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Aphelion Aerospace

Low-cost Eco-friendly Rapid Access To Space

Aphelion Aerospace

Low-cost Eco-friendly Rapid Access To Space

Lakewood, CO
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Aphelion Aerospace aims to revolutionize access to space, expanding its potential beyond corporations and into the hands of individuals. By providing dedicated services for small spacecraft technology for use in commerce, science, and research, Aphelion is at the leading edge of a wide and untapped market and is on a mission to redefine the future of small space launches.

$176,972

raised
224
Investors
$7.99M
Valuation
$2.22
Price per Share
$250.86
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$176,972

raised
224
Investors
$7.99M
Valuation
$2.22
Price per Share
$250.86
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on April 30, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Aphelion Aerospace is a nanosatellite company offering responsive, short-notice, and launch on-demand, meeting the demands of both civilian consumers and government entities alike.
The launch market is forecast to quadruple in total size over the next decade, reaching $49.1B by 2030.
Aphelion’s key team members have worked for the leading organizations in the defense and space industries, including the U.S. Air Force, NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, United Launch Alliance, and OneWeb.


Miniaturizing and mass-producing space launch technology  

We believe that putting a small satellite into orbit should not cost more than the price of a house. For space access to fully realize its potential, it must evolve beyond the massive multinationals and corporate machines that currently dominate. By creating simpler systems, we can provide the highest reliability and lowest price for access to space—for small vehicles as much as for big ones. Aphelion’s launch technology enables us to expand the mission capabilities of small spacecraft based on the cost-effective nature of mass-produced, small-sized vehicles. Our prototypes represent a complete, customizable, and turnkey suite of nanosatellite services using top-tier technology that is both simpler and more reliable than the industry standard.

* The above image does not depict an Aphelion product and was included for creative purposes.



Our work is informed by collective decades of knowledge and experience in the military, civilian, and commercial sectors of the aerospace and space launch industry, including in the U.S. Air Force, NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin. Aphelion CEO Miguel Ayala has 20 years as leader and engineer in high-profile government and commercial space programs including Lockheed Martin Orion spacecraft and A2100 satellites, NASA Space Shuttle Boosters, ULA Vulcan rocket, and SpaceX Falcon rockets.


THE PROBLEM


Big satellites have been getting all the attention

The launch costs for multi-ton spacecraft have dropped dramatically in the past decade, but have barely budged for smaller satellites. Despite the projected growth of the nanosatellite industry, market demand remains underserved. Capital-intensive multinationals and corporate behemoths continue to dominate space, keeping the market largely inaccessible to other players. These industry giants are not investing attention into the nanosatellite market, which continues to be hindered by launch costs relative to satellite size.

The status quo inhibits the growth, mass adoption, and utilization of nanosatellites, as available services are specifically optimized for large satellite customers. We call this the “Launch Problem.” As a result, there is increasing market demand for low-cost launch services, satellite manufacturing, and mission operations dedicated to the nanosatellite community.


Industry myths:

  • The problem of high launch costs for small satellites has been solved.
  • There are enough launch providers and little room for new players in the field.
  • Many startups in the small satellite space are developing promising new systems. (Reality: most are neither realistic nor viable, often premised upon impossible or untested technologies)



THE SOLUTION


Increasing access to space through small launch services

Aphelion Aerospace is positioned to become the one-stop-shop for the small satellite and nanosatellite industry. By streamlining our services and products, including spacecraft hardware, software, and mission support, we offer premier solutions and maximize cost-effectiveness for our customers. In doing so, we increase the broader accessibility of the space environment to our customers, and in turn expand the overall market. 



Our innovations come together in the Helios nano launch system, which is a three-stage vertical launch vehicle. Coupled with our partner and vendor network, we offer the infrastructure and services required from mission conceptualization through on-orbit operational support. Our dedicated launch infrastructure supports spacecraft up to 100kg to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. When fully matured and operational, we’ll reduce launch cycles to within one week, and launch on-demand within 24 hour-notice from non-traditional locations around the globe.



The sales price for each of our services ranges from $7,000 (1U Cubesat) to $950,000 (Helios Dedicated Launch), with an average margin of 58%. Best of all, we’re committed to maintaining net-zero carbon emissions; our technology is non-toxic, non-polluting, non-cryogenic, and can operate from non-traditional launch locations on short notice for what NASA describes as “gas-and-go” operations.



THE MARKET


A wide open market for nanosatellite services

Simply put, we’re looking at enormous market potential. There is a rapidly expanding and wide open market for the type of nanosatellite services we provide. The industry as a whole grew exponentially over the past decade, with continued forecasts for dynamic growth ahead. Within this untapped market, we’re several steps ahead of our competitors. Unlike any of our peers, Aphelion Aerospace offers its services as either an all-inclusive lifecycle package, or with services purchased à la carte. We believe no other company is able to offer responsive, short-notice, and launch on-demand. We see ourselves as having the most competitive business model in the industry, as the design of our services and small size of our vehicle meet the specific needs of not only civilian customers, but also government entities, including DoD and NASA.



Source 1, Source 2Source 3


The global space launch services industry garnered $9.88 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $32.41 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 15.7% from 2020 to 2027 (source). The global space propulsion market size is projected to grow from USD 6.7 billion in 2020 to USD 14.2 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 16.2% from 2020 to 2025 (source). The global Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market size is expected to grow from USD 2.3 billion in 2021 to USD 5.7 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.4% during the forecast period.(source).

OUR TRACTION


Collaborations with NASA and the U.S. Air Force


Over the past few years, Aphelion Aerospace has achieved a number of major milestones. We’ve engaged both NASA and the U.S. Air Force to license two of the most expensive and high-risk systems for commercial markets (Avionics and the Autonomous Flight Safety System). Additionally, we’re licensing hardware and software technology from NASA for production of our spacecraft, while developing additional technologies in-house.


*The above image is not an Aphelion Aerospace produced product. Used for creative purposes.


We’ve successfully completed design, production, and testing of our propulsion system engine at full scale, and we have LOIs from three potential customers, with more in the pipeline. To keep up with our ambitious goals, we’re expanding our team and moving into a new HQ, where we’ll be able to scale up activities and shift our focus from R&D to manufacturing.





WHY INVEST


Join us on our mission to redefine space access

We believe that access to space should be sustainable and open to everyone. That’s why we're building a future in which people will be able to launch spacecraft whenever they want, to wherever they want, and at a price resembling air cargo transport. We’re here to make room for new, smaller entrants through savvy business strategy, environmentally friendly propulsion technology, and expert-led innovations. It’s the perfect moment to invest:in small spacecraft technology that will revolutionize the overall market. By continuing to innovate and develop the technology of tomorrow, we’ll remain at the forefront of spacecraft miniaturization. At Aphelion Aerospace, we have the tools to create new opportunities that will redefine the future of space access.


*The above image is not an Aphelion Aerospace produced product. Used for creative purposes.


