24th August 2018

Space BD Wins First Contract after being selected as a commercial service provider※ for small satellite deployment from the “Kibo” Module|Space BD


Tokyo – August 24th 2018 - Space BD won it’s first contract for small satellite deployment services
from the “Kibo” Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station (ISS) from a
Japanese startup, Warpspace Inc. Selected as the commercial service provider※ by Japan
Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in May 29th 2018, Space BD won the contract in a short
period of less than three months.
※Press Release for the selection
Developing and selling small satellites, Warpspace Inc. is a space start-up spun-off from Tsukuba
University aiming to create “A world where everyone can enjoy space”. Space BD is responsible for
the safety assessment, flight integration, launch, and finally deployment of the satellite from the ISS.
By developing business through cooperation of space start-ups, the space industry will be stimulated
and will contribute to the growth of the industry as a whole (Japanese Space Industry Vision 2030).


■ Comments from the Manager: Kazuma Momoo

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone related to this
project. The small satellite deployment service is the first phase of Kibo
Utilization Strategy, and everyone did an amazing job to win the first
contract in such a short time. We will steadily promote this business and
contribute to the promotion of commercial use of Kibo, one of the
greatest assets of Japan.


■Corporate Profile

Company Name:Space BD Inc.
Management:Co-Founder & CEO / Masatoshi (Masa) Nagasaki
Offices:HQ / Fukushima Bldg.7th floor,1-5-3 Nihonbashimuromachi,Chuo-ku,Tokyo,JAPAN
Europe Rep / Belgium
Founded:1st September 2017
Capital Stock:JPY309million

■ Those interested in deploying satellites from the “Kibo” module

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for satellite deployment opportunities. Those interested in applying, or have further inquiries about the service can contact us via the following email address.


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