Seraphim Space Camp launches Mission 8

Written by: Claudia Mendzil

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]We are excited to reveal the startups joining the latest edition of the Seraphim Space Camp accelerator!

The Mission 8 cohort comprises 6 startup companies specializing in onboard AI for satellites to process data at the edge, lunar ISPs, forecasting space weather, 3D modelling for Earth observation, 3D printing of composites, and building cloud infrastructures in space. Mission 8’s companies originate from the US, Luxembourg, France, and Ireland, and include first-time entrepreneurs and those who have previously sold businesses, building their next venture.

The cohort members are:

  • Aquarian Space – The Moon’s Internet Service Provider
  • Anisoprint – Stop Metal Thinking. Start Anisoprinting
  • Array Labs – Providing quality 3D imagery on a global scale
  • Leanspace – A cloud platform for the space industry – still in stealth
  • Mission Space – Space Weather. Predicting the Final Frontier
  • Ubotica – Transforming Satellite Services through On-Board AI

For the full overview of each company, please see below.

Rob Desborough, Managing Partner at Seraphim Space and CEO of Space Camp, said: “Compared to where we started out with Seraphim Space Camp in 2017, the ecosystem has grown and matured exponentially. The cohort we have onboard for Mission 8 is proof of that. Over the last four years, we have helped 49 companies raise almost $100m of investment and forge relationships with some of the key corporations in the sector, and prepared them as a team for the journey ahead in building the infrastructure for a new space economy”. 

By the end of October, the previous seven cohorts (featuring a total of 49 companies) will have collectively raised around $100 million in private investment since completing the programme. Some of Seraphim Space Camp’s alumni, like Xona Space, Satellite Vu, LunaSonde and Wyvern, have confirmed payload slots on launches in 2022 to put their technology into orbit. QuadSAT penned a key commercial deal to use its revolutionary drone technology for antenna diagnostics with SES, which broadcasts to over 1 billion TV viewers. Other alumni have gone on to win prestigious awards at leading industry events such as SmallSat Symposium and Paris Space Week.

Seraphim Space Camp is a twelve-week programme, culminating in an Investor Showcase on the 8th of December. The accelerator is being run remotely with some in-person events this time around – delivering over 600 hours of content.

Mission 8 will include online sessions with experts from the corporate partners, along with a series of workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions from SpaceTech professionals, advisors, and investors, and pitch practice sessions. The virtual programme has also attracted some of the world’s leading SpaceTech entrepreneurs and experts to deliver Keynotes and fireside chats.

The key corporate parties and industry bodies, working as part of the programme are the UK’s National Security Strategic Investment Fund  (NSSIF), Airbus, AWS, Cobham, Hispasat, Dentons, Dstl, SES, Cyient, Telespazio, Satellite Applications Catapult, enabling the participating startups to engage with industry leaders and forge partnerships and contacts that have a real impact for them.

Mission 8 Cohort Overview

Aquarian Space – As we explore and develop and build economies and infrastructure beyond Earth, we need the internet infrastructure to support cost-effective cislunar data delivery. Aquarian Space is addressing this unmet need by becoming the internet service provider for beyond Earth communications – relieving a major bottleneck in lunar and deep-space communications.

Aquarian’s internet “SOLNET” satellite solution offers faster and more cost-effective cislunar data delivery to enable exploration and economies beyond Earth, which are already being explored by the likes of NASA.

Anisoprint – Anisoprint is an innovative technology company that is optimizing the 3D printing of composite materials, bringing the benefits of this lightweight and durable material to the multibillion-dollar additive manufacturing market.

This already in-market, all-in-one hardware, materials & software platform meets the demanding needs of high-tech industries like Space and Aerospace for cheaper, strong, lighter materials.

Array LabsHigh-quality 3D imagery is the key to understanding the world around us and is critically important to a host of traditional and emerging industries. However, current methods of supplying this data are slow, expensive, or low-quality. Array Labs is developing next-generation earth observation satellites to deliver a comprehensive perspective of the Earth in near-real-time.

LeanSpace – A cloud platform for the space industry – still in stealth.

