NEWS
ASTROSCALE Announces a New Chief Operating Officer
IN THE NEWS / August 01, 2017

Chris Blackerby, former NASA Attaché in Asia, and senior space policy official in the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, has joined ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD. as Chief Operating Officer. On July 14, 2017, ASTROSCALE announced the successful completion of a Series C funding round. With an aim to further expand its international presence, ASTROSCALE has incorporated an office in the United Kingdom to meet global market standards for on-orbit satellite servicing and named Chris Blackerby as group COO to oversee global operations. Among other roles, Blackerby will provide strategic direction and management and will help lead negotiations for global partnerships. “This funding commitment, combined with the opening of our UK office and bringing…

ASTROSCALE Raises a Total of $25 Million in Series C Led by Private Companies
PRESS RELEASE / July 14, 2017

ASTROSCALE, a pioneering space company with a goal of mitigating space debris, completed a Series C round and raised $53 million in total to date. Private companies, ANA Holdings Inc. (ANA – parent company of ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., Ltd.) and OSG Corporation, join recurring venture capital investors (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, JAFCO Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi UFJ Capital) alongside new financier aSTART Co., Ltd.   English press release is available here. Japanese press release is available here.

ASTROSCALE RECOGNIZED AS TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS BY WEF
IN THE NEWS / June 14, 2017

ASTROSCALE was recognized as Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum​(WEF). We were selected from around the world as one of the most innovative companies that would have a significant impact on business and society. http://widgets.weforum.org/techpioneers-2017/   *Examples of selected Technology Pioneers: Google (2002), Twitter (2010), and Airbnb (2014).

NHK NEWS WEB FEATURED ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / May 22, 2017

NHK NEWS WEB article focuses on space debris issues and how ASTROSCALE aims to solve those as a private company.

THE CROWN PRINCE OF JAPAN’S VISIT
IN THE NEWS / March 08, 2017

The Founder and CEO of Astroscale, Nobu Okada had a chance to meet with His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan in person. Mr. Okada explained space debris issue as well as Astroscale’s first two missions, IDEA OSG1 (sub-millimeter sized debris monitoring satellite) and ELSA-d (spacecraft retrieval servicing satellite).

TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN SPACE
IN THE NEWS / February 15, 2017

We’re honoured to be listed among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space by Fast Company.  

THE IDEA OSG 1 REVEAL
IN THE NEWS / December 17, 2016

Nikkan attends the IDEA OSG 1 press conference in Toyohashi, Japan where cutting tool manufacturers OSG Corp announces its sponsorship commitment to the mission.

ASIAN VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL: INCJ’S FUNDS SINGAPORE’S ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / March 03, 2016

The Asian Venture Capital Journal has included our funding news into their site.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW: USD 35 MILLION FOR THE SPACE DEBRIS REMOVERS
IN THE NEWS / March 02, 2016

Nikkei Asian Review covers our funding news from our recent Press Conference.

ASTROSCALE Secures up to USD 35 Million Capital Injection
PRESS RELEASE / March 01, 2016
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN: SPACE CLEANING VENTURE GETS USD 30 MILLION FUNDING
IN THE NEWS / March 01, 2016

The Asahi Shimbun talks about INCJ’s first huge investment into a Space Company.

NEWS HOME TV COVERS THE ASTROSCALE PRESS CONFERENCE
IN THE NEWS / March 01, 2016

News Home TV shares a clip from the Astroscale Press Conference event in Tokyo.

NIKKEI COVERS INCJ’S BACKING OF ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / January 22, 2016

Nikkei talks about Innovation Network of Corporation Japan (INCJ)’s commitment to fund up to USD 30million to Astroscale.

THE JAPAN TIMES COVERS OUR FUNDING NEWS
IN THE NEWS / January 22, 2016

In a recent press conference, Astroscale shares that it has secured up to USD 35 million in funding from venture capital funds, INCJ, Jafco and other third party investors.

ASTROSCALE IN THE HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
IN THE NEWS / January 22, 2016

The Harvard Business Review meets with ASTROSCALE’s Nobu Okada, Eriko Yamamoto as well as OSG’s Jiro Osawa in an intimate session picking their brains on the space debris issue, over a artistic drawing session.

ASTROSCALE AT THE JAPAN CREATIVE CENTER IN SINGAPORE
IN THE NEWS / January 22, 2016

Our CEO, Nobu is invited as the first speaker over a series of lectures to be held at the Japan Creative Center on Nassim Road in commemoration of Singapore-Japan 50 years (SJ50) celebrations.

TOP 10 SPACE COMPANIES TO WATCH IN 2016 & 2017
IN THE NEWS / January 06, 2016

ASTROSCALE is featured as one of the Top 10 Space Companies to watch in 2016.

NIKKEI: OSG SPONSORS FOR THE IDEA PROJECT
IN THE NEWS / December 16, 2015

Nikkei is invited to the IDEA OSG 1 press conference and interviews the President of OSG as well as Astroscale CEO on the sponsorship agreement.

