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

800 KM IN ORBIT ABOVE EARTH

SPACE EXPLORATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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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.

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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

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 2020

Initial Design of Telescope

In 2018 we commenced the initial design and specification of the telescope structure, optics and spacecraft. This also included defining our earthstation communication system and the functionality that we will make available to our end users. This is now complete.

Phase 2 Q2 2020  Q4 2020

Detail Design & Software Development

Expand our software team and commence design of the mobile and desktop apps for our end-users. Advanced detail design of the telescope and its spacecraft in preparation for inital manufacturing of the first telescope.

Phase 3 Q1 2021  Q3 2022

Design Build Test

Complete design of end-user applications. Build and complete first telescope. Test telescope, software applications and the earthstation communication network before launch.

Phase 4 Q4 2022 Q4 2024

Launch of First Telescope & Operations

Launch of first telescope and full active operation from our Mission Control Centre.

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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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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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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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