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Get your own satellite in space

Having a great idea but you “just” need a satellite to bring your assets into space? Now it's your chance. Apply to ESA BIC UK alumnus Open Cosmos` Call To Orbit competition, a joint partnership with ESA giving away free payload development and qualification support over the next year.

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Open Cosmos and Addvalue announce partnership to jointly offer continuous LEO connectivity to constellation-based remote sensing and IoT businesses

Open Cosmos and satellite communication service provider Addvalue have announced a key partnership that will allow Open Cosmos’s nanosatellites to stay in continuous communication with their operation centre on the ground.

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A revolution in a box

“Margaret Harris explores how miniature satellites called CubeSats are opening up the space industry to new customers and mission types.”

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Open Cosmos named as a leading global innovator in 2018 Disrupt 100

Judged by leading innovation experts, Open Cosmos has been selected as one of the top 100 ventures, number 3 on the list, with the potential to disrupt markets globally. Disrupt 100 is an index compiled by Tällt Ventures, a global data intelligence and innovation company, celebrating the ventures with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets.

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Open Cosmos and Satellite Applications Catapult announce expanding In-Orbit Demonstration Programme with new 6U CubeSat mission opportunity

Open Cosmos has been contracted by the Satellite Applications Catapult to provide its fast and affordable space mission service to the In-Orbit Demonstration program (IOD-6). This will enable the space technologies with the best commercial capabilities to benefit from Open Cosmos’ 6U full mission services.

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Open Cosmos is a Harwell Space Cluster success story

SpaceQ - “The Harwell Space Cluster in the United Kingdon is host to 80 organizations with 800 employees. One of those companies is Open Cosmos led by its founder Rafael Jorda Siquier.”

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Open Cosmos raises over £5 mn to democratise satellite industry

Business & Innovation Magazine - “Oxfordshire-based space satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised over £5 million ($7 million) in a series A funding round as part of its mission to make satellites more affordable and accessible to everyone.”

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Rafael Jorda Siquier on democratising satellites for space missions

Entrepreneur First - “Rafael Jorda Siquier is the founder of Open Cosmos, a company making space missions simple and affordable. OC provides customers with a development kit and simulator so they can build the technology at their own pace and when they’re ready, Open Cosmos takes care of all the paperwork, integrates it into their nanosatellite alongside other customers, and puts it into space.”

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Open Cosmos raises $7 million on its mission to democratise the satellite industry

Space satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised $7 million in a series A funding round as part of its mission to make satellites more affordable and more accessible to everyone.

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Open Cosmos raises $7M in Series A funding round

SpaceNews - “Open Cosmos, a British startup planning to manufacture and operate inexpensive cubesats, announced April 18 it raised $7 million in Series A funding in an investment round led by London-based BGF Ventures.”

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Harwell space startup secured £5M investment

BQLive - “Space satellite startup Open Cosmos will use the funding to help make satellites as ‘accessible to people as computers’.”

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Open Cosmos raises $7 million to make satellites more affordable

tech.eu - “UK satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by BGF Ventures alongside LocalGlobe, Entrepreneur First, Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise cofounder) and Charlie Songhurst (former head of corporate strategy at Microsoft).”

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Open Cosmos raises $7 million on its mission to democratise the satellite industry

NewSpace International - “Space satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised $7 million in a series A funding round as part of its mission to make satellites more affordable and more accessible to everyone.”

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SpaceTech startup Open Cosmos scores $7m to launch cheap satellites

UKTN - “Oxfordshire-based SpaceTech startup Open Cosmos has raised $7m (£4.89m) in Series A funding.”

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UK start-up aims to slash the cost of satellite launches

The Telegraph - “A UK start-up has raised $7m (£5m) for modular satellites that cut the cost of launches from millions to £500,000, making it the latest start-up to capitalise on Britain’s burgeoning space sector.”

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UK’s Open Cosmos raises $7M Series A to democratize satellites

TechCrunch - “As you can probably imagine, launching satellites is a complicated business. To get into the game, companies must often go to the biggest players, like NASA.”

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Open Cosmos announces two space mission contracts with e2E

The space mission provider announces the signature of two space mission contracts with satellite communication system provider e2E.

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Open Cosmos and Vector announce Five Orbital Launch Reservation agreement

Vector, a nanosatellite launch company and Open Cosmos, a space mission provider today announced at the Canadian SmallSat an agreement to reserve five orbital launches between 2019 and 2023 on the, today announced an agreement to reserve five orbital launches between 2019 and 2023 on the Vector-R launch vehicle.

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The big idea: Open Cosmos

elitebusiness - “Open Cosmos is providing a cheap and time-saving way to reach the stars.”

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Reducing the cost of space access for nanosatellites

ViaSatellite/Satellite Today - “U.K. startup Open Cosmos hopes to drastically reduce the cost of accessing space for nanosatellite operators with its new end-to-end mission service. ”

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British startup offers low-cost cubesat services

SpaceNews - “A British startup says that it can build and launch cubesats for a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches, a concept that has won support from the European Space Agency.”

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Open Cosmos develops new platform to reduce nanosatellite mission costs

Aerospace technology - “UK-based space start-up Open Cosmos has developed a new platform designed to reduce time and costs of nanosatellite missions.”

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Open Cosmos UK startup to orbit nano satellites for one tenth the cost

SatNews Daily. “They are new and successful. Open Cosmos, a UK space start-up formed just 18 months ago through UK company builder and early-stage investor Entrepreneur First, has developed a unique mission service allowing public and private customers to get their technology into space quickly and cost effectively.”

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Open Cosmos wins contract as the first Space Mission Provider for the Pioneer programme of the European Space Agency

On Tuesday 30th May 2017, Open Cosmos signed a contract with the European Space Agency to provide an unprecedented one-stop-shop service that will enable mission deployment to low earth orbit in less than 1 year with prices starting at £ 0.5M.

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This week we are in Frascati with @LucilleBaudet and Florian during the #PhiWeek, please come and see us at our booth! #FutureEO #AimHighGoBeyond 🚀🛰 https://t.co/fD9cmB1cVB

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We are excited to share our beeApp and beeKit platforms within the @ESABICUK spaces! #AimHighGoBeyond 🚀 🛰 https://t.co/pQnJoxwNqe

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RT @ESABICUK: Good luck to @Open_Cosmos in the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards at @RISpace2018 this evening🏆 The company is up for a Space Achieve…

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Our CEO @RafelJorda participating at the key-enabling technologies for Small-Satellites session during #space4inspiration showcasing @Open_Cosmos' enabling technologies and services #AimHighGoBeyond 🚀🛰 https://t.co/QteHJgpevN

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