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Our goal: Explore the solar system.
With our cheap and reliable spacecraft, we will open a door to more exploration of the solar system. If humans are to live in space, it’s not possible to bring all the resources from Earth. We must find them in space. But then it must be much cheaper to explore deep space. With the Beyond Atlas spacecraft, access to deep space will improve dramatically.
The mission: Earth’s mini Moon.
Earth has a second Moon, a mini Moon. It’s really an asteroid, 2016OH3, in orbit around the Sun, but also around Earth. Beyond Atlas will build a spacecraft to explore it. And we hope to give it a better name.
A small, 3U, spacecraft to try propulsion, navigation, communication and also get really close and photograph space debris. Launch Q4 2019.
A larger,12U, spacecraft launched into Medium Earth Orbit and use electric propulsion to escape Earth’s gravity, and fly to our target. Perhaps we will swing by the real Moon on the way if timing allows it.
The first mission, Meeting the Scrap, is fully funded and we are planning to launch that spacecraft to Low Earth Orbit around New Years. That is the test mission, but very cool in itself, since we are going to go really close some space debris and some take unique pictures.
Next up after that is the asteroid mission. We will start the big crowdfunding push for that next year, 2020. But you can donate now, and have the opportunity to be part of both missions.
- The total cost of both missions: $3 million.
Co-Founder XPRIZE Foundation. Co-Chairman of the Space Track at Singularity University.
CTO of OHB Sweden. Project manager for ESA’s first lunar mission, SMART-1.
CTO at ÅAC Microtec. MSc in Engineering Physics at LTH.
Ph.D. Space Physics. Professor at Swedish Institute of Space Physics.
Vice Rector for Space at Luleå University of Technology. Director-General of the Swedish National Space Agency between 2009 and 2018.
CEO Spaceport Sweden, future astronaut and advisor to the Space Frontier Foundation.
Co-founder & Executive Chairman the Warp Institute. Former Member of Parliament.
Astronaut with two trips to the International Space Station. Professor of Space Travel, KTH.
Worked with seven Swedish satellite projects.
We have a team of experts who have done these kinds of things before.
Olle NorbergVice Rector for Space at Luleå University of Technology. Former Director-General of the Swedish National Space Agency between. Vice Rector for Space at Luleå University of Technology. Director-General of the Swedish National Space Agency between 2009 and 2018. Ph.D. degree from the Umeå University in Sweden is space plasma physics, having worked on several national, ESA, and international space projects at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics. Between 2001 and 2009 he was Head of Esrange Space Center, a center for satellite operations as well as sounding rocket and stratospheric balloon launchings.
Mathias SundinExecutive Chairman of the Warp Institute, Former Member of Parliament. Mathias is Executive Chairman of the Warp Institute and leads the crowdfunding effort. He is a former Member of Parliament and Deputy Mayor. Mentor and jury member at the XPRIZE Visioneers. Member of the World Frontiers Forum at Harvard & MIT.
Stefan VesterlundSpace enthusiastic handyman. Worked with airworthiness certification and system engineering for special-mission aircrafts and helicopters. Educated in Space Mission Design and Operations.
Milan BattelinoM.Sc in Astronomy. OHB Sweden. Software engineering on RAMSES (Ground Control System) and AOCS Simulator for Solar Orbiter. Mission analysis for several missions. Mission control and astronomy planning for the satellite Odin.
Robin LarssonAOCS Specialist, M. Sc. Engineering Physics at KTH. Robin joined SSC in later to OHB. Experience from AOCS development in the satellites: PRISMA, SmallGEO, Electra, and InnoSat. During the PRISMA mission, Robin was responsible for the demonstration of Satellite Autonomous Formation Flying and Proximity Experiments, which included development, implementation, testing as well as execution in orbit.
Peter RathsmanCTO of OHB Sweden. Peter joined SSC in 1983 later OHB. He has a background in satellite systems engineering and project management and has been involved in almost all national satellite projects since the late 1980s. He was also project manager for ESA’s first lunar mission, SMART-1 which used electric propulsion to travel from GTO to lunar orbit.
Sven GrahnSpace Nestor, M.Sc Engineering Physics, KTH. Worked with seven Swedish satellite projects while at Swedish Space Corporation 1975-2006. Retired as VP Engineering. Now a project manager for KTH’s MIST student CubeSat project.
Christer FuglesangProfessor in Spaceflight at KTH, and part-time advisor to Saab. M.Sc. Engineering Physics at KTH. Ph.D. in particle physics. Astronaut and did two spaceflights with the space shuttle Discovery to ISS where he did 5 spacewalks. The former head of ESA science division regarding ISS and zero gravity at ESTEC.
Robin LiljaM.Sc. Robotics Engineering, MDH. Joined OHB Sweden in 2012 as a spacecraft systems engineer. Currently working as systems engineer of InnoSat/MATS and Beyond Atlas.
Jan-Erik WahlundPh.D. Space Physics. Professor at IRF. Principal Investigator for the Swedish METAL spacecraft mission to a metallic rich (M-type) asteroid. Project manager and investigator of many payloads on spacecrafts including Cassini, Rosetta and BepiColombo.
Emil VinterhavCTO at ÅAC Microtec. MSc in Engineering Physics at LTH. Emil has been working at leading space companies in many aspects of space technology and engineering since 1999. Emil has promoted space activities on a variety of arenas, teaching at KTH, lobbying thought industry interest organizations and through art projects such as the House on the Moon.
Dr. Jian GuoBoard member and Theme Leader of TU Delft Space Institute. A space system engineer with a special focus on small satellites. Since 2001, Jian has worked with various micro- and nano-satellite missions including the first Chinese nanosatellite THNS-1 and the Dutch Delfi nanosatellites. He is also an active member of worldwide small satellite communities, such as the IAC SmallSat Committee and the ESA/CNES 4S Committee.
In cooperation with the Warp Institute, we are building a global space community. Our first joint task will be to crowdfund the first two missions of Beyond Atlas.
To do this we need you. You’ll get unique insight in the missions, you will be part of space history and you’ll help humanity become multiplanetary.
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