November 8, 2017

The Launch Schedule of the First Three GRUS Satellites has been revised

Axelspace Corporation (HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Yuya Nakamura) announce today that the launch schedule of the first three GRUS has been revised from the originally planned 2017 to 2018. Announced on December 2015, it will be the building block of Axelspace’s next-generation remote-sensing microsatellite Earth observation constellation.

The revision of launch schedule will allow modification of GRUS for the necessary enhancement, found during the advancement of production. The revision of the launch schedule for the first three satellites will not affect the completion timing of AxelGlobe, originally targeted for 2022.


Mission Specifications
Spectral Bands PAN(450-900nm)、B(450-505nm)
Swath 57km+
Ground Resolution Panchromatic: 2.5m
Multispectral: 5.0m
Bit Depth 11bit
Bus Specifications
Dimensions 600 × 600 × 800mm(Excluding protrusions)
Mass 100kg
Downlink Rate 200Mbps
Launch of the First 3 Satellites
Schedule for the Launch 2018
Launch Vehicle TBD
Orbit Sun-synchronous,
600km altitude
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About Axelspace

Head office location:
Clip Nihonbashi Building 2-3F,
3-3-3 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 103-0023, Japan
President & CEO: Yuya Nakamura
Establishment: August 8, 2008
Capital stock: 1,957 Million JPY (as of November 2017)
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

Yasunori Yamazaki
TEL: +81-3-4405-5085
FAX: +81-50-5578-6351