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Ultra-affordable, privately funded satellites designed to monitor the entire surface of the world — once per day.

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Yuya Nakamura

President and CEO at Axelspace

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Employees 101–200
Headquarters Japan
Until now, high-resolution satellite imagery has been a costly and infrequent service, often available only to national governments. Axelspace leverages the flexibility and low cost of microsatellite technology to make space, and access to its data, an everyday reality for private companies and research institutions. Axelspace's primary project, AxelGlobe, is launching a constellation of 50 microsatellites into orbit, each the size of the palm of your hand and 1/10th the cost of traditional satellites, enabling high-frequency access to information like accurate forecasts, ideal harvest times, and the detection of illegal logging. Axelspace is proud to drive the innovation of micro-satellite technology, helping to collect valuable data that allows us to better understand what is happening on our planet and how to respond accordingly.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised over USD$70 million to date. Investors include Global Brain, Mitsui Fudosan and Kyocera.
  • Successfully developed, launched and operated the world's first commercial microsatellte.
  • Constructing Japan's sole Earth observation satellite constellation.

Currently Operating in 15 Regions

Press Mentions

June 20, 2018

Disrupt 100 celebrates the businesses with the most potential to influence, change, or create new global markets

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December 22, 2023

Axelspace Raises $44 Million, Closing Series D Funding Round to Accelerate Growth Toward Social Implementation of Microsatellite Applications

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December 22, 2023

Axelspace Secures $44 Million in Funding to Expand Satellite Business

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December 22, 2023

Axelspace Raises $44M in Series D Funding

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April 5, 2023

Tokio Marine : Strategic Investment in and Commercial Collaboration with Axelspace Holdings (88KB | MarketScreener

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February 20, 2023

Axelspace, in collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology, succeeded in developing Ka-band radio for microsatellites

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