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Commercial Partnership Agreement between Unseenlabs and Marubeni for the Japanese Market

(29/03/2021) On March 1st, 2021, Unseenlabs SAS (hereinafter, “Unseenlabs”) and Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) signed a commercial partnership agreement to provide the entire Japanese market with Unseenlabs’ high added-value maritime data.

In November 2020, Unseenlabs, a French company that specializes in the geolocation of ships at sea, and a European leader in satellite RF detection from space, deployed its constellation dedicated to the geolocation of ships at sea with the launch of two new satellites, BRO-2 and BRO-31. Thanks to its embedded proprietary technology based on the identification of the electromagnetic signal emitted by ships, Unseenlabs is able to geolocate from space any ship at sea, even those whose cooperative beacon is turned off.

Marubeni is a major Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate that handles products and provides services in a broad range of businesses across wide-ranging fields. Through this commercial partnership agreement, Marubeni aims to provide various commercial support for the Japanese market, including a wide distribution network for Unseenlabs’s maritime data.

“This agreement with Marubeni fits perfectly with Unseenlabs’ commercial development plan and will enable us to answer many clients’ growing need for a better knowledge of human activities on their waters. We are delighted with this partnership and the great perspectives it opens for us in Japan.”, commented Clément Galic, Cofounder and CEO, Unseenlabs.

“We are very excited to work with Unseenlabs, to pursue new opportunities for space-based geospatial services in Japan. Through this collaboration, we are confident that our team can offer full support to explore the Japanese market, especially in the national security sector.”, commented Michimoto Asano, General Manager, Aviation, Space and Defense Dept., Marubeni Corporation.


1-Unseenlabs’ constellation’s first satellite, BRO-1 was launched in 2019 from the Mahia peninsula in New-Zealand.