Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems Division

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)

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Dr. Ko Ogasawara is Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems Division at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). He obtained a Master of Engineering degree from Kyoto Univ. in 1988, and started to work at MHI as a structure engineer for Japanese main launch vehicles. Since 1991, he had been engaged in Japanese mini Space Shuttle, the HOPE-X program for 10 years. Then, he was assigned to manager of launch vehicle performance analysis section from 2008. In 2011, as deputy director of Systems Engineering Department, he directed all MHI’s space programs from engineering point of view. Since 2014 he was assinged to VP & Director of Business Development of Space Systems, then since 2018 he has been in the current position. He actively expands MHI’s space business such as, marketing H2A and H3 launch services for international customers, proposing post International Space Station programs, searching cooperation with New Space players. He also works as outside board member of space company and has also been teaching at universities as a lecturer over 15 years.