Masaya Murata

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Lunar PNT Lead, Lunar Navigation Satellite System (LNSS)

Masaya Murata joined the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2017 and he is currently the lunar PNT lead for Japan lunar PNT system called Lunar Navigation Satellite System (LNSS). He has a ten-year private-company experience prior to joining the JAXA and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2017. From October 2021 to September 2022, he served as a visiting scholar at the Aalto university in Finland and the University of Texas at Austin in U.S., respectively. He is now actively participating in the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and the Interagency Operations Advisory Group (IOAG) to facilitate the international collaboration for the lunar PNT.