Missions from Which the Technology Originated
Based on the insulation material technology that is used for the fairings that protect a satellite during launch, GAINA is a light, thin insulation material with high durability against heat, thermal shock and shock loading, and in hot environments. With these high-insulation properties, it has been used for a wide variety of purposes, such as housing. GAINA is only 1-2 mm thick, but it has an insulating effect from -100℃ to +150℃. Potentially, it could become a new material that will contribute to global warming prevention.
Selling Agency: Nissin Sangyo, Inc (Japanese only)
JAXA's technology for highly efficient voltage balance control now allows for extended-use capacitors.
Previously, capacitors were only usable for short periods of time, due to large voltage fluctuations and the significant power consumed for voltage control.
JAXA's new capacitor, with an uninterruptible power supply, can be used in a wide range of environmental temperatures, between -20℃ and 60℃, and lasts three or more times longer than batteries.
Selling Agency: Japan Capacitor Industrial Co. LTD
With JAXA's proprietary technology for solar hybrid generation systems and modeling technology, Miura Sensor Laboratory, Inc. has developed, and now sells, an educational model called Solar Twinsarus. This was originally developed as an educational tool for early elementary grades, but has now also been purchased by universities, corporations and research institutions.
Selling Agency: MIURA SENSOR LABORATORY, Inc. (Japanese only)
4D Projection System
3D color diorama models of buildings have been created using a color 3D printer and data about building configurations from the stereo images collected by PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument of Stereo Mapping) onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite DAICHI.
Applied products for cities around the world are now possible.
In the 4D Projection System, the dimension of time is added by projecting various map images on the 3D images to create detailed dioramas.
Selling Agency: Kimoto Co., Ltd.
To increase the comfort of astronauts on the International Space Station, space underwear has been developed with excellent properties: deodorization, anti-bacterial properties, heat retention, antistatic properties, functional mobility and comfort.
MAXIFRESH PLUS (MXP) garments have been created with this technology to be worn in daily life on the ground.
MXP material can greatly reduce the smell of perspiration and aging odor (a specific odor that increases as people age). This underwear cuts the smell of perspiration by 92% and aging odor by 82%. The material can absorb a great quantity of perspiration, so it is also recommended for mountain climbing.
Selling Agency: Goldwin Inc. (Japanese only)
Odor-free materials for uniforms Nanoage
New materials for uniforms have been created with the fiber modification technology "nanomody," with the help of nanotechnology. The materials have excellent durability and deodorant function. They were created with the technology used for space suits.
Selling Agency: Toray Industries, Inc.
Eisei no Megumi Ureshino Tea
The long history of Ureshino Tea, in Ureshino, Saga prefecture, dates back to 1440. "Eisei no Megumi Ureshino Tea" is a flavorful green tea produced in a factory run by the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives using high-quality tea leaves harvested from satellite-selected tea plantations.
The satellite identifies tea plantations with a nitrogen content of at least 6 percent and a fiber content of 18 percent or lower. Such conditions mean the tea is high in theanine, which creates greater sweetness.
Selling Agency: Tea Division, Ureshino Tea Center, Midori Branch, JA Saga (Japanese only)
Space search engine using science satellite data
Scientific satellite data is continuously being obtained and accumulated. To make this information manageable, we first developed a system that allows researchers to easily browse data. The next step will be to build a space-information search engine for the general public and people who work education and space promotion, such as curators of science museums and planetarium guides.
Products such as a moon display system with an IC chip of lunar data, called "MOON SCOPE" and "Media Table," have already been developed and provided to science museums across Japan.
Selling Agency: MT-planning ltd. (Japanese only)