NASDA


Also found in: Financial, Acronyms.

NASDA

(naz-dă) Abbrev. for National Space Development Agency. The larger of Japan's two space agencies, established in 1969 and modeled on NASA. It is responsible for all space developments, especially for developing the technology to exploit space. Its launch site is on Tanegashima, a subtropical island (30°N), its launch vehicles including the H–I and its more powerful successor, the H–II . See also ISAS.