Offering Summary


Company

:

Aphelion Aerospace, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

5815 W 6th Ave Unit 2D, Lakewood, CO 80214

Offering Minimum

:

$9,998.88

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,997.82

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.86











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

4,504

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

481,981

Price per Share

:

$2.22

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$7,992,000.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive 20% bonus shares

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive 15% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the two weeks and receive 10% bonus shares.

Amount-Based:

$500+ | Nanosatellite

Invest $500 and receive 5% bonus shares.

$1,000+ | Satellite

Invest $1,000 and receive 7% bonus shares.

$2,500+ | Low Earth Orbit

Invest $2,500 and receive 10% bonus shares + swag bag which includes: 3D printed Helios rocket model pen + Aphelion Aerospace branded t-shirt, hat, hoodie, and a softshell jacket.

$5,000+ | Zero Gravity

Invest $5,000 and receive 15% bonus shares + VIP tour of facilities + swag bag which includes: 3D printed Helios rocket model pen + Aphelion Aerospace branded t-shirt, hat, hoodie, and a softshell jacket.

$10,000+ | Liftoff!

Invest $10,000 and receive 20% bonus shares + VIP tour of facilities + VIP launch party + swag bag which includes: 3D printed Helios rocket model pen + Aphelion Aerospace branded t-shirt, hat, hoodie, and a softshell jacket.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Aphelion Aerospace, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $2.22 per share, you will receive 110 shares of common stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $220. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,994,057.00 USD
$1,860,626.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$7,515.00 USD
$27,104.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$118,669.00 USD
-$133,431.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

This is Your Last Chance

18 days ago



Aphelion Community,


We don't want you to miss out on the last stages of our equity crowdfunding campaign. 


We owe a sense of gratitude to everyone who has supported Aphelion Aerospace.


We couldn't be happier with the results of our campaign thanks to your hard work!


But we're not done yet!


Do not miss out on this fantastic investment opportunity.


You should take advantage of the last opportunity to invest in Aphelion Aerospace and be part of our future success.


Also, if you've already invested in Aphelion Aerospace, tell your friends and colleagues about it so they can join the team!


How long are you going to wait?!  This is the last stage of the Aphelion Aerospace campaign!



Check out our StartEngine crowdfunding site now, because you may invest as little as $250.86!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace




Aphelion Aerospace Completes Rocket Engine Development Test and Continues with Launch Vehicle Design

19 days ago

Aphelion Aerospace is proud to announce reaching a major milestone in developing the company's commercial launch services with the completion of critical propulsion system testing. 


The team recently spent two weeks at the company's test facility in Wyoming integrating a rocket engine and support systems on a ground test stand and conducting a series of hot fire tests. The test activity was conducted with support from Aphelion Aerospace's propulsion R&D partner, Frontier Astronautics, at their facility near Chugwater, WY. 

This ground testing is a critical phase of research and development because Aphelion Aerospace utilizes a proprietary chemical blend that has not been used in the space industry previously. While there has been prior government-funded research in a laboratory, Aphelion is the first company to use it in a flight-scale rocket engine to commercialize the technology. By conducting extensive testing on the ground, the company is maturing the technology to retire technical risks on the path toward qualification of the complete propulsion system, including rocket engines, electric pumps, and engine controllers.

With the successful completion of this phase of research and development, Aphelion is proceeding with maturing the propulsion technology using advanced proprietary materials and additive manufacturing. This work will culminate in fabrication and qualification of low-cost flight-ready rocket engines for the company's Helios nanosatellite launch vehicle.

The Helios launch system is a low-cost, dedicated nanosatellite launch vehicle designed to provide low-cost, on-demand launch services for commercial and government customers. It utilizes ground-breaking proprietary non-toxic, non-cryogenic, and environmentally friendly "green" propulsion technology that lowers launch costs, increases reliability, and enables rapid response.

In parallel with propulsion system development, Aphelion is continuing with the design of its launch vehicles, subsystems, and ground support in anticipation of a first suborbital launch as early as the end of 2022 and eventual orbital launch in 2024.

Aphelion Aerospace is a space transportation company on a mission to operate a dedicated nanosatellite launch service that allows for both on-demand and regularly scheduled orbital access with unprecedented mission flexibility and low price.

Aphelion Aerospace expresses its gratitude to its private investors and individuals who have already invested in the company on StartEngine.

 

We're Ready For Our Next Propulsion Hotfire Test Campaign

26 days ago

We’re ready for more hotfire engine testing. After overcoming challenges during the past couple months, we’re finally on the test stand at our propulsion test facility. Here’s video of a water cold flow test of our engine (without the thrust chamber attached) to check out our tanks, plumbing and DAQ operation. For the next few days, our engineers will get to rest up to be ready for the real testing while we attend to our booth at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs and drum up business. As soon as the symposium concludes, we’ll be back at our test site to conduct our engine test campaign.



The Problem With Nanosatellite Launches & The Aphelion Aerospace Solution.

28 days ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


The launch costs for multi-ton spacecraft have dropped dramatically in the past decade, but have barely budged for smaller satellites.


I am going to highlight the current problems with nanosatellite launches and what Aphelion Aerospace is doing to make a change in the industry directly in this update.


Big, Expensive Satellites Seem to Be Taking All the Glory


Despite the projected growth of the nanosatellite industry, market demand remains underserved. 


Capital-intensive multinationals and corporate behemoths continue to dominate space, keeping the market largely inaccessible to other players. These industry giants are not investing attention into the nanosatellite market, which continues to be hindered by launch costs relative to satellite size.



The status quo inhibits the growth, mass adoption, and utilization of nanosatellites, as available services are specifically optimized for large satellite customers. We call this the “Launch Problem.” 



As a result, there is increasing market demand for low-cost launch services, satellite manufacturing, and mission operations dedicated to the nanosatellite community.


Aphelion is Enabling More Space Access by Providing Affordable Launch Opportunities


Aphelion Aerospace is positioned to become the one-stop-shop for the small satellite and nanosatellite industry. 


By streamlining our services and products, including spacecraft hardware, software, and mission support, we offer premier solutions and maximize cost-effectiveness for our customers. In doing so, we increase the broader accessibility of the space environment to our customers, and in turn expand the overall market. 



Coupled with our partner and vendor network, we offer the infrastructure and services required from mission conceptualization through on-orbit operational support. 



When fully matured and operational, we’ll reduce launch cycles to within one week, and launch on-demand within 24 hour-notice from non-traditional locations around the globe.

Invest in Aphelion Aerospace on StartEngine Today!


Join our mission in democratizing access to space, and unlock a vast frontier for humanity.


We are looking for like-minded individuals to invest in our journey. If this sounds like you, head over to our raise page and become an early shareholder for as little as $250.86 today!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our executive team. Thank you in advance for your support.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Rocket Engine Hotfire Testing Completion!

