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Thuraya forms alliance with Satellite Startup ELSE


Partnership will enable Thuraya and ELSE to expand satellite services to customers with machine-to-machine and IoT communication enabled by the Astrocast satellite constellation. Read full article

Interview with Space Intel Report: ELSE/Astrocast CEO Fabien Jordan & CFO Kjell Karlsen


PARIS — Geostationary satellite fleets lying down with LEO/MEO startups appears to be the seasonal flavor in the commercial satellite world. SES and O3b, Intelsat and OneWeb, Telesat Canada with it...

Ten new high growth Swiss startups will compose the venture leaders China team 2017


Ten new high growth Swiss startups will compose the venture leaders China team 2017. They will showcase Swiss innovation at the World Economic Forum in Dalian. Read full article

ESA and ASTROCAST to demonstrate satellite-based M2M communication


ESA and ASTROCAST will collaborate on putting a nano-satellite in orbit by the beginning of next year to demonstrate low cost global M2M communication service. ASTROCAST is the core project of the ...

Nanosatellites for low-cost space flight


Nanosatellites weigh just over a kilogram, don't cost more than a family car, and are destined to democratise access to space. Researchers and manufacturers from Switzerland are involved. Read ful...

La HEIG-VD se connecte à l’Internet spatial


Yverdon-les-Bains – Un institut de la HEIG-VD travaille avec la start-up suisse Else pour connecter les objets depuis l’espace. Read full article

Un peu plus près des étoiles


La start-up ELSE veut construire des nanosatellites qui, une fois mis en orbite, permettront d’obtenir une connexion internet dans des régions du monde où aucun réseau n’est disponible. Un projet u...

NewSpace People Interview with Astrocast


CEO (Fabien Jordan): Fabien led the development of the electronics of the SwissCube Project at EPFL from the start of the project until its launch in 2009. The SwissCube satellite is still operatio...

ELSE on track to launch demonstration nanosatellites in 2017


Vaud-based start-up ELSE has announced that it has raised more than USD 4 million in funding putting the company on track to launch two demonstration nanosatellites in the fourth quarter of 2017, t...

ELSE CEO: 2017 Big Year for Planned 64-Satellite Constellation


Swiss start-up ELSE has raised more than $4 million in funding, putting the company on track to launch two demonstration nanosatellites in the fourth quarter of 2017, the first in its 64-nanosatell...

Top Ten Space Business Stories of 2016


#1 – NGSO SYSTEMS IN VOGUE OneWeb secures $1.2b in Series B, including $1b from SoftBank, and announces Florida satellite factory; FCC issues NGSO spectrum sharing NPRM after OneWeb FCC filing ini...

Swiss Start-Up Searches for Funding for Nanosat Constellation


Swiss start-up ELSE has retained the Picone Advisory Group to help the company acquire funding for its 64-nanosatellite constellation AstroCast. Read full article

Picone Advisory Group Retained To Help Secure Funding For ELSE Nanosats


Picone Advisory Group has been retained by ELSE to assist the Swiss startup acquire funding for its 64-nanosatellite constellation AstroCast. Read full article

Nanosat startup ELSE finalising seed round for US$50m Astrocast M2M constellation


Swiss newspace startup ELSE is close to securing seed funding for its 64-nano satellite M2M constellation AstroCast that will cost US$50m to build and launch. Read full article

Nanosat startup ELSE finalising seed round for US$50m Astrocast M2M constellation


Swiss newspace startup ELSE is close to securing seed funding for its 64-nano satellite M2M constellation AstroCast that will cost US$50m to build and launch. Spun out of École Polytechnique Fédér...

Astrocast propulsion systems provided by Nanospace


Only two weeks ago NanoSpace was selected by the Swiss company ELSE to deliver propulsion systems to the Astrocast satellite constellation. The two first test satellites will fly 2017 and thereafte...

ELSE awarded loan from Innovaud


ELSE awarded a 100’000 Swiss Franc interest-free loan from Innovaud/FIT SEED. ELSE SA offers elegant engineering solutions for nanosatellite missions. The expertise of its team allows ELSE to be i...

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Connecting the world through space


Global connectivity through satellite constellations is posed to transform how we interact with every thing in our daily life. Explore how space and the Internet of Things (IoT) are merging togethe...

Paris Space Week 2017


The Paris Space Week 2017, organized by ASTech and PROXIMUMGroup, was held in Orly, France on the 8th and 9th of March. From Else, Nicholas Petrig (Head of Finance and Administration) participated ...

Satellite 2017, Washington DC, March 6-9 2017


Explore the connected world The Satellite 2017 conference, organized by Access Intelligence, was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC from March 6-9th. From ELSE, Fa...

