Habitat Event Announcement
Chicago, IL

Want to find out how Orbitmuse is changing access to New Space? Please join us at the grand opening event of Orbitmuse’s new Habitat Strategic Partnership Location within mHUB, Chicago’s premier coworking and prototyping facility.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: mHUB Chicago event space
Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Guest Speakers
Brent Abbott

Mr. Abbott is the CEO and Head of North American Operations for AAC Microtec/Clyde Space in the United States. Founded in 2005 by Craig Clark, Clyde Space recognized that CubeSats represented a game-changing approach to spacecraft design and production. Today, the