1. Japan launches H-IIA rocket, contributes to space tech

Japan launches H-IIA rocket, contributes to space tech

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries successfully launched H-IIA rocket and put the 29th telecommunication satellite on orbit.

By: | Published: December 15, 2015 11:12 PM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries successfully launched H-IIA rocket and put the 29th telecommunication satellite on orbit.

On December 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries disclosed the core body of its next H-IIA rocket.

The H-IIA is one of the most thriving rockets in the world with 97 percent successful launch rate. The latest H-IIA rocket enabled high performance and cost effectiveness by various engineering reforms.

“Strongest point of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is keeping on time for launch of the rocket. Planned date, planned time is integral to obtain trust from client. It may be at the top ranking level in the space industry,” said Senior Chief Engineer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kouki Nimura.

With the introduction of the H-IIA rocket, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will contribute to the space industry all over the world.

“We will contribute to maintain and develop this field. We are proceeding with the development of the H-III rocket. After shipping it to world market, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will establish leading position in space engineering. In Japan high performance satellite is being produced. By launching that satellite with a Japanese rocket, we would like to provide good space infrastructure to the world,” he added.

Not only space, but the Japanese companies are gearing up to contribute for a social cause.

Toshiba Corporation encourages participation in charity and other voluntary activities with the help of their employees.

On December 5, the company celebrated International Volunteer Day in their offices around the world. In Tokyo, some 15 companies located at Toshiba headquarter building sponsored a fair trade market.

“In this room here, we are conducting workshop to make the teaching materials of the Bengali numerals to support children in Bangladesh. This activity encourages employees to participate on making the teaching materials by themselves, to play as a part of social contributions. Today we invited the NGO that is continuously supporting the education activities for children in Bangladesh and India,” said Head of Social Contributions Team, Toshiba Corporation, Takashi Yamashita.

“The NGO is working to provide educational materials to those countries, where there is short for the educational materials. We hope that we can support their activities to deliver more educational materials to children with the participations of the employee volunteers,” she added.

A volunteer expressed his joy after his participation in the fair.

“It was very much fun, I was so absorbed and lost track of time while working on this,” he said.

“I heard that children don’t have text materials at school, so I wanted to participate in the fair with pretty drawings so that children can enjoy!” added another volunteer Maomi Wada.

Toshiba Corporation has recently opened an office in Bangladesh and will take up social activities besides developing a business base in the country.

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