Opportunities and challenges of university ventures in space

Yuya Nakamura, Naoki Miyashita, Takashi Eishima, Rei Kawashima, Shinichi Nakasuka

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Abstract

In 2003, two 1kg nanosatellites (CubeSat) developed by university students in Japan were successfully launched into orbit. This epoch-making event triggered a boom of nanosatellite projects all over the world. Since then nanosatellites have mainly been utilized for educational purposes. In these few years, however, new nanosatellite applications which are practical and beneficial to general public are starting to emerge, which should afford new business chances. In these surroundings, we established an entrepreneurial venture in this nanosatellite field last August. In this paper we examined the opportunities and challenges that our venture company would face hereafter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Pages9578-9583
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2008 Sep 292008 Oct 3

Publication series

NameInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Volume15

Conference

Conference59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period08/9/2908/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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