Together with the Forerunners of Space Industry

Space BD has formed partnerships with leading companies and research institutions in Japan as well as overseas, with strong technical competencies and business creation abilities, to rapidly realize its goal of fully commercializing space.

    • Space BD has been selected as the commercial service provider for the RFP issued by JAXA for the small satellite deployment from the International Space Station (ISS). This is JAXA's first project as part of the initiative to open up "Kibo", the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station, to the private sector for commercial use.
      Under the basic cooperation agreement, Space BD will operate as a strategic partner to JAXA, and aims to acquire a substantial market share on the international market for small satellite launch.

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    • The US company, NanoRacks is the pioneer of the commercialization of ISS, and they have revolutionized the small satellite launch market. Space BD has signed an MoU with NanoRacks to create synergies with the commercial use of ISS, and furthermore, to form a strategic partnership to maximize the commercial use of Japanese and US assets in building next-generation space utilization services.

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    • Space BD has been contracted for the provision of launch support service for the deployment of the small satellite developed by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Representative: Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki Koizumi), using the ISS "Kibo". Space BD will manage all activities related to satellite deployment and launch coordination, including interfacing with JAXA to acquire deployment slot.

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    • Kyushu Institute of Technology La SEINE (Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering)(Center head: Mengu Cho) holds the world's first satellite environmental testing facility specialized for microsatellites, and is developing satellites coordinating with foreign countries with accepting foreign students from Southeast Asia, Africa, South and Central America and others. Space BD has signed a joint research agreement with La SEINE in Sept 2018 to further develop microsatellite deployment service using the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on-board the International Space Station(ISS), with making use of La SEINE’s testing facility and developing human resources in developing nations.

    • Space Engineering Development Co., Ltd. is the reputable engineering company with a long history of half a century which support space activities in Japan. The company is specialized in engineering services in the operation of launch, satellite and ISS. In order to maximize our offering and solution to the clients, Space BD has agreed to work together, seeking synergy of each expertise in engineering and marketing.

    • Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd. is a trading company and contracted manufacturing company founded in 1937. In addition to importing of electronic parts with its own inspection process, the company has strength in EMS business, such as board mounting in their in-house factory, which acquired Aerospace Standard JIS Q9100. Space BD and Riken have formed an agreement to cooperate on building a platform that can provide one-stop solutions for realizing industrialization of space.

    • NewSpace Systems (NSS) is a developer and manufacturer of “lean”, high-quality space components and sub-systems. Space BD and NSS have signed an MOU to collaborate on the procurement service of space components for spacecraft manufacturers in the Japanese market.

    • ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. is one of the leading companies in the fast-growing small satellite market. The company, based in the Netherlands, is vertically integrated and combines research and development, testing, launch services, and operation of small space systems in a single organization. Space BD has signed a distribution agreement with ISIS as the first step to build up long-term strategic partnership.

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