According to the agreement, Marubeni will promote and sell the entire catalog of D-Orbit’s solutions in Japan and other strategic markets where the space company aims to broaden its reach.
D-Orbit’s flagship service is InOrbit NOW, a launch and deployment solution that leverages ION Satellite Carrier, a cargo spacecraft designed, manufactured, and operated by the company. ION can host several satellites during launch, transport them to space, and release them into individual, customized orbital slots, while at the same time operating multiple hosted payloads during a single mission.
The agreement with Marubeni Corporation is a major deal that will enable D-Orbit to broaden its commercial presence and offer InOrbit NOW and all its other product and services through the extensive and wide-reaching network of the global trading corporation.
“We are honored to join forces with Marubeni, one of the major general trading companies of Japan,” said Renato Panesi, D-Orbit CCO. “Their widespread business network and overall capabilities make them an ideal partner to enter new markets.”
“Through this strong partnership with D-Orbit, we are confident that our team can offer valuable services to a wide range of satellite operators,” commented Michimoto Asano, General Manager, Aviation, Space & Defense Department, Marubeni Corporation. “This partnership will make a significant contribution to the advancement of the space industry.”