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    ABOUT US

    A world where the Earth and Moon are one ecosystem.

    Life on Earth in the future will not be sustainable without satellite-based space infrastructure. Communications, agriculture, transportation, finance, environmental sustainability, as well as a variety of industries will all depend on this extraterrestrial infrastructure. Furthermore, its importance will continue to rise as technology continues to evolve with innovations such as IoT and self-driving vehicles.

    How should we develop space infrastructure to make it sustainable and efficient? The key is how we use space resources.

    At ispace, we’ve turned our attention to the Moon. By taking advantage of lunar water resources, we can develop the space infrastructure needed to enrich our daily lives on earth—as well as expand our living sphere into space. Also, by making the Earth and Moon one system, a new economy with space infrastructure at its core will support human life, making sustainability a reality. This result is our ultimate goal, and our search for water on the Moon is the first step to achieving that goal.

    However, we face many challenges. While technology is important, it alone can’t overcome every difficulty. Finance, law, policy, science, education, and environmental conservation all comprise a social system that must integrate into the planning process. Our vision has attracted the attention of many potential stakeholders around the world who we need to succeed at creating this new ecosystem.

    The time has come for the world to reconsider how to explore and develop space. Until now, governments have taken on the task and risks of space development, and any setbacks reflected on administrations. We feel that this system has led to a slowing of growth in the space industry. Start-ups, such as ours, tend to be more willing to take risks, which equates to better potential to achieve results with more speed.

    Recently, the space industry has witnessed many breakthroughs thanks to progress and the afore mentioned increased speed of development as different fields come together to bring new innovations.

    At ispace, we’re enthusiastic about our systematic thinking and bringing different disciplines together to form a more comprehensive perspective on the industry while optimizing methods.

    With Japan’s high-quality craftsmanship and coordinated leadership, ispace contributes to the construction of a cosmic-scale sphere of life that will support humankind. We invite you to contribute in developing a sustainable world by making the Earth and Moon one ecosystem that brings abundance to our lives.

    Takeshi Hakamada

    Company Name:
    ispace, inc.
    Founded:
    September 2010
    Number of Employees:
    40 (as of December 1, 2017)
    Capital Stock:
    ¥9,864,274,794 (incl. capital reserves, etc.)
    Management: Founder & CEO:
    Takeshi Hakamada
    CTO:
    Kazuya Yoshida
    COO:
    Takahiro Nakamura
    Business Overview:
    To construct a sustainable Earth and Moon ecosystem implementing space resources:

    ・Marketing Support for Space Content Industries

    ・Sale and Survey of Moon Surface Data

    ・High Frequency Lunar Transport

    ・Payload Development for Lunar Orbiting and Landing

    ・R&D for Space Resource Development

    Company Name: ispace, inc.
    Founded: September 2010
    Number of Employees: 40 (as of December 1, 2017)
    Capital Stock: ¥10,564,261,541 (incl. capital reserves, etc.)
    Management: Founder & CEO: Takeshi Hakamada
    CTO: Kazuya Yoshida
    COO: Takahiro Nakamura
    Business Overview: To construct a sustainable Earth and Moon ecosystem implementing space resources:
    ・Marketing Support for Space Content Industries
    ・Sale and Survey of Moon Surface Data
    ・High Frequency Lunar Transport
    ・Payload Development for Lunar Orbiting and Landing
    ・R&D for Space Resource Development

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