29 days ago

We spent a long week working in the bitter Wyoming cold with our team to get our rocket engine on the test stand and hotfire-tested. The Aphelion Aerospace team was dedicated and heroic in very challenging conditions. I couldn't be more proud of everyone, especially Eduardo and Juan. This sets the stage for the next phase of our development and it's good to finally get it behind us. A big thank you to all of our investors on StartEngine. You all help us make progress! 

Best,
Matthew
Founder, Aphelion Aerospace


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aphelion Aerospace Reaches $150K!

about 1 month ago



Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Thanks to the help from our investor community, Aphelion Aerospace has just surpassed an important milestone in our equity crowdfunding journey on StartEngine:


We’ve raised over $150K from 200+ early backers!


We can’t begin to show enough gratitude for your support, and we’re looking forward to accomplishing many milestones with you in the near future.


At Aphelion Aerospace, we aim to revolutionize access to space, expanding its potential beyond corporations and into the hands of individuals. By providing dedicated services for small spacecraft technology for use in commerce, science, and research, Aphelion is at the leading edge of a wide and untapped market and is on a mission to redefine the future of small space launches.


Make your next investment an impactful one, and consider Pace as your next opportunity. Make sure to also check out our PR article! 


For more information on our mission and how you can become an early shareholder, we encourage you to visit our StartEngine raise page.


Once again, thank you for your support and believing in our vision.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace



Aphelion Aerospace Rocket Engine Testing Progress

about 1 month ago

During the week of April 3, 2022, the team at Aphelion Aerospace conducted critical propulsion system testing activities. This work involved rocket engine ignition hotfire testing without the engine’s thrust chamber and nozzle installed. These tests help the team refine operating procedures in advance of full-scale engine hotfire testing at our propulsion testing partner Frontier Aerospace.


This test campaign will further prove Aphelion’s revolutionary environmentally- friendly propulsion technology and is an essential steppingstone on the development path of our low-cost dedicated nanosatellite launch system. The timing of flows of the fuel and oxidizer is a critical factor for safe and successful operation of rocket engines and this testing helps us refine the timing of ignition. Leaving off the thrust chamber and nozzle assembly eliminates the possibility of an anomaly destroying the hardware. Following the completion of this activity, we will attach those components and conduct hotfire testing of the complete engine assembly at flight-scale conditions.

Aphelion thanks its propulsion testing and oxidizer supply partner, Frontier Astronautics of Chugwater, Wyoming and is grateful for the use of Frontier’s testing facility. Our appreciation goes out to Frontier owner Tim Bendel and the support of Damon Printz. Testing activities were led by Aphelion Aerospace senior engineers Eduardo Corral and Juan Rodelo with management and operational support from Aphelion Founder Matthew Travis and CEO Miguel Ayala.

To learn more about Aphelion Aerospace and how you can be involved in our journey and become an investor, visit our StartEngine campaign page at https://www.startengine.com/aphelion-aerospace , our website https://aphelionaerospace.com and social media.

Sincerely,

Matthew Travis
Founder, Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Featured on Pitch Please!

about 2 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


I am pleased to announce that Aphelion Aerospace was recently featured on Episode #061 of the Pitch Please podcast, “One Stop Shop for CubeSat Operations”!


Pitch Please is bringing transparency to conversations between investors and entrepreneurs that previously happened behind closed doors.


In this discussion, I had the pleasure of breaking down Aphelion’s technologies that allow an end-to-end solution for commercial access to space, our launch services, and much more!


Be sure to give the full episode a listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and let us know what you think!


Apple Podcast -  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aphelion-aerospace-one-stop-shop-for-cubesat-operations/id1553507325?i=1000554873490


Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1QEsmDsxheqksnlw9CVDzO


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Attends 37th Space Symposium.

about 2 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Aphelion Aerospace will have the opportunity to network at the “must attend” space industry event of the year - The 37th Space Symposium!


A unique combination of new and seasoned space professionals from commercial, civil and national security segments of the global space community attend this one-of-a-kind event.


With more than 10,000 participants, companies and organizations hailing from around the globe, The Space Symposium is the premier space industry event in the world.


The conference will allow us to experience the latest in space technology and meet other attendees at their massive exhibit center.


Who is going to be there?

  • Commercial Space Businesses and Associated Subcontractors

  • Military, National Security, and Intelligence Organizations

  • Cyber Security Organizations

  • Federal and State Government Agencies and Organizations

  • Educational Institutions, Space Entrepreneurs, and More!


The Aphelion Aerospace executive team is looking forward to this unique experience and keeping you updated once we attend.


Be on the lookout for more information in the near future! In the meantime you can visit the Space Symposium website here.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Aphelion Aerospace offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Campaign is extending their offering by 30 days


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

The Problem With Nanosatellite Launches & The Aphelion Aerospace Solution.

about 2 months ago

Aphelion Aerospace Community,


The launch costs for multi-ton spacecraft have dropped dramatically in the past decade, but have barely budged for smaller satellites.


I am going to highlight the current problems with nanosatellite launches and what Aphelion Aerospace is doing to make a change in the industry directly in this update.

Big, Expensive Satellites Seem to Be Taking All the Glory

Despite the projected growth of the nanosatellite industry, market demand remains underserved. 


Capital-intensive multinationals and corporate behemoths continue to dominate space, keeping the market largely inaccessible to other players. These industry giants are not investing attention into the nanosatellite market, which continues to be hindered by launch costs relative to satellite size.



The status quo inhibits the growth, mass adoption, and utilization of nanosatellites, as available services are specifically optimized for large satellite customers. We call this the “Launch Problem.” 



As a result, there is increasing market demand for low-cost launch services, satellite manufacturing, and mission operations dedicated to the nanosatellite community.

Aphelion is Enabling More Space Access by Providing Affordable Launch Opportunities

Aphelion Aerospace is positioned to become the one-stop-shop for the small satellite and nanosatellite industry. 


By streamlining our services and products, including spacecraft hardware, software, and mission support, we offer premier solutions and maximize cost-effectiveness for our customers. In doing so, we increase the broader accessibility of the space environment to our customers, and in turn expand the overall market. 



Coupled with our partner and vendor network, we offer the infrastructure and services required from mission conceptualization through on-orbit operational support. 



When fully matured and operational, we’ll reduce launch cycles to within one week, and launch on-demand within 24 hour-notice from non-traditional locations around the globe.

Invest in Aphelion Aerospace on StartEngine Today!

Join our mission in democratizing access to space, and unlock a vast frontier for humanity.


We are looking for like-minded individuals to invest in our journey. If this sounds like you, head over to our raise page and become an early shareholder for as little as $250.86 today!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our executive team. Thank you in advance for your support.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Our Appearance on the Cold Star Project Podcast

about 2 months ago

Our founder Matthew recently had the pleasure of making another appearance on the Cold Star Project to talk about sustainable, green space exploration and infrastructure and  how Aphelion is pursuing its vision to make space accessible to everyone while protecting our home, Earth.

