|Type||satellite data relay|
|Founded||August 2016 in Tsukuba, Japan|
|Products||satellite communication devices|
Warpspace is a private Japanese company developing an inter-satellite communication system based on laser communication. Warpspace is developing a medium Earth orbit satellite, WarpHub InterSat, which will communicate with other satellites in low Earth orbit using optical communication, then pass on the received data to ground stations.
Warpspace was founded in 2016 as a spin-off company of Tsukuba University. In 2017, the company tested a mobile ground control station, receiving data from Tsukuba University's ITF-2 CubeSat in low Earth orbit. In July 2018, Warpspace announced a 'space bridal service' in which wedding plaques were to be sent to space, by placing them on a satellite and releasing it from the International Space Station (ISS). According to media reports, astronauts staying on the ISS were to take photographs of the satellite during its deployment. The company signed a contact to deploy a satellite from the ISS's Kibo Module in 24 August 2018. In February 2020, Warpspace's first satellite, WARP-01 was unveiled during an event in Tsukuba city. As of September 2020, WARP-01 is planned to be launched in 3 February 2021.