Provide satellite business opportunities for all.
We will realize a constellation of satellites for all missions including deep space exploration,
and create a future in which anyone can do business with satellites.
We will build a business model that responds to all kinds of space business, enabling anyone to develop and use space.
10 cm * 10 cm * 30cm.
It is a microsatellite weighing about 3 kg and the size of a plastic bottle.
Based on the University of Tokyo's Nakasuka-Funase Laboratory's TRICOM-1R," which is the world's first successful LoRaWAN communication between space and ground for IoT, we are developing and providing this product in cooperation with companies in Fukui Prefecture.
Major achievements: RWASAT-1, OPTIMAL-1
10 cm * 20 cm * 30 cm
It is a nano-satellite the size of a drawer. It is now expected to be used not only for Earth observation but also for various practical missions such as Mars exploration and positioning.
We have developed an earth observation satellite in collaboration with the Nakasuka-Funase Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, and have already received orders for it.
Major achievements: ONGLAISAT
- RELEASEArkEdge Space successfully injected the nano-satellite "OPTIMAL-1" into orbit from the International Space Station
- RELEASEArkEdge Space participates in joint operation of Sony's nano-satellite "EYE”
- June 2003
Successful launch of the world’s first CubeSat by the Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory (ISSL)
- July 2017
The “Satellite network to connect the world” business proposal received the Jury’s Special Award at S-Booster 2017
- February 2018
Successful launch of TRICOM-1R, the world’s first LoRa communication satellite by the ISSL
- July 2018
Selected for the R&D Venture Support (NEP) of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
- December 2018
Received an order for 3U CubeSat RWASAT-1 from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority
- August 2019
Received the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Industrial Technology Practical Development Subsidy for the demonstration project “In-Orbit Demonstration by 3U Satellite Optimal-1”
- November 2019
RWASAT-1 successfully inserted into orbit from the Japanese Experimental Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station
- June 2020
Received an order for a 6U CubeSat from the National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan
- November 2020
Japan-Rwanda joint LoRa communication experiment conducted to commemorate the first anniversary of RWASAT-1’s deployment
- January 2021
Company name changed to ArkEdge Space Inc.
- March 2021
Raised JPY 400 million seed round (Incubate Fund, Real Tech Fund, etc.)
- August 2021
Development of 6U CubeSat constellation begins after being selected for the Japanese government grant
- January 2022
Selected as a contractor for JAXA's "Study on Development of Positioning and Communication Technologies for Lunar Activities"
- March 2022
Raised JPY 2.3 billion in Series A round funding
- October 2022
"Satellite VDES Consortium" is established, and the company participates as an executive member
- November 2022
Selected as a contractor for JAXA's "Comet Interceptor Spacecraft System Development, System Testing and Operation Support"
3A, DOME ARIAKE HEADQUARTER, 1-3-33 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Chief Executive Officer
JPY 100 million
- Main Business Areas
Design, manufacture, and operation of nano-satellites
Construction of constellations using nano-satellites
Provision of nano-satellite related components and software
Providing satellite control ground station operation services
Education and consulting services, etc.
- Main Customers
National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan
Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority
The University of Tokyo
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Space Cubics, LLC.
Fukui Space Industry Creation Study Group
SEIREN Co., Ltd.
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd.
- Corporate Lawyer
Uchida & Samejima Law Firm