POLAR STAR SPACE     Certified venture company from Hokkaido University World's first smartphone integrated spectroscope スペクトル・キャッチャー spectrum catcher     JPEN

from Space!

Polar Star Space will
solve various problems and contribute to affluent living
on the ground with seamless observation data solutions from space to the ground.

Infomation & News


The head office was moved to Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. »


The head office was moved to Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. »


An article about Polar Star Space of METI Journal was published in the English newspaper "The Japan Times". »


METI Journal, a public relations magazine of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, reported that Polar Star Space succeeded in identifying anomalous trees affected by diseases in demonstration experiments at oil palm plantations in Malaysia and banana plantations in the Philippines. »


Polar Star Space has joined the Regional Revitalization SDGs Public-Private Partnership Platform to promote the domestic implementation of SDGs operated by the Cabinet Office. »


Polar Star Space has joined the "Space ICT Promotion Forum" established by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). »


Polar Star Space has awarded in the "Real Tech Venture of the Year Startup Category" sponsored by Lipanes Co., Ltd. »


Polar Star Space was selected as a "J-Startup" company, a start-up company development support program promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. ≫


In the Strategic Fundamental Technology Advancement Support Project (Supporting Project), the "Development and Sales of Agricultural Disease Extraction and Distribution Service System" project in which Polar Star Space participates was adopted. »


Polar Star Space implemented a capital increase through third-party allotment with Incubate Fund, Archetype Ventures, and Okasan Capital as underwriters. »


At the "2018 Entrepreneur Expo" sponsored by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Polar Star Space received the "Judges' Special Award" and the sponsoring company's Special Award, "AWS (AWS). Received "Amazon Web Services) Award" and "Panasonic Award". »


Polar Star Space received a special award at the final selection of the Hokkaido area of ​​"X-Tech Innovation 2018" sponsored by the Hokkaido Bank and others. »


Polar Star Space received the NICT Award at the "No Maps NEDO Dream Pitch" with Entrepreneur Expo, sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). »


The Nihon Keizai Shimbun introduced the efforts for early detection of diseases at large-scale farms of bananas and oil palms in Southeast Asia in Polar Star Space. »


The investment has been decided as the first project of the "North Pacific SDGs Promotion Fund" established by the North Pacific Bank in May 2018. »


Polar Star Space implemented a capital increase through third-party allotment with Global Link Ventures as the underwriter. »


Polar Star Space was certified as a "Hokkaido University Certified Venture" by Hokkaido University. »


Polar Star Space received the highest award and JT award at the "4th Real Tech Grand Prix". ≫



Nowadays, information about space exploration is being broadcast on a daily basis.
In Japan as well, the environment for private companies to enter the space business is being set up.
One of the tailwinds is that the "Space Activity Law" was approved by the Cabinet.
Until now, satellite remote sensing, which has not been put into practical use, has finally become a reality as the development of microsatellite progresses.

In collaboration with Hokkaido University and Tohoku University, the spectral information obtained from microsatellite will be one of the best in the world.
We will develop a space-scale IOT business
by multiplying these observation data with the data obtained from ground equipment (drone, smartphone integrated spectrometer).

Polar Star Space Co., Ltd.
CEO Takahiro Nakamura

Our Vision

Human frontier

Polar Star Space is a business company founded for the purpose of provision data-driven problem-solving services
in fields such as agriculture, fishery, resources/energy, and disaster prevention as a venture from Hokkaido University.

In the global $ 200 billion space industry market, commercial use of remote sensing is a promising area for future expansion.
The realization of global daily measurement using multiple microsatellite by US satellite company Planet Labs means that
the door to new satellite utilization competition has opened against the heavy and long conventional satellite competition.
We aim to operate multiple microsatellite equipped with LCTF cameras
as a unique strategy to realize "problem-solving", "on-demand" and "flexible" satellite observations required for commercial use of satellites.

Initially, it will provide value in the agricultural field, which is closely related to population explosion and global environmental problems
and requires scientific control of harvesting.
Specifically, we will discover lesions based on soil and leaf spectrum measurements using our proprietary smartphone spectrometer and drone-mounted LCTF camera,
and support optimization of fertilization and pesticide use.
Through these efforts, we will establish a spectrum library that derives accurate measurement results even in spectrum measurement
with a certain angle to the earth's surface, which will lead to the realization of spectrum remote sensing on microsatellite in the future.
Achieving accurate spectral measurements with angles can be a source of strong competitive advantage in satellite observations.

The purpose of this project is to realize the world's first solution to all possible problems on the ground
through spectral remote sensing and to contribute to the solution of problems on a global scale.

Company Name : Polar Star Space Co., Ltd.
Certified venture company from Hokkaido University
Establishment : Sep.2017
CEO : Takahiro Nakamura
Adress : 100-0004
Otemachi 2-7-1 TOKIWA BRIDGE B2,
Chiyoda-ku, TOkyo
tel : 03-5542-1272
Business : Solutions using microsatellite, drone, ground measuring equipment, etc.
Business related to data acquired by microsatellite, drone, ground measuring equipment, etc.
Design and manufacture of microsatellite and related components
Launch arrangement and operation support / contract for microsatellite

■ Head office MAP

JR line "Tokyo"station 6 minutes on foot, Tokyo Metro subway "Otemachi"station 3 minutes on foot, "Mitsukoshi-Mae"station 3 minutes on foot, "Nihonbashi"station 6 minutes on foot

Contact us pss_info@polarstarspace.com

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