Mission Space – Mission Space is developing a satellite-based real-time forecast system for one of the highest priority natural hazards in the world – space weather. With custom sensors launched in LEO, Mission Space ultimately delivers a user-oriented decision support tool to provide space weather forecasts and warnings where they are needed the most, helping satellite operators solve the problem of data deficit and lack of warning tools to mitigate the effects of the sun’s activity.

Unlike other competitors, we offer a user-oriented high-accuracy short term forecast, localized products for different orbits, and custom infrastructure-specific hazard warnings.

Ubotica – Satellites are generating petabytes of Earth Observation data that has the potential to give critical insights across industries. To gain real-time actionable insight from this data requires onboard AI, moving processing from the data centre to the satellite.

With their decade of experience and expertise founding Movidius, the team is now leading the race to deploy advanced AI technologies onboard every satellite – moving analytics to the edge and taking the power of a high-performance computer and fitting it into the size of a shoebox.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Important Information

The information contained on this website is intended only for investors who are resident in the United Kingdom who are not US Persons (as defined in the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended) (“US Persons”) and may not be accessed by persons who are located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, any member state of the EEA or the Republic of South Africa. Viewing the materials you are seeking to access may not be lawful in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom.

The information on this website is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form a part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or the solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, securities. The information on this website is general in nature and does not in any way constitute investment, tax, legal or other advice. If you are unsure as to whether the investments described on this site are suitable for you, we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice from a financial adviser before making any investment or financial decisions.

No securities of Seraphim Space Investment Trust plc (the “Company”) have been or will be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of any US Person except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. In addition, the Company has not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States.

If you are not permitted to view this website or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view this website, please exit this website immediately by clicking on the “Disagree” button below. The contents of this website must not be released or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, outside the United Kingdom and in particular in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, any member state of the EEA, Japan or any other jurisdiction where the distribution of such materials would or may breach any applicable law or regulation or would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction. Persons receiving any such materials (including, without limitation, custodians, nominees and trustees) should observe these restrictions and must not, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, forward, distribute or send them in, into or from any jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom. None of the Company, its directors, Seraphim Space (Manager) LLP (“Seraphim”) or any of their respective advisers accept any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions.

In addition, the securities referred to on this website may only be offered in member states of the European Economic Area (each a “Relevant State”) to the extent that such securities (i) are permitted to be marketed into the jurisdiction of the Relevant State pursuant to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU; or (ii) can otherwise be lawfully offered or sold (including on the basis of an unsolicited request from a professional investor (as that term is used in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU)).

The information on this website is general in nature and may be subject to amendment and updating without notice. None of the Company, its directors, Seraphim or any other person guarantees the accuracy or completeness of any information on this website or accepts any responsibility or duty to update any information, document or announcement contained on this website, and each such person disclaims all representations and warranties, whether express or implied, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law and regulation. By continuing to use this website, you agree to the exclusion by such persons, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law and regulation, of any and all liability for any direct, indirect, punitive, consequential, incidental, special or other damages, including, without limitation, loss of profits, revenue or data arising out of or relating to the provision of and your use of this website and its content.

None of the Company, its directors, Seraphim or any other person accepts any responsibility in respect of any information contained on any other website which may be linked to or from this website.

This website is governed by the laws of England.

By clicking the “I accept” button below, you confirm, represent and warrant to the Company, its directors and Seraphim that you are located in the United Kingdom, you are not a US Person and you are not a resident of, or physically present in, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, any member of the state of the EEA or the Republic of South Africa or any other territory where to do so would breach applicable laws, rules or regulations; you are not investing or otherwise acting for the account or benefit of a US Person or a resident of the United States or Canada, Australia, Japan, any member of the state of the EEA or the Republic of South Africa or any other territory where to do so would breach applicable laws, rules or regulations; you are accessing this website for information purposes only; you have read, understood and agree to the disclaimer above; and you agree that you will not transmit or otherwise send any of the information on this website to persons outside the United Kingdom, including to any persons in the United States or to publications with a general circulation in the United States.