Hello Space! We established this startup, because you matter and we want to help by feeding on your garbage.
We are a Slovakia based startup founded by 3 researchers who are exploring a new way of debris manipulation at orbit. Our concept should allow to handle even large objects with bigger mass, yet have the ability to be launched by lighter launching systems or as secondary payloads. Once in place, any multipurpose vehicle can be focused on its highest added value – servicing instead of catching and removal. Our aim is to utilize all known advantages of cooperating multi-agent systems (substitutability of agents, smaller development price, distributed activities, etc.) for catching and debris manipulation including changing their orbits and delivery to the target place for their storage, burning in atmosphere or in-orbit servicing. This should enable the price of these space activities to decrease substantially in the future.
Dr. Balog has multiple experience in project and team lead in various fields (physics, data science and finance). He is skilled in project planning, system architecture creation, analytics, risk understanding and technology development. He participated in studies related to vacuum, particle or plasma physics and technological developments.
Dr. Gebura is the initiator of the idea. He is highly experienced in research and technology development management from ideas through requirements formulation towards validation in laboratory and field conditions. He experienced various positions from researcher up to R&D lead in groundbreaking high-power pulsed plasma drilling technology.
Mr. Mlaticek is a senior software developer. Initially started as a data analyst, then moved to SW development. Through work scope he gained needed experience related to design and control of autonomous agents, understanding related risks and necessities and processes to define, structure and optimize such systems.
Mr. Sgobba is Executive Director and Board Secretary at International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). He was its first President during the period 2005-2013. He has been responsible for flight safety at the European Space Agency (ESA), including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection. He has published several articles and papers on space safety, and co-edited the text book “Safety Design for Space Systems”, published in 2009 by Elsevier. He is a member of the editorial board of the Space Safety Magazine.
Dr. Silha is research associate in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava. Among other responsibilities such as student leadership or observations planning, he also provides support for various ESA studies and projects preparation. He was also working on research projects with focus on optical observation of space debris and on space surveillance.
Prof. Sekaj is university teacher and researcher at Institute of Robotics and Cybernetics at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. His focus is on cybernetics, soft computing in control engineering, evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks in modelling and control of dynamic systems. He is author or co-author of multiple publications and papers related to his work. He published a book “Evolutionary computations and their use in praxis” in 2007.
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