Company name PD AeroSpace, LTD.
Address Headquarter :
 3519 Arimatsu Midori-ku Nagoya Aichi 458-0924, JAPAN
R&D center :
 1-27 Minatohonmachi Hekinan Aichi 447-0844, JAPAN
Founded May 30, 2007
Capital 766 million yen (Including capital reserve)
CEO Shuji Ogawa
Number of employees 20 (Including seconded employees)
Contact 0566-95-8228 (representative)
Business area Spaceplane development
Space tourism and related businesses
Space transportation business (including Space Port)


Mission Statement

"Bringing Space Closer."

There are so many amazing possibilities in space, waiting to be discovered and understood.
Perhaps, a new kind of resources or energy source is just around the corner.
Space also enables us to reflect upon ourselves and Earth, to deeply understand the preciousness of life and nature.
There are and will be challenges never seen or predicted during our journey to reach the stars. However, we chose to take upon this challenge, because we believe humanity can earn so much from space exploration.
In order to bring space closer to us and move towards a more peaceful and prosperous world, PD Aerospace will continue to pursue the challenge in the field of space transportation.

Corporate Philosophy

- Contribute to society with technology.

- Maintain harmony with space, the Earth, nature and humanity.

- Become a company that society wants to exist, a company that clarifies the significance of itself through its activity.


- Start from an indomitable challenge spirit.

- Create your own path when there is none.

- Innovate rather than improve.

- Know that time and workspace is limited, and act.

Message from CEO

In the 21st century, space has become indispensable to our daily life.
In the future our activity in space will expand and diversify, leading to researches in many fields such as medical, industrial, and scientific to be conducted in space. In order for these researches to effectively produce results, industry, government, and academia must work together achieving high efficiency and comprehensibility. In order for Japan to be efficiently and freely develop activities in space, Japan needs its own space infrastructure. A space transportation system along with a general platform for utilizing space will be central to such infrastructure.

The installation of such space infrastructure of the upcoming generation has been my goal for a long time, and this passion is still strong in myself. Our company is not dependent on government policies or enormous funds; we are looking to develop a manned spaceplane as one private company. Fully mobilizing my knowhow and experiences I have gained in my previous careers, I wish to bring up a revolutionary technology in the field of aerospace, and hence bring our challenge to life.

“Everything stops once it is given up; the only path to success is to keep trying”

The simple idea of “cannot” is enough to make something impossible. Thinking of “how to achieve” is the starting point, and no matter how sizable a project is, what propels it forward is a collection such small starts.

At PD Aerospace, we are collecting individual contributions to progress in our challenge within the space sector. I hope and believe that our company’s effort will be a shared passion among many, and that among our numerous collaborators, we will construct our future together.

代表写真 Shuji Ogawa
緒川 修治


May '07 PD AeroSpace, LTD. Established
February '08 Participated in funding matching event
August '08 Noshiro space event/demo flight
April '09 R & D organization launched(by 3 universities/2 companies/JAXA volunteer)
August '09 Visit space startup in L.A USA
February '10 Next experiment machine (X 02) Design start
November '10 Centrair Space Port initiative started(CV2020)
December '10 Start development of new engine
February '13 Inaugurated an extraordinary member of Cabinet Office Space Strategy Office Space Policy Committee (Space Transportation System Subcommittee)
December '13 Joint research agreement signed with JAXA, Kyushu Institute of Technology
February '14 Invited as speaker at TEDxNayabashi
March '14 Visited and had technical meeting with the University of Texas, NASA Johnson Space Center, visited Spaceport America.

Awards and Technical Contribution

November '07 Awarded N-1 Grand Prix Grand Prix (Nagoya 100 companies)
March '09 MEXT Dream Gate Finalist (213 companies nationwide)
July '09 Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition 4th(NASA Ames)
September '10 Awarded Excellence Award of commemorative papers on the 5th anniversary of the opening of Chubu International Airport
 "The role that Centrair plays for the coming commercial space use era"
May '12 Pulse detonation engine (combustion mode switching) patented
August '12 Adoption of New Aichi Creative R & D Assistance Project "Demonstration Experiment on Remote Pilot Unmanned Airplane"
September '13 EY Entrepreneurs of the Year Tokai Hokuriku Area Special Award