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U.S. space station developer to gain financial boost from Mitsui

Japanese trading house sees Axiom as way to expand its space business

Axiom Space plans to launch a station intended to serve as a successor to the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy of Axiom Space)

TOKYO -- Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. is investing in Axiom Space, a U.S. startup that aims to put a commercial station into orbit intended as a successor to the International Space Station, Nikkei has learned.

Axiom envisions the outpost being launched as early as 2024. Mitsui's involvement opens the door to Japanese participation in the station.

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