Inter-satellite optical communication data relay network.
WarpSpace originated in the space research laboratory of Tsukuba University in Japan. They are a provider of satellite-based communication services, which include communication infrastructure for low-orbit satellites, small satellite module development satellite-related technology transfer, and CubeSat modules. WarpSpace aims to deploy some relay satellites for the launch of ”WarpHub InterSat”, the world’s first optical telecommunications infrastructure by end of 2022. This network enables LEO satellite missions, such as earth observation missions.
WarpSpace is expanding into the US market to partner with American companies and compete for government and military contracts. WarpSpace plans to start deploying a constellation of three satellites in medium earth orbit that would receive and pass data from customers’ satellites in low earth orbit using optical communication