November 30, 2020
TOKYO-2020, November 30th – Synspective Inc., a Japanese company providing satellite data and derived solutions, using small-sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, acquired “a License pertaining to Use of Satellite Remote Sensing Instruments” on “the Act on Ensuring Appropriate Handling of Satellite Remote Sensing Data (Act No. 77 of November 16, 2016; hereafter referred to as the “Act” or the “Remote Sensing Data Act”)”. As a result, Synspective will be able to acquire and operate satellite data by using its own satellite “StriX-α,” which is scheduled to be launched in December.
Synspective uses the Google Cloud Platform to store and process satellite data, and has now obtained “a License pertaining to Use of Satellite Remote Sensing Instruments” for the performance of services. By using cloud services for data collection, storage, operation, etc., it is not necessary to own a data center in-house, which leads to a significant cost reduction. Synspective is the second domestic startup company to receive permission for a system that uses cloud services.
In 2020, Synspective will launch its first small SAR satellite,“StriX-α”, and plans to provide solutions using high-frequency, stable data from a constellation of owned satellites, starting with this first one, for industries such as infrastructure development, disaster risk management, and others.
Synspective provides one-stop-solutions by satellite gathered geospatial data. The core technology was developed by the ImPACT program led by The Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, building small SAR satellites and constellations, allowing frequent observation of areas of interest (AOI). Synspective uses its satellites to produce SAR data which can be provided to both government and commercial clients as-is, as well as transform that data through AI solutions to produce insights and user-friendly information across industries.
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