The Center for Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University has been selected as the university joint use collaboration base of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Space Science Institute.This is the third collaborative base of the Institute of Space Research after Kyoto University and Nagoya University.Kobe University will devote its scientific efforts to formulating a solar system exploration program and embodying a space science exploration roadmap that shows the progress of future space exploration plans.

According to Kobe University, the cooperation period is 4 years, and it can be extended by 2 years by examination.In addition to studying new solar system exploration missions in collaboration with science and engineering experts, we plan to carry out intensive learning of exploration mission planning in order to develop human resources who will play a central role in exploration.
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science has been promoting joint usage and research with universities since 2010, with Kyoto University and Nagoya University as collaborative bases.This time, in order to further expand this, Kobe University was newly selected as a collaborative base.

The Center for Planetary Science was established in April 2007 as an academic center for planetary research held in Japan and overseas.It is a place where various research information is gathered and knowledge is accumulated by supporting human resource development and research activities that transcend the boundaries of universities and institutions.It plays a part in the space collision experiment of the asteroid explorer "Hayabusa4" and the exploration activity of the Venus probe "Akatsuki", and aims to become a base of solar system exploration science in collaboration with the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.

Source:[Kobe University] Kobe University adopted by JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science for "University Joint Use Collaboration Center Program"

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Kobe University, which is located in a port city open to the world, has 4 faculties and 10 faculties under the 15 university arts series of "humanities / human sciences", "social sciences", "natural sciences", and "life / medical sciences". It is a comprehensive university with a graduate school, one research institute and many centers. Based on the philosophy of "harmony between science and reality," we have strengths in both the humanities and science fields […]

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