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Axiom Space (company)

Axiom Space (company)

Axiom Space is a company that is primarily interested in providing human spaceflight services

Axiom Space is a company that is primarily interested making space a place for life and work, as well as enabling deep space exploration. The company was founded by Kam Ghaffarian and Michael Suffredini in 2015, in Houston, Texas, United States.

The company looks to provide ten day to half year missions to the International Space Station, and will begin the launch of their modules into orbit around 2024. Their customers are primarily space agencies from various countries, and offers missions to their customers for private astronauts. They offer opportunities for on-orbit commerce and science to test systems for deep space exploration.

Axiom Space uses human spaceflight engineering, training, operations, and program management to help construct human spaceflight programs. These programs help incentivize the growth of high-tech industries, stimulate the economy, inspire STEM educational programs, and build national and international respect. The mission planning for astronauts and space programs under Axiom includes training, transportation, provisions, micro-gravity experiments, and management.

Axiom Space is interested in developing and providing on-orbit manufacturing, or manufacturing in space. Some products that they look to manufacture in space include fiber optics, high-strength and low-weight alloy products, satellites, biomedical research components, biological tissues (which includes human organs), and micro-encapsulation.

Timeline

May 25, 2021
Axiom Space reveals that record-holding astronaut Peggy Whitson and mission pilot John Shoffner will lead Axiom Space's Ax-2 mission to enable new research in space.
February 2021
Axiom Space raises a $130,000,000 series B round from Aidennlair Capital, C5 Capital, Declaration Partners, Hemisphere Ventures, Moelis Dynasty Investments, Starbridge Venture Capital, TQS Advisors, The Venture Collective and Washington University in St. Louis.
December 31, 2019
Axiom Space raises a $7,000,000 series A round from Dylan Taylor, Helios Capital, Hemisphere Ventures, Jackson Moses, SpaceFund, Starbridge Venture Capital and The Venture Collective.
September 2019
Axiom Space raises a $16,000,000 seed round from AngelList, Dylan Taylor and Hemisphere Ventures.
August 15, 2018
Axiom Space raises a $5,000,000 series A round from Drake Management, Evolution VC Partners, Hemisphere Ventures and Starbridge Venture Capital.
January 15, 2016
Axiom Space raises a $8,000,000 seed round from Ibx.

Funding rounds

Patents

Further Resources

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Axiom Space - Axiom Commercial Space Station

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Axiom Space - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding

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Axiom Space - National Astronaut Missions

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Axiom Space - On-Orbit Manufacturing

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Axiom Space - Overview and Team

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News

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Aria Alamalhodaei
July 15, 2021
TechCrunch
More details are beginning to emerge on Houston-based Axiom Space's ambitious project to build and operate the world's first commercial space station. Thales Alenia Space, a European aerospace manufacturer, will develop the two pressurized modules of the Axiom Space Station. The two elements, which are scheduled to launch in 2024 and 2025, will dock to [...]
Zahra Tayeb
June 12, 2021
news.yahoo.com
The US space agency wants to see more commercial spaceflights for private astronauts in an attempt to make space travel more accessible.
William Harwood
June 3, 2021
news.yahoo.com
New solar arrays are part of SpaceX's 22nd supply run to the space station.
June 3, 2021
Tech2
The three missions - Ax-2, Ax-3 and Ax-4 - will be conducted six months apart and will all last for around eight days.
Suzanne Humphries
May 30, 2021
www.reviewgeek.com
Privately funded space infrastructure company Axiom Space has announced its picks for the mission commander and pilot slots of its second private mission to space, dubbed Ax-2: retired former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and GT racer John Shoffner.
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