Mission Space

IRELAND

Mission Space

"Our mission is to design, launch and operate a space-based optical telescope, placing space exploration at the fingertips of everyone."

Bjarni Tryggvason Retired Space Shuttle Astronaut and Co-Founder of Mission Space

800 KM IN ORBIT ABOVE EARTH

SPACE EXPLORATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

TELESCOPE CGI

EXPERT GRADE TELESCOPE

Although the telescope will be a high-end scientific tool built to the standard of professional astronomers, it will be easy to use with no experience needed.

iMAC Telescope

FROM BEGINNER TO EXPERT

From curious observer to expert astronomer, we will provide a raft of viewing and subscription options that matches your level of expertise and budget.

mobile Access

YOUR EYES IN SPACE

As if you are standing in space 800 km above earth, you can view the planets, stars and galaxies from your mobile device or PC.

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SPACE FROM SPACE

THE VISION OF SPACE SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT BJARNI TRYGGVASON

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YOUR EYES IN SPACE

800 KM ABOVE EARTH

From the telescope - From viewing and exploring planets, stars or galaxies, nebulas and so much more to viewing our own planet Earth in spectacular detail.
From the external cameras -View rocket launches, spacecraft, satellites in orbit or stunning views of the Earth.

Curious observers

Space enthusiasts

Citizen scientists

Teachers & students

Amatuers

Researchers

ADVANTAGE OF OUR TELESCOPE

OVER GROUND-BASED TELESCOPES

NOT LIMITED TO NIGHT TIME

Uninterrupted viewing 24 hours per day compared to ground-based telescopes which are limited to cloud free darkness hours.

REDUCED POST-PROCESSING ISSUES

Ground-based telescope images require substantial image processing.

NO MOONLIGHT SCATTER

The telescopes are not subjected to atmospheric scattering of moonlight, which reduces the effectiveness of ground-based telescopes.

POINTING ACCURACY

Using star trackers our telescopes can achieve very high resolution and precision of pointing accuracy, improving image resolution and imaging dynamic range

NO ATMOSPHERIC DISTORTION

The telescope is not hampered by the atmospheric turbulence that significantly limits the sharpness of images obtained with ground based telescopes.

UV AND IR OBSERVING

The Earth's atmosphere blocks much of the UV and IR limiting ground based viewing of this portion of the spectrum. Our telescope will not be hampered by the Earth's atmosphere.

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CO-FOUNDERS

MISSION SPACE

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Angus McGlynn

CO-FOUNDER - CEO

As the Co-Founder and CEO of Mission Space, Angus has led the rollout of this project since 2016. For more than 28 years, Angus has worked with technology companies worldwide developing their business strategy and providing project management, design, marketing and media relations' services. His academic background is in industrial design and innovation management. He currently acts as an advisor to Greenwall Environmental Innovation, which is part funded by UK's Aerospace Cornwall to further their R&D into the world's first bespoke portable asbestos in materials analyser and is located at Conrwall's Space Aerohub.

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Stan Larimer

SOFTWARE DEV DIRECTOR

Stan has developed unmanned air, ground, sea and space “drones” for 40 years with aerospace giants such as Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, General Dynamics, and SAIC. Stan has taught rocket science at the US Air Force Academy. He is a pioneer on the cutting edge of blockchain secure technology. He is co-founder of Cryptonomex together with his son Dan Larimer, the originator of blockchain technologies that currently process over half of all public blockchain transactions in the world.

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Bjarni Tryggvason

CO-FOUNDER - CTO

A former Canadian Space Agency astronaut who flew on Space Shuttle Discovery in 1997, Bjarni was the lead in developing a small spacecraft launched from a Space Shuttle in 1992. He initiated and lead the development of science hardware that flew on the Russian Mir space station, and of science hardware that flew on his Space Shuttle mission in 1997. He is currently active with development of science experiments that have flown on the ISS. After retiring from CSA (2005 to 2013) he was a university lecturer on the Design of Space Systems and in Flight Mechanics, and from 2009 to 2017 a Test Pilot Instructor with the International Test Pilot School. He currently splits his time between flight testing and development of educational science experiments for the ISS. He is currently an active aerobatic pilot and as an airshow formation display pilot.

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Mission Space Office
Mission Space Office
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Contact us

Mission Space

Mission Space Limited

hello@missionspace.one

Tierney Building, University of Limerick, V94 NYD3, Ireland