Listen Now: The Cold Star Project: Matthew Travis - Why Do We Need Environmentally Friendly Propulsion For Space Launch?

The intro and please listen to this enlightening podcast.... Experienced space startup founder Matthew Travis returns to the Cold Star Project. What has his journey and pivot been like as he finds product-to-market fit in the space industry? What need is there for environmentally friendly propulsion for space launch and spacecraft? Host Jason Kanigan asks Matt:

  • What indicators have you found that point to a need for environmentally friendly propulsion technology for space launch?
  • Who’s your customer? How did you focus on nanosatellites as your target market?
  • How will this technology impact the marketplace and the planet’s ecosystem?
  • Tell us about your journey in developing this technology. What R&D hurdles and successes have you experienced?
  • When it comes to the operational areas of Sales and Production, what have you learned? Especially since this is not your first space company.  


USEFUL LINKS:  

  • NASA’s Green Propulsion Roadmap: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20180006412/downloads/20180006412.pdf 
  • The European Union is moving toward banning hydrazine. Ref: REACH https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Engineering_Technology/ESA_responding_to_EU_s_REACH_chemical_law 
  • Aphelion Aerospace website: https://aphelionaerospace.com/ 
  • OpEx Society: https://www.opexsociety.org 
  • Talk to Cold Star: https://coldstartech.com/talktous

Update: Rocket Engine Static Fire Preparations!

2 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace is pleased to report that we have made significant progress on every single one of our goals which we had set out to achieve by the end of Q2. We are ramping up our operations in preparation for the upcoming test of our rocket engine static fire preparation.


In this video, Aphelion COO, Matthew Travis, gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our bay, where assembly checkout and test activities for our rockets, rocket engines and space crafts takes place. You also get a peek at our control systems, plumbing, valves and tanks that we use for rocket testing.


We are currently running an ambient pressure water flow test to ensure that our control system and electronics, as well as our valves and plumbing, are functioning properly.


In the coming weeks, we will conduct high pressure tests of our propulsion system in preparation for full end-to-end dress rehearsal for engine testing.


After that we will package everything up into our electronic boxes, housings and other necessary equipment, and we will head up to our propulsion testing facility in Wyoming, where we will test our rocket engines with the help of our partner Frontier Aerospace.


We look forward to the successful testing of our revolutionary environmentally friendly propulsion system technology, and we will be sure to provide an update for all of our supporters and investors once completed.


Invest in the democratization for access to space by investing in Aphelion Aerospace on StartEngine.


Thank you in advance for your support and belief in our mission.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Hypergolic Propellant Drop Test.

2 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We are pleased to report that we have set a course for steady progress, making significant headway toward achieving many of the objectives we set out to finish at the beginning of the quarter.


With that being said, we recently had great success testing our operations for our Hypergolic propellant.


Hypergolic propellants are needed to help us get an upper hand in the space industry. The boost in speed and power from using this new combination will be able to streamline our process. We are more than confident that this combination is going to revolutionize the space industry.


For a full demo of our Hypergolic propellant testing, we encourage all of our supporters and investors to watch the video we’ve provided at your earliest convenience!


We have been working hard to design a system that is not only more environmentally friendly than current systems, but also low-cost and reliable.


This would not have been possible without our dedicated team members and investors, so we want to thank each of you for your invaluable support.


The Aphelion Aerospace executive team is looking forward to keeping you filled in on more exciting updates coming in the near future.


Invest in the democratization of access to space by joining our community of early shareholders on StartEngine today!


As always, thank you for your continued support and believing in our mission.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO 

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Update: Aphelion Aerospace’s Propulsion System! 🚀

3 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you…


Aphelion Aerospace is pleased to announce that our propulsion system testing data acquisition and control system is nearly complete. We have been working on this project for a long time, and the final pieces are coming together.


Everything is well underway here at Aphelion Aerospace, and we’re looking forward to keeping you updated on the progress of our projects.


As we continue to revolutionize access to space, we need all of the support we can get from our investor community on StartEngine.


If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out our raise page and join us an early shareholder for as little as $250.86.


Questions or concerns? Please feel free to reach out to our executive team and we will be happy to address those for you.


We couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you for your constant support and belief in our mission!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Our Investor Community is Skyrocketing!

4 months ago

Big news.. We’re growing.


Aphelion Aerospace is proud to announce that we have reached another important milestone by hitting 175 shareholders on StartEngine!


We would like to take this time to extend a special thank you to our supportive community, who have helped us achieve this goal.


Aphelion Aerospace is set to revolutionize the industry with its innovative and scalable technology by expanding affordable access to space.


If this sounds like something you’re interested in, we would love to bring you on board!


To join our community of early backers, simply head over to our raise page and invest for as little as $250.86 today.


We look forward to what we can accomplish together in the near future. Once again, thank you for your support and belief in our vision!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aphelion Aerospace Featured on The Jason Cavness Experience Podcast!

4 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


I’ve got some exciting news to share with you…


I recently had the incredible opportunity to sit down and be interviewed on The Jason Cavness Experience podcast!


During this discussion, we were able to talk about our current equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine, my past experience in the aerospace industry, and my current experience with Aphelion Aerospace.


Our mission is to democratize access to space, expanding its potential where it belongs - in the hands of individuals. 


We believe that by making access to space more accessible and affordable, we can unleash a new era of innovation. This was a great opportunity to fill Jason and his viewers in on why this is so important to me and the rest of the executive team.


Jason and I also had a chance to cover a lot of hot topics on the podcast, and go pretty deep into some areas including the development and evolution of Aphelion Aerospace, our vision, and our plans and targets for the future!


We’ve provided a link for you to listen to the full podcast at your earliest convenience, and we encourage everyone in our community to take a moment and check it out.


Tune in and get a behind the scenes look at what we’ve been up to! We appreciate your support.


Our campaign is far from over, and we need your help! 


If you haven’t already, please consider us as your next investment endeavor. To invest, simply head over to our raise page and join our community of early shareholders!


I look forward to keeping you updated on more events and milestones in the near future!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Watch our Startup Leaders Show Recap!

4 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


In case you missed it..


I recently had the opportunity to be a part of a live interview on the “Startup Leaders Show with Lisa Dreher - Nanosatellite Launch Solutions”!


During this discussion, I cover everything from our keys to success and lessons learned, to how we’ve scaled Aphelion Aerospace to levels we couldn’t imagine.


We take a deep dive into mentorship, growth, and how we plan to leverage our position to be a leader in eco-friendly access to space!


We encourage you all to check out the full interview on YouTube for more information on these exciting topics.


I would love your feedback, so if you’re interested please leave a comment and let us know what you think!


Thank you for your support.


If you’re interested in investing in Aphelion Aerospace, now is the time! Head over to our raise page and join our community of 170+ investors today.




Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Featured on SpaceQ Podcast!

