Yoshifumi Goto

Senior Consultant

Yoshifumi Goto


March 1987
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Doctorate of Engineering completed

March 1983
University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Master’s in Aeronautics completed

March 1981
University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, diploma received

Profile: Senior Consultant

  • November 2022: Started activities as a consultant specializing in space
  • For more than 30 years, has been involved in the space industry and national defense-related business at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and has been engaged in satellite development (propulsion systems) and space systems conceptual studies
  • In addition, as a special researcher at the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan’s Japan Policy Research Institute, supported the planning of space policy

Professional Experience

November 2022 – present: Worked at Satellite business network

  • Consulting services provision, such as in research analysis in the field of space, as a senior consultant
  • Senior consultant at the Japan branch of EuroConsult, a global satellite research & consulting company

October 2019 – November 2022: Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, Forward Policy Study Unit

  • Research Fellow
  • Supporting the activities of the Special Committee on Space and Ocean Development

October 2019 – March 2020: Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Systems Engineering, National Defense Academy

  • Part-time lecturer
  • In charge of aerospace instrumentation

April 2005 – November 29, 2022: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Headquarters)

  • Engaged in concept reviews and proposal activities for space systems, including security, within the Defense Systems Division and Space Systems Division

April 1987 – March 2005: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kamakura Works

  • Engaged in the development of satellite propulsion systems
  • Electric propulsion systems: ETS-VI, COMETS, DRTS, ETS-VIII, etc.
  • Chemical propulsion systems: ADEOS-II, DRTS, GOSAT, ETS-VIII, MTSAT-2, etc.


FY2017 – FY2019 Electric/Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technical Committee, Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences

  • Committee member

1999 26th International Electric Propulsion Conference, award won for best paper