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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2012

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2012 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into the…

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2011 – Japanese Government Space Budget Snapshot

In FY 2011, Japan allocated ¥## billion (US$## billion) for space programs across the government, a decrease of approximately ##% from the previous year’s total of ¥## billion. This represents approximately ##% of the country’s ¥## trillion (US$## trillion) national budget. Japanese space spending is allocated among several government ministries, coordinated through the Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy. In FY 2011, which ran from April 2011 until March 2012, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), funded through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, operated with a budget of ¥## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of Japan’s space spending.

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2011

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2011 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into the…

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2010 – Japanese Government Space Budget – Snapshot

In FY 2010, Japan’s national budget allocated ¥## billion (US$## billion) for space programs across the government, a decrease of ##% from the previous year’s total of ¥## billion. This represents approximately ##% of the country’s ¥## trillion (US$## trillion) national budget. Japanese space spending is allocated among several government ministries, coordinated through the Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy. In FY 2010 the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), funded through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, was operated with a budget of ¥## billion (US$## billion), representing approximately ##% of Japan’s space spending.

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2009 – Japanese Government Space Budget – Snapshot

In FY 2009, Japan’s national budget allocated ¥## billion (US$## billion) for space programs across the government, an increase of approximately ##% from the previous year’s total of ¥## billion. This represents approximately ##% of the country’s ¥## trillion (US$## trillion) national budget. The Japanese government approved Japan’s first national strategy for space activities, the Basic Space Plan, in June 2009. The strategy was accompanied by increases in financial resources for Japanese space activities. The Basic Space Plan lays out the tenets of Japanese space strategy for the 2009 to 2013 time frame, with the goal of improving the international competitive position of Japan’s space-related industries.

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2008 – Japanese Government Space Budget – Snapshot

The 2008 Japanese space budget was about US$## billion, approximately ##% of the country’s ¥## trillion (US$## billion) national budget. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) received US$2.08 billion. These funds are allocated to scientific and exploration missions including Planet C, a Venus exploration probe; GPM/DPR, a global precipitation measurement satellite; BepiColombo, a joint European-Japan Mercury mission; GCOM, a climate monitoring mission; and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System for space-based communications and navigation. In addition, Japan continues development of the H-IIB vehicle, an enhanced version of its current H-IIA vehicle. The H-IIB booster will carry the H-II Transfer Vehicle, a cargo supply module, to the ISS.

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