ABOUT

MESSAGE

REALIZE A FUTURE
WHERE EVERYONE
REACHES SPACE

Interstellar Technologies was founded in 2005 by a group of spacecraft engineers, science journalists, writers, and other volunteers who began working together as "Natsu no Rocket-dan". At the time, the private space industry was already underway in the United States, but almost no one in Japan had any idea what it was.

Interstellar Technologies is a company that predicts the future as it should be and makes that future a reality. We took the first step when no one else believed in it, worked diligently on manufacturing, engaged others, and steadily built a track record of success. In 2019, we became the first privately developed rocket in Japan to reach space, and in 2021, we achieved a major milestone: two consecutive rockets reaching space in a single month. It was a series of countless trials and tribulations, but the driving force was our desire to realize a future where everyone reaches space.

ROCKETS ARE
THE ONLY METHOD OF
TRANSPORTATION TO SPACE

The space industry is expected to grow at an accelerated rate and will experience major innovations, as we have seen with the Internet. Space will undoubtedly become a normal economic sphere for Earth, and the use of space will become more routine and casual.

The rocket, the only means of transportation into space, is the platform for the space industry, just as GAFAM is for the IT industry. Satellites are getting smaller with the evolution of semiconductors, and the need to launch satellites has increased significantly with the entry of private companies. On the other hand, the transportation infrastructure for satellites has become a bottleneck. By launching low-cost, high-frequency rockets, we will contribute to building a platform for the space industry not only in Japan but also in Asia.

CHANGE
THE ROCKET,
THE SATELLITE,
AND THE EARTH

We are currently developing the microsatellite launch vehicle ZERO for which demand is growing. In addition, Interstellar Technologies is seeking to vertically integrate with Our Stars, a satellite development subsidiary, to form a major supply chain for space-related industries in Hokkaido, Japan.

The future development of the space industry and its contribution to solving Earth's problems will depend on how much we can innovate in the "infrastructure" fields of rockets, which are responsible for space transportation, and satellites, which are the hardware for space utilization. As a comprehensive space infrastructure company, we are working to lower the barriers to space and expand its use. In doing so, we will realize a sustainable future for the Earth through space.

ACHIEVEMENTS

18 ROCKETS MANUFACTURED AND LAUNCHED

36 PARTNERS

NO.1 FIRST ASIAN PRIVATE COMPANY TO REACH SPACE With a liquid fueled rocket

HISTORY

In the beginning, there were no experimental facilities, and engine experiments were repeated in the bathroom of the apartment where the members lived. Later, we moved our base to Akahira City, Hokkaido. And now, in Taiki, Hokkaido, they are pursuing a dream that continues to this day.

OUR TEAM

TAKAHIRO INAGAWA

TAKAHIRO INAGAWA

CEO

Master's in mechanical and physical engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. As a student, he designed human-powered airplanes and hybrid rockets. After graduating, he joined Interstellar Technologies, his current position since 2014.

CEO

TAKAHIRO INAGAWA

TAKAFUMI HORIE

TAKAFUMI HORIE

Founder

While a student at the University of Tokyo, started his own Internet-related company, Livedoor Inc. In 2006, he joined ""Natsu no Rocket-dan"", the forerunner organization of Interstellar Technologies. He became a board member in 2017.

Founder

TAKAFUMI HORIE

SATOSHI TAKECHI

SATOSHI TAKECHI

Board Member

Board Member

SATOSHI TAKECHI

MASAKAZU MITO

MASAKAZU MITO

Board Member

After graduating from Doshisha University, he joined Softbank Investment (now SBI Investment Co., Ltd.) in 2005. As a venture capitalist, he was in charge of funds in Japan, Singapore, and India, and was involved in venture investment, M&A, and IPO support for invested companies. In 2016, he established Nippon Creative Investment Inc. with an investment budget of 3 billion yen to make buyout investments in business succession and turnaround of small and medium-sized companies.

Board Member

MASAKAZU MITO

NORIAKI OKUBO

NORIAKI OKUBO

Board Member

After graduating from Doshisha University in 1996, he started his professional career at a trading company in Tokyo.
In 2002, he joined Livin'On the Edge(later Livedoor). As a Senior Executive Officer of the International Business Division, he was responsible for leading the company’s cross-border M&A strategy and growing its overseas business. In 2007, he became the Managing Director of Japan/Asia at IgnitionOne. Since 2013, he has been a founding member of Scentan Ventures, a venture capital firm that primarily invests in early to middle-stage companies in the US and Europe. In 2019, he was appointed to the board of directors of Interstellar Technologies.

