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Time has come for 37 space companies to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in the New Year, 2021!

In this article, we ask each of the 37 Japanese space companies about their highlights in 2020 and their resolutions for 2021. What kind of year was 2020 for the Japanese space industry?

Space business

The Shift to a Five Axelspace GRUS Satellite System. The roadmap to achieving profits of $100 million.

Axelspace released their plans to launch four GRUS small satellites. The company shared its revenue goals at the unveiling of its satellites. Along with a summary of the event, we here at the SORABATAKE editorial department would like to share an estimation of how many satellite images they will need to sell to achieve their goals.

Space business

Space as a “means” used in business: summary of market size and operators of microsatellites

Compared to large satellites, small satellites can be developed at a lower cost and in less time. An increasing number of companies are developing small satellites, especially microsatellites. This article explains what companies are working on, in what fields, and also how to make a small satellite.

Case studies

Automatic Detection of Parking-Lot Space With Satellite Data Challenges and Points of Improvement for the Joint Project by Sakura Internet, akippa, and Ridge-i

During a talk session on August 4, it was announced that Sakura Internet, akippa, and Ridge-i are working together to develop an algorithm that uses satellite data to find space that can be rented out for parking cars, so we decided to talk with them about the challenges they face whilst developing this service, and the success they have made using Sharp's super-resolution technology.

Space business

Sensing disasters and environmental changes in house! The future of risk management with small SAR satellites

We interviewed Mr. Ichiki, COO of iQPS Inc., which successfully launched its first small SAR satellite "IZANAGI" in December 2019, about his motivation to become a manager and the potential of the satellite business.

Space business

Focusing on Financing of Space Ventures! Space Business in Japan and Abroad【Financing Mechanism and Actual Examples 2019】

Over the past few years, we have become to hear news about space venture company’s financing. This time, we summarised about financing of space ventures in Japan and abroad.

Space business

Key events in the space industry in 2019 — Check out these seven selected topics

Let's check out important events and trends in seven selected areas in the space industry of 2019. Sorabatake's choice of hot topics for 2020 is also mentioned at the end of the article so don't miss it.

Space business

To make Japan a hub for space travel; Mihoko Shintani, lawyer, speaks of next space business

We interviewed Ms. Mihoko Shintani, a lawyer knowledgeable in space business, about her background before becoming a space lawyer, motivations for her business, and her efforts in Space Port Japan Association (which she serves as a director, while working as a member of the TMI Associates).

Space business

What lies beyond Interstellar Technologies new small rocket, MOMO?

The challenge of Interstellar Technologies Inc. continues. Let us think once again about small rockets and the space industry.

Space business

Space Development x Venture Company List Japan Version, 2019

This year the Japanese space ventures such as ispace, Axelspace, Infostellar or Umitron, are raising funds to accelerate their business one after another. After a year of such a rapid change, Sorabatake will update and introduce Space Development x Venture Companies List Japan Version, 2017 which we have released before!

Space business

The Start of Moon Age

First humans landed on the moon in July 16, 1969. But we have been hearing lot of experiments and development projects recently than before. why is it so?