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Altius Space Machines, Inc.

We make space robotic connections--for protecting the orbital environment, servicing spacecraft, and fueling the economic development of space.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Aerospace
  • Location Broomfield, CO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 8
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website altius-space.com

Company Summary

Altius Space Machines is a space robotics and technology company specialized in developing innovative robotic solutions for NASA, DARPA, and commercial customers. Altius is developing a space tow truck service for removing dead spacecraft from the operating orbits of Low Earth Orbit megaconstellations, helping protect the long-term sustainability of those constellations, and protecting the earth orbit environment for future generations.


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    Jon has led government and commercial business development and technical development at Altius since its founding. Prior to founding Altius, Jon was a co-founder and lead propulsion engineer at Masten Space Systems, where Jon was also involved in business development. Jon has a MS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University.

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    Colin Doughan
    Acting CBO/CFO

    Colin will be leading the financial and business operations efforts at Altius, and has been providing business and financial advice to Altius since before its founding. Colin has an MBA from the University of Nebraska, and has worked at a Fortune 500 aerospace company, providing financial and program management for a $1B defense project. Colin also runs the Space Business Blog.

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    Chief Marketing Officer

    Bill leads Altius's marketing and sales efforts, including managing tradeshows, development of written and electronic marketing materials, and handles IT logistics and software development for the company. Bill has an MBA from Harvard, and has worked in technical sales, marketing, and project management at IBM, as well as worked at and ran an ad agency in Los Angeles.


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    Chris Hazlitt
    Legal Counsel (Bryan Cave HRO, Boulder, CO)
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    Rudy Rudolph
    Accountant/CPA (Eide Bailley LLP, Boulder, CO)
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    Business Strategy Consultant, Former Senior Director of Human Space Systems at Orbital Sciences Corporation
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    Serial Entrepreneur and Business Strategy Advisor

Previous Investors

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    Orrery Group, LLC
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    Space Studies Institute
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    William G. and Patricia A. Bolton
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    Cantillon Enterprises