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ビジネスプラン部門⑧「ロケット海上打ち上げ」/ Business Plan Category #8 “Offshore Rocket Launch”

ビジネスプラン部門⑧「ロケット海上打ち上げ」/ Business Plan Category #8 “Offshore Rocket Launch”


Hello everyone. I am Takuma Mori. I believe everyone have this wonder in mind by now,
what are offshore drilling rigs? Actually, everyone had seen it at least once. Do you know the movie Armageddon? Offshore drilling rig is where all those tough heros are working in the movie,
at the end to save the Earth from the huge meteor. We launch small rockets from the ocean using those offshore drilling rigs. Because, the need of small satellites is growing rapidly today. From 2018 to 2031, more than 17,000 small satellites will be launched all over the world. The market size is 13 trillion yen to be paid by satellites companies to rocket launching companies. But these is a big issue, rockets and launching sites are facing supply shortage. Even considering their potential grow rates,
existing launching facilities provides supply of only the half of the need. That means the shortage is 6.5 trillion yen. Today, anywhere in the world develops small rockets. I visited 4 small rocket companies to hear their voices. All of them told me there are not enough launching sites. And they are looking for the sites all over the world.
Where should they launch from? The ocean. This is an offshore drilling rig. Even the smallest rig has this rich specs,
“space: 30x20M, load bearing 450t ” On the contrary, a small rocket has this much.
“space: 17×1.2M, weight at launching 13t “ Piece of a cake. Why did we chose rigs? Because we are rig operation professionals. I currently work on the rig in Qatar. And Yamada, my team mate, works on the rig in UAE. So why launching from the ocean now? Because there are so many left over rigs all over the world. In 2015, oil price dropped to 1/3. Due to that, 40% of the rigs are still on hold all over the world. Those rigs are available for less than 300 million yen. This is a business plan. We collect all the left-over rigs in the world to Japan. And we collect rockets from all over the world to Japan and launch them from the ocean. We make launching to sightseeing entertainment event. Also open these unique launching sites to sponsors as billboards. Rocket launching movie is not the only focus for the press, They for sure mention the name of the launching site. Sponsors are entitled to name the rig for the launching. Business plan schedule is to set rigs in 2019, And 2020, we will do demonstrations with observation rockets, They are smaller than small rockets. We launch rockets to set satellites on the orbits. Around the time launching becomes stable along with the schedule, Initial costs will be recovered in 4 years. Lastly, the world has so many rigs left over,
and launching sites are in short. Now is the chance. Japan will take all rockets and satellites. And Japan becomes the space development hub.
For that, we just need 630 million yen. We, cannot break huge meteor,
but can operate rigs. We want to make this future come true with you all. Thank you very much for listening.

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