OSG NAMED SPONSORS
IN THE NEWS / December 12, 2015

Cutting tool specialists OSG Corporation have announced their sponsorship of Astroscale’s Debris Monitoring Satellite, IDEA OSG 1.

HIGASHI AICHI: IDEA OSG 1 PRESS COVERAGE
IN THE NEWS / December 12, 2015

Higashi Aichi attends the IDEA OSG 1 Press conference, set in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan. In this newspaper article panelists for the press conference were featured.

NHK TV: CLEAN SUPER POWERS
IN THE NEWS / December 12, 2015

Astroscale was one of the companies featured in the NHK Television program about innovative cleaning initiatives. Our company’s mission to cleaning the Space Environment is highlighted in the television programme.

CNBC X NOBU OKADA
IN THE NEWS / November 30, 2015

Nobu gets invited back by CNBC for a segment on the Japanese Economy.

METI JOURNAL NOVEMBER 2015
IN THE NEWS / November 15, 2015

In the November issue of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) journal, the topic of sustainable use of the space environment is discussed. Astroscale’s company mission strongly supports this and we are featured for our approach of developing technology to actively counter the Space Debris Congestion dangers.

THE EDGE FEATURES ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / November 02, 2015

The Edge Singapore talk about the dangers of Space Debris and sit down to here Astroscale’s solution propositions to tackle the issue.

SPACE TIDE 2015
IN THE NEWS / October 26, 2015

Our very own Yasunori Yamazaki represents Astroscale at the SPACE TIDE 2015 event in Tokyo, Japan. As a panel member for the Panel 1 session on ‘Japan’s Space Venture Challenge, Vision and Endeavour of Japanese Space Startups’, he talks about the Astroscale solution to the Space Debris Challenge. More on his bio can be read here. Yasu’s speech can be watched in the link below from 1:02h onwards.

IDEA-1
PRESS RELEASE / October 05, 2015
CBN NEWS COVERS ASTROSCALE’S BUSINESS CHALLENGES
IN THE NEWS / September 21, 2015

CBN News sits down with CEO Nobu Okada on his views on running Astroscale, including business strategy in earning revenue as well as business challenges within the Space Debris Removal business.

ASAHI SHIMBUN ON THE IDEA-1 MISSION
IN THE NEWS / September 20, 2015

Asahi Shimbun writes about Astroscale and JAXA’s efforts to launch the IDEA-1 mission, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Microsatellite, able to detect small-sized debris of less than 10cm in diameter. This capability is currently not able to be done from Earth and will provide very essential data on the debris congestion.

SID DIRECTOR’S CONFERENCE 2015: BOARDS AND INNOVATION 2015
IN THE NEWS / September 16, 2015

CEO, Nobu Okada is invited to the SID Director’s Conference to give a talk titled ‘Innovation in Space: Clearing debris in the beyond’.

GLOBAL INNOVATOR CONFERENCE 2015
IN THE NEWS / September 14, 2015

CEO, Nobu Okada is invited to speak at the APEC Young Entrepreneur’s Summit at the Global Innovator Conference 2015 in Beijing, China. More on his bio can be read on the website.

WIRED MAGAZINE DOES AN EXCLUSIVE ON ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / September 01, 2015

In a special September STAR WARS edition, WIRED magazine from Japan does an exclusive on the Astroscale Story.

9 NEWS COVERS THE LUNAR DREAM CAPSULE PROJECT
IN THE NEWS / August 20, 2015

9 News covers the Lunar Dream Capsule Project and further information on the special payload designed by Astroscale.

SPACE NEWS COVERS THE ASTROSCALE STORY
IN THE NEWS / August 11, 2015

Space News and Astroscale talk beginnings, technology and business strategy in a Q&A interview session.

METAPLANETA SITS DOWN WITH ASTROSCALE
IN THE NEWS / August 03, 2015

Metaplaneta is a creative think tank that investigates a multidisciplinary approach to Space. In this feature, a full interview of Astroscale’s beginnings and emergence within the Space Industry.

LUNAR DREAM CAPSULE PROJECT WINS PRIME MINISTER’S AWARD 2015
IN THE NEWS / August 03, 2015

The Lunar Dream Capsule, a project managed and run by Astroscale was commended at the 9th Kids Design Awards 2015, judged by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan.

GLOBAL SPACE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2015
IN THE NEWS / July 16, 2015

Astroscale CEO, Nobu Okada is invited as an entrepreneur panelist during the Panel 1 session of the Global Space Innovation Conference (GLIC) 2015 on the 24th of June. Nobu’s bio can be read from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) website.

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW JULY 2015
IN THE NEWS / July 02, 2015

Nikkei Asian Review visits Astroscale at the 2015 Tech in Asia Conference held in Singapore. Astroscale is featured as one of the start up companies in Asia to look out for.

NIKKAN KOGYO AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW 2015
IN THE NEWS / June 18, 2015

Nikkan Kogyo feature Astroscale and Yuki Precision’s booth at the Paris Air Show 2015.

SPACE DIGEST FEATURE
IN THE NEWS / June 17, 2015

Space Digest features Astroscale’s appearance at the 2015 Paris Air Show. The article covers our concept and model behind the ADRAS-1 mission.

CNN FEATURE: REVIEW OF ASTROSCALE’S APPEARANCE AT THE PARIS AIRSHOW 2015
IN THE NEWS / June 16, 2015

CNN visits us at the Paris Airshow to review Astroscale strategy of innovating a special glue to counter the problems of Space Debris Removal.

THE ESTABLISHMENT POST – “SPACE DEBRIS IS OUR PROBLEM”
IN THE NEWS / June 15, 2015

In this article, The Establishment Post sits down with Yasunori Yamazaki and gains an understanding of the reasons why space debris is our problem.

NIKKEI BUSINESS JUNE 2015
IN THE NEWS / June 15, 2015

Astroscale’s strategy is featured in pages 70 and 71 of the June Issue of Nikkei Business 2015.

ASTROSCALE TO UNVEIL ACTIVE DEBRIS REMOVAL SOLUTION PROTOTYPE
PRESS RELEASE / June 11, 2015
SINGAPORE’S SMART NATION VIDEO
IN THE NEWS / June 08, 2015

The Astroscale headquarters is featured in the Singapore Smart Nation video made by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

THE JAPAN TIMES
IN THE NEWS / May 15, 2015

Astroscale opens its Engineering Lab in Tokyo, Japan. Astroscale Japan Inc. President Miki Ito is featured.

TECH IN ASIA 2015
IN THE NEWS / May 06, 2015

Following up from the Tech in Asia 2015 Conference, Astroscale is featured as a unique Space start up company.

AEROSPACE AMERICA MAY 2015
IN THE NEWS / May 01, 2015

Astroscale’s Mother and Boy strategy is featured on Page 37 of the May 2015 Issue.

THE STRAITS TIMES
IN THE NEWS / April 19, 2015

Astroscale is featured on Singapore’s most widely read newspaper

CNBC’S SQUAWK BOX
IN THE NEWS / April 16, 2015

Nobu Okada, CEO of Astroscale is invited onto CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about the company’s mission to clean up space debris.

TECH IN ASIA SINGAPORE 2015 | 6 – 7 MAY 2015 |SUNTEC SINGAPORE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
IN THE NEWS / March 29, 2015

Nobu Okada, CEO, ASTROSCALE, is invited as a speaker.

NIKKEI BUSINESS DAILY
IN THE NEWS / March 27, 2015

Nikkei Business Daily, leading business newspaper in Japan, covered Astroscale’s ambition to tackle the issue of space debris.

NOMURA INVESTMENT FORUM ASIA 2015 | 2 – 5 JUNE, 2015 • RITZ CARLTON MILLENNIA • SINGAPORE
IN THE NEWS / March 26, 2015

ASTROSCALE CEO, Nobu Okada is invited as a speaker at the Nomura Investment Forum Asia (NIFA) 2015 to be held on 2 – 5 June 2015 in Singapore. In its 12th year running, NIFA has been a regional “must attend” event, connecting global investors to with over 150 major companies in Asia including Japan and prominent thought leaders.

DREAM NAVI
IN THE NEWS / March 18, 2015

Nobu Okada, CEO, Astroscale, inspires the Next Generation, how to accomplish their dream.

THE BUSINESS TIMES
IN THE NEWS / March 14, 2015

A SINGAPORE-BASED startup seeking to develop affordable space debris removal services to enable safer, more sustainable satellite missions will be among 13 startups representing Singapore at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) trade show next week in the US in Austin, Texas.

SPACE SWEEPERS AND OTHER HIGH TECH SINGAPORE INNOVATIONS ON SHOW AT SXSW 2015
IN THE NEWS / March 12, 2015

ASTROSCALE participated at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show in Austin, Texas from 15 – 18 March 2015.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE SPACE DEVELOPMENT AND SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
IN THE NEWS / February 26, 2015

We were presenter at this annual global gathering to discuss the Sustainable Space Development and Space Situational Awareness. Nobu Okada, CEO, ASTROSCALE, shared our aspiration to develop technology to remove space debris.

YUME AWARD 2015
IN THE NEWS / February 23, 2015

Nobu Okada, CEO, ASTROSCALE, was the finalist at Yume Award 2015 and invited to make a presentation at the legendary venue, Budokan.

ASTROSCALE RAISES USD7.7 MILLION IN SERIES A FUNDING
PRESS RELEASE / February 16, 2015
GLOBAL SPACE & TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION 2015, 11TH-13TH FEBRUARY 2015
IN THE NEWS / February 11, 2015

Our Lunar Dream Capsule Project was featured in the well known Travel Guide in Japan.

地球の歩き方 (TRAVEL GUIDE)
IN THE NEWS / January 20, 2015

Our Lunar Dream Capsule Project was featured in the well known Travel Guide in Japan.

POCARI SWEAT TO HEAD TO THE MOON
PRESS RELEASE / May 16, 2014