Open Cosmos: One-stop-shop to orbit
Get into space with the ESA BIC start-up Open Cosmos´s space mission solutions. They can provide the tools necessary to launch and maintain a satellite into orbit in as little as 10 months. starting from half a million UK pounds.
Started by Rafel Jorda-Siquier, now CEO, Open Cosmos takes customers´ payload from development to launch on nanosatellites with a payload of up to 20kg at a fraction of the cost and time of conventional options. While it traditionally takes several years and cost at least from UK£1 000 000 upwards to get satellites into orbit, this UK-based company offers a one-stop solution that slashes both time and price. The cost for a three-unit nanosatellite mission starts at UK£500 000 (about €600 000) and the timescale from planning to launch is less than a year
Open Cosmos, formed in 2015 and now hosted at the ESA Business Incubation Centre Harwell, provides end-to-end mission services that allow its clients to focus on their specific needs for getting in-orbit data and not having to worry about how to get the satellite up.
The company enables dedicated nanosatellite missions for remote sensing payloads, Internet of Things (IOT), telecommunication services, scientific research and space technology in-orbit demonstrations.
It manufactures its satellites in-house, procures launch services from partners and operates its satellite qbee fleets using its own qbapp satellite operations system while leveraging existing ground segment infrastructure.
The ESA Story - How new business models disrupt the space business
Open Cosmos will be with ESA and space industry at this years 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Spring, USA, to discuss how new business models disrupt space business.
The aim is to discuss the current trends and the future of investments in the space industry taking into consideration how Space 4.0 helps to achieve this.
The Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Programme Office of the European Space Agency manages the Space Solutions Programme, which has created the world’s largest ecosystem for space related Entrepreneurship. The 18 ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) support over 150 companies per year and more than 600 new start-ups have so far been fostered.
Meet the most disruptive ESA start-ups that will be on stage together with ESA Director General Jan Wörner, Head of ESA`s Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Centre Office Frank M. Salzgeber and representatives of the space Industry.
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