Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

source: Delano.lu On 6 June 2018, EU launched its new space program with a view of streamlining previous duplicate structures and focusing funding on the space industry and its market development.  One of the emphasis is on satellite data and through the European Commission’s vision of the EU Strategy for Space, members are encouraged to focus on market development of space technologies and services that will inspire new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs through investing 12 billion euros over 2014-2020 to develop high quality projects.  With 33 satellites currently in orbit and over 30 planned in the next 10–15 years, the … Continue reading Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

What makes Astrex successful?

source: SpaceBD   Founder and CEO Ryota Hirai of Astrex aims to power NewSpace through their nano satellite electric power systems.   Think of batteries that charge nano-sats then think of Astrex.  Located in MOBIO, a support base for SME startups in Osaka, they have a serious, yet inviting approach when speaking of their company. What makes Astrex successful? 1. Strong technical basis CEO Hirai himself is originally from Tokyo though moved to Osaka for University and stayed on to work on Astrex.  From the samples he showed me, one could sense that they are at an R&D stage and at … Continue reading What makes Astrex successful?

What makes Warpspace successful?

source: Warpspace   Warpspace was founded by CEO Toshihiro Kameda in June 2016 who is also an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba.  CEO Kameda worked with his students to develop satellites for Project Yui which then became a spinoff company. Warpspace offers satellite modules and ground system instruments. source: University of Tsukuba   What makes Warpspace?  Here’s my take: source: Japan-forward.com 1. Play with space As the foundations of Warpspace started at University with the new space concept of ‘Play with Space’ by supporting individual satellite development, launching system and operation, one could say that it all started … Continue reading What makes Warpspace successful?