Japan-based firm Infostellar, whose new flagship product StellarStation connects antenna owners with satellite operators, has just entered into multiple partnership agreements with mission control software providers Bright Ascension and Spaceit.
The agreements will pre-integrate StellarStation with the mission control software, allowing users to choose StellarStation as a ready-made ground station network without worrying about custom integration.
In addition, technology business group GMV has deemed StellarStation compatible with its software, and will integrate it upon customer demand.
Founded in Tokyo in 2016, Infostellar has so far received funding worth approximately US$8.3 million so far, including a $500k grant from the Japanese government. In September last year, it received US$7.3 million in a Series A round led by Airbus Ventures, along with five other venture capital firms.
Last month, the company was selected as a “J-Startup company,” a programme initiated by the Japanese government to promote the growth of the nation’s startup ecosystem. The programme enables startups to be eligible for public and private sector support; the Japanese government has also announced a US$940 million fund for space startups, in an effort to grow the space industry as a means to revive the economy.