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.

Information & News


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


Attended "Japan-Malaysia Public Private Industrial Policy Dialogue". »


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


Business alliance formed with Kao. »


Polar Star Space was selected for the 2022 "Business feasibility study project cost subsidy for overseas expansion of high-quality infrastructure". »


Polar Star Space was selected for "the 2nd project for Asian DX promotion in Japan & ASEAN". »


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". ≫



Recently we can see news about space exploration.
In Japan as well, private companies are getting able to start the space business.
"Space Activity Law", which was approved recently, also boosts this trend.
Until now satellite remote sensing is not practical enough, however, it has finally been getting feasible by microsatellite development.

Our spectral information obtained from microsatellite will be one of the best in the world.
We will develop a space-scale IOT business by multiplying the spectral data from space by that 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 first solution in the world to all possible problems on the ground through spectral remote sensing and to contribute to the solution of problems on a global scale.


Polar Star Space Co., Ltd.

We are J-Startup company and certified venture company from Hokkaido University
J-StartupCertified venture company from Hokkaido University

Establishment : 2017

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

Capital : 453M-JPY (incl. capital reserve)

Adress : Yamaichiono Bld.4F, 3-2-14, Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023
tel : 03-5542-1272

Tokyo Metro subway "Mitsukoshimae"station 1 minute on foot, JR line "Shin-Nihonbashi"station 1 minute on foot

世界初のスマホ一体型分光器 スペクトル・キャッチャー spectrum catcher


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