) 6 Emerging Technologies
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In Defense of Japan
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0006

This chapter examines emerging technologies that Japan has developed from its long experience with rockets and satellites, discussing the progress of Japan's efforts to develop the H-IIB, Galaxy Express, the Advanced Solid Rocket, and those rockets resulting from Ballistic Missile Defense. It also considers other space activities, particularly those focused on Reusable Launch Vehicles, scramjet research, and the ASNARO/Sasuke spy satellite. The chapter furthermore argues that the survival, viability, and profitability of some of Japan's emerging satellite and rocket technologies depend on securing a military angle.

Keywords:   emerging technologies, Japan, rockets, satellites, H-IIB, Galaxy Express, Advanced Solid Rocket, Ballistic Missile Defense, Reusable Launch Vehicles, scramjet

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