4 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


I recently had the incredible opportunity to be interviewed on Space Q’s Earth and Space podcast, “Aphelion Aerospace Goes Green”!


We were founded on the idea that there is an opportunity to provide cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions for space exploration.


During this interview, we take a deep dive into everything surrounding Aphelion Aerospace, our green approach, environmentally friendly propulsions, and some of the benefits and limitations we run into!


We aim to offer products and services that are outside of the norm.


While small satellites are in their infancy, we see them as the next generation of innovation in space technology.


The commercial sector has already begun to embrace this new form of technology and it is our mission to make sure everyone has non-toxic, sustainable access to space at an affordable price.


For more details on how and why Aphelion Aerospace is going green, be sure to listen to the full podcast!


Our equity crowdfunding campaign is far from over, and we need your support. Head over to our raise page and join our community of 170+ early investors today.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

New Engine Development!

4 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you.


Our newest development engine is complete and ready for hotfire testing next month! 


Here are some of our team members gathered for a group photo with the engine. (L-R), Freddy Richard, Eduardo Corral, Miguel Ayala, Trevor Smith, Laurie Behring and Juan Rodelo. 


Unfortunately, not featured in the photo are Elliot, Serdar, Craig, Kevin, Ed, Scott, Jonathan, Justin, Tim, Nate, Dan and everyone else supporting us!


We want to thank you all for the constant support you’ve shown us, and we are looking forward to keeping you updated as our testing is well underway!


Be on the lookout for more content surrounding our engine development in the near future.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Join Us for Our 2022 Webinar!

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


This is an event you don’t want to miss..


There is only ONE week left to register for Aphelion Aerospace’s 2022 Webinar!


What is our executive team doing to ensure that we start the year off on the right path, and continue to set the bar higher for ourselves moving forward?


We will be covering everything you need to know about our roadmap and goals for 2022 during this live discussion!


Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.


Register today, and join us on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 12:00PM PST.


We are looking forward to keeping you up-to-date on what’s in store, and starting the New Year off with a bang. 


Head over to our raise page, and join Aphelion Aerospace as an early investor!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

TechCrunch Participation Featured on Yahoo Finance! 🚀

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 🚀


Aphelion Aerospace was recently featured in Yahoo Finance, where they announced the early-stage space startups exhibiting at TechCrunch Sessions: Space 2021 on December 14th-15th!


The space industry is in the midst of a transformation, with huge opportunities emerging for investors to support new business models and technologies.


Here’s a preview of some of the startups that Aphelion Aerospace will be showcasing alongside:

  • Groundcom

  • Skycorp

  • NewRocket

  • Homeport

  • Pixxel

  • SCOUT

  • Orbion Space Technology

  • CesiumAstro

  • SpaceRyde


During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with these teams who are revolutionizing the future of space exploration and travel.


Here’s what you can expect:

  • Fireside chats and panel discussions with top founders, investors, and key figures from government and established space tech companies.

  • Question and answer sessions for the audience to ask their burning questions.

  • Networking opportunities with engineers, founders, investors, and government officials.


Space is extremely limited, so make sure you mark your calendars and buy your tickets todaySave $100 off admission during TechCrunch’s sale when you buy your general admission.


Our team is looking forward to seeing you in attendance and showing you everything we’ve been working diligently towards.


Once again, thank you for your constant support and belief in our mission.


Be sure to be on the lookout for updates after the event, and once again, thank you for your constant support and belief in our mission.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace's 2022 Webinar!

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


With the year slowly coming to an end, the Aphelion Aerospace executive team is excited for what's in store in 2022.


Aphelion Aerospace was founded with a mission to provide individuals an opportunity to unlock the boundless potential of space travel and development!


We are on the precipice of a technological space revolution, and we’re hosting a webinar to discuss our roadmap and goals for the upcoming year.


You don’t want to miss this event!


Register today, and join us on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 12:00PM PST.


We are looking forward to seeing all of our current and potential investors in virtual attendance.


Thank you for your constant support, together we can bring in the New Year on a high note! 


We are less than $20K away from our next milestone of $150K raised on StartEngine. Visit our raise page and invest today!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

We Welcome Our New Board Advisor, Geoff Brim!

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 🚀


We would like to give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Aphelion Aerospace team, Board Advisor Geoff Brim!


He is a trusted advisor and strategic partner who helps businesses define how they want to work together with innovative technology, how the rules of these technologies can be leveraged to achieve desired outcomes, and how to prepare for the future in a post-Covid world.


Geoff is well known and recognized as “one of the world leading minds” in emerging technology such as:


  • 5G

  • Digital Ethics

  • Edge Computing

  • Identity Management

  • Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality


While holding innovation and leadership roles, he has been able to leverage agile development methodologies to integrate the power of 5G networks, real-time data, and edge computation services with immersive devices and software platforms to drive the next generation of mobile experiences.


He solves problems by creating revolutionary solutions to modernize operations and robotics across every level of an organization.


Geoff is an award-winning innovator with experience in creating telecommunication architectures that support next generation requirements for immersive and robotics.


As Vice President of Deutsche Telekom, Inc, he designed, developed, and led 16 different AR/VR/MR/AI and robotics innovation projects.


During his time there he won nine design awards, turned six projects into 2017 and 2018 products offered by Deutsche Telekom, and managed 150 multidisciplinary and multinational staff across different global groups.


Geoff has years of experience working at high-level positions, such as President, Vice President, and Global Director, for multiple well known organizations. 


His experience is unmatched in communicating the story behind technology innovation, crafting compelling narratives that move projects forward.


We’re thrilled to see what exciting opportunities he brings to the table, and are glad to have him join our mission.


If you’re still interested in investing in Aphelion Aerospace, now is the time!


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our executive team. We would be more than happy to address them for you.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Startup Leaders Show with Lisa Dreher!

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We’re going live on Linkedin!


I have been given the incredible opportunity to be interviewed on the “Startup Leaders Show with Lisa Dreher.”


Register today, and join me on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 at 10:30AM PST!


During this event I will be taking a deep dive into our keys to success, lessons learned along the way, and how we’ve scaled Aphelion Aerospace past the plateaus!


The Aphelion Aerospace executive team is looking forward to seeing you in virtual attendance.


It’s not too late to join us as an early investor!


Head over to our raise page on StartEngine, and support our mission in revolutionizing access to space.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

The Conscious Design Podcast Feature! 🎙

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Founder and COO, Matthew Travis, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Conscious Design Podcast with Ian Peterman!


During this podcast, Ian and Matthew discuss the recent climate pact we signed, as well as everything that it entails as Aphelion Aerospace goes green.


Matthew has over 20 years in the aerospace  industry as an engineer and entrepreneur, with qualified experience in:


  • Business Management

  • Software Engineering

  • Launch Vehicle Design

  • Safety and Operations


Through this in-depth discussion, Matthew covers safety being a top priority while bringing in the latest technological advances, along with what our success really looks like.


