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We did it!

We did it!
January 28, 2022
After months of hard work and enriching learning experiences, our graduation from Luxembourg's Fit4Start acceleration program has been confirmed! Among other things, the program has allowed us to gain important insights into Europe's space market and to build a stronger network of connections, which leaves us better equipped to continue our expansion into Europe. To see the complete and official announcement, please click here.

SpaceWire IP core

SpaceWire IP core
January 5, 2022
We’ve successfully completed the functional testing of our own SpaceWire IP core. This technology is one of the enabling technologies behind our SpaceVPX computers, as it connects internal components via low-latency, high-speed, reliable serial links. The SpaceWire protocol is widely used by NASA and ESA and many other space organizations and companies worldwide.

New beginnings!

New beginnings!
December 2, 2021
With the end of the year just around the corner, at Novo we are excited to be inaugurating a new chapter. We have moved into a new 550 m2 (6000 sqft) office space, which will allow us to keep growing comfortably and efficiently. Keep an eye on our website to get a peek into our luminous new lab!

Draper Cygnus Latam Fund

Draper Cygnus Latam Fund
November 2, 2021
More news on investments! We now have the fortune of being backed by Draper Cygnus, a venture capital company which has Tim Draper among its investors. The 50 million dollar Latam Fund "supports Latino entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world capable of solving global problems of various industries and sectors." Find more details on the fund in this article.

Luxembourg, here we come!

Luxembourg, here we come!
June 3, 2021
We have some thrilling news to share! Novo Space has been selected to participate in Luxembourg’s Fit4Start acceleration program, which will allow us to take our first firm step towards expanding into Europe! We are proud to be part of a diverse cohort of 15 startups (selected from an applicant pool of 255) that will embark on a 6-month journey to receive coaching, funding, and networking opportunities in Luxembourg and beyond. Stay tuned for future updates on our progress!

"In the LaunchPad"

"In the LaunchPad"
May 17, 2021
At Novo we are working hard to enable the most ambitious space missions and we are so excited to be receiving support from a like-minded investor! As SpaceFund completed the deployment of its LaunchPad Fund, managing partner and co-founder, Meagan Crawford expressed: “We don’t chase rockets, satellite swarms, or shiny objects. Instead, we find brilliant teams with game changing technologies and solid business plans. While some of them may not seem glamorous, they are the foundational elements of a rapidly rising space economy.” Read the full article on SpaceFund's first fund deployment here.

Protecting our technology

Protecting our technology
March 10, 2021
Protecting our technology is as important as developing it! We are proud to announce that, a few months back, we filed a provisional patent for one of our key technologies. We are not protecting a circuit design, as similar functionality can be achieved with different circuits. What we are protecting is a new architecture that will allow us to save up to 30% of SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) in future high-performance redundant space systems. Please, feel free to reach out to learn more about this core technology.

Novo Space is one of the "cutting-edge AI startups who are revolutionizing industries"

Novo Space is one of the "cutting-edge AI startups who are revolutionizing industries"
February 19, 2021
We were recently accepted into the NVIDIA Inception Program which, in their words, “nurtures cutting-edge AI startups who are revolutionizing industries”. This is key for us because some of the products in our roadmap will include an NVIDIA GPU for machine learning in space. The applications in space are unlimited, including constellation management and collision avoidance, natural disaster monitoring, communication networks reconfiguration, planet identification, weather monitoring, extreme data compression, payload data processing, onboard failure detection, sensor data fusion, and many more. Stay tuned to see how Novo's high-performance products unlock these and other computer-demanding applications in space.

A new member of our ecosystem

A new member of our ecosystem
February 17, 2021
Our ecosystem has a new member: an Input / Output board. This module connects our powerful computers with external subsystems through high-speed links. The I/O module supports cross-strapping between internal redundant components and single-string external devices and can host up to 4 small mezzanine cards. For more information, please visit our products page.

First ultra-high-speed serial backplane

First ultra-high-speed serial backplane
January 31, 2021
We have been silent for a while – but only for good reasons! We are excited to start sharing some of the great things that have been keeping us busy and growing in the past few months. First off is the hardware. In a previous post, we showed you the design of our first ultra-high-speed serial backplane. Here is the newly fabricated design we are testing in the lab. Yet another step closer to achieving the dream of modular computers for high-performance satellites!

Space Systems Webinar, opportunities for suppliers

Space Systems Webinar, opportunities for suppliers
September 23, 2020
​Our CEO, Rodrigo Diez, was invited to talk about the future of our industry in a live webinar with Andrew Chereck (NASA JPL) and John Springmann (Prodeo). Please, use this link to watch the full recording.

