Japans Cosmos team is only for space junk? Disclosure by experts

 Japans Cosmos team is only for space junk? Disclosure by experts

According to Japans Asahi Shimbun, taro Kono said at a press conference that the amount of space junk is increasing rapidly and the risk of collision with satellites is increasing. The newly established space operation team is mainly responsible for monitoring the space waste that poses a threat to the artificial satellite, with the purpose of ensuring that human beings can use the space safely and stably. He stressed that the universe is a new field as important as cyberspace and electromagnetic wave. From the perspective of helping Japan gain an early dominant position in space, it is of great significance to establish a Cosmos team. It is reported that the Cosmos team will be deployed in the central base of the air self defense force in Tokyo, with the first group of 20 people. In the future, it is planned to expand to about 100 people, and officially launch activities in 2023.

Is the work of Japans Cosmos team just to monitor space debris? Wang Yanan, editor in chief of aviation knowledge, said in an interview with the global times on the 17th that monitoring space debris may only be a part of his work, otherwise it is unnecessary for the air self defense force to set up a space cleaning team.

Wang Yanan explained that the so-called space junk is actually the flying objects in the earths orbit. If you want to monitor a certain junk among tens of millions of space flying objects, you must have strong technical support. If Japan can do this, it means that the SDF can locate specific targets in space at any time and provide intelligence and data support for operations in wartime.

Kyodo news agency said that the space corps is receiving help from the US space force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Japans defense ministry will work with the US military and Japans aerospace research and development agency to build a space monitoring system, and will also discuss the cultivation of self defense force officials proficient in the field of space. In addition, Japan will cooperate with the US side to share information. In addition to inviting instructors from the United States, the Japanese government is considering sending liaison officers to the space operations center in California. Japan Industrial News commented that the battle for space is going on, and Japans cooperation with the United States is indispensable if it wants to win a place.

Japan is in a unique position in the western system. First of all, it has a certain influence in Asia. Second, Japan has a strong technical strength and has launch systems and related teams in the aerospace field. Wang Yanan told the global times that the United States would like to see Japan become part of its space system, and Japan would like to cooperate with the United States, which will help it gain in national defense and security. It is possible for the two to cooperate in launching some orbiters for monitoring or other operations in space.

According to Japans Shiji news agency, the information obtained in space is closely related to human production and life. It can ensure the safe operation of aircraft and ships, the normal operation of daily life items such as meteorological observation and disaster prevention communication, and provide technical support for the use of advanced technologies such as Internet of things, 5g and flight robot. This information can also be used in military fields, such as monitoring the missile launches of China and North Korea, and observing the navigation of ships in the Pacific Ocean and the East Sea for the first time.

According to Wang Yanan, it cant be said that the Cosmos team is the Japanese version of the space force, because Japan will not be willing to let its defense department become a subsidiary of the United States, which will undermine its value in the eyes of the United States. Wang Yanan said that Chinas space capacity building is in steady progress, and it is not necessary to disrupt the original rhythm due to changes in the outside world. u25b2 (Xing Xiaojing)

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