NorthStar and Japan Space Imaging join forces to promote commercial Space Situational Awareness services to Japan


NorthStar Earth & Space of Montreal, Canada, has entered into an agreement with Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI) to tailor product offerings for Japanese customers based on NorthStar’s space-based precision Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The agreement designates JSI act as Authorized Marketing Representative for NorthStar’s suite of services with the government of Japan and with Japanese commercial entities.

JSI and NorthStar will promote valuable space information and intelligence services to Japanese government and commercial customers to safely navigate in an ever contested and congested space environment.  Together, the two companies desire to greatly enhance current capabilities to ensure safe access to and operations in space and notably to protect the global satellite community from collisions.

“NorthStar is proud to partner with Japan Space Imaging Corporation- to tailor our services to Japanese Customers. As an established partner of the global space community, JSI is the ideal partner for NorthStar to promote the safety, security and sustainability of the space environment for a host of Japanese stakeholders” said Stewart Bain, CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space.

Commercial space is forecast to grow into a $2.7 trillion industry. New satellites and planned mega-constellations are launching into an environment ever more congested with traffic and space debris. Increased risks must be mitigated with precision information that fuel better Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.  The combination of NorthStar’s Space Information and Intelligence services (Si2) and JSI’s established expertise will ensure Japanese commercial and government customers have access to NorthStar services to ensure safe access to space.

“JSI is delighted to partner with NorthStar to promote their SSA services in Japan. We feel enthusiastic to contribute to our customers in Japan and their indispensable missions with NorthStar’s unique space-based SSA capabilities powered by their cutting-edge processing algorithms” said Koji Ueda, CEO and President of Japan Space Imaging Corporation.