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Axelspace and KSAT expand their partnership
(29 Mar 2021) In a newly signed agreement, Axelspace Corporation and KSAT are expanding their existing partnership on Global Ground Network support to also include data distribution from AxelGlobe, powered by the constellation of GRUS, a 100-kg microsatellite for optical Earth observation.
With the successful launch of 4 satellites (GRUS-1B, 1C, 1D and 1E) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 22 March 2021, Axelspace is moving toward its goal of developing AxelGlobe, the next-generation Earth observation platform, consisting of dozens of GRUS satellites. It will enable Axelspace to monitor any place on the planet on a daily basis, with 2.5-meter resolution, when it is complete with at least 10 satellites in 2023.
The GRUS constellation will be supported on the KSATlite Global Ground Network, and Axelspace will benefit from the scalable and API-based KSATlite solution, optimised for supporting growing satellite constellations. KSAT is also integrating with the Axelspace cloud solution, pushing the data directly into a public cloud for processing and storage. Being the only commercial operator of an optical satellite constellation in Japan, Axelspace has pioneered that market.
Reference: KSAT PR