Yokogawa Electric Corporation has reported that as a participant of the Lunar Industry Vision Council, it has worked with other members from government, academia, and industry to formulate a vision for a lunar industry, prepare many recommendations, and jointly submit them for the consideration of Inoue Shinji, Japan’s Minister of State for Space Policy.
“Since the beginning of history, human beings have expanded their sphere of existence and economic activity through the exploration of new frontiers. Soon, humans will expand their presence beyond Earth, including near and on the Moon, and a new lunar economic system will be realized. Governments and private companies worldwide are aware of this momentum. As such, legislation is underway to support commercial activity on the Moon; scientists and academics are preparing instruments for lunar research and development; and private companies are creating new services and roadmaps to build an economic connection between the Earth to the Moon.” said Lunar Industry Vision Council.
Over the years, Yokogawa has utilized its strengths in measurement, control, and information to support industries and the infrastructure that society depends on.
Examples of relevant Yokogawa strengths include a strong lineup of equipment that measures physical quantities such as power, voltage, current, light, and pressure with high accuracy, and advanced sensing technology with high performance and network capabilities.
Yokogawa will engage in co-creation with a range of partners to introduce self-sustaining, resource-saving technologies and comprehensive recycling solutions to enable a circular economy in space, where the air, water, food, and power needed to sustain human life are in extremely short supply, while also aiming to improve the global environment in line with the SDGs.
As it is anticipated that many different industries will expand their activities beyond the Earth, Yokogawa will continue to work with the Lunar Industry Vision Council to strengthen cooperation toward the goal of building an internationally competitive industrial base.
The council is proud to announce that, they have recently published the report, which is titled, “Lunar Industry Vision: Planet 6.0” that has been respectfully submitted to and duly received by the Minister of State for Space Policy Inoue Shinji.