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Letara Ltd. ,Hokkaido University-based space startup, signs an internship agreement with Texas A&M University.

Updated: May 27

Letara Ltd. a Hokkaido University-based startedup company developing propulsion systems for spacecraft such as satellites (head office in Sapporo, Hokkaido ; Co-CEOs Landon KAMPS and Shota HIRAI) has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University (USA) aimed at accepting interns from the university's student body. 

For Letara Ltd, this is the first time signing an agreement with a foreign university regarding the acceptance of interns, and moving forward, the company aims to further increase interactions with international students and researchers. 


Letara Ltd. will regularly accept students from Texas A&M University as interns by entering into an internship agreement with the university. 

Letara Ltd. is primarily targeting the American market for the sale of propulsion systems for spacecraft. The company believes that interaction with students and researchers will contribute to enhancing its presence in the U.S. market. 

Meanwhile, Letara Ltd. is a world leader in the field of hybrid chemical propulsion systems for spacecraft using plastic as fuel. For students from Texas A&M University, this represents an opportunity to learn about the company’s technology at a practical level, and additionally, their activities as interns will contribute to earning academic credits. 

Letara Ltd. aims to promote interaction among students and researchers internationally, thereby spreading its technology on a global scale both now and in the future. 

The company plans to enter into similar agreements with more universities and research institutions in the future. 

【Comments from the intern, Calvin Nguyen】

 Working at Letara has been a very fun and immersive experience. I love doing research, so I was excited to immediately be involved in the design process, numerical modeling, and experimental testing. I am helping design a special nozzle for our hybrid rockets, applying thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer concepts learned in class to simulate the heat generated within a rocket nozzle and design a system to optimize rocket performance. I work with talented engineers from multiple different countries who have introduced unique perspectives and approaches to solving the challenges associated with designing hybrid rockets. Outside of work, I am able to experience Japan’s rich culture, exploring its traditions, cuisine, and beautiful sites. 



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