Tsuyoshi Oishi

Senior Consultant

Tsuyoshi Oishi M.Sc.


1987 M.Sc.
Faculty of Engineering (Electrical & Computer Engineering), University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.

1979 B.A.
Faculty of Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Tohoku University, Japan

Profile: Senior Consultant

  • Over 35 years of experience in business related to space, including marketing, the development of satellite and ground systems, and on-orbit operation; career spanning 27 years at TOSHIBA and nine years at NEC
  • Extensive global experience by working overseas in the fields of: satellite subsystems development, the marketing of satellite equipment & systems, project management for overseas programs, and coordination regarding international frequencies

Professional Experience

2019–present: Senior consultant at Satellite Business Network

  • Provides technical consulting and support services for the space industry, including market surveys
  • In addition to the above, experience in serving as a senior consultant at the EuroConsult Japan office

2015–2018: Axis Corp.

Supported NEC Corp. in the development of overseas business for small satellites

2009–2015: Project director and executive expert at NEC Corp.

Development of overseas business relevant to small satellites

2006–2009: Project manager at NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems Corp.

Project management of commercial, solar array panel programs

2003–2005: Acting general manager at NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems Corp.

2001–2003: Marketing director at NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems Corp.

Management of overseas business for satellite equipment

1999–2001: Director at TOSHIBA Corp.

Management of the Space Systems Department, Ground Systems Department, and Satellite Equipment Department

1997–1999: Engineering manager, group manager at TOSHIBA Corp.

Project management alongside the operation and maintenance team

1979–1997: Project engineer at TOSHIBA Corp.

  • Broadcasting Satellite-2 (development of transponders, launch site operations, on-orbit operations)
  • Designed the ADEOS (Advanced Earth Observing Satellite) communication system
  • Overall communication subsystem testing for the ETS-VI (Engineering Test Satellite VI)
  • Developed the COMETS (Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite) broadcasting subsystem
  • Frequency coordination for MTSAT (Multi-functional Transport Satellite)


2015–2016: General manager at SSPI Japan
2014: Member of the UNIDROIT Review Committee
2011–2012: Member of the Legal Research Group for space objects registration and damage claims
2006–2008: Member of the editorial board at Space Japan Review
2006: Member of the program committee at the ICSSC (International Communications Satellite Systems Conference)
2005–2006: General manager at SSPI Japan