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South East Angels backs space science data startup Blue Skies Space

Investors in this round: South East Angels, SFC Capital, SPARX Group

 

South East Angels is proud to announce the group’s recent investment in Blue Skies Space – a startup on a quest to enable the world’s research communities to solve the biggest questions in the universe.

Blue Skies Space is transforming how scientists can study the universe by providing a convenient data access model, ensuring any scientist in the world can easily access the data they need via affordable annual memberships. The London-based space company already has the participation of institutions across eleven countries, including Cardiff University (UK), Vanderbilt University (USA), The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (France), and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Their innovative model leverages the latest commercial space industry developments to set a new pace for scientific discovery, turning science mission concepts into reality on vastly accelerated timescales.

This £2M investment from South East Angels, SFC Capital and Japan’s SPARX Group, enables the Blue Skies team to launch their first satellite Mauve by early 2025 and accelerate the deployment of subsequent satellites to increase the availability of scientific data to research institutions globally. Their first satellite is planned for launch via SpaceX in 2025.

Kristina Pereckaite, MD at South East Angels, says:
Our aim at South East Angels is to back ambitious and innovative companies that are globally scalable – Blue Skies Space epitomizes this ethos. We’re excited to see their satellites provide critical insight to scientists worldwide.

Marcell from Blue Skies Space, says:
Blue Skies Space was founded to create opportunities for every scientist across the world by opening access to satellite data. Our fleet of small, agile satellites enable scientists to quickly initiate new areas of science faster than ever before, while complementing the larger facilities built by government agencies, which are in huge demand and often heavily oversubscribed.”

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South East Angels backs space science data startup Blue Skies Space

South East Angels backs space science data startup Blue Skies Space

By SouthEastAngels South East Angels Profile 26 Apr 2024