Mission Space

SPACE EXPLORATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Mission Space

"Our mission is to design, launch and operate the world’s first constellation of up to four orbiting space-based optical telescopes, placing space exploration at the fingertips of everyone."

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

SPACE EXPLORATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

800 KM ABOVE EARTH

TELESCOPE CGI

ROBUST DESIGN

The design will focus on using industry standard off-the-shelf components combined with built-in redundancy features to significantly reduce the chances of critical systems failure to achieve a cost effective constellation.

iMAC Telescope

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Our goal is to put deep-space exploration at the fingertips of everyone. We will provide more flexibilty and a raft of additional features for the amateur observer, the professional astronomy community and even the research community.

mobile Access

USERS

The quality of the telescope optics, the spectral range and the image capture systems, will be of great value to the research, educational, amateur and professional astronomy community.

SPACE TELESCOPE CONSTELLATION

THE VISION OF SPACE SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT BJARNI TRYGGVASON

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SPACE TELESCOPE CONSTELLATION

800 KM ABOVE EARTH

Since 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope has become the most famous of the space-based observatories and has astonished the world with outstanding images of the cosmos. But this and other big budget observatories are restricted to a lucky few with either large budgets or whose projects are approved by committees.

OPEN TO EVERYONE

We plan to provide far greater access to space based observations through low access costs and an “open to everyone” user policy. They will have highly capable optics, sensor and tracking technology making them a valuable tool for the astronomy community worldwide. You own the data you capture.Extrenally mounted cameras allow you to view the telescopes in operation while also offering stunning views of the earth from space.

Educators

Amatuers

Researchers

Students

TELESCOPE APPLICATIONS

OPTICAL SPECTRUM - Synchronised Image Capture - Optical Spectrometry

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OPTICAL SPECTRUM

The Space Telescope constellation offers general imaging capabilities to the amateur and professional astronomy community and to the lay public through the Ultraviolet, Visible and Near Infrared spectrum.

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SYNCHRONISED IMAGE CAPTURE

With simultaneous access of up to four space telescopes, users can capture images of the same target using a greater number of filtered light ranges.

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OPTICAL SPECTROMETRY

The telescopes will include a spectrometer to broaden the capability to exploring the makeup of star atmospheres.

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 telescopes are 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.

ROADMAP TO LAUNCH & OPERATIONS

Optical telescopes in orbit above earth

ROADMAP

800 KM ABOVE EARTH

Phase 1 Q3 2018 Q1 2019

Initial Specification, Design and Refinement of Cost & Timing

Specifications of telescopes: refining the mirror size and optical system, defining the sensors and imaging systems, and initial design of the supporting spacecraft and its power system, computer and control system, and communication system. Operational infrastructure: requirements of the Mission Control Centre, Blockchain system that manages access time, Prototyping of UI software and hardware requirements of Mission Control Centre

Phase 2 Q2 2019  Q3/Q4 2020

Design Build Test Launch

Phase 3 Q4 2020 Q4 2022

Operations and Additional Launches

Full active operation from our Mission Control Centre as well as completion and launch of the additional telescopes

Note: This roadmap is subject to change at any given time

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OUR TEAM

MISSION SPACE TEAM

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Angus McGlynn

CO-FOUNDER

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 product 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 it set to be located at the Space Aerohub in Spring 2019.

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Bjarni Tryggvason

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, and 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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Alex Dudelzak

SENIOR SCIENTIST

Alex has more than 20 years' experience as senior scientist at the Canadian Space Agency where he managed a massive inter departmental research effort and coordinated collaborations that encompassed dozens of individuals. His ability to communicate scientific concepts across disciplines, cultures, and six languages will be instrumental in building and maintaining relationships with our commercial customers scattered worldwide.

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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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Peter Keogh

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

After a career that took him from KPMG in Dublin to British Vita PLC in Paris and back to BDO Simpson Xavier and Deloitte in Limerick, Peter founded the accountancy firm, Keogh Ryan Tierney. Peter has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance transactions and heads up the Advisory division of his company. Peter is also currently successfully leading a number of business sale and fundraising transactions.

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San Shepherd

CHIEF UI DEVELOPER

Previously development director and senior producer at Electronic Arts (EA) where he shipped 3 console games, San Shepherd is the producer and co-creator of the hit educational mobile, augmented reality & virtual reality astronomy app - Star Chart , which has close to 40 million downloads worldwide across 14 platforms. In association with National Geographic he has most recently launched the world’s first augmented reality outdoor planetarium. And amongst other things, he is currently developing an online virtual reality massively multiplayer planetarium.

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Michael Taggart

STRATEGIC DEV & BLOCKCHAIN ADVISOR

Michael is director, co-founder and advisor to many successful blockchain based businesses such as Quintric, Biquitous and Eristica and is also President of Cryptonomex, the company that authored the Graphene blockchain, originally developed as the foundation of Bitshares. Michael, is a writer and member of the Forbes Technology Council.

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Gerard Clutterbuck

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Gerard has been involved with Mission Space since its inception. With his background in Industial Design, Gerard will oversea our research division, keeping abreast of the latest technology advances with the aim of ensuring our space telescopes, future space exploration product development and R&D remain both current and leading edge technologies.

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Neville Bourke

CHIEF HR OFFICER

Formerly HR Director at Bank of Ireland Retail Banking, in that role he led the people change elements of a 230-year old organisation transitioning through the current digital transformation of Financial Services. Neville's areas of interest include the conventional (Organisation Strategy, Organisation Behaviour, Change Management), and the emergent (Digital Transformation, the Future of Retail, the Future of Work, Smart Ageing) and what these mean for organisations & the HR Toolbox.

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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