Here we are focused on commercial activities happening in space for space as opposed to satellite services provided to customers on Earth. This includes traditional aerospace activities like building and launching new satellites and space systems, but also new activities like space exploration and robotics, in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM), space stations, space tourism, micro-gravity research, propellant depots, cislunar relays systems, lunar transportation systems, lunar and asteroid mining, in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), and eventually a space ecosystem extending to Mars and beyond.
Satellite manufacturing is evolving from a government led and funded endeavor to an increasingly commercially driven industry with rapid innovation and more efficient size, weight and power solutions the new drivers of success.
Likewise, the launch services industry is seeing numerous commercial entrants pushing new technologies and business models and lowering the cost of access to space. These evolutions have enabled numerous new business models within a vibrant commercial space industry.
Helping incumbents adapt to these changes and maintain their market shares requires clear understanding of the changing competitive dynamics. Helping new entrants gain a toehold in the market and achieve their growth objectives requires sound financial advice and capital raising support.
Near Earth’s partners grew up in the aerospace industry and have 21 years of experience designing complicated satellite systems for major aerospace companies. On top of that technical base are decades of investment banking experience at major Wall Street firms. This rare combination is our special sauce.