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AIKO is an AI company developing software to make spacecraft independent from ground operators. They have developed a cloud detection software that reduces costs for Earth observation companies by 40 percent, and are currently developing an advanced telemetry analysis software to extend the life of spacecraft.


Connektica is developing an automated testing SaaS platform for radiofrequency (RF) components that reduces the time and cost of testing passive components, active devices, and satellite payloads. Satellite manufacturers, constellation projects, and component producers will use Connektica’s software platform to manage their component testing process and create automated reports to ensure components meet space quality standards.

Leiden Measurement Technology

Leiden Measurement Technology (LMT) is developing small, portable, and autonomous in-situ scientific analysis instruments designed for challenging environments where autonomy is required, such as space. Originally designed for detecting signs of extraterrestrial life, these devices are now being adapted for various scientific applications, such as closed-cycle water quality analysis and monitoring, environmental analysis for pollutants and pathogens, and biomedical and point-of-care diagnostics.

Orbital EOS

Orbital EOS is building a software platform that uses satellite imagery and AI to automatically detect oil spills at sea. The venture’s platform can provide marine oil-pollution intelligence in maritime areas where collecting information is technically complex and cost-prohibitive for surveillance aircraft and current satellite-based solutions.

Oxford Earth Observation

Oxford Earth Observation (OxEO) is a software company that uses satellite imagery, computer vision, and predictive models to provide forward-looking environmental-risk assessments for fixed-capital assets. The venture’s first product provides fund managers with water-risk ratings for fixed assets to help them make more informed investment and management decisions.

Precious Payload

Precious Payload is a software company that has developed an online SaaS platform that manages satellite mission planning, technical assessment of satellite launches, and supply chain logistics from mission inception to launch. The venture will help reduce time, costs, and risks associated with launching satellites by connecting customers with core resources ranging from launch services to insurance providers, all in one platform.

R3 IoT

R3 IoT is a communications and data analytics company that has developed a smart gateway and cloud platform that connects IoT devices to the cloud using a combination of satellite and cellular networks. The venture provides reliable access to data and analytics capabilities for customers in industries such as agriculture, aquaculture, and energy operating in remote areas without traditional communications infrastructure.

Starfish Space

Starfish Space is developing a space tug that uses autonomous software and electric propulsion to transport satellites and other orbital objects in space. The tug helps satellite operators extend the lives of their satellites by moving them to the correct orbit and out of orbit when the mission is completed, enabling longer missions, increased revenues, decreased replacement costs, and compliance with end-of-life regulations.

Xona Space Systems

Xona Space Systems is developing a constellation of small satellites to provide positioning, navigation, and timing services with high precision and reliability. Once fully deployed, Xona’s encrypted and jam-resistant signal from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) will offer up to 100 times stronger signal power than GPS at more than 10 times better accuracy, enabling modern and autonomous systems anywhere on the planet.

They want to build competitor to GPS services. They want to address the accuracy. GPS may be good enough for humans, but not good enough for robots. They want to build a system with a higher resilience. They want to start with a demonstration with 2 satellites.

- Doug.Sinclair.Associate - Feb 24, 2021 @ 3:58 PM EST