Space Innovations – NanoRacks

Our team at BE Your Start has always been passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small companies kickstart their business ideas. This time around, we are excited to announce our soon-to-be launched Space Contest, where young and budding entrepreneurs in the space industry can pitch their ideas and join us in our mission to accelerate innovation and bring more small businesses to space.  

In anticipation of this event, let’s recount the successes and innovations of a recently founded space company, NanoRacks. 

NanoRacks offers services to customers ranging from high schools to government space agencies, which include Cubesat launches, test platforms for advanced sensors (for earth observation), research platforms for materials and biopharma research and more. The company recently closed a contract with NASA related to a “commercial habitat concept” study called Ixion. The project is focused on finding ways to repurpose “spent” rocket tanks into suitable places for deep-space explorers to live (The parts of used launch vehicles otherwise go to waste after deploying satellites into orbit). 

Find out more about them here:


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