The 2021 Hyperspace Summit Pitches

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Startup Cohort


Astroport Space Technologies Inc. is a space construction and materials manufacturing company turning planetary resources into durable feedstock for autonomous 3D construction printing of lunar surface infrastructure and in-space construction of orbital structures.


Atomionics is building atom-interferometry based sensing systems for navigation and exploration. It aims to make the most reliable and accurate navigation system which work everywhere – including underwater, underground and other GPS-denied areas. Atomionics systems enable precisely pinpointing resources.


G-SPACE, Inc. is an industrial AI company that offers a SaaS platform, ATOM for the design and manufacturing of unique gravity-independent materials and optimized in-space manufacturing processes to improve the cost-to-market by a factor of 10 or more.

Knight Aerospace

Knight Aerospace is an OEM and the world’s leading provider of the custom quick-change/roll-on roll-off medical module, as well as palletized systems for cargo aircraft, including C17 and C130. We make patient air transport safer and more comfortable.

Lunar Outpost

Lunar Outpost is an advanced technology company with a focus on developing technologies that have both Earth and space applications. Lunar Outpost plans on filling an important role in the expanding space industry and is currently using its technical expertise to solve a variety of technological challenges.

Third Place

2021 Third Place Winner - Start Up

Neutron Star Systems USA Corp.

Neutron Star Systems is developing Superconductor-Based Electric Propulsion Systems, which provide greater efficiency, scalability, and operational flexibility, so that you can perform more advanced space missions and cut costs by billions of dollars.

O Analytics Incorporated

O Analytics Incorporated is a West Virginia based company providing timely analytical solutions to support government and commercial space innovation.

Obruta Space Solutions

Obruta Space Solutions is your roadside assistance in space. We are an orbital services provider delivering on-orbit refueling, maneuverability, and hardware upgrade services to expand the operational capabilities and lifespan of satellites by decades—exponentially increasing a space assets value.

Quaternion Consulting Inc (QCI)

QCI’s modeling and simulation capabilities are highly specialized, but can be applied to many disciplines. Our award-winning team uses sophisticated custom-developed to simulate physical dependencies from satellite orbital configurations to system performance forecast analyses.

Second Place

2021 Second Place Winner - Start Up


SCOUT is providing in-space situational awareness, scalable beyond what is possible from the ground, to make space operations safer and more transparent. SCOUT-Vision enables tracking of spaceborne threats with up to 1000x improved fidelity.

TurnRock Labs

TurnRock seeks to provide greater control and optimization between fleets of robots and the people who operate them. Our vision for automation is a collaborative relationship that utilizes human skills and problem solving to supplement abilities and learning for robots.

First Place

2021 First Place Winner - Start Up

Varda Space Industries, Inc.

Varda is moving industry into space and bringing real products back to Earth. SpaceX, NASA, and the rest of the space industry have laid the proverbial railways to orbit. The team at Varda is building on top of this prior work to produce materials in space for use back on Earth.


A Newspace technology entity with a dual commercial-government orientation, which addresses infrastructure, food, energy, and national security needs through the combination of air and space borne platforms, using variety sensors ( optical, HSI, Radar etc ), weather and ground data sets.

University Cohort

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the largest educator of aerospace engineers in the country. The university focuses on aerospace and aviation, and faculty have specialization in initial orbit determination algorithms.

Norris High Resolution Research Group in the Physics Dept. at New Mexico Tech

The Norris High Resolution Research Group utilizes compressed sensing, machine learning, and other advanced techniques to solve challenge imaging problems in sparse data conditions. We work in astrophysics and space domain awareness and aim to maximize science output with minimal resources.


SFluor specializes in thermally and chemically robust coatings that can be fine-tuned for aviation and aerospace applications– ideal for engineer and business managers in firms seeking a high productivity and performance.

First Place

2021 First Place Winner - University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens has seven thousand students and 300 faculty. It hosts two National Research Centers of Excellence – Systems Engineering Research University Affiliated Research Center (SER-UARC) and Maritime Security Center.

Second Place

2021 Second Place Winner - University

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is an intellectually vibrant, creative, and stimulating environment for education, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development that prepares students to apply knowledge and learning to challenges, complexities, and opportunities to improve our modern technological society.

Third Place + Trophy

2021 Third Place Winner - University
Crowd Favorite

Texas State University

Texas State University is a public research university in San Marcos, Texas. with over 38,000 students and ten colleges and fifty schools and departments.

The Aerospace Center of the University of Texas at El Paso

The UTEP’s Aerospace Center (cSETR) is a NASA-funded center of excellence in aerospace and exploration. cSETR owns research and development capabilities on propulsion, space robotics, small satellite development, lunar surface exploration, missile systems, and hypersonic technologies.llence – Systems Engineering Research University Affiliated Research Center (SER-UARC) and Maritime Security Center.

The Pennsylvania State University, Applied Research Laboratory, Electro-Optics Division

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State ARL supports national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life through education, scientific discovery, technological demonstration, and successful transition to application.

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 46,000 students and has been named “Among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science produces highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students with technical depth and competence to satisfy workforce needs.

Utah State University

Utah State University (USU or Utah State) is a public land-grant research university in Logan, Utah. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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