About | Innovative Space Carrier Inc.

IT'S YOUR TURN TO REACH SPACE

A world where people and cargo are delivered every day. We want to make such a world a reality in space.

In fact, there has not been much technological innovation in space development.
The reality is that only little progress has been made so far, using dead technologies due to the huge development costs.
In the 1990s, Japan humantried to acquire spaceflight technology, including technology demonstrations, but financial problems have led to the scaling down and freezing of new projects and the acquisition of spaceflight technology. However, new projects have been scaled back or frozen due to financial problems, and no acquisition has been achieved.

Nevertheless, our country is in a leading position in the world in terms of space exploration capability, and it is not something that emerging countries can catch up with even if they start making efforts now.
There are only a few countries in the world that have the challenging right to carry a person to space.
The space business is one of the few areas where Japan can take advantage of its technological depth and create a new industry.

We aim to achieve this by forming partnerships with various companies, rather than solving issues on our own. We aim to achieve this by crossing the generations that have been responsible for the manufacturing powerhouse with the IT generation, the aerospace and IT fields and by forming partnerships with various companies.
We will create an era in which people can freely envision their ideal future in all directions.
We will create a new growth industry in this country and create added value and employment. We are founded with this in mind.

Innovative Space Carrier Inc. CEO Kojiro Hatada
Innovative Space Carrier Inc. CEO Kojiro Hatada
Innovative Space Carrier Inc.CEOand an outside director of ispace, Inc. and Ark Edge Space, Inc.
In 2004, after completing a master's degree in Energy Science at Kyoto University, he joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). 
In 2012, he was seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked at the Japanese Delegation to the European Union and the Embassy of Japan in Belgium.
In 2015, he was seconded to the Secretariat for the Strategic Promotion of Space Policy, Cabinet Office, where he contributed to the expansion of private space business by establishing the Space Activities Act, formulating the Space Industry Vision 2030, and establishing the space business idea contest S-Booster.
In 2017, he returned to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to found a new startup support program, J-Startup.
In 2018, he left the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to join Digital Hearts Holdings, Inc. where he was involved in the launch of a cybersecurity talent search and training program and established Digital Hearts Plus, Inc. in 2019.
In May 2022, he founded Innovative Space Carrier Inc. and assumed CEO.

Board of Directors

Kojiro Hatada
Kojiro Hatada
Chief Exective Officer (CEO)
Graduated from Kyoto University (Master of Science in Energy Conversion Engineering). Formerly with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Secretariat for Strategic Promotion of Space Development, Cabinet Office. Outside Director of ispace and ArkEdge Space.
Akiyuki Nomura
Akiyuki Nomura
DIRECTOR, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER COO
Founded an IT company while in university. Worked as CTO of several companies and led the construction of various web services after graduation. CEO of Est Rouge Inc.
Keiichiro Shimada
Keiichiro Shimada
DIRECTOR, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER CBO
HE HAS HELD BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC, JAPAN LUCENT TECHNOLOGY, DENTSU, IBM JAPAN, AND R/GA.
Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi
Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi
Outside Director
HE GRADUATED FROM KYOTO UNIVERSITY WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. WORKED FOR NISSAN FOR 38 YEARS, 2014-2022 AS CHIEF R&D OFFICER (ALLIANCE EVP) FOR NISSAN AND RENAULT MOTORS, RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE.
Koji Fujisato
Koji Fujisato
VPoE and Demonstrator Development PM
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (Ph.D.). He studied rocket fuel as a student. He entered the aerospace industry and worked in rocket development for 8 years.
Kazuaki Hirakawa
Kazuaki Hirakawa
VPoE and R&D PM
Graduated from Tokai University (M.Sc. Aeronautics and Astronautics), Certified Computational Mechanics Engineer International Senior Analyst by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and NAFEMS, engaged in aircraft strength design at SUBARU, vibration design of aircraft engines and business strategy development at Honda R&D.
Tadayoshi Shoyama
Tadayoshi Shoyama
Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (PhD in Aerospace Engineering). Worked on the Epsilon rocket and observation rocket at IHI Aerospace, and on research and development of air conditioners at Panasonic Corporation. Awarded the best paper prize by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Visiting researcher at Chiba Institute of Technology.

