AxelGlobe Service Ever Closer to Release

Since the previous announcement, progress continues on the check-out operations of the first GRUS satellite, which was developed by Axelspace Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Yuya Nakamura) and was successfully launched on December 27, 2018. As we have confirmed the correct operation of the on-board optical apparatus, we release today the satellite’s first light image.

At the same time we continue our progress toward the release of the AxelGlobe platform, perfecting the constellation’s automatic operation system, working on the consolidation of the image quality and on the web portal. The platform is expected to be released in May.

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Below are the details of GRUS’s first light image.

Capture time10:45 AM, March 2, 2019 (Japan Standard Time)
Capture locationTokyo, Japan

Fig. 1 shows Haneda Airport and Fig. 2 shows the central Tokyo area, both of which were extracted from the original image. These images can be downloaded from the following respective links. However, please be advised that geometric and radiometric corrections are not applied to them at present for timely announcement. These images are different from the products delivered after the release of AxelGlobe. Data for product evaluation will be distributed at a later date.

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Fig. 1: Haneda Airport (True-color pan-sharpened image)
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Fig. 2: Central Tokyo (True-color pan-sharpened image)
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Spectral Bands Panchromatic(450-900nm),
Blue(450-505nm), Green(515-585nm),
Red(620-685nm), Red Edge(705-745nm),
Near Infrared(770-900nm)
Swath 57+Km
Ground Resolution Panchromatic: 2.5m
Multispectral: 5.0m
Bit Depth 12bit
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The first light images showcased above are 2.5m pan-sharpened images, e.g. compositions of the panchromatic, green, blue and red bands. The final product properties at the time AxelGlobe’s release are different from the ones shown here.

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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
URL: https://www.axelspace.com/en/

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Marie Narita
TEL:03-4405-5085
FAX:03-6332-9110
E-mail:press@axelspace.com

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