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Aerospace & Defense

Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance

Australia and Taiwan emerge as spacefaring nations

The International Space Station's Kibo science module can be booked for satellite releases through SpaceBD, a Tokyo-based rocket ride share service.   © JAXA/NASA

TOKYO -- As SpaceX and other U.S. startups ignite a space boom, companies in Asia are searching for their own niches in what is expected to grow into a $1 trillion market.

SpaceBD, a Tokyo-based rocket ride-share booking service established in 2017, appears to have found its niche in Australia and Taiwan.

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