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Aim For Space

“Next stop, space” first appeared in ANA’s Long-term Strategic Plan in 2015. 

We are now making that a reality. The ANA Space Project commenced in 2018, and in 2021 became an official organization within ANA HOLDINGS INC.

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Why is ANA aiming for Space?

ANA (All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.) was established in 1952 as the first Japanese commercial helicopter operator, then expanding the business fields into domestic and international flights. Now, when we imagine the next destination, space is the answer. ANA is going to aim for space based on our airline operations experience.

Satellite Data Application

We are investigating the possibilities of utilizing satellite data and proprietary airline data to not only ensure safer aircraft operation, but also climate change prevention. 

Great possibilities may exist that only airlines can provide, by combining our collected data with data collected by satellites.

Rocket air launch operations support

We have entered a partnership agreement with Virgin Orbit, who have developed a satellite rocket technology to launch rockets from a mid-air B747.

We are accelerating progress and preparation to commence these operations from Oita Airport in Japan.

Space Travel

The era of space travel for everyone is coming soon.

We are now examining the business potential of space travel from both hardware and software perspectives. 

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