Anchor space into our culture to empower humankind to new endeavors
ALE's mission is to "Make space closer. For all of us. Together."
ALE is a space startup company that I started in 2011 to create the world's first human-made shooting star. One of the driving forces of ALE is the passion to contribute towards the development of science. During my time at the University of Tokyo as a student majoring in astronomy, I learned scientific research in Japan was mainly funded by public funds. This made it extremely challenging for scientists and researchers to attain the budget they needed while continuing with their research. That is when it occurred to me, that if there were ways to pursue scientific research without relying on public funds, the field of science would develop more than ever. One of the solutions for doing so is what we are trying to accomplish at ALE.
In any age or time, scientific advancement has always been one of the reasons behind the significant changes that have happened in the world. Comfort and conveniences are not the only result of advancement in science and technology. Sometimes what these advancements bring into the world could be and have been harmful. However, it is also science and technology that have helped overcome those issues and problems.
With the growing awareness of the global environment and the topic of "sustainability" becoming more common in recent years, I believe the power of science is vital more than ever now for the sustainable development of humankind.
The infinite scientific knowledge, which are yet to be found in the universe, will help the development of science and humankind. Discovering, accumulating, and applying these valuable data and information from space, sharing the beauty and excitement of the universe and space, stimulating curiosity and accelerating exploration and development of science and space. Such are what I vision for us at ALE. As our first initiative towards this, we are currently working on realizing the world's first human-made shooting stars, offering it as an entertainment content available for many people and acquiring data from the atmosphere to contribute in helping understand the mechanism of global climate change, thereby sustaining humankind.
In addition, technology has been developing rapidly in recent years, and its acceleration does not seem to stop. I believe keeping up and quickly adapting to these changes and exploring the relationship between science and technology with humankind is crucial for future businesses and companies.
ALE continues to evolve on its own, taking on the challenge of creating new value and expanding its business in response to the changing times and demands.
With our open innovation business structure that has remained unchanged since our founding, we will continue to find new paths driven by curiosity to enjoy the unknown while working together and co-creating with all our partners.