At Axelspace we create microsatellites and use them to solve problems from space. Since our establishment in 2008 we have developed five spacecraft, including the world’s first commercially-traded satellite. Through these projects our satellite technology, born in the labs of the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has continuously improved in performance and reliability. We’ve developed and refined our craft from scratch, reaching a cost-performance advantage that fears no competitors on a global level.
When first we set out on our journey, public interest in the space sector was skeptical at best, especially in Japan. In the past few years, however, thanks to a new interest in the space business in the United States, the tides have turned. Famous entrepreneurs are now tackling orbital challenges, new space startups emerge at a remarkable pace and private capital flows in the sector by the hundreds of millions. As a consequence of this, even the traditional attitude towards space costs and reliability is shifting. The psychological distance from the space business has never been smaller.
Finally the time has come to launch the first satellite of our AxelGlobe Project, which we’ve been working on since 2015, marking the start of a new phase. Soon, by gradually increasing the number of satellites in orbit, raising the frequency of observations and collecting more and more data, a new infrastructure will grow. Through this infrastructure applications for agriculture, ocean monitoring, localized weather forecasts, urban planning, construction progress management and many other fields will be possible.
Some things only become apparent when looking from orbit. We humans need to know more about our planet and about our society, and space technology is a powerful way to accomplish this. We hope you are as excited as us about the possibilities created by this new constellation infrastructure. Axelspace’s experts are working right now to make it soon a tangible reality.
President and CEO