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The newest members are SBS Holdings, Osaka Stainless, Hokkaido Electric Power, and Kyowa Dengyo, bringing the total number of member companies, organizations, and universities to 45. Interstellar Technologies aims to make space the next growth industry in Japan by providing companies with opportunities to participate in the space industry.
Space Industry as a New Industry for Japan
The space industry is considered to be a field that will grow significantly in the future on a global scale, and it is estimated that the space business market will exceed 100 trillion yen by 2040. In March 2019, Interstellar Technologies, which emphasizes the value of "rockets for everyone" and is oriented toward open development, launched a partnership program, "Minna no Rocket Partners," with the cause of "making the space industry a new industry for Japan. Rocket Partners" program under the cause of "making the space industry a new industry in Japan.
The four companies that have joined this year are participating by utilizing their respective technologies, know-how, and networks, with a focus on providing technical support and advice for the small satellite launch vehicle "ZERO" being developed by Interstellar Technologies.
Details of each company's support
SBS Holdings, Inc.
SBS Group is a comprehensive logistics company that meets all of our customers' logistics needs, from transportation and delivery, warehousing and distribution centers, distribution processing, international logistics, e-commerce, and 3PL. We support Minna no Rocket Partners in its aim to make the space industry a new industry in Japan.
Comments Mr. Masahiko Kamada, President and Representative Director, SBS Holdings K.K. (Representative of SBS Group)
Our corporate slogan is "For Your Dreams," and I have great sympathy for the space utilization project being promoted by Interstellar Technologies, Inc. as a dream that is on its way to realization. My dreams continue to grow as I wonder if we will eventually be able to take on the logistics business in space as well.
Since our founding in 1987, we have contributed to the creation of profits for our customers by providing a one-stop logistics service with a full range of logistics and related services. The group includes companies that handle a wide range of products, from foodstuffs to extra-heavy loads; companies that can handle a variety of delivery formats, including route, area, and same-day delivery; and companies specializing in logistics facility development and environmental logistics.
|name of company||SBS Holdings, Inc.|
|Location||Sumitomo Fudosan Shinjuku Grand Tower 25F, 8-17-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|representative||Representative Director Masahiko Kamada|
|Business Overview||Formulation and promotion of group-wide management strategies as a holding company, auditing of group management, other business management, etc.|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.sbs-group.co.jp/|
Osaka Stainless Steel Co.
As a trading company specializing in high-performance metals, we not only supply materials for the core components of Interstellar Technologies' Rocket ZERO, but also provide technical support for various inspections from the development stage from the viewpoint of material assurance, etc., regarding nickel alloys, for which we have one of the world's largest product lines.
Comments Mr. Wataru Yaga, President and Representative Director
I am very honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of Interstellar Technologies' rocket business and the private space industry in Japan through high-performance metals. I have been excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development of the private space industry in Japan through Interstellar's rocket business and high-functional metals.
Osaka Stainless is a trading company specializing in high-performance metals and boasts the world's leading lineup of nickel alloys with characteristics such as "ultra heat-resistant," "ultra corrosion-resistant," and "high strength," which are used in demanding environments such as the aerospace industry. Through our overseas sales and purchasing network, we support manufacturing in various industrial fields on a global scale.
|name of company||Osaka Stainless Steel Co.|
|Location||3-2-4, Honda, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka|
|representative||Wataru Yaga, President and Representative Director|
|Business Overview||Sales of high nickel alloy and stainless steel products and manufacturing and sales of fabricated products|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.osc21.co.jp/|
《Hokkaido Electric Power Co.
We provide priority advice, consultation, and other support in terms of power supply to Interstellar Technologies and its affiliated companies' operations, including information sharing meetings for the supply of electricity to the region.
Comments Susumu Saito, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
We are very pleased to have our company as a member of the Minroku project. Interstellar Technologies is aiming to become a global player in the cutting-edge science and technology field of space from the land of Hokkaido, and we expect that it will greatly contribute to the concentration of related industries and the promotion of innovation in Hokkaido. The Hokuden Group will continue to support Interstellar Technologies and its various efforts to realize a space version of Silicon Valley in Hokkaido.
The Hokuden Group is committed to utilizing new technologies and expanding its business domain. Based on the concept of "co-creation" to create new value together with the people of Hokkaido, we will also work zenryoku to solve social issues such as low carbonization and contribution to local economic development. We will create a bright future by aiming for sustainable business growth and the realization of a sustainable society in Hokkaido.
|name of company||Hokkaido Electric Power Co.|
|Location||1-2 Odori Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido|
|representative||Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer Susumu Saito|
|Business Overview||Electrical business, manufacture, repair, sale and lease of electrical machinery and appliances, etc.|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.hepco.co.jp/|
Kyowa Dengyo Co.
We are a comprehensive stress measurement manufacturer that develops and manufactures strain gages, various transducers and measuring instruments, and measurement systems. Based on its knowledge as the first company to produce strain gages in Japan, Interstellar Technologies provides support to its employees by holding strain gage training sessions.
We are pleased to have joined Everybody's Rocket Partners. We will make further efforts to enhance our attractive product lineup and will continue to do our utmost to support the development of Rocket ZERO and meet your expectations.
Kyowa Dengyo is a comprehensive manufacturer of stress measurement founded in 1949 as the first company to domestically produce strain gages. 70-plus years of abundant experience and technology enable us to meet the various measurement needs of customers in various industries, thereby contributing to a better society and future for people.
|name of company||Kyowa Dengyo Co.|
|Location||3-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo|
|representative||Yoshikazu Tanaka, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Business Overview||Manufacturing and sales of stress measuring instruments in the field of experimental research for government agencies and private companies. Manufacturing and sales of industrial instrumentation in the field of industrial equipment and factory automation. Manufacturing and sales of measuring instruments for urban civil engineering such as dams and bridges, and for civil engineering and construction related to ports, harbors, and oceans. Various types of measurement consulting services|
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.kyowa-ei.com/|
About Interstellar Technologies
Interstellar Technologies is a start-up company that aims to realize a future where space is within everyone's reach by providing low-cost and convenient space transportation services. Headquartered in Taiki-machi, Hokkaido, the company is developing its products at four locations: Tokyo Branch Office, Fukushima Branch Office, and Muroran Institute of Technology (at Muroran Institute of Technology).
With the observation rocket "MOMO", we have achieved the first and only space flight by a Japanese private company alone three times, and are now in full-scale development of the next-generation small satellite launch vehicle "ZERO".
We are also involved in the satellite development business Our Stars, aiming to be the first vertically integrated service of rocket and satellite in Japan.
|name of company||Interstellar Technologies, Inc.|
|Location||149-7, Aza-Mebu, Taiki-machi, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido|
|representative||Takahiro Inagawa, President and Representative Director|
|Business Overview||Rocket development, manufacturing and launch services|
|uniform resouce locator||http://www.istellartech.com/|