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[Webinar] Space Commercialization and Cooperation among the US, Australia, and Japan

  • 14 Dec 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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[Webinar] Space Commercialization and Cooperation among the US, Australia, and Japan


  • Sally Townsend, Commissioner at the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Government of South Australia and ANZCCJ Chair;
  • Garvey McIntosh, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Attaché, Embassy of the United States, Tokyo; 
  • Dr. Naoko Sugita, Advisor to the Director, International Relations and Research Department, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 

Hosting Committee: American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Alternative Investment Committee
Co-Hosting Organisation: Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan 

Date: Monday, December 14, 13:00 - 14:30
Price: ANZCCJ Member Fee: 600 / Guest Fee: 1200 
For registration, please click here
*Registration/Cancellation Deadline: December 14 by 10:00am 

This event will be hosted as a webinar. Instructions for joining the virtual meeting will be sent to registered attendees after the above-stated deadline. 

Event Overview 
The commercialisation of space is here. And as commerce reaches the stars, private investment in this sector is growing. On November 16, private aerospace company SpaceX successfully ferried three U.S. and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station. This landmark mission offers a peek into an innovative future in which multiple launch companies provide business and tourism services in low-earth orbit. 

Japan and Australia are also collaborating in space. In December, Japan’s Hayabusa2 will complete its asteroid study and sample collecting mission with a landing in Australia, at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Woomera Test Range Complex, the largest land-based test range in the world. The mission highlights the potential for future scientific collaboration. 

Join the ACCJ, with the ANZCCJ, for this event to learn how the national space agencies of the United States, Australia, and Japan are supporting public–private partnerships and private investment in space ventures. 

You will hear from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Attaché to Japan Garvey McIntosh, Commissioner of South Australia’s Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment Sally Townsend, and Dr. Naoko Sugita, advisor to the director of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

About the Agencies 

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) is based in Adelaide, South Australia. Formed in 2018, ASA is one of the newest national space agencies and exists explicitly to promote private development and businesses rather than state-run space operations. 

 NASA works with a number of companies, ranging from small businesses to large aerospace companies to provide unique technologies and innovative approaches to accelerate the development of emerging space capabilities. 

JAXA undertakes various activities to foster the space industry and its ecosystem in accordance with national space policy. These include promoting partnership programs, providing demonstration opportunities, and encouraging new entrants and investment in the space sector. 

Alternative Investment Committee
Frank Packard, Chair Pieter Franken, Deborah Hayden, Jason Topaz, and Christopher P. Wells, Vice-Chairs 

NOTE 1: This event is TBD THE RECORD. 

NOTE 2: Please note that, as with all guest presentations, the content and comments of the speakers reflect their own opinions and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the ACCJ. 

NOTE 3: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account.

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