|Name||Hatta Yamamoto Propulsion Engineering & Research Co.,Ltd|
|Address||Taiei Bld., No.102, 1-5-21, Ryogenji, Munakata-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 811-4145 JAPAN|
|Established||May 28th, 2019|
|Business Activity||Development, manufacture, sale of artificial satellite propulsion and all incidental operations|
|Director and Advisor||Managing Director/ Shinji HATTA
Research & Development Advisor/ Naoji YAMAMOTO, Prof.,Kyushu University
|Personnel||3, Including Officers|
|Final day of the settlement period||April 30|
|Bank||The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd.|
|Major Partner||Kyushu University|
Japan is one of the most advanced countries in the world with the most active research and development of electric propulsion. Its technological capabilities have created one of the world's most famous ion engines, the "μ-10", which supported the "Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa"'s 6 billion km space-powered navigation and 40,000 hours of its operating time. Furthermore, it is fresh in people's memory that the "Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2" has achieved a round trip to and from the asteroid Ryugu using brushed up "μ-10" s.
Under these circumstances, the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering Development of Energy Sciences and Engineering, Kyushu University has been conducting research on electric propulsions for many years, and has also established cooperative relationships with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and many educational and research institutes. As a result, our ion engines and Hall thrusters are at a level that can be commercialized.
Therefore, we established our company as a venture company launched from Kyushu University in 2019 for the purpose of industrialization and are conducting research and development. We thank for your support and encouragement to us.
Shinji HATTA, Representative Director
Born in 1969. He completed the doctoral program at the Department of Aeronoutics and Astronautics, Kyushu University, Doctor (Engineering). After working as a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, he established MUSCAT Space Engineering Co., Ltd. in 2006 and is the representative director. Since 2019 he is the representative director of the Company.
Main business of MUSCAT Space Engineering Co.,Ltd. is contract development of software, etc. from JAXA (artificial satellite charge analysis including electric propulsion, debris countermeasures)
Naoji YAMAMOTO, R & D Advisor
Born in 1976. He completed the Department of Aeronoutics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Doctor (Engineering). 2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Interdiciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University. Professor since 2017. 2007-2009 Visiting Scholar of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University. Since 2019, he is an advisor in charge of research and development of the Company.