Earth2Orbit (E2O) is India’s first private space startup. The idea for E2O came about over coffee at ‘The Grove’ on Fillmore Street in San Francisco.
- Lead India’s foray into the global space marketplace, 2009-2016
- Support global climate action using space data analytics, 2016-2019
- Challenge and change the status-quo, both local and global, 2009->>
- Foster international cooperation in space, 2009->>
- Inspire a new generation to dream and reach for the stars, 2020->>
- Create a bold new 21st century narrative for space exploration, 2020->>
E2O belongs to a new generation of bold, unorthodox, agile companies worldwide that are questioning the status-quo and spearheading a “New Space” revolution. The New Space movement is led by passionate entrepreneurs who are disrupting an industry long controlled by “Old Space” comprising monopolistic mega corporations and bureaucratic space agencies with little motivation for massive disruption by virtue of being perpetually fueled by tax-payer funds.
Empowered by advances in payload and transport technologies, New Space entrepreneurs are exploring opportunities with new launch vehicles, novel uses of affordable small satellites, and even toying with the idea of space-based power generation and extraterrestrial mining. They are experimenting with innovative business models and manufacturing methodologies that are lean and efficient. Here is a New Space V-LAB panel discussion moderated by E2O founder Amaresh Kollipara at the Stanford School of Business in September 2011.
Earth2Orbit (E2O) is India’s first private space start-up.
The idea for E2O came about over coffee at ‘The Grove’ on Fillmore Street in San Francisco. We started out with a dream is to see India emerge as a global space player and not be limited to a government-run program. E2O has had an organic business model that has had multiple avatars. We are passionate about what we do. We are value-driven, not valuation-driven.
E2O Avatar #1: 2009-2016: Launch Services
We spent the 1st seven years providing Launch Advisory and Launch Procurement Services to satellite makers. Our focus was the Indian PSLV rocket and international clients seeking launch opportunities to SSO (Sun-Synchronous Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit).
E2O Avatar #2: 2016-2019: Earth Observation (EO) Data Analytics
In December 2015, at the Paris climate conference (COP21), 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. Starting January 2016, we shifted gears and decided to support global climate action by starting a new business focusing on EO Data Analytics.
E2O Avatar #3: 2020->>>: E2O Exploration Lab
Starting 2020, E2O plans to shift its focus to education, media, outreach and perhaps a Prize to promote climate ambassadorship + innovation in space tech. We hope to curate exciting new content as a countdown to India’s first human mission to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2022, create local and global awareness about India’s exciting space program, and inspire the 600+ million young people on the Indian subcontinent to reach for the stars. We want to tell stories about innovative space missions from around the globe irrespective of geography. We dream of creating a bold new 21st century narrative to counter the western hemispherical bias that has dominated the space exploration narrative for the past 50 years.
E2O is head quartered out of Bangalore, India’s aerospace capital. Over the last decade, E2O has had satellite offices in Mumbai, Osaka, San Francisco, New York and Vienna.
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