Axelspace will be launching four satellites with a launch date set for March 20, 2021, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The 4 satellites (GRUS-1B, 1C, 1D, 1E) will be part of the AxelGlobe Earth Observation System. This will be the second launch for GRUS satellite series, after the successful deployment of GRUS-1A in December 2018. Launching multiple identical satellites on a single rocket will be a first for Japanese satellites.
The simultaneous development of these four satellites is the company’s first step toward full-scale, mass production.