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KSAT establishing Tokyo office to expand presence in Japan

KSAT demonstrates its strong commitment to the growing Asian space industry by opening a KSAT office in Tokyo. Their permanent presence enhancing relationships and supporting satellite operators in the region.  

SPACETIDE 2024, Tokyo.  

KSAT announces opening of the office, located in Tokyo, to serve the Asian market.

– We look forward to becoming an integrated part of the local Japanese and Asian space ecosystem by establishing an office in Tokyo, Rolf Skatteboe, CEO and President of KSAT says (image). 

Being closer to the industry

The establishment follows more than 20 years of service to the Japanese market. For KSAT, Japan is home to important customers and partners. Being close to the customers is essential for developing services further and building relationship with key stakeholders, including those in the Japanese space industry.

– We want to contribute and bring value to satellite operators and end-users in Asia. We look forward to further innovating solutions by gaining a better understanding of customer needs, Skatteboe adds. 

Rolf Skatteboe Portrait

Japan is known for its high work ethics and quality, and these are values we share. Being a leader in the ground network industry we strive for continuous development.

– We believe that a local presence in this dynamically expanding market is of great importance. We want to be ready to deliver to our customers globally and this is a first step into KSAT expansion in Asia, Rolf Skatteboe says. 

Strong relationships in Japan 

KSAT has supported JAXA and other Japanese satellite owners and operators in the past and has now a strong relationship with JSAT through our strategic partnership as well as supporting the fast-growing space industry in Japan.

"The successful partnership and cooperation with JSAT will be further enhanced by working more closely together to support the Japanese space missions and by being part of the Japan space industry future" he says.

The office will be led by Kenneth Olafsson, Head of KSAT Asia, Representative Director for KSAT Japan, who has managed the commercial business for KSAT in the region for the last 14 years. He looks forward to relocating and starting this new chapter for KSAT.

In addition to open an office in Tokyo, KSAT is expanding the ground network capabilities by including two sites in Hokkaido and Okinawa, in partnership with JSAT.