AxelSpace is interested in developing businesses in the microsatellite market including the construction of a monitoring platform to encompass Earth everyday. The company was founded by Naoki Miyashita, Takashi Eishima, and Yuya Nakamura in 2008, in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
AxelSpace looks to provide solutions for microsatellite technology, design and production of microsatellites and related components, launch arrangements and operational support, as well as working with microsatellite data. The company has accomplished five launches including of the first commercial microsatellite to monitor the Arctic Ocean, and the first of their own satellite for their AxelGlobe constellation, the GRUS.
One of the primary focuses for AxelSpace is to build a constellation that will be able to cover the globe each day. They estimate this will take roughly ten to twenty satellites to achieve. The satellites will be equipped with cameras that take images in red, blue, green, near-infrared, and red-edge wavelengths. Each satellite will have a mass of 100 kilograms to support cameras that are large enough to image in each of these spectral bands.
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