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D-ORBIT

D-Orbit sell smart propulsive end-of-life devices for satellites: more revenues for operators, no more debris.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Milan, Lombardy, Italy
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 13
  • Website deorbitaldevices.com

Company Summary

D-Orbit offers propulsive devices to be installed on satellites before launch and able to bring them back into the atmosphere or re-orbit them into a graveyard orbit when they stop working, in a quick and controlled way. By offering to satellites owners a reliable and cost-effective product to increase the operating life of satellites and to avoid costs deriving from collisions, D-Orbit is the solution to Space Pollution.

Team

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    LUCA ROSSETTINI
    CEO

    Luca obtained a master in Aerospace Engineering, a master in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability, a Ph.D. in Advanced Space Propulsion and a Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship. Fulbright Alumnus, co-founder of IRTA, co-founder of The Natural Step Italia. After an intern position at NASA Ames Research Center, Luca Rossettini founded D-Orbit.

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    RENATO PANESI
    COO

    Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 7 years experience in R&D and recently S&M at Finmeccanica S.p.A. (main fields of activity: flight mechanics and dynamics, flight simulation, aerodynamics). Expertise in design of multivariable flight control systems and autopilot systems. Certificate in Business Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, Leavey School of business. Fulbright Scholar.

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    THOMAS PANOZZO

    Thomas, formerly Program Director at ArianeSpace . He worked at CNES, France, developing control algorithm software for launchers. Thomas is an Aerospace Engineer, master degree in Astrodynamics at Boulder University, Colorado. His contacts portfolio comprehends both satellites operators / manufacturers and launchers companies.

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    GIUSEPPE TUSSIWAND

    Giuseppe is Program Engineer at Bayern-Chemie, Germany, working on chemical propulsion motors. His profound knowledge of thrusters and engines for rocket applications make him extremely valuable. Giuseppe is an Aerospace Engineer with a Ph.D. in Energy.

Previous Investors

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    TTSeed srl – Seed Fund
    Unconfirmed
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    Fondamenta SGR – on behalf of TTVenture, Venture Capital Fund
    Unconfirmed