Axelspace Corporation is pleased to announce the establishment of a framework of strategic partnership with SkyFi. SkyFi will distribute Axelspace’s Earth observation data in AxelGlobe, the Earth observation platform covering the world that Axelspace has been constructing since 2015.
Through this partnership, Axelspace and SkyFi plan to promote the worldwide utilization of AxelGlobe data and develop new solutions together.
Currently, AxelGlobe consists of 5 satellites named “GRUS” and can observe anywhere in the world every couple of days, capturing images with a ground resolution of 2.5 m. The satellite images taken by AxelGlobe are expected to be used for various applications, such as crop growth management and prediction of the best time to harvest (so-called “precision agriculture”), urban planning, understanding of economic trends, disaster monitoring. Emerging needs include remote monitoring of supply chains under the pandemic situation and environmental monitoring in order to contribute to SDGs and respond to ESG requirements.
AxelGlobe has already established partnerships with more than 60 companies worldwide and will continue to expand its partnership network to realize its vision of “Space Within Your Reach”.
Headquarters: 1120 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746, USA
President: Bill Perkins
Main business content: space imagery, data as a service, Earth observation, marketplace
SkyFi is on a mission to democratize access to satellite imagery so that businesses can solve their toughest problems and individuals can explore their boundless curiosity. By creating a consumer marketplace, SkyFi is the one-stop-shop for earth observation, with a simple and easy-to-use process that allows you to order archived images or task satellites all from the palm of your hand.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
President and CEO: YUYA NAKAMURA
Founded August 8, 2008
Capital: 7,122 million yen (including capital reserve)
Main business activities: Earth observation business using microsatellites, proposal of solutions utilizing microsatellites, design and manufacture of microsatellites and related components, launch arrangements for microsatellites, and operational support and commissioning.
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