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SPACE 2.0


AUSTRALIA, YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

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SPACE 2.0


AUSTRALIA, YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

SPACE 2.0: $5BN IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT SINCE 2013

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Space 2.0: CNBC calls it the "next internet" Lightweight, 3-D-printed, miniaturised satellites – up to 1000x cheaper. Low-cost, re-usable launch systems. Startups using smart sensors, machine learning, big data, autonomous robots... to create new solutions to big problems on Earth – in Space.

Recent announcements of large-scale constellations by OneWeb (648 spacecraft) and SpaceX (over 4,000 - see article), has doubled 2014 forecasts of "2,750 small satellites launched by 2020 worth $1.9bn". We're now forecasting over 5,000 spacecraft to be built and launched over the next 5 years with investment since 2013 now pushing north of $5bn.

We're seeing a revolution in space, taking advantage of component miniaturisation to dramatically lower build, launch, and operating costs – accelerating space innovation, unlocking new scientific, commercial and creative opportunities, solving major problems on Earth and Space in new ways.

We’re really talking about something which is, in the long term, like rebuilding the Internet in space.
— Elon Musk, Jan 2015. Source: http://spacenews.com/spacex-opening-seattle-plant-to-build-4000-broadband-satellites/#sthash.K7y3SiBD.dpuf

Space 2.0 is shorthand for a new global market in lower-cost commercial space services.

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Introducing delta-V


Australia's FIRST Space Startup Accelerator

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Introducing delta-V


Australia's FIRST Space Startup Accelerator

A new vision for THE Australian Space Industry

Its unashamedly a commercial/startup/innovation-team led vision: a program of space flights to Low Earth Orbit alongside a space industry accelerator bringing flight opportunities, talent, tech and business innovation together with mentors, investors and customers to bootstrap an export-focused hi-tech space services & manufacturing industry within the burgeoning global Space 2.0 marketplace.

Four local space teams stepped forwards to make this vision a reality – two startups and two from university – with support from NSW Dept. of Trade & Investment:

A PROGRAM OF SPACE MISSIONS – VALIDATING "SPACE-AS-A-SERVICE"

Delta-V's commercial arm aims to harness the 1000x lower cost and size of smaller satellites to make history – and make access to space easier.

  • Take sensors, equipment and business models looking for spaceheritage
  • Place in a 6U-Cubesat spacecraft we develop using commercial off-the-shelf components – plus our experience building QB50 spacecraft for UNSW
  • Launch using commercial rideshare providers like Nanoracks
  • Fly the mission and return valuable data to Earth cheaply and efficiently using Aussie company Saber Astronautic's revolutionary machine-learning-based mission control system PIGI
  • De-orbit the vehicle at end of life using a simple magnetodynamic tether.

We plan a program of at least six flights between now and 2018 to prove our can-do technology, know-how and space capability, and provide a pathway to space for a whole new generation of projects and businesses around the world. 

Delta-V is now inviting sophisticated* and professional* investors to participate in its plans for a space services startup company. We also invite organisations and individuals to contact us for more information about our plans for a space industry accelerator. (*As defined in s708 of the Corporations Act 2001). 

THE DELTA-V ACCELERATOR – AN INDUSTRY/ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP

Delta-V will also work with its partners to guide, select and accelerate startup teams from universities and other talent pools to develop innovative new space-and earth-system solutions for customers and partners worldwide. 

  • A competitive business pitching and validation program will provide pressure, vetting, and valuable feedback to qualify and develop startup teams and their ideas.
  • Established supporting companies and mentors will provide ground level mentorship and guidance for the startups as well as operational support for the incubator.
  • Space-friendly angel and series-A investors will get first look at the best space startups deliver.
  • delta-V will also actively promote participating startups' products & services to local and international customers and partners, helping to drive space market validation and accelerate commercial traction.
The prize we are seeking in trying to encourage a greater tech startup sector is massive. The penalty if we get it wrong is just as big. Opportunity is here.
— Steve Baxter, entrepreneur & investor in the BRW 6th October, 2015 – see http://www.brw.com.au/p/leadership/fund_accelerators_not_just_universities_jQ3sov1l7bPvoZkVOzndkJ

delta-V Focus Areas

  • Deep-tech entrepreneurship
  • In-orbit technology readiness
  • Global space solutions market validation & traction
  • Next-generation mission design and control
  • Robotics & machine learning
  • Small satellite system design, rapid prototyping and lean manufacturing for higher reliability

 

  • Reduction in space debris
  • Space-qualified 3-D & electronics printing
  • Space operations and diagnostics
  • Earth & space sensors and systems
  • Vehicle launch, retrieval, and de-orbit
  • STEM (Science | Technology | Engineering | Maths) education
  • Export-focused collaboration and innovation
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A Commercial Space NETWORK


STARTED In Australia

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A Commercial Space NETWORK


STARTED In Australia

Australia's First Space-dedicated Incubator

Space-dedicated incubators now exist in San Francisco, London, Colorado, Houston and Florida. Sydney is a rapidly growing startup hub with world-class universities, technical talent, business expertise, and capital.

delta-V will be located in Sydney’s global economic corridor allowing it to tap into Australia – and indeed the entire Asia-Pacific region’s – most successful and innovative universities, firms and talent to create a world-class space industry ecosystem.

 

STARTUPS WE'RE WORKING WITH

Australia has fantastic technology in this sector...we are quickly gaining worldwide recognition, particularly in the US.
— Dr Jason Held, CEO Saber Astronautics
 
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Creating a World-leading space-tech precinct and industry ecosystem.

Right here, in Australia.