Galaxy Express Corporation
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Galaxy Express Corporation (株式会社ギャラクシーエクスプレス Kabushikigaisha Gyarakushīekusupuresu?) (GALEX) was a Japanese company which intended to develop the GX rocket. GALEX was established on 27 March 2001. The Japanese government finally abandoned the GX program in December 2009. GALEX disbanded around March 2010.
As of November 2009, the shareholders of the company were:
- IHI Corporation (IHI)
- IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd. (IA)
- Mitsubishi Corporation (MC)
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI)
- Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE)
- Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI)
- Kokusai AeroMarine Co., Ltd. (KAM)
- NEC Corporation (NEC)
- Lockheed Martin Overseas Corporation (LMOC)
- "Japan’s GX Rocket Targeted For Cancellation in 2010". Space News. November 20, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
- "IHI to liquidate GX rocket venture after govt pullout". iStock Analyst. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
- "Galaxy Express Company Profile". Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
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