Space Station JSS-3

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Space Station JSS-3
Space Station JSS-3 om Battle in Outer Space
Targets Natarl UFOs
Piloted by Multiple

Space Station JSS-3 (宇宙ステーションJSS3,   Uchū Sutēshon JSS3) is a space station created by Toho that first appeared in the 1959 tokusatsu film, Battle in Outer Space.


Showa era

Battle in Outer Space

In 1965, Space Station JSS-3 drifted in space close by to Earth, its crew hoping to report back to Tokyo Space Center. But, they began to receive unknown signals, which was followed by an ambush. A fleet of 3 Natarl UFOs began firing on the station, leaving the crew no choice but to fight back. They returned the fire with the ship's laser turret. Alas, the advanced crafts altered their firing pattern, switching over to a sustained beam of energy. The lasers' combined energy easily wiped out the station and everyone on it, reducing it only to space debris.


Pulse Beam

Space Station JSS-3 can fire Pulse Beam bolts from a laser turret on the top of the station.



  • Space Station JSS-3 greatly resembles the Mysterian Space Station from The Mysterians, which was also later used through stock footage in King Kong vs. Godzilla as the U.N. International Communications Satellite.
  • In Atragon, there is a scene where the United Nations set up surveillance satellites for countermeasures against the Mu Empire, one of which is the JSS-3. Whether the films share continuity is debatable, but it is worth noting that Atragon is shown in a prop newspaper to take place in 1964, while Battle in Outer Space is explicitly stated in the beginning of the film to be set in 1965. Furthermore, an unmade 1966 film called The Flying Battleship had thoroughly linked the continuity of The Mysterians, Battle in Outer Space, and Atragon, not only through elements of the story proposal, but also by including Gotengo, the SPIP ships, and the World Air Force Flying Battleship Alpha from The Mysterians.[citation needed] Assuming continuity for these films, it would also be logical to assume that the Earth Defense Force had appropriated the Mysterian Space Station for their own purposes.


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