VestaSpace was started in 2018 in order to make satellite and space data services more accessible by Arun Kumar Sureban.
Following the advancement of the space tech domain in the past decade, CubeSats and Nanosatellites have successfully changed the dynamic. As technological trends supported the advancement of small satellites, the number of countries deploying CubeSats and nanosatellites has considerably gone up.
It was the success of a CubeSat project at the University of Southern California that led Arun to come with the idea of Vesta Space. Initial funding came from selling a drone software Arun developed wherein he managed to raise $ 3 million for his pet project.
Currently equipped with a workforce of around 50 competent enthusiasts, Vesta Space has collaborated with many space agencies, partnering with around 12 global stations around the globe. Their specialty is building CubeSats and Nanosatellite technologies.
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What are CubeSats? Miniature satellites used in low earth orbits. They are used for applications like remote sensing and communications. A pair of CubeSats were deployed to Mars back in 2018 due to its utility.
Vesta Space developed its first CubeSat with an initial payload of 10 kg. Initially two satellites were sent to orbit. What was the satellite’s purpose? The satellite was supposed to study the climate conditions of certain regions and send data. This happens to have implications in a number of fields like agriculture for instance.
Vesta Space provides ground station services as well. The antennas are configured to link with communication modules automatically. Arun states that VestaSpace offers the fastest ground segment integration. It allows you to access your data at any point of time from anywhere. All you have to do is schedule your downlink session with Vesta Space.
VestaSpace has also recently launched Mission Analysis and launch-assist operations. It focuses on the analysis of satellite orbits to achieve the objectives of the space mission. As an end-to-end solution it designs satellites and recommends modifications for the same. It even allows you to run simulations to test out different scenarios.
With Launch assists Vesta Space provides insurance for the missions by focusing on the launch operator to make it a perfect mission. Vesta Space acts as a medium between the concerned parties and space agencies to take care of everything from paperwork to data reception.
Vesta Space Technology recently raised its first-ever external fund in a $10 million investment from advisory firm Next Capital. These funds are to be utilised for the expansion of operations across India and abroad through the acquisition of ground stations. This move is expected to help the company achieve a 300% growth rate.
Vesta Space plans on launching a new satellite in September 2020. Following this development Vesta Space navigates a huge market with growing opportunities and sparse competition with a simple motive to make nanosatellites and CubeSats. The focus is to make them the preferred choice for customers looking for mission-critical radio-based surveillance and communications solutions.