Aphelion Aerospace

Low-cost Eco-friendly Rapid Access To Space

Aphelion Aerospace

Low-cost Eco-friendly Rapid Access To Space

Lakewood, CO
Transportation
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.

$73,189

raised
117
Investors
$7.99M
Valuation
$2.22
Price per Share
$250.86
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$73,189

raised
117
Investors
$7.99M
Valuation
$2.22
Price per Share
$250.86
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Aphelion Aerospace:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$500+
Investment
Nanosatellite
Invest $500 and receive 5% bonus shares.
$1,000+
Investment
Satellite
Invest $1,000 and receive 7% bonus shares.
$2,500+
Investment
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+
Investment
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+
Investment
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.

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

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

4 days 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

5 days 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! 🎉

5 days 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! 🚀

10 days 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! 👏

11 days 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!

14 days 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!

18 days 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! ⏳

24 days 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!

25 days 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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