He sheds light on not only the safety side of our operations, but the importance of Aphelion Aerospace’s environmental sustainability within a complex ecosystem.


Matthew then takes a deeper dive about the practical measures our company takes in order to reach our carbon footprint goal!


He shares a little bit about our equity crowdfunding campaign and why we’re the perfect choice for your next investment.


To learn more about the Aphelion Aerospace vision, we encourage you all to check out the full video for more information.


Join our mission, and become an early investor on our  raise page today!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Introducing Board Advisor Kevin Rice! 🙌

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 🚀


We would like to take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of the Aphelion Aerospace team, Board Advisor Kevin Rice!

Kevin has a passion for helping small aerospace and space companies grow and expand their organizations. 


He understands the importance of the opportunities they represent, the technologies they develop, and the people that are involved throughout the whole process.


His experience speaks for itself, with over 40 years working as the director of project business management for Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab!


While working in “for profit” and “nonprofit” organizations, he has held many responsibilities for all phases of project business operations, including:


  • Program Controls

  • Contracts and Pricing

  • Cost Estimating

  • Financial Planning 

  • Sub Contract Management


Responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the world class business capability Kevin won NASA’s Outstanding Achievement in Leadership award in 2014.


His work in this area has affectionately earned him the moniker of “NASA’s Father of Business Management” throughout the agency. 


His passion for teaching and mentorship has led him to be a keynote speaker at domestic and international cost conferences and symposiums and member of multiple project review boards, as well as an adjunct professor of finance and international business for the University of Redlands for 30 years.


We’re excited for what’s to come working alongside Kevin, and we look forward to keeping you updated in the near future!


With that being said, our equity crowdfunding campaign is still live, and we need your support!


Join our community of 160+ early investors on StartEngine today.


Head over to our raise page and become a shareholder for as little as $250.86.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aphelion Aerospace Exhibit: TechCrunch 2021!

5 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We have some big news!


Aphelion Aerospace, along with 9 other early-stage space startups will be exhibiting at TechCrunch Sessions: Space 2021 on December 14th-15th!


Space is changing fast. New opportunities are emerging for investors to support new business models and technologies that are reinventing the space industry.


During this online event, you will hear from industry experts and founders who are revolutionizing the future of the space industry.

Here’s what you can expect:


  • Fireside chats and panel discussions with top founders, investors, and key figures from government and established space tech companies.

  • Question and answer sessions for the audience to ask their burning questions.

  • Networking opportunities with engineers, founders, investors, and government officials.


You don’t want to miss this event! Space is limited, so make sure you sign up today.


Save $100 off admission during TechCrunch’s week-long Black Friday sale, and get your general registration ticket for only $20!


Our team is looking forward to seeing you in attendance.


We would also like to remind you that there is still time to join our community of early shareholders! Head over our StartEngine raise page and invest today.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Over 160 Investors and Growing!

6 months ago

 

Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Our equity crowdfunding campaign is skyrocketing!


Thanks to the support of our rapidly growing community, we have raised over $127K from 160+ investors!


Aphelion Aerospace is dedicated to providing safe, affordable, and routine access to space. With your contribution we are building the technology to make this happen.


Every great company starts with a strong foundation, and we have been blown away by the growth we’ve seen so far.


Our raise is far from over, and the Aphelion Aerospace team needs your help!


If you haven’t already, please head over to our raise page and join our early shareholders with a minimum investment of $250.86.


If you have already invested, we encourage you to reinvest and help us reach our milestones and goals sooner!


Any other questions? 


Please visit our website or reach out to our team. We will be more than happy to assist you.


Once again, thank you for your belief in our mission.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Exclusive Investor Q&A Webinar Recap! 🙌

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We are pleased to report that our exclusive investor Q&A webinar was a hit! 


Due to popular demand and feedback, we’re excited to share our recap video of our latest discussion with you.


Here’s what you can expect:


  • Information regarding our nanosatellites and CubeSats.

  • The problem and the Aphelion Aerospace solution.

  • Why space launch should be a dynamic, readily accessible marketplace.

  • The total addressable market that Aphelion Aerospace is addressing.

  • Information surrounding our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine.

  • LIVE question and answer portion from our investor community.

  • Much, much more!


We can’t thank our community enough for all of the support we’ve received, the Aphelion Aerospace team is thrilled to see that our efforts are being appreciated.


For those who couldn’t attend, we encourage you to watch our Q&A webinar recap video to stay up to date on all of the progress we’ve been making.


If there is still anything left unanswered, please feel free to ask more questions in the comment section of our StartEngine page!


Our campaign is far from over! We encourage you to head over to our raise page and join us as a shareholder for as little as $250.86 today.


If you have already invested, please consider reinvesting and help us achieve our milestones at a more rapid pace.


The market for small launches is completely underdeveloped, and we need your help revolutionizing it as we take the industry head on!


Once again, the Aphelion Aerospace can’t express enough gratitude for your constant support and belief in our mission.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace is Attending the CSBR 2021 Roundup!

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We are elated to announce that we will be attending the 2021 CSBR Roundup this year!


This will be an exciting day filled with keynote speakers, highlights from the small Colorado businesses and their work in the aerospace industry, and the CSBR Student Ambassadors at their best.


The panel discussions that take place will be a great example of how our aerospace industry is going to change and diversify over the upcoming years!


This event is going to take place at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 from 8:30AM - 5:00PM (GMT-7).


This year’s agenda includes:


  • Congressional Aerospace Update from the Colorado congressional delegates on issues facing the aerospace industry.

  • Information on what we can do to back congressional staff in their aerospace support work.

  • Detailed experiences interacting with leaders in the industry.

  • Information on human space flight and upcoming projects supporting the mission to get to the Moon and Mars.

  • Much more!


More information on this exciting event can be found here!


The Aphelion Aerospace executive team and I are looking forward to giving you updates on this unique opportunity in the upcoming weeks.



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Speaks at Littleton High School

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace was privileged to speak to middle and high school students at a STEM Workshop at Littleton High School in Littleton, Colorado on November 13, 2021. 


During the two-hour event, Matthew Travis and I talked about the company, what we are developing and the importance of education in early career development, particularly in the aerospace industry. 


We took questions from students and educators for over an hour, engaging in a lively discussion about space exploration and the aerospace industry. The students were asked, “what would you do with a cubesat?” and their ideas were creative, insightful and intelligent, ranging from studying long-term effects on the human body in microgravity to exploring underneath the oceans. 


All-in-all, it was a tremendously enjoyable event, and we look forward to future collaboration with the Littleton public school system!




Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Rocket Testing Location/ Swords to Plowshares.

6 months ago

Hello Aphelion Community, 👋


Rocket Testing


This location is where we will be performing our rocket engine test campaign in the next couple of months. It is home to Frontier Astronautics, a world-class engine test facility!  


