Momoko FUKUNAGA CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Career
Mar 2017 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Mar 2019 Master of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Nihon University
Apr 2019 Joined SEGA Corporation
Apr 2023 Co-founder of cosmobloom Inc.

Participated in the SPROUT project, a CubeSat, as a member of the composite membrane structure group from the first year of undergraduate studies. Through the launch, satellite operation, on-orbit deployment experiments and post experiments, became interested in deployable structures. By researching the deployable structure with the SDMT in the forth year of the undergraduate, it showed the feasibility of the technique of it. After finishing master’s course, worked for four years on the design of arcade game casings. And then, founding cosmobloom in April 2023 and assuming the position of chief executive officer. At the student, Received several awards, including the Outstanding Presentation Award from the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences and the Dean’s Award from the College of Science and Engineering, Nihon University.

Reason for establishment

To build on research findings, reflect them in the real world and build a future for the people of the Earth.

What we are aiming for

To display the feasibility of the Gossamer space structure using an auto-expanding structure and to apply it to space structures that have not yet been realised.

Favourite words

Giving up on giving up.

Hiroyuki ONO CIO & CO-FOUNDER

Career
Mar 2017 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Mar 2019 Master of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Nihon University
Apr 2019 Joined Mitsubishi Space Software Corporation (now Mitsubishi Electric Software Corporation)
Apr 2023 Co-founder of cosmobloom Inc.

At the student, developed a sun sensor for small satellites (launched in 2017) and participated in the development of the amateur radio technology demonstration satellite NEXUS (launched in 2019) that was mounted on JAXA’s Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-1. In the development of NEXUS, mainly involved in electronic board development and software development, and also responsible for the system safety program. After graduation, worked in business application development at Mitsubishi Space Software Corporation. And developed the front-end and back-end in a single integrated manner. In the cosmobloom is engaged in the SaaS of the non-linear dynamics analysis software NEDA and in improving the efficiency of the use of internal information assets.

Reason for establishment

To realize a science fiction like dream world.

What we are aiming for

To realise space solar power systems and supply clean energy from space.

Favourite words

Thoughts become reality.

Yasuyuki MIYAZAKI CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Career
Mar 1993 PhD (Engineering), Department of Aeronautics, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Apr 1993 Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Nihon University.
Sep 2001 Concurrently Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Aerospace Structures, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.(until Oct 2002)
Apr 2004 Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Nihon University.
Apr 2006 Visiting Associate Professor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (until Mar 2008)
Apr 2012 Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University.
Oct 2018 President, NPO UNISEC.(until Sep 2020)
Oct 2020 Professor, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.(JAXA)
Apr 2023 Co-founder of cosmobloom Inc.

Has been engaged in research on flexible multi-body dynamics and structural dynamics of deployable space structures, and developed the dynamics analysis code NEDA. Developed and operated four CubeSats in own laboratory at Nihon University, and participated in the Cabinet Office FIRST program “Construction of a new space development and utilization paradigm with nano-satellites introducing ‘Hodoyoshi Reliability Engineering’ from Japan”, where was in charge of deployable structures, and conducted education and research using nano-satellites. After moving to JAXA, participated in the development of scientific satellites and deep space probes, and was involved in the research and development of extension/deployment structures for use on satellites and probes.

Reason for establishment

To promote social implementation of research results and contribute to the realization of a more ‘interesting’ society.

What we are aiming for

To realize large space structures, such as space solar power systems, which are considered as difficult.

Favourite words

Challenge.

Takeru NAKAMURA Engineer & CO-FOUNDER

Career
Mar 2019 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
Mar 2021 Master of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Nihon University
Apr 2021 Admission to the postdoctoral programme of the Graduate School of Physical Sciences, Department of Cosmic Science, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI.(currently enrolled)
Apr 2023 Co-founder of cosmobloom Inc.

Participated in the development of the amateur radio technology demonstration satellite NEXUS on board JAXA’s Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-1 as in charge of communications systems. In the experience of the design, development and operation of CubeSat and was a project manager during the operational phase. In SOKENDAI, researches lightweight, deployable structures using membranes and cables. It is also participating in an on-orbit demonstration project for a space photovoltaic system organized by the Cabinet Office, and is designing and developing on-board components.

Reason for establishment

To realize a cycle of sustainable business through social implementation of research results and the creation of further innovative technologies.

What we are aiming for

To create things that will significantly change people’s values through bold ideas and down-to-earth research.

Favourite words

Decision, determine, action.

Ryohei ORII Engineer & CO-FOUNDER

Career
Mar 2020 Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering Course, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Creative Systems, Muroran Institute of Technology.
Mar 2022 Master of Integrated Aerospace Engineering Course, Graduate School of Production and Systems Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology.
Apr 2022 Admission to the postdoctoral programme of the Graduate School of Physical Sciences, Department of Cosmic Science, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI.(currently enrolled)
Apr 2023 Co-founder of cosmobloom Inc.

During fourth year of undergraduate studies, worked on self-extending booms and was exposed to the fascination of deployable structures. During the master’s course, involved in the conceptual design of a solar panel deployment system for use on nano-satellites. During PhD studies, involved in research for the social implementation of large membrane antennas.

Reason for establishment

To create a deployable structure that lots of people can use.

What we are aiming for

To realize a ‘space structure system’ that includes the domain of other systems in space structures and materials.

Favourite words

Tomorrow will be better than today.