Space exploration has long been the exclusive domain of governments and public organisations, however the role of private entities has increased with several new concepts and business models emerging.

After exciting space exploration targets including Mars, our sun, Pluto and asteroids in the past decade, the coming decades will bring just as ground-breaking achievements. Reconquering the moon with ESA`s vision of a “moon village” and Nasa`s Artemis programme makes a manned landing on mars an ever more achievable goal.

Adding to past successes in astronomy such as the first image of a black hole, the James Webb Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope of ESO generate valuable insights for astronomy and cosmology. Jaxa proved three times that samples from other celestial bodies can be retrieved to earth. This fuels the vision to capture space resources through space mining missions and private players are collecting funds.

SpaceTec Partners’ expertise and networks involves newest developments and enables targeted advisory and the provision of insights. SpaceTec Partners’ consultants have a solid background and many years of engagement in activities related to space exploration at an academic, institutional and industrial level.

We have helped public and private sector clients to further the boundaries of space exploration for the benefit of society and the economy. New business models are emerging revolving around commercial space stations, commercial Lunar and Martian constellations, to name a few.

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Liftoff Accelerator by SpaceTec Partners

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