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SKY Perfect JSAT Enters into a Strategic Alliance with Kongsberg Satellite Services

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada; hereinafter referred to as “SKY Perfect JSAT”) announces that SKY Perfect JSAT signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Kongsberg Satellite Services, AS (hereinafter referred to as “KSAT”) in order to jointly develop and expand KSAT’s ground station services for Low Earth Orbit (“LEO”) satellite operators in the Asia-Pacific region and remote sensing operational monitoring services using satellite images.

SKY Perfect JSAT has started LEO-related businesses, such as an investment into a Japanese space VB Axelspace (2015), optical satellite images sales in Japan provided by U.S. based Planet (2016), and ground station services (to be started from Q2 of 2017). Driven by new space technology and the growing IoT business environment, many LEO satellites are expected to launch. Through this strategic alliance with KSAT, SKY Perfect JSAT, No. 1 geostationary satellite operator in Asia, would like to accelerate expansion of its ground station network in the Asia-Pacific region and provide more reliable ground station services to global LEO satellite operators and so on.

Moreover, in terms of remote sensing services using satellite images, SKY Perfect JSAT will start joint marketing of KSAT’s existing remote sensing services, and for the coming IoT era, jointly develop and start various maritime information services together with KSAT.

The main fields of the Strategic Alliance are as follows: 1) Ground station services for LEO satellite operators - Joint development and expansion of KSAT ground station services for LEO satellite operators in the Asia-Pacific region. 2) Remote sensing services - Joint marketing of KSAT’s existing remote sensing services using satellite images, such as the “ship detection service” and the “oil spill detection service” in the Asia-Pacific region. - Joint development of various remote sensing services using satellite images, targeting not only government sectors but also business intelligences and other new markets.