- Press Release
- Feb 5, 2023
Infostellar Achieves Operational Readiness for Upcoming Commercial Satellite Launch
Infostellar, the creator of StellarStation and provider of global Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS) to the space industry, is pleased to report that the company has achieved operational readiness for a key, Japanese commercial space industry launch.
We have been working diligently with our global partners, Viasat and Azercosmos on completing our readiness activities for this upcoming launch,” said Naomi Kurahara, CEO and Co-Founder of Infostellar. “We are pleased to report that this team has achieved operational readiness and is ‘Go for Launch’ for a key, confidential Japanese commercial satellite,” Kurahara added.
John Williams, Head of Viasat’s Real Time Earth business added, “We have a multi-dimensional partnership with Infostellar that includes GSaaS services and hosting RTE assets in Japan. Achieving this important readiness milestone demonstrates the effectiveness of our approach to global GSaaS services.”
Viasat RTE ground stations in the United States and the United Kingdom are coupled with Infostellar partner ground stations in Japan and Azerbaijan. Williams added, “We’ve been working together with Infostellar on an important European government project for over a year now. Adding this Japanese commercial mission to our resume demonstrates our team’s ability to collaborate on a multitude of space applications.”
Azercosmos’ Vice Chairman Fuad Aslanov noted, “We are very excited to be a part of this important Japanese launch. The partnership with Infostellar is a significant milestone in the achievement of our global objectives, and the main asset in this collaboration is our advanced ground station to provide high-quality, secure, and reliable services to the world.”
With worldwide network operations in Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and our new Americas region operating in the United States, Infostellar is quickly becoming a go-to solution provider for both commercial and satellite applications.
Infostellar is a satellite ‘Ground Segment as a Service’ (GSaaS) provider. Infostellar provides flexible and scalable ground station services enabled by our cloud platform, ‘StellarStation’, which virtualizes ground station networks. Infostellar also provides support for the ground segment operations necessary for satellite operations, such as radio license acquisition and frequency coordination operations. By lowering the barriers to entry in the ground segment, Infostellar empowers new space businesses to build better missions and improve the quality of their service. Founded in 2016, Infostellar is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has offices in the U.K. and the U.S.
For more information, visit https://www.infostellar.net
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
Azercosmos, the Space Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is the leading force behind the development of innovative space ecosystem in Azerbaijan. Founded in 2010 as the first and only satellite operator in the Caucasus region, Azercosmos currently operates two telecommunication (Azerspace-1 and Azerspace-2) and one Earth Observation (Azersky) satellites, successfully providing high quality and reliable services to partners across the globe. Apart from delivering a broad spectrum of services and solutions via our satellite fleet, we also engage in a wide range of R&D activities that aim to foster the technological advancement. Furthermore, we cooperate with international stakeholders and partners to ensure the establishment and strengthening of collaborative ties in the space industry, participate in major global projects, and build the local know-how. Being committed to creating a better connected, developed and secure world for future generations, we aim to emerge as one of the driving forces in the global space industry. For more information, please visit our website.
StellarStation is Infostellar’s flexible, scalable, satellite ground station sharing platform. After a one-time setup, satellite operators can access any ground station across Infostellar’s global network. StellarStation also enables ground station owners to monetize their unused capacity by making it available to satellite operators. https://www.stellarstation.com/