1st April 2021, Established “Research Center for Space System Innovation”
By bringing together our research and education activities related to space development and space environment utilization at Tokyo University of Science, we have established a research center for comprehensively studying various technological issues, ranging from basic research to ways of traveling into space.
Specifically, with the following goals in mind, we aim to build a place for co-creation where cross-disciplinary technologies and human resources can be brought together to form a virtuous cycle between the earth and space, in order to solve various issues common to both space and earth.
- By utilizing photocatalytic technology, which is one of the specialties of our university, we aim to develop life-support technologies in space and to realize a safe and comfortable living environment on earth.
- We will work on demonstrating technologies in space using suborbital spaceplanes under development and the International Space Station, and develop a new “space” market in partnership with industry.
- The Research Center for Space Colony, which has been researching and developing space-stay technologies, will shift its focus to “dual development on earth and in space and the development of space vehicles to bridge the two,” to achieve further strategic development.
- We will provide a place for education based on these research opportunities connected to space, secure and foster PhD students and young researchers, and build an environment where they can experience “real” research.