SATLANTIS receives the Keicho Award for Innovation and Technology by CEJE

From the left: Yasushi Sato (Consul-General of Japan in Barcelona), Cristina Garmendia (SATLANTIS’ President of Honour and Founder), Jorge Lasheras (President of Círculo Empresarial Japón España). Credit: Enric Borràs.


On July 6th, SATLANTIS received the “Keicho Award for Innovation and Technology”, within the fifth edition of the initiative by the Círculo Empresarial Japón España (CEJE), for promoting commercial relations between Spain and Japan.

The purpose of the Keicho Awards is to recognize the efforts of one Spanish and one Japanese company, which have been able to develop the collaboration between the two countries, while also being protagonist of innovation and for bringing the technology at the service of society.

SATLANTIS was selected for the award thanks to the joint mission developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Space BD Inc. onboard the International Space Station (ISS) last year.

The iSIM-170 flight onboard the ISS represented a huge collaborative effort between Japan and Spain. iSIM was the first non-Japanese technology to be hosted on the i-SEEP platform of the Kibo Module, and during its mission the camera was able to generate more than 65.000 images of the Earth, enabling the capabilities of iSIM in a wide range of applications.

Methane emissions detection, marine ecosystems monitorisation, plastics at sea detection, are just some of the capabilities that iSIM technology can offer, based on the heritage of the ISS flight, and that will have an unprecedented effect on society.

The Keicho Award is the recognition of SATLANTIS’ work on space technology at the service of environment, and a memento of the role of its Japanese partners in the successful phase that the company is living today.


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