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Japan's NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT to develop data center in space

System will process and store info, speeding up transfers, cutting energy use

Japan's NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT hope to launch a satellite system that can process and store data by 2025. (Source photos by Kyodo and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- NTT will develop a satellite system that can process and store data in space, Nikkei has learned.

NTT will collaborate with Japan's SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings, which has expertise in satellite operations, in developing the project. NTT is aiming to start trials as early as 2022. All being well, both companies hope to launch the satellite in 2025 and roll it out for practical use by 2026.

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