We are pleased to announce that Space Inventor and Hiber will be collaborating on the satellite platform for the next generation of Hiber IoT satellites. After an intense period of designing by both engineering teams, we have defined an effective and reliable satellite bus platform for easy integration. The first systems for EPS, TTC and structure with deployable solar panels will be delivered in the first half of 2019 for satellite integration.
The agreement comes in the spirit of Denmark-Japan relationship, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, Space BD will employ its sales, marketing and international trade expertise to promote and distribute Space Inventor’s cutting-edge portfolio of microsatellite and “cubesat” components in Japan.
The agreement between Space BD and Space Inventor was signed to improve Japan’s access to high-quality nanosatellite products in Europe to address the rising needs of new cubesat projects amongst the government, academic, and commercial sectors of Japan.
Masa Nagasaki, Co-founder and CEO and Space BD, states, “We are very excited to partner with Space Inventor as we are very aware of their robust and highly-reliable satellite products. In particular, their high quality avionics products will greatly strengthen our portfolio to address the rapidly growing nanosatellite communities in Japan.”
Space Inventor’s CSO Jacob Mølbach Nissen states, “Being a small new space company in Denmark with focus on developing innovative products and solutions, a partnership with Space BD to represent us in Japan is a very great opportunity for us. We are really looking forward serving the customers in Japan with our high-quality products and services for nano- and micro-satellite missions”.
The distribution agreement is a first step in the partnership, and it may be expanded with additional products and territories in the future.
About Space Inventor ApS
Space Inventor ApS, of Aalborg, Denmark, was founded in 2015. Space Inventor has focused on designing, building and testing a variety of avionics products in order to meet the need for professional, industrialized satellites that meet a minimum of a five-year life span. Space Inventor uses a modular approach that allows for components to be interchangeable between micro- and nanosatellites. Space Inventor understands the need for customization when developing individual missions; therefore, they also provide engineering services for custom development and mission design. Space Inventor strives to provide fast solutions with the highest quality and performance to meet each client’s mission needs.
More information about Space Inventor ApS can be found at http://space-inventor.com
About Space BD Inc
Space BD is a space start-up company headquartered in Tokyo, and it was founded in 2017. The company offers import/export support and procurement management of space hardware and components, and development and management of international and domestic space projects. Furthermore, Space BD offers one-stop launch campaign management, and in May 2018, it was awarded the contract from JAXA to be the commercial operator of the small satellite deployment service from the Japanese Experimental Module “Kibo” on-board the International Space Station.
More information about Space BD can be found at http://www.space-bd.com
Contact: Jacob Mølbach Nissen
ASTER LABS SELECTED AS NANOSATELLITE COMPONENT RESELLER
Space Inventor and ASTER Labs reach agreement for US and Canada sales venture
Shoreview, MN – ASTER Labs, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Space Inventor ApS to provide sales of nanosatellite, or “CubeSat,” products in the United States and Canada.
ASTER Labs is a preeminent innovator of spacecraft navigation technologies and Space Inventor is an emerging satellite engineering company specializing in robust nano- and microsatellite systems that have a minimum lifespan of five years. The agreement between ASTER Labs and Space Inventor improves access to CubeSat products for government, academic, and commercial research and development.
ASTER Labs will begin immediate operations to support sales of Space Inventor products within the United States and Canada.
ASTER Labs’ CEO and Founder, Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh said, “ASTER Labs is excited about the opportunity this agreement brings to universities and businesses in the United States and Canada. Space Inventor has created a high quality, reliable, and competitive system of nanosatellite products that will be a valuable aid to future CubeSat missions. As the space industry has grown and CubeSats have become a favorable option for numerous space science missions, it is a significant opportunity to be able to offer advanced and robust CubeSat components from a team that has a vast reputable and significant background in nanosatellite technologies. CubeSats have steadily developed appeal as a mainstream option from government space agencies, university research groups, and even high school classrooms. ASTER Labs looks forward to working with Space Inventor as we share a mutual goal of cultivating and expanding the nanosatellite market and opening imaginations to the final frontier.”
Space Inventor’s CEO and Founder Karl Kaas states, “Establishing a partnership with ASTER Labs significantly increases Space Inventor’s product reach worldwide. We are excited about this opportunity to work closely with a company that has previous CubeSat sales experience and we believe that partnering with ASTER Labs complements our business model. We look forward to the possibility of growth that accompanies expansion into the North American market. Space Inventor’s engineering expertise and attention to detail coupled with ASTER Labs’ excellent customer service and sales support knowledge will combine to form a fruitful partnership focused on the consumer.”
ASTER Labs works to provide full service and support for nanosatellite missions that includes CubeSat component technical sales and support, hardware and software customization support based on project needs, and project development based on research budget and goals. The collaboration between ASTER Labs and Space Inventor is expected to develop further growth in the US nanosatellite market. The new agreement will support research and development as well as satellite launch, deployment, and operations.
About Space Inventor ApS
Space Inventor ApS, of Aalborg, Denmark, was founded in 2015. Space Inventor has focused on designing, building and testing a variety of avionics products in order to meet the need for professional, industrialized nanosatellites that meet a minimum of a five-year life span. Space Inventor uses a modular approach that allows for components to be interchangeable between micro- and nanosatellites. Space Inventor understands the need for customization when developing individual missions; therefore, they also provide engineering services for custom development and mission design. Space Inventor strives to provide fast solutions with the highest quality and performance to meet each client’s mission needs.
About ASTER Labs, Inc.
ASTER Labs, Inc., Shoreview, MN, was founded in 2004 and is a research and development firm that primarily focuses on advanced topics in the aerospace industry. It also provides engineering services and prototype development for numerous customers. Research within the company is concentrated on the analysis of aerospace systems and sub-systems with potential for significant contributions to related technology, such as space vehicle systems, medical sensor development, and personal consumer products. ASTER Labs has pursued environmental analysis for applications related to the topics above. ASTER Labs develops and licenses its own intellectual property. ASTER Labs has an established record of utilizing its research to support science and engineering education, with active students regularly integrated into its work environment.