MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The Japanese company Axelspace Corporation has signed a contract with GK Launch Services (a subsidiary of Glavkosmos, part of the Roscosmos State Space Corporation) for the launch of four GRUS satellites. The spacecraft will be launched on the Russian Soyuz-2 launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2022.
The satellites will complement the existing AxelGlobe constellation, which currently consists of 5 satellites in orbit.
GRUS satellites are smaller than conventional Earth observation satellites, but capable of taking high-quality images with a resolution of 2.5 meters. The service initially started with a single satellite in May 2019, and from June 2021, five satellites started taking images, which encouraged the growth in the number of the service customers and the demand for the satellite data in various industries across the world.
Axelspace Corporation. Main business focus: Solutions based on microsatellite technology, design and production of microsatellites and related components, launch arrangements and operational support, business related to microsatellite data.
The collaboration will allow fast delivery of fresh satellite images in emergencies
TOKYO (Axelspace PR) — Axelspace Corporation and JX Press Corporation today announce to jointly conduct a demonstration experiment for a next-generation news service using satellite data. As the first step, Axelspace and JX Press deliver satellite images of the large-scale landslide in Japan caused by the heavy rain on July 3, 2021.
Daily monitoring of the world to be realized with 10 satellite-constellation
TOKYO (Axelspace PR) — Axelspace Holdings Corporation today announces that the company completed its Series C funding round raising approximately JPY 2.58 billion (equivalent to USD 23.8 million). The round sees the allocation of new shares to The Space Frontier Fund, several other venture capitals and corporate investors.
Major Accepting institutions
The Space Frontier Fund (Managed by SPARX Innovation for Future Co., Ltd.)
Japan Co-Invest III Limited Partnership (Managed by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment Co., Ltd.)
Japan Post Investment I, ILP (Managed by Japan Post Investment Corporation)
31VENTURES – Global Brain – Growth I Joint Project (Managed by Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and Global Brain Corporation)
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital VII, Limited Partnership (Managed by Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd.)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Roscosmos PR) — This morning, March 22, 2021, the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 38 spacecraft on board was launched from the launch pad No. 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.
After 1 hour and 3 minutes after the launch, the main payload was separated – the South Korean satellite for Earth remote sensing CAS500-1. At the moment, after processing telemetry information, the upper stage has successfully completed all stages of the program for placing the remaining 37 spacecraft into target orbits.
MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — On March 20, a launch of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage is scheduled from the Baikonur Cosmodrome that will deliver 38 spacecraft (SC) from 18 countries into three sun-synchronous orbits:
TOKYO (JAXA PR) — Axelspace Corporation (Representative Director: Tomoya Nakamura) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Chairman: Hiroshi Yamakawa, JAXA) are JAXA Space Innovation Partnership (J-SPARC). ) (*1), a memorandum of understanding was signed in December 2020 for the solution business using the small optical satellite constellation (*2), and together, “business concept co-creation activities” to create new business value. Through this initiative, we will consider cultivating the use of new satellite-mounted sensors, utilizing satellite data in the future, and linking small satellites and large satellites in observation missions.
TOKYO (Axelspace PR) — Axelspace Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO : Yuya Nakamura) has completed its Series B funding round raising approximately 2.58B JPY (22.8M USD).
The round sees the allocation of new shares to the lead investor 31VENTURES – Global Brain – Growth I Joint Venture (managed by Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. and Global Brain Corporation) and to several other venture capital and corporate investors.
A Japanese start-up company named Axelspace Corporation has released the first images from a commercial micro-satellite launched aboard a Dnepr rocket in November.
The WNISAT-1 weather satellite — built in partnership with Weathernews, Inc. — produces images of Arctic ice for the shipping industry. Warming temperatures in the area have opened up a northern sea routes during the summer months that cut significant time off of voyages.