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November 27, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a milestone for Japan's space program, a private-sector rocket consortium announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract to launch at least 10 satellites for Los Angeles-based Hughes Space and Communications International Inc. The deal marks Japan's entry into the commercial satellite launch business, and is a sign that Hughes expects Japan to be successful in producing a reliable and relatively inexpensive rocket.
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November 28, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Loral Space & Communications Ltd. said it signed a contract for 10 satellite launches with Rocket System Corp. of Japan. The sale is the second in two days for Rocket Systems, which signed a deal Tuesday with a unit of Los Angeles-based Hughes Electronics Corp. The Loral contract calls for Rocket System, a consortium that includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Corp. and NEC Corp., to launch the satellites from 2000 to 2005.
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July 13, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mineichi Minezaki was supposed to be part of the noble effort to launch Japanese industry into the ultimate frontier of high technology--outer space. Instead he has landed himself an astronomical headache. As a manager at Rocket Systems Corp., a company established in 1990 by 74 of Japan's leading companies--including Nissan Motors, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NEC Corp.--his job is to help find and serve customers for rocket launch services. The problem is that Rocket Systems Corp.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a milestone for Japan's space program, a private-sector rocket consortium announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract to launch at least 10 satellites for Los Angeles-based Hughes Space and Communications International Inc. The deal marks Japan's entry into the commercial satellite launch business, and is a sign that Hughes expects Japan to be successful in producing a reliable and relatively inexpensive rocket.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Loral Space & Communications Ltd. said it signed a contract for 10 satellite launches with Rocket System Corp. of Japan. The sale is the second in two days for Rocket Systems, which signed a deal Tuesday with a unit of Los Angeles-based Hughes Electronics Corp. The Loral contract calls for Rocket System, a consortium that includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Corp. and NEC Corp., to launch the satellites from 2000 to 2005.
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February 7, 1994 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Japan's first domestically designed major rocket roared into space Friday, it marked a great leap upward for the country's aerospace industry. What that leap will ultimately bring, however, remains mostly a mystery even to the people who built and launched the H-II rocket. An expanded role for Japan in space research is a virtual certainty. A strong foray into the commercial satellite launch business is a possibility but by no means guaranteed.
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November 25, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prototype of a Japanese space shuttle, suspended by cables from a helicopter, was lifted high above a desert landing strip in southern Australia last July, then released to glide smoothly to Earth. Test landings of ALFLEX--the "automatic landing flight experiment plane"--continued for several weeks, each time with the 20-foot, 1,700-pound craft safely landed by a computer and satellite signals.
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December 27, 1993 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese space agency officials say they are only weeks away from launching a new rocket, designed entirely with Japanese technology, that will put this country into the commercial satellite launching business. The H-II rocket, capable of putting a two-ton payload into the kind of high geostationary orbit used for communications satellites, is scheduled to blast off from Tanegashima Space Center on Feb. 1, weather permitting.
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July 13, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mineichi Minezaki was supposed to be part of the noble effort to launch Japanese industry into the ultimate frontier of high technology--outer space. Instead he has landed himself an astronomical headache. As a manager at Rocket Systems Corp., a company established in 1990 by 74 of Japan's leading companies--including Nissan Motors, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NEC Corp.--his job is to help find and serve customers for rocket launch services. The problem is that Rocket Systems Corp.
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