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The first agency dedicated to unlocking the talent and insight of citizen space explorers.

We’re part of a growing community of ‘Astropreneurs’ who believe that the technology, skills and industrial base to meaningfully contribute to space exploration are now within the reach of small teams of passionate individuals. 

Our Mission:
accelerating the citizen era of space exploration

Fifty years ago space exploration was the domain of governments. With no off-the-shelf technology or experience, everything had to be invented from scratch at substantial risk. 

After the end of the ‘Space Race’ the charge skyward was taken up by commercial entities who were able to re-purpose proven cold war technologies and profit from the telecommunications boom. 

Recently things have changed again. We’re now seeing the emergence of platform technologies such as cube sats, additive manufacturing and low-cost micro controllers that are further driving down the cost of space exploration, finally allowing anybody to conceive and launch their own space program.

Our vision is to enable a new era of citizen aerospace exploration through enabling consumer space technologies
— James Parr, OSA Founder

What We've Achieved (SO FAR!)

  • Winner of NASA’s International Space Apps Hackathon 2012 (“Most innovative”)
  • Finalist in Space Start-up Weekend’s inaugural Hackathon at the Rainbow Mansion in Mountain View. (“Makernautics platform”) 
  • Designed and developed the world’s first open source automated robotic observatory