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

20 June. 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. Read more.

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

14 JuneOpen 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. Read more.

Open Cosmos raises over £5 mn to democratise satellite industry

Business & Innovation Magazine. 2 May 2018. “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.” Read the article.

Rafael Jorda Siquier on democratising satellites for space missions

Entrepreneur First. 30 April 2018. “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.” Read the article.

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

TechCrunch. 18 April 2018. “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.” Read the article. 

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

The Telegraph. 18 April 2018. “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.” Read the article.

UK space startup Open Cosmos raises $7m in first round funding

City A.M., 18 April 2018. “Space satellite startup Open Cosmos has raised $7m ( £4.9m) in its series A funding for its mission to make satellite technology more affordable.” Read the article.