TEAMS

Seiya Muramatsu
Seiya Muramatsu
Technical Division
Graduated from Tokai University (M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics) and engaged in structural and thermal analysis of automotive parts and turbine equipment at an engineering company.
Mitsuhiro Kasegi
Mitsuhiro Kasegi
Technical Division
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (Master's degree). While a student, he became interested in space planes and was involved in the development of rocket propulsion systems, aerodynamic design of aircraft, CFRP production technology, and coordination of the technology of the model in charge at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, etc.
Akisato Takahashi
Akisato Takahashi
Technical Division
GRADUATED FROM OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY, HOLDS A BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING), AND WAS ENGAGED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TR-I AND J-I ROCKETS AT NISSAN MOTOR'S AEROSPACE DIVISION BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO IHI, WHERE HE WAS ENGAGED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GX ROCKETS. HE HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AS A PROJECT MANAGER.
Tsuyoshi Endo
Tsuyoshi Endo
Technical Division
Engaged in 3D modelling/mock-up construction within the Honda Technical Tochigi Research Institute, and as PM at Toyota Systems for drawing/CAD data management, 3D full vehicle construction/utilisation planning and failure diagnosis machine development.
Shota Iizuka
Shota Iizuka
Technical Division
For three years, he worked in the nonferrous metals industry, developing new products for copper alloys and cables. Then, he worked in the shipbuilding industry for 7 years, engaging in electrical outfitting design work.
Kyojiro Enonami
Kyojiro Enonami
Technical Division
Graduated from Tokai University (Master's degree). After graduation, he was engaged in solid rocket development, testing, system safety, and quality assurance.
Nobuhisa Hosokawa
Nobuhisa Hosokawa
Technical Division
At an engineering company, he was engaged in a wide range of work related to aircraft structure, including aircraft structural design work for Boeing and MSJ, and production engineering work. Also engaged in equipment design work for defense equipment.
Daiki Kishizato
Daiki Kishizato
Technical Division
Graduated from Tokai University (M.S.). During his studies, he researched hybrid rocket engines. After graduation, engaged in solid rocket development.
Sota Sugimoto
Sota Sugimoto
Technical Division
Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Master's degree). Engaged in design and development of body crash safety performance improvement and lightweight and high rigidity, as well as software development and vehicle evaluation of advanced driver assistance systems at an automobile company.
Naoki Akimoto
Naoki Akimoto
Technical Division
GRADUATED FROM TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MASTER'S DEGREE). DURING HIS STUDIES, HE RESEARCHED THE STRUCTURE AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBERS. AFTER GRADUATION, ENGAGED IN ROCKET ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS AND CFRP DESIGN FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS.
Hidetoshi Kudo
Hidetoshi Kudo
Technical Division
Graduated from Teikyo University (Master's degree). Engaged in aircraft wing structure design, aerodynamic design, and flight performance calculation at an engineering company.
Keiya Ogawa
Keiya Ogawa
Technical Division
Graduated from Tokai University (B.S.). He studied aerospace engineering and software engineering, and after graduation he entered the aerospace industry and worked in avionics and ground equipment development for 8 years.
Nobuki Kamimura
Nobuki Kamimura
Technical Division
Graduated from Osaka University (M.S.). Engaged in solid rocket development after graduation. Experienced development of ignition systems and ground support systems and combustion tests.
Nana Hirakawa
Nana Hirakawa
Administrative Division
She is a certified Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant. Graduated from Tokai University (Bachelor of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Worked for an aircraft interior component manufacturer in interior design and development for Boeing/Airbus and airline companies, and for a foreign automotive parts manufacturer in a wide range of areas from parts design to parts import/export. He has extensive experience in professional management (cross-cultural communication).
Kosuke Ogura
Kosuke Ogura
Administrative Division
Creative Director. He has worked for several companies in a variety of design fields. As a creative director at ORBIS, he was involved in rebranding and launching new brands. iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 awarded him GOLD, the highest award.

We are looking for people who are willing to take on dynamic challenges with us

OUR Philosophy

Vertical and Horizontal Freedom

高頻度

high frequency

単段式

single stage

往還

reusable

We transport people and goods between two continents and into space.

We will develop a high-frequency, single-stage, reusable space transportation vehicle by making the best use of Japanese domestic technologies, and create a next-generation space transportation business by significantly reducing transportation costs while maintaining high reliability.

earth

ROADMAP

SINGLE STAGE TO ORBIT SPACE CARRIER SERVICE

High Frequency, Single-Stage, Reusable Technology

Based on High-Frequency, Single-Stage and Reusable, we aim to develop and operate a human space transportation vehicle in the 2030s.
To achieve this major goal, we have been conducting various advanced R&D and flight demonstrations since 2022.

Corporate Name
Innovative Space Carrier Inc.
Location
Head Office
Postal code 103-0027
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Mitsui Bldg. 5F

Fukushima Branch Office
1-87 Honmachi, Odaka-ku, Minamisoma-shi, Fukushima 979-2124
1-87 Honmachi, Odaka-ku, Minamisoma-shi, Fukushima
Inside Odaka Pioneer Village

Ota Base
Ota Base
2-19-15 Naka-Ikegami, Ota-ku, Tokyo

Nagoya Satellite
3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
11th Floor, Dainagoya Building, Regus Dainagoya Building Business Center, Dainagoya Building, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Qinghai Lab
Aomi Lab, 2 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
2-4-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute

U.S.A. Branch Office
Sirius Technologies, Inc.
2755 Canyon BLVD, Boulder Colorado 80302

Representative
CEO Kojiro Hatada
Establishment
May 2, 2022
Capital and other (including surplus)
860,000,000円
Business
Planning and review for commercialization of innovative space transportation systems