August 31, 2016

Axelspace and JAXA Sign Contract for First Minisatellite in "Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration Program"

Axelspace Corporation (HQ: Tokyo; CEO: Yuya Nakamura) has been selected by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, HQ: Tokyo Chofu, President: Naoki Okumura) for the production of the first Innovative Technology Demonstration Satellite in the “Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration Program” based on a technical proposal, and the relative contract procedure has been completed. The satellite will carry instruments selected through a public tender.

As determined in the contract, Axelspace will immediately begin designing the spacecraft and prepare for its launch. The purpose of this minisatellite is to host and integrate eight instruments, selected during a public tender in October and November 2015, for their in-orbit testing. It will be launched by an improved version of the Epsilon rocket along with several other micro- and nanosatellites.

For details about the Epsilon rocket see: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/epsilon/

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About Axelspace

Head office location: M&C building 7F, 2-3-13 Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0052, Japan
President & CEO: Yuya Nakamura
Establishment: August 8, 2008
Capital stock: 1,957 Million JPY (as of August 2016)
Main business content: Solutions based on microsatellite technology, design and production of microsatellites and related components, launch arrangements and operational support, business related to microsatellite data
URL: https://www.axelspace.com/en/

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