TechStars Allied Space 2020

TechStars Allied Space 2020
September 16, 2020
Congratulations to the TechStars Allied Space 2020 cohort for your demo day pitches! In particular, we want to congratulate SPiN and Cognitive Space teams with whom we are working closely to integrate their solutions into our products.

High-Performance SmallSat Architectures

High-Performance SmallSat Architectures
September 1, 2020
Have you already read our paper published in the SmallSat conference journal? Novo Space founders Rodrigo Diez and Facundo Jorge, MIT Prof. Kerri Cahoy, and SpaceVPX Working Group Chair Patrick Collier, wrote about standardization and modularity in High-Performance SmallSat Architectures. Download the paper using the link below and contact us to discuss the future of space systems!

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Modularity is Queen!

Modularity is Queen!
August 11, 2020
We have one more product ready for fabrication: a versatile input/output module capable of routing signals between internal boards in a SpaceVPX subsystem and external components. We continue our path towards achieving the dream of modular computers for high-performance 10kg+ satellites. For more information, please visit our products page.

Novo expands compatibility with third-party products!

Novo expands compatibility with third-party products!
August 5, 2020
Novo Space and SPiN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make the MA61C universal adapter developed by SPiN compatible with Novo’s ecosystem and expand sales opportunities for both companies. With this alliance, integrators will be able to plug and play third party products to Novo’s computers right out of the box. If you want to know more, please, contact us today!

About SPiN: SPiN offers universal adapters to help satellite manufacturers reduce design cost, production cost, and integration time.

Critical Design Review

Critical Design Review
June 24, 2020
We have been working in a project sponsored by BAE Systems and led by the MIT STAR lab for almost two years and we are happy to announce that we had our Critical Design Review (CDR) yesterday! We are very pleased to be working with BAE Systems, developers of the most successful satellite computer (RAD750), and MIT towards next-gen high-performance systems. We want to thank Lin Haas (BAE Systems) and Prof. Kerri Cahoy (MIT) for their leadership in the project. Also, special thanks to Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Susan Gonzalez, Michael McComas, Fang Liu, Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, and all other people at BAE Systems and MIT directly involved in the project or cheering for us in some other way.

One step closer

One step closer
June 19, 2020
Novo Space has completed the design of its first general-purpose SpaceVPX backplane! The design supports cross-strapped redundant modules connected via tens of Gbps interfaces. This configuration can be leveraged for Avionics or Payload subsystems. It is fabrication time now; we will start testing the board in a few weeks. We are one step closer to achieving the dream of modular computers for high-performance 10 kg+ satellites! For more info, please visit our products page.

Second USAF SBIR Phase I Grant

Second USAF SBIR Phase I Grant
March 5, 2020
Novo Space has been awarded another USAF SBIR Phase I grant through the AFWERX program to explore the addition of novel features and capabilities in the space domain to Novo’s core product offering. The AFWERX program helps create ground-up innovation across the Air Force by engaging start-ups and non-traditional organizations.

Finalists in the Hyperspace Challenge

Finalists in the Hyperspace Challenge
November 20, 2019
Novo Space has been selected as a finalist in Air Force Research Laboratory’s Hyperspace Challenge. By participating in a three-day accelerator in Albuquerque, NM, Novo had the opportunity to collaborate with other small businesses in the space community, as well as government stakeholders.

USAF Space Pitch Day

USAF Space Pitch Day
November 5, 2019
​Novo Space publicly pitched at the inaugural USAF Space Pitch Day in San Francisco, CA. This two-day event, featuring renowned keynote speakers, expert panels, innovative startup pitches and an expo, also presented the potential for Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase II awards.

Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator Demo Day

Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator Demo Day
October 10, 2019
Novo Space completed the inaugural Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator by participating in Demo Day. The program was attended by hundreds of investors, space industry experts, and supporters at the California Science Center. BAE Systems FAST Labs showed support by providing an introduction for Novo Space, highlighting their collaborative research with the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

USAF SBIR Phase I Grant

USAF SBIR Phase I Grant
August 2, 2019
Novo Space is excited to announce the award of a USAF SBIR Phase I grant through the recently established AFWERX program. The AFWERX program helps create ground-up innovation across the Air Force by engaging start-ups and non-traditional organizations.

Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator
July 19, 2019
Novo Space has come together from Cambridge, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina to meet in sunny California for the inaugural Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator. Novo Space joins a class of 10 companies, which have been selected from hundreds of applicants all over the world. As stated on the Techstars press release, “Over the next three months these companies will rapidly accelerate their businesses by working closely with Techstars, Starburst, our network of expert mentors, and our formal sponsors from industry and government: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, Israel Aerospace Industries North America, and the U.S. Air Force, with support from The Aerospace Corporation.”