Solenix’s Elveti to Power Ground Segment of Astrocast


LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 23rd November 2016 – Solenix GmbH and ELSE SA have entered a license agreement that will allow ELSE to rely on Solenix’s Satellite Control System, Elveti, as foundation for t...

M2M and IoT over satellite: Challenges and Opportunities, ESA/ESTEC


On 8th July, ESA organized its first ever workshop to discuss challenges and opportunities in providing IoT and M2M services over satellite. The workshop was held at ESA/ESTEC premises at Noordwjik...

Toulouse Space Show 2016


The Toulouse Space Show 2016 was held in Toulouse, France from 28th June to 30th June. From ELSE, Fabien Jordan (CEO), Sandeep Thakur (International Business Development), and Stefano Rossi (Space ...

Astrocast Identity


On 27th June 2016, ELSE SA released its Astrocast brand logo, a new website and its first marketing video. In february starting with a long list of names, our team voted and tied on two names. Our...

GLIS 2016


The Global Conference on Space and Information Society 2016 (GLIS 2016) took place in Geneva, Switzerland on 6th and 7th June at the ITU headquarters. It was co-organised by the International Astr...

ESA & ELSE


As part of the Proba-3 mission, ELSE has been selected to design and develop the flight unit for the digital board controlling the DARA instrument which is developed and operated by PMOD-WRC in Dav...

1st Space Educational Activities Symposium


This December, ELSE was present at the first Space Educational Activities Symposium, held by the Università degli Studi di Padova and organized by CISAS. Special guest: Astronaut Samantha Cristofo...

Pitching in LA


Friday December 4th, ELSE CEO, Fabien Jordan took to the microphone and pitched ELSE to some of the top players in the Aerospace industry at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Los Angeles. S...

Advisory Board - Dr. José Achache


Dr. José Achache has accepted to join ELSE as a member of the Advisory Board. José Achache is managing director of AP-Swiss. Previously, he was Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA and...

One Small Step For Man


This November, Federico Belloni, Head of R&D at ELSE, was invited to the convention “Giant Leaps into the Future”, held at the EPFL Innovation Park. Federico presented the subject “Global low-...

How is space conquered today?


Space has long been the domain of highly specialized teams and country-sized budgets. Can space be accessible to smaller pockets? If so, what is required? Modern technology and shrinking satellite...

Visiting the Mediterranean Shipping Company


Our Head of R&D, Federico Belloni, was most enthralled to visit the second largest shipping container company in the world - MSC (the Mediterranean Shipping Company). With over 20,000,000 ship...

ELSE awarded Million Franc CTI Project


The project Enabling Multi-band software-defined symmetric radio communications for CubeSats was accepted by the CTI (the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation). The goal of this project ...

Kill-Switch Project


Kevin Owen, Master Student at the EPFL, improved the ELSE kill-switch and separation spring system for a semestre project. The extremely innovative system has been vibration tested to show that it...

World Space Week


Swiss Space Center, eSpace, Callista, Aeropoly and ELSE celebrated the World Space Week at EPFL on Tuesday 6 October. More than 30 participants coming from Lausanne, Geneva and Neuchatel gathered t...

Water on Mars


Before joining ELSE, some members of our team contributed to the 2018 ExoMars Rover Mission. Federico Belloni, Head of R&D at ELSE, was invited to speak on the Rete Uno radio program Modem abo...

In Paris, where ELSE?


This September 11th the incubator Boucicaut welcomes a special visit from Mr. Thierry Mandon - French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research and his entourage of experienced counselor...

Humble beginnings


What startup worth its salt does not begin with a garage? ELSE is happy to be able to say that like the greats of Apple, Google, Microsoft and others, we too are garage-based, albeit not in quite ...

Mechanical assembly of CubETH


CubETH is a joint project between eSpace at the EPFL and ETHZ whose main objective is to build a 1U CubeSat scheduled for launch in 2016-17. The CubETH spacecraft will be capable of calculating its...

SOLVE Call for ideas 2015


The main goal of the Satellite Observing of Lakes and Vegetation Environments (SOLVE) mission is hyperspectral remote sensing observations of Earth to understand and monitor our changing environmen...

Investing in the Future at the Paris Air Show


During a special session set up by the Starburst Accelerator, ELSE proved itself a viable and worthy investment opportunity as Fabien Jordan made his pitch in front of representatives from world cl...

Swiss Space Center


ELSE is now an official member of the Swiss Space Center! The Swiss Space Center has for its mission to support institutions, academia and industry to access space missions and related application...

A word from John Hines


Former NASA Chief Technologist, Ames Research Center, John Hines endorses ELSE CubeSat technology! John Hines is a renowned CubeSat specialist. He said: “I read with great interest the detail...

ELSE is launched!


Inspired by the success stories of the New Space Movement, ELSE is committed to demonstrating that small constellations of nanosatellites, built and operated from Switzerland, can generate profitab...