JAL Goes to Space after Supersonic Airliner: it teams up with ‘ispace,’ a space start-up
the editor, December 18. 2017
Japan Airlines (9201 TSE) announced its capital collaboration with ispace, a startup space company for seeking future habitation in outer space.
JAL will work closely with ispace for mutual promotion as well as support for operation, maintenance and space flight. JAL regards this venture as a way to create new value for the society.
This would be something related with ‘space travel,’ one of other area of JAL’s new business domains for expanding its business. The Japanese airliner previously announced its collaboration with Boon Technologies for development of a new supersonic airliner.
JAL is one of corporate members to sponor HAKUTO lunar exploration team led by ispace. based in Tokyo.
Corporate visions of ispace is “Expand our planet. Expand our future,’ and lunar exploration is jut a step toward coming deep space exploration for expanding human habitation. The company seeks for lunar orbit flight and lunar landing as the only Japanese entratnt for Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Once bankrupt, Japan Airlines is now free from any restraint due to corporate rehabilitation supervised by the government of Japan.