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Japan Airlines Partners Lunar Exploration Company, ispace

Japan Airlines (JAL) and lunar exploration company ispace have agreed to form a capital and business alliance.

 In correlation with JAL`s 'Embrace New Challenges' slogan, the company has been sponsoring a team managed by ispace called 'HAKUTO' since 2015, which was the first privately funded team formed in Japan for lunar exploration.

 Through the new alliance, JAL will further engage in space development and strive to bring new values to customers.

Japan Airlines (JAL) and lunar exploration company ispace have agreed to form a capital and business alliance. In correlation with JAL`s 'Embrace New Challenges' slogan, the company has been sponsoring a team managed by ispace called 'HAKUTO' since 2015, which was the first privately funded team formed in Japan for lunar exploration. Click to enlarge.

ispace is exploring lunar resources with an aim of ensuring the sustainability of this planet, while exploring human presence beyond earth.

By taking part in Japan`s largest space development program in the private sector, JAL is taking its first step in expanding its business into space. The capital and business alliance covers:

- Strategic investment in ispace;
- Joint promotions;
- Collaboration in transportation, maintenance, operation;
- Collaboration in space travel business; and
- ispace space development.

ispace is spearheading two exploration missions to the moon. Mission 1, planned for the fourth quarter of 2019, will inject the lander into the lunar orbit to conduct observation of the lunar surface. Mission 2, planned for the fourth quarter of 2020, will see the lander attempt a soft landing on the moon, deploying multiple rovers to explore and map the surface.

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