Frontier is one of our strategic partners on our mission to democratize access to space. We stood over the flame trench where, 60 years ago, stood an Atlas ICBM waiting on standby to protect our nation. 


The Ultimate Swords to Plowshares


Be sure to check out the Atlas missile bay in the new home for our propulsion testing at our partner Frontier Astronautics! We will mount our engine and thrust structure beneath the red I-beams over the flame duct.


 The facility is a converted Atlas E ICBM silo that was deactivated in 1965 and now serves as Frontier's primary testing facility.


You can check out more on  our LinkedIn!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

How Accelerator Programs Give Aphelion Aerospace an Edge

6 months ago



Aphelion Community, 👋


Matthew Travis, the President and CEO of Aphelion Aerospace, provided insight into some of the accelerators and programs that we have participated in! 🤗


Read our blog to find out more on how they have been valuable to our growth! 📈


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Goes Green!

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 🚀


It brings me great pleasure to announce that we’re aiming to create an entirely environmentally friendly launch business, including our green propulsion technology. 


We at Aphelion believe in being environmentally friendly and respect the climate with everything we do, not just launches and satellites.


We recognize what it takes to make an impact, which starts with our most unique and environmentally friendly technologies in the world.


For more details on what we’re striving for, check out our recent blog!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aphelion Aerospace Q3 2021 Updates

6 months ago


We recently sat down with COO, Matthew Travis, and our Vice President of Launch Systems, Freddy Richards, to discuss some of the important progress Aphelion Aerospace has been making.


We are thrilled about our company's traction and progress as we move forward toward developing our nanosatellite launch system and services, and we think you will be too.


This is only the beginning! Your support is vital to the success of our raise.


We encourage you to reinvest and help us reach our goal so we can make space more accessible for all.


If you have any questions, feel free to check out our website or reach out to our team, and we will be happy to assist you.


Thank you for your continued support in our mission.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

One Day Left to Register for our LIVE Q&A Webinar! ⏰

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


The clock is ticking!


There is only one day left to register for our LIVE investor Q&A Webinar featuring the Aphelion Aerospace executive team!


This is your last chance to sign up for this exclusive event where we are discussing everything from our nanolaunch systems, to our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine.


Bring your burning questions, and join us on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST!


A portion of this virtual  discussion will be dedicated to answering questions from our investors, and shedding light on everything surrounding Aphelion Aerospace.


You don’t want to miss this opportunity! We look forward to seeing you there.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

The Future of Space Launch Startup! 🚀

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 


Check out this recent video from one of our investors, Geoff!


Geoff knows that by democratizing space, Aphelion Aerospace is opening up new business opportunities that were previously out of reach for all but the most elite members of society. 


By making space accessible to everyone, Aphelion is rapidly accelerating humanity forward into the future.


Our green propulsion technology is the first of its kind, and is going to revolutionize cheaper, safer space access for all.


Thank you for the belief in our mission, and we look forward to having you along our journey.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

We were labeled “Featured Startup” on Space Today!

6 months ago


Hello Aphelion Community, 👋


We are happy to announce that Aphelion Aerospace is the featured startup by Space Today!


SpaceToday.com is a leading destination for space news and information.  They provide daily news as well as an abundance of other features not available on other space news websites!


You can check out our feature on Space Today here!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Check out Nasa’s video for cube stats!

6 months ago

Hello Aphelion Community, 👋


Check out this amazing video from NASA! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration explained exactly what we’re trying to achieve at Aphelion—create a first-class, low-cost, AND eco-friendly ride into space just for cube stats! 


You can check out the video here. 


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Juan Rodelo working on Hotfire Testing!

6 months ago


Hello Aphelion Community, 👋


A member of the Aphelion Aerospace team, Launch Vehicle Engineer Juan Rodelo is working on our propulsion system test stand plumbing, data acquisition, and control systems!  We are looking forward to more hot fire testing! 


Spread the word to your friends, family, and network about our equity crowdfunding page on StartEngine!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Surpasses $100K! 🚀

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Thanks to the strong support of our community, we are thrilled to announce another milestone in our equity crowdfunding journey:


Over $100K raised in investments on StartEngine! 


We are aiming to revolutionize access to space and make it more affordable for all, and with your belief in our mission we are well on our way.


Our campaign is far from over! We encourage you to reinvest and help us reach our goals sooner.


Help us continue development on the first green propulsion concept of it’s time.


We look forward to celebrating future milestones and achievements with you in the near future.


Thank you for your continued belief in our mission!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Meet Freddy Richard: Aphelion’s VP of Launch Systems

6 months ago


Hey Aphelion Community,


Aphelion Aerospace would like to give you a little background on our new VP of launch systems, Freddy Richard.


He is an expert in the aerospace industry, building his career working with some of the biggest names in aerospace, like NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin. 


Freddy is responsible for end-to-end launch vehicle and rocket design and development efforts from concept phase through production, flight qualification, and initial operation.


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We strive to be the best at what we do, but it takes a lot of effort and many people to achieve that goal. Our team shares a common vision, and their combined efforts have led us to where we are today: standing on the brink of space travel.


We hope you enjoy getting to know Freddy! You can learn more about our mission and the rest of our stellar team on our website. 



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

One Week Until Our Exclusive LIVE Q&A Webinar! 📅

6 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


Mark your calendars! 


There is only one week left to register for our exclusive investor Q&A webinar with Aphelion Aerospaces executive team.


Join us LIVE on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST as we discuss all things surrounding our nanolaunch systems and equity crowdfunding raise.


Bring your burning questions and they will be answered!


A portion of this discussion will be dedicated to answering questions from our investor community.


Sign up today! Our team is looking forward to seeing you there.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion’s New Test Facility in Chugwater, WY! 🚀

7 months ago

Hello Aphelion Community,


We are building extraordinary things at Aphelion Aerospace.


This recent drone video was taken at our partner, Frontier Astronautics’ facility in Chugwater, WY.


We are in preparation for our first rocket engine hotfire testing, and will be using the Frontier facility to conduct them as we continue development on our propulsion system and launch vehicle.


Not only is Frontier a partner in supporting our propulsion testing, but they are also our exclusive producer and supplier of rocket engine oxidizer.


Chugwater is only two hours away from Aphelion’s headquarters, and we have been visiting in preparation to conduct a new round of engine test operations that will be performed by the end of the year.


We are currently building a custom test stand structure inside the Atlas ICBM silo, where we will be conducting all of these future tests.


We look forward to keeping you updated as we continue our development!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

The Market Opportunity of Nanolaunch Systems 🚀 📈

7 months ago



Aphelion Community,


Knowing the true market potential for any product or industry is an important part of a business’s growth. 


It’s also crucial for investors to make educated decisions for their portfolios.


When we decided to launch Aphelion Aerospace, we know it was an innovative idea that could benefit the aerospace industry. 


However, we also knew it was important to put the industry under a microscope to find out if the idea made business sense. 


