Japan’s new space squadron takes a giant leap forward

Japan's new space squadron takes a giant leap forward
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Japan has a Space Squadron!

Defense Minister Taro Kono officially inaugurated Japan’s first Space Operations Squadron during a May 18 ceremony in Tokyo. The squadron’s realization marks a large step forward for the nation’s space ambitions at a time when, due to an increased number of satellite launches, the Earth’s near space is more crowded than ever. Here’s a look at the squadron and its mission.

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