Meet the founders – GATE Space GmbH

1- Can you briefly explain what your solution is all about? What’s unique about it?

We develop chemical in-space propulsion systems. They are unique with respect to deep throttling capability, cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness.

2- What’s the story behind your company? How was the idea for this business born?

We have been working on aerospace projects for several years in the context of a student organization at TU Wien. Now, the time has come to take the next step and carry our expertise into the commercial space industry.

3-Which is the challenge that your solution tackles, and how do you set apart from the other companies with similar solutions?

We think that cost-effective and highly flexible in-space mobility solutions are a key enabling technology for the flourishing NewSpace economy. In contrast to “last mile” mobility solutions such as kick stages, we provide the customer with in-space mobility during the entire mission.

4- What are your goals, and what’s the biggest challenge you are trying to overcome at this moment?

Our current efforts concentrate on the incorporation of the GATE Space Systems GmbH and the preparation of a seed investment round.

5- What advice would you give to an entrepreneur trying to pave his/her way in the space sector landscape?

Haha – I am not sure if we are qualified to answer this question yet.

6- About SUN, why did you apply?

SUN offers valuable support in making critical decisions in the rapidly evolving space industry. Our mentor Gaetano Volpe is an excellent addition to our advisory team.