What we discovered was exactly how vast and lucrative the market potential is for nanolaunch systems. 


Our Founder, Matthew Travis broke down some of the key points in the history, market drivers, and current market size in his latest video. 👆



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Investor Q&A Webinar With Aphelion Aerospace! 🚀

7 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community,


We are hosting a LIVE Q&A investor webinar, and you’re invited!


Join the Aphelion Aerospace executive team on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST


During this time, we will discuss everything from our nanolaunch systems to our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine.


There are still two weeks left to register, sign up today while time permits! 


Don’t forget to bring your burning questions! There will be a live portion of this discussion dedicated to our investors asking their hard hitting inquiries.


Our team is looking forward to seeing you in attendance!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Surpasses 15K Followers on Facebook! 🚀

7 months ago


Hello Aphelion Community,


We’re thrilled to announce that we have surpassed 15,000 followers on Facebook!


We’re incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support since we’ve launched our Facebook page. Since then, we have been overwhelmed by the number of messages, likes, and shares we have received from all over the world.


As our community has grown, we have realized that there is a lot more we can do together. We would love to see our followers become early investors. To stay up to date on opportunities, visit our campaign on StartEngine - This is the beginning of a brand new endeavor. 🚀


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Edward Mango Joins Aphelion Aerospace! 🚀

7 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 


We know that the success of any company depends on a strong foundation within its team, and we take great pride in who we bring on board in our mission.


With that being said, I’m thrilled to introduce you to our newest advisor, Edward Mango, who is going to help take Aphelion Aerospace to the next level!


Edward is the former NASA Commercial Crew Program Manager and Space Shuttle Assistant Launch Director. He retired in 2016 after leading the ground application software project for Orion and SLS processing and launch.


He has also earned numerous awards, including:

  • Exceptional Service Medal

  • Outstanding Leadership Medal

  • Center Director’s Award

  • Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Stellar Award


We are excited to have Edward on our team, and look forward to achieving many more milestones in the near future!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

We’ve Been Featured on the Sweet Bytes Podcast! 🎙

7 months ago

Aphelion Aerospace Community,


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Sandra Colton Medici, CEO of College of Style, during a fireside chat on her podcast “Sweet Bytes With Sandra”.


Fireside chats are a collection of intimate virtual conversations where the world’s greatest creators are able to showcase themselves.


This was a great chance to discuss my past, present, and plans for the future with Aphelion Aerospace and how this company came to fruition.


On Sweet Bytes, I was able to talk through some of the challenges we’ve faced, some of the milestones we’ve accomplished, and where we see Aphelion Aerospace in the near future.


I encourage you to listen to the podcast and share it with your network. Listen to the Sweet Bytes Podcast here, and let us know what you think! 


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aphelion Aerospace has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aphelion Aerospace be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Aphelion Aerospace has Surpassed 100+ Investors! 🎉

7 months ago

Aphelion Aerospace Community,


It brings me great pleasure to announce that we have reached an immense milestone in our equity crowdfunding journey:


Over 100 investors on StartEngine! 🎉


We couldn’t have done this without the foundation of our community, and we want to take a moment to show our appreciation. 


Thank you for your constant support and believe in our mission!


We are looking forward to a successful campaign with more milestones to come.


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace’s First Engine Component! 🚀

7 months ago


Hello Aphelion Community,


We are well on our way to propulsion testing!


Our team has been working hard to accelerate the next phase of manufacturing, and that begins with our engine flange.


The chamber will be manufactured onto this part and mate up to our injector assembly.


Once this flange is assembled we will send it off to our chamber manufacturing vendor, Compositex!


We look forward to providing more photos once the part starts getting machined, as well as post-machined.


If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to join us as an early investor in our campaign on StartEngine, and stay up to date on company milestones!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Has Moved Into a New Facility! 👏

7 months ago

Hello Aphelion Community,


We are pleased to announce that we’ve officially moved into our new building!


This is an important milestone in our journey, and we’re not waiting for furniture to get to work.


This new facility will allow us to continue on our mission to create breakthrough, cost-effective, high-performance space propulsion solutions for the industry.


We’re hitting it hard from the very beginning, and are excited to keep you updated on what’s to come in the near future.


We want to thank you for your support, and look forward to keeping the momentum going!


Join our community as an early investor on StartEngine today!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Raises $50K on StartEngine!

7 months ago



We thrilled to have reached another successful milestone in our equity crowdfunding raise:


$50K raised by over 70 investors! 🚀


Our campaign is skyrocketing, and we want to thank our investors for your constant support of our mission.


Together, we will create rapid growth for on-demand launch and disrupt the industry as a whole.


Success is greater when built on the foundation of a community, and our campaign is far from over!



Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace Goes Green!

7 months ago


Aphelion Aerospace Community, 🚀


It brings me great pleasure to announce that we’re aiming to create an entirely environmentally friendly launch business, including our green propulsion technology. 


We at Aphelion believe in being environmentally friendly and respect the climate with everything we do, not just launches and satellites.


We recognize what it takes to make an impact, which starts with our most unique and environmentally friendly technologies in the world.


For more details on what we’re striving for, check out our recent blog!


Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Less Than 24 Hours Left For Early Bird Terms! ⏳

8 months ago


Aphelion community,


Time is running out to take advantage of our Friends and Family Early Bird perks!


Invest in Aphelion Aerospace within the next 24 hours and receive 20% bonus shares on your investment.


The clock is ticking - Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to own a stake in the next big thing in small space launches!


Join the Aphelion Aerospace community today.




Warmly,

Miguel Ayala

Founder & CEO

Aphelion Aerospace

Aphelion Aerospace is Live on StartEngine!

8 months ago



Hello StartEngine Community! 


On behalf of the entire Aphelion Aerospace team, we would like to express how excited and grateful we are to be live on StartEngine and have the chance to join a group of investors who believe in our mission and vision. 


Let me share a brief intro on Aphelion Aerospace:


Aphelion Aerospace is a nanosatellite systems and service company developing technologies to enable commercial access to space. 


Our goal is to open space up to the world and drive new possibilities with exploration, technology and commerce by offering complete end-to-end services to nanosatellite operators at prices significantly lower than industry average.


Launch vehicles are no more complex than a small car, yet their small volumes, high engineering, verification costs, and complex manufacturing have kept the bar of entry high. 


Aphelion is on a mission to change this, and through our raise on StartEngine, plan to use our technology to facilitate launch vehicles in the skies, like any other mode of transportation!


For more information about our investment opportunity, we encourage you to visit our raise page on StartEngine, or read our recent blog, Equity Crowdfunding 101 which explains our mission more in depth. 


Again, we’re thrilled to be here and look forward to sending you updates on StartEngine. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to hit the follow button at the top of the StartEngine page and to leave your questions in the comments section where the team and I will get back to you as soon as possible!



Warmly,

Matthew Travis

Founder

Aphelion Aerospace

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