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Mankind’s Endeavors in Space

JAXA is actively participating and playing a major role in the ISECG: International Space Exploration Coordination Group, a mechanism for technical research toward manned space exploration via international cooperation.。

A Roadmap to International Space Exploration

With the goal of future manned exploration of Mars (circa 2035-2040), ISECG is now considering the significance of its realization, the technical path (roadmap) and necessary space systems for implementation, etc. The roadmap was first published in 2011, and was followed by a second edition in 2013. In the second edition, the International Space Station (ISS), shown as one of two options in the first edition, was amalgamated with the lunar vicinity mission as the next step.

Report on the Significance of Space Exploration “Bringing the Benefits of Space Exploration”

ISECG has summarized in a report the numerous benefits to mankind produced by space exploration. The report classifies the benefits in the fields of:
1) Scientific and technological innovations;
2) Cultural inspiration;
3) New approaches to global problems;
while summarizing examples of the significance of space exploration.

The 14 Active-Participant Space Agencies in ISECG

(Alphabetical order)

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