UK Space Agency, METI join forces on orbiting debris

UK-Japan News January 2018

Cooperation between the UK Space Agency and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in dealing with space debris has been announced following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, The Japan Times reported on 13 December.

The two bodies will work together to promote public–private measures to tackle the problem of orbiting debris left by rocket and satellite launches. Various incentives will be developed for firms reducing the amount of debris.

It is planned that a research team will visit the UK in February.