Institute for Space and Astronautical Sciences, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
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ISAS is devoted to space science, to the collaboration of scientists and engineers to research and develop solid propellant rockets and scientific satellites to meet the needs of science researchers. In 1981, the Institute of Space and Astronautically Science (ISAS) was born as a joint research organization among Japanese universities. Since the launch of OHSUMI in 1970, ISAS and its predecessor have launched 25 scientific satellites and explorers. ISAS is now one of the leading centers of excellence in the world of space science.
In the Space Aeronautics Research and Development Organization (founded in 2003 by the merger of ISAS, NASDA and NAL), space science is defined as one of the main pillars of its activities. It is expected that we will execute more vigorous research and make further contributions to the progress of science in the world, combining the powers of researchers at universities across the country.