Beyond the Earth, Faster and Further.
The human economic sphere has been extended to Earth orbit through the use of constellations of small satellites. However, small satellites without their own propulsion systems orbit in a disorderly fashion. "Last mile" transportation from space hubs to final destinations will be crucial for a safe and effective future space economy. Yet, this is currently infeasible because existing space propulsion technologies are inherently hazardous, or too slow. The key to achieving last mile transportation in space is a propulsion system that is small, safe, affordable, fast, storable and controllable.
The founders of Letara have already developed the key technologies for achieving this breakthrough in space propulsion as faculty members of Hokkaido University, Japan. We have founded Letara to commercialize this technology and be a leader in commercial space transportation activities.
This propulsion system will not only improve existing Earth-orbit activities, but will be the workhorse of the future Human economy reaching into deep space.
Letara means "pure white" in the language of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido.
Letara is based in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and the name reflects the image of our "snowy white" landscape in Winter. The name also implies the newness of a start-up company, and the ability to take on the appearance of other colors in the future.