Board Member

NORIAKI OKUBO

KOZO TAKAOKA

KOZO TAKAOKA

Marketing Advisor

Worked on the ""Kit Kat exam support campaign"" and led Kit Kat's business to the best in the world. Until March 2020, built a Nescafe ambassador model by DX as the president and CEO of Nestle Japan Co., Ltd. From April 2020, a producer of innovative creation through DX as the representative director of K&Company Co., Ltd.
Marketing Advisor for Interstellar Technologies since June 2021.

Marketing Advisor

KOZO TAKAOKA

TORU KOBAYASHI

TORU KOBAYASHI

CFO

Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics. While a student, qualified as a Registered Smaller Enterprise Consultant.
Experienced in corporate sales and credit operations at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and he joined Interstellar Technologies in 2016. As CFO and General Manager of the Administration Division, he is responsible for the company's finance, accounting, legal, and other administrative functions.

CFO

TORU KOBAYASHI

SATOSHI NAKAYAMA

SATOSHI NAKAYAMA

General Manager, R&D Department

After graduation, he joined Mitsubishi Precision Company, Limited. For 12 years, he was involved in the development of on-board equipment for rockets and satellites. As a project manager, he was responsible for the development of navigation sensors to be installed on major rockets in Japan. He joined Interstellar Technologies in January 2021, where he was responsible for avionics development, reliability design, and quality assurance, and was appointed General Manager of the R&D Department in September of that year. He has published papers, presented at conferences, patented technologies, and received awards in the field of space equipment.

General Manager, R&D Department

SATOSHI NAKAYAMA

KEIJI ATSUTA

KEIJI ATSUTA

General Manager, Business Development Department

After graduating from Kyushu University, he worked for Mitsubishi Corporation, where he was in charge of overseas sales and business investment in the automotive industry. While stationed overseas, he was transferred to an invested subsidiary and was involved in corporate planning and strategy development. He then joined Frontier Management Inc. and was involved in the development and implementation of medium to long term strategies for small and medium sized companies, mainly in the food manufacturing and restaurant industry. He joined Interstellar Technologies in January 2022.

General Manager, Business Development Department

KEIJI ATSUTA

SUMIO MORIOKA

SUMIO MORIOKA

Senior Fellow, R&D Department

After receiving a Ph.D. degree in computer science from Osaka University in 1997, engaged in academic research of LSI design, cyber security and Cyber Physical Systems, and in development of famous commercial products such as the PlayStation Portable, at research laboratories of NTT Corporation, IBM Japan, Ltd., Sony Corporation, and NEC Corporation, respectively. Recipient of Sony MVP 2004 award etc. After that, he was stationed in London for 4 years at Imperial College London and NEC Europe in research, corporate planning and new business development. In 2016, he joined Interstellar Technologies Inc. and leads the corporate management and the research and development of on-board computer systems.

Senior Fellow, R&D Department

SUMIO MORIOKA

KAZUFUMI IKEMOTO

KAZUFUMI IKEMOTO

Project Group Rocket System Manager, R&D Department

After graduating from Tokyo Institute of Technology, he worked as an engine test engineer at Honda R&D Co.,Ltd.
He then joined Interstellar Technologies. For MOMO, he was in charge of guidance control design and flight analysis. For ZERO, he is the systems manager responsible for overall rocket design analysis.

Project Group Rocket System Manager, R&D Department

KAZUFUMI IKEMOTO

SHOTA YAMANAKA

SHOTA YAMANAKA

Tarbopomp Group Leader, R&D Department

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, spent 6 years in rocket development at IHI Aerospace Inc. Experienced in overall rocket design, flight safety, and production engineering for Epsilon, SS-520, etc.

Tarbopomp Group Leader, R&D Department

SHOTA YAMANAKA

COMPANY PROFILE

COMPANYInterstellar Technologies Inc.
ESTABLISHMENTJanuary 2013
REPRESENTATIVETakahiro Inagawa, CEO
BUSINESSSpace Transportation Services
HEAD OFFICE149-7, Memu, Taiki, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido 089-2113, Japan
LOCATION690-4, Memu, Taiki, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido 089-2113, Japan
BRANCHESTokyo Branch
6F, Tokyo East 21, 6-3-2, Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0016, Japan

Fukushima Branch
MIinamisoma Incubation Center, 45-245, Sukakeba, Kaibama, Haramachi-ku, Minamisoma, Fukushima 975-0036

Muroran Laboratory

Main Factory
149-6, Memu, Taiki, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido 089-2113, Japan

Factory 1 and 2
690-4, Memu, Taiki, Hiroo-gun, Hokkaido 089-2113

Urayasu Factory
28-21, 4-chome, Hokuei, Urayasu, Chiba 279-0002, Japan

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