The Japanese will fly to the moon in exchange for their technology
The fact that Japan plans to send its astronauts to the lunar surface, mentioned earlier, when the representatives of the various space agencies discussed the possibility of a joint framework built on the orbit of the Earth's natural satellite, but then these plans have not been announced officially. Now the Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri" published an article, which confirmed the intention of the Japanese government, citing influential sources in the ruling circles.
is expected that Japan will participate in an international project, and will be able to offer a number of their own development, which will be implemented during the construction of the lunar orbital base. It is noted that Japanese experts could assist the development of ships and shuttles to land astronauts on the lunar surface. In addition, the Japanese have innovative research in the field of water and air purification, which can also be applied in the construction of the future station. Developments of Japanese experts include and own technological solutions for docking transport spacecraft and station modules. All these developments Japanese scientists will not only increase the prestige of the country in the space sector at the international level, but will also allow Japan to be able to prepare and send its own astronauts into space.
Recall that at the beginning of 2020h's leading space agencies are planning to start the construction of a modular lunar base Deep Space Gateway. It is expected that the participating countries of the new project will be able to send its astronauts to the lunar station in exchange for technology and comprehensive solutions provided for sharing.