Our Philosophy

Infostellar is made up of committed and talented individuals who want to bring real change to the Space industry. We’re fast-paced and flexible and we’re looking for people who can flourish in a start-up environment, regardless of what they were doing before.

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Who we are

We're a diverse group with space, engineering, and startup backgrounds, united by an ambition to build something amazing.

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Why we do it

We're excited by the limitless potential of the space industry, and we believe that we can make it better, more accessible, and more impactful for everyone.

Milestones

  • 1 Jan, 2016: Infostellar is born!
  • 1 Sept, 2017: We reach 10 employees!
  • 13 Sept, 2017: Infostellar closes its Series A financing round
  • 2 Nov, 2017: Onboarding for StellarStation (beta) begins
  • 1 Oct, 2018: StellarStation's commercial platform opens for business
  • 29 May, 2019: Infostellar opens its UK office
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Co-Founder/CEO

Naomi Kurahara

Naomi has over a decade of experience in the Space industry. Naomi holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Kyushu Institute of Technology, where she conducted ion engine and space plasma environment research with JAXA. Naomi also worked as a Researcher and Satellite Ground Systems Engineer before going on to found Infostellar in 2016.

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Director of Regulatory Affairs

Andy Fry

Andy Fry has over 30 years of Regulatory, Government Affairs and Business Development experience in the communications industry. He enables Infostellar to provide a wide range of regulatory and licensing support services, and to facilitate onboarding clients and partners to StellarStation.

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Technical Program Manager

Ricardo Tubío-Pardavila

Ricardo holds a PhD in Systems Engineering, focusing on the utilization of NanoSats & CubeSats for Missions. Ricardo has worked in the space industry for over a decade, across the USA, Europe, and Japan. As Technical Program Manager for RF Systems, Ricardo focuses on the design and build of Ground Stations.

Join our team

Interested in exploring a career at Infostellar? Check out our open positions!

Team's experience

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Space and telecommunications

Our small team boasts over 80 years of combined experience in the space industry, from the nuts and bolts of RF engineering to the transnational impact of regulatory affairs and government policy.

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Engineering

With resumes spanning MongoDB, Google, Kymeta, Microsoft and beyond, our team possesses both breadth and depth of engineering experience. 

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International partnerships

Our team has professional experience spanning over 23 countries. Whether it's navigating regulatory regimes or cultural nuances, we are well equipped to tackle the complexities of an inherently global industry.

Our values

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Build trust

Conduct yourself so that other members can rely on you to perform. Hold your work to a high standard.

Rethink and remake

Always ask "why?" Question existing frameworks and take steps to improve them.

Never stop learning

Be confident in your skills, but retain a beginner's mind. Always seek to improve yourself both technically and personally. 

Foster respect

Treat everyone, both inside and outside of the company, with integrity and sensitivity.

Our team

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Co-Founder/CEO

Naomi Kurahara
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Co-Founder/Board Member

Kazuo Ishigame
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Co-Founder/Board Member

Toshio Totsuka
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Board Member

Lewis Pinault
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Technical Program Manager

Toyohiko Kobayashi
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Software Engineer

Keisuke Kondo
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Software Engineer

Daniel De Sousa
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Technical Program Manager

Ricardo Tubío-Pardavila
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Director of Finance & Administration

Noriyuki Okada
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Software Engineer

Bianca Woo
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Technical Program Manager

Roger Cano
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Office Manager

Ayumi Watanabe
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Sr. Product Designer

Bee Li
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People Operations

Melissa Molseed
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Director of Regulatory Affairs

Andy Fry
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Software Engineer

Colin Farrier
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Site Reliability Engineer

David Kuo
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