TOKYO, June 25, 2020 – Axelspace Corporation has been responsible for the design, integration and operation of the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1 (RAPIS-1), launched aboard the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-4) on January 18, 2019 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. RAPIS-1 successfully went through the in-orbit check-out phase and moved onto normal operation phase on March 31, 2019 and has been conducting in-situ experiment for the 7 demonstration themes.
Upon completion of the initially set in-orbit experiment period, JAXA conducted a Mission Completion Review and acknowledged full success for all the onboard demonstration themes (achieved the target as originally planned). In response to the decision that the mission has completed, we moved to the end of operations initiative and would like to announce the satellite successfully terminated its signal transmission after the last operation yesterday. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to JAXA and everyone from the onboard demonstration development teams for their support in the success of the RAPIS-1 project.
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: 4,537 Million JPY (including capital reserve)
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