Odyne

Space is Hard, Don't Make it Harder

Odyne Space

 
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Our Vision

We are passionate about seeing humanity become a space-faring society.

But there are many steps along the way, and in order to become truly space-faring, we need reasons to go to space. Odyne aims to support and build the off-earth economy by giving clever, motivated entrepreneurs ways to quickly execute their business plans on orbit, by providing on-demand orbital launches for micro- and nano-satellites.

We will be the infrastructure of the new, space economy.


 
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Our Philosophy is

Simple and Effective Rockets

Space is Hard, but we won't make it harder.  We consider ourselves 'Rocket Engineers' not Rocket Scientists. Humans have been launching liquid fueled rockets for almost a century, and the foundational science has already been done.  We combine this science and knowledge into simple, effective and reliable rockets, to launch micro- and nano-satellites to orbit.

 

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On-Demand

Our reliable manufacturing and operational chain will allow us to consistently provide on-demand and affordable access to space.

 
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Our Team

Eric Ward

Eric Ward is an experienced Systems Architect who sees growing the space industry as the next step to progressing humanity beyond the planet. He recently received a Master's degree in Systems Design and Management from MIT, has published multiple technical documents on Systems Architecture and the Space  Industry, has been featured in Fast Company, and co-founded the MIT New Space Age Conference. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

His Erdős number is 4.


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Andrew Greenberg

Andrew Greenberg is an embedded systems expert, and serial entrepreneur having co-founded and led two profitable small companies in the Medical Device industry. Andrew is also an Associate professor at Portland State University, and is the founder of the Portland State Aerospace Society, which touts the most sophisticated avionics in amateur rocketry.

 

 
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Our Advisors

Natalya Bailey

Natalya Bailey is the co-founder and CEO of Accion Systems, who are working to make space more affordable and accessible as a leader in high-quality, affordable propulsion technologies. Natalya has previously worked on one form of propulsion or another for over 10 years, and as a program manager of a $1.5MM propulsion program, as a systems engineer during her time at Aurora Flight Sciences, and as a founder of a previous space propulsion company.


Shari Loessberg

Shari Loessberg is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an experienced entrepreneur in established and emerging markets. In the United States, she founded and runs Big World, a strategy firm focused on new ventures in new markets. She also co-founded Zeta Networks, an optical networking firm built on technology developed at MIT. She holds an AB from Georgetown University and a JD from the University of Texas.