Astroscale Appoints Takayoshi Koyama as Managing Director, Japan

Posted March 1st, 2021 Posted in News


March 1, 2021 – Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market-leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, today announced the appointment of Takayoshi Koyama as Managing Director of Astroscale Japan. Takayoshi joined the management team in November 2020 as Vice President of Astroscale Japan and will serve in his new role effective 1 March 2021.

Prior to joining Astroscale, Takayoshi held a number of key senior leadership positions in international companies. His significant experience leading business operations in the manufacturing sector includes as Vice President of Honda Motor Europe South, where he oversaw France, President of Honda Portugal, President of Honda Automobile Italy, and General Manager of multiple Overseas Operations Divisions at the Honda Global headquarters.

In the role of Managing Director, Takayoshi will be responsible for all aspects of operations at Astroscale Japan, including business development, internal administration, finance, human resources, and manufacturing. Takayoshi will also work closely with Astroscale Holdings, the parent company for the growing international group, as well as with the Managing Directors of other Astroscale entities in the UK, US and Israel. His role will be an essential one in driving the company towards its goal as leader in debris removal and on-orbit servicing.

“We are very excited to have Taka take over leadership of Astroscale Japan and join the global management team,” said Chris Blackerby, COO of Astroscale Holdings. “He brings outstanding leadership and an impressive track record in successfully managing manufacturing facilities in an international environment. Furthermore, his positive personality and passion for our vision of securing the safe and sustainable development of space make him an ideal choice to move Astroscale Japan, and the global on-orbit ecosystem, forward.”

Astroscale will launch ELSA-d, the world’s first end-to-end demonstration of orbital debris removal, on March 20, 2021 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.