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WARPSPACE Inc. exhibits at TICAD7’s Japan Africa Business Forum & EXPO and selected as a special session company

Inter-satellite communication carrier, WARPSPACE Inc. (Headquarter: Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture CEO: TSUNEMACHI Satoru) is going to exhibit at TICAD7's (the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development) Japan Africa Business EXPO held at Yokohama, Kanagawa from August 28th 2019 to August 30th 2019. Also, WARPSPACE was selected as one of eight companies who will be presenting at special session of Japan Africa Business Forum, a TICAD7 side event held on August 29th. WARPSPACE Inc. CEO Tsunemachi will be presenting at stage.

WARPSPACE Inc. has been always promoting its mission ”Lead the frontier era of space with our CubeSat technology", and continually expanding its business such as development of satellite, development of general purpose platform, and providing space environment testing, since 2016.

In autumn of 2019, WARPSPACE Inc. will launch its first dispersed communication infrastructure service for satellites.

At TICAD7, WARPSPACE will propose a project to transfer 10cm cubic micro satellite development technology to Africa. Over the course of 3 to 4 years, WARPSPACE will develop local human resources: transfer the technology and know-how of satellite development to the local government, research institutes and major companies in Africa for a charge.

By providing the technology of ultra-small satellites that can be developed at the cost of one-tenth or one-hundredth of large-sized satellites and the communication infrastructure which is important for satellite operation, WARPSPACE will provide each of the African countries a strong buck up for startup and industry creation.

For business development in Africa, WARPSPACE formed a business alliance with Double Feather Partners Inc. (Headquarter: Shibuya, Tokyo; CEO: Kohei Muto) based in Kenya and Rwanda to accelerate approaches to local governments and major companies.

About WARPSPACE Inc.

WARPSPACE, a space startup from University of Tsukuba in August 2016, has been promoting a satellite development project at University of Tsukuba. So far, the project has been adopted by JAXA, and has been experienced two satellite launches.

In addition to high expertise in space and satellites, WARPSPACE is promoting space business development with our strengths in partnership with JAXA and other research institutions, and the abundant experimental testing facilities of Tsukuba Science City. In June 2019, WARPSPACE was selected as a main floor exhibitor by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at the G20 Trade Digital Ministers' Meeting, recommended by Ibaraki Prefecture.

Also WARPSPACE will promote a low-cost communication module for satellites and small ground stations which have been successfully developed in the process of launching the satellite, and expand the Japanese space satellite infrastructure business.

Official Website: https://warpspace.jp/

Company Profile
Established: August 3, 2016
Address: 305-0031, 2-5-1-203 Azuma, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Business description:
・ Communication Infrastructure Business for Low Orbit Satellites
・ Module Development Business for Small Satellites
・ Business Related Transferring Satellite Technology

About Japan Africa Business EXPO

Japan Africa Business EXPO, Japan Fair introduces products, technologies, and services from Japanese companies to leaders of the African countries and government officials such as ministers who are scheduled to visit during the TICAD7 period. In addition, for Japanese business people who are interested in African business, African Lounge will be hold by African countries aiming to revitalize their own industries and create jobs through investment from Japan.

Organized by: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Period: August 28-30, 2019 / 10:00-18:00 *Opening day starts from 11:00 / Closing day is open until 17:00
Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama, Exhibition Hall D (6,700 square meter)
Official Website: https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/events/jabfe2019/expo.html

About Japan Africa Business Forum

Date: August 29, 2019 13:00 – 18:00
Organized by: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama, Exhibition Hall B-B02