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Kazuhide Todome, ex-Project Manager of OICETS, World’s First Successful Optical Inter-Sat Comm Demo, Joins WARPSPACE

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TSUKUBA CITY, IBARAKI, JAPAN, June 6, 2022 / — WARPSPACE, which goals to understand optical communication providers in area utilizing small satellites, appointed Kazuhide Todome, the ex-project supervisor of OICETS, the world’s first satellite tv for pc that efficiently demonstrated the optical inter-satellite communication along with ESA.

Optical Inter-satellite hyperlink (OISL) is getting increasingly consideration from the worldwide area trade. To commercialize the high-end expertise, agile and daring improvement is important for addition to previous experiences. Whereas we have to make sure the reliability of the providers and preserve the agility, Mr. Todome’s experience in satellite tv for pc improvement will improve the technical high quality of the service.

As Professor Takayama, who was in cost of R&D of OICETS’s optical terminal, can also be our technical advisor, two of Japan’s main optical communication expertise specialists have joined us. We are going to speed up the event of the world’s first optical inter-satellite communication community service, “WarpHub InterSat”, for its service launch.

Akihiro Nagata, CTO of WARPSPACE, feedback, “In New House, which is initiated by the non-public sector, we’re required to develop extra shortly and guarantee a stage of service that satisfies our clients. On this context, it is extremely encouraging to have Mr. Todome, who truly has expertise in satellite tv for pc improvement at OICETS, as an advisor. As a start-up from Japan, we’ll proceed to inherit the expertise that Japan has cultivated and supply providers that can fulfill our clients as we work towards realizing the world’s first optical inter-satellite communication service.”

Mr. Kazuhide Todome feedback, “It has already been greater than 15 years because the world’s first profitable bi-directional optical inter-satellite communication experiment between the European geostationary satellite tv for pc ARTEMIS and the LEO satellite tv for pc OICETS, a number of tens of 1000’s of kilometers away from one another. The area optical communication community of WARPSPACE, taking benefit of optical communications with no consideration, will likely be a strong community to help varied area tasks equivalent to the present constellation of small satellites. I’ve been given the chance to share my expertise, together with failures, gained from the event of OICETS and lots of different satellites. I sit up for committing myself to this problem.”

【Kazuhide Todome】

・NEC Company House Improvement Division

・OICETS, SELENE, and different satellite tv for pc challenge managers.

・Exective Officer of Japan Manned House Techniques Company(JAMSS)

・Houston Port data administration system (HARBORLIGHTS) Japan agent

・Particular Advisor of House Walker

・Director of the Japan Society of Microgravity Software.


WARPSPACE is an area tech startup positioned in Tsukuba, creating an optical inter-satellite knowledge relay service in medium Earth orbit known as “WarpHub InterSat”. The goal clients are Earth statement satellite tv for pc operators that must shortly transfer massive volumes of knowledge from area to the bottom on the very time once they want their knowledge. Bringing in each heritages from JAXA and OICETS challenge and provide chain improvements in NewSpace, WARPSPACE goals to develop into the world’s first non-public firm to offer an optical communication community in area.

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