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Space Delivery Project: Return to Earth
Initial shipment launched
Scheduled to return to Earth
after 6 months of exposure to outer space

   Last Modified:    Published: 2022/02

The resupply spacecraft Cygnus (NG-17) has lifted-off towards the International Space Station (ISS) with a load of Adamant Namiki’s Kenzan Diamond products.

Watch S.S. Piers Sellers Cygnus Capsule Launch to the Space Station – Official NASA Broadcast

Geo Gastronomy Space Mission

Refer to Space BD’s press release for more details.

Press Release

Space BD Inc.

The payload for the “Space Delivery Project: Return to Earth” was launched into space onboard the Cygnus resupply spacecraft (NG-17) on February 20th, 2022, at 2:39 (JST) from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA. The project, implemented by Space BD Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Masatoshi Nagasaki), brings together sample products from ten research, educational, and private institutions from Japan and abroad.

The sample products were provided to JAXA in September 2021. The Cygnus spacecraft will deliver them to the ISS, where they will be loaded onto the JEM/Kibo Exposed Facility platform. There, the samples will be exposed to the harsh conditions of outer space for roughly six months to study the effects on the samples. The samples will be retrieved and returned to Earth on another resupply ship later in 2022.

Space Delivery Project

The Space Delivery Project utilizes a new external experiment facility, Exposed BAS (ExBAS). ExBAS will be installed on the Exposed Facility (i-SEEP) on the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module Kibo. Space BD will take the lead in inviting a wide range of organizations to participate in the project and has provided support from the selection of objects to their launch and return on the ground. For the first Space Delivery Project, Space BD will deliver various items such as research materials, photographs, and illustrations collected from a total of nine groups of private companies and research institutions.

Space BD Inc.

  • Head Quarter : Fukushima Bldg.7th floor, 1-5-3 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0022, JAPAN
  • Management: Co-Founder & CEO Masatoshi Nagasaki
  • Founded: September 1, 2017
  • URL:

Space BD Inc.
Public Relations: Hara, Yamada
Tel: +81-3-6264-7177

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