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Japan aims to double its space market to $21bn by 2030s

The government will open up more free satellite data to the private sector

An H-2A rocket lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has set a goal of doubling its space market to about 2.4 trillion yen ($21.1 billion) by the early 2030s.

The sector comprises two main segments: equipment, including the development of rockets and satellites; and utilization, such as the use of satellite data.

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