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Marubeni links up with Italian aerospace startup D-Orbit

Partnership to develop agile satellite system with eye on small launch business

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp.'s logo is visible outside company headquarters in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Marubeni Corp. announced on Tuesday that it will form a partnership with Italian aerospace startup D-Orbit aimed at the satellite launch business.

The trading house is already an investor in Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies but the partnership with D-Orbit will focus on studying the development of an agile satellite release system to attract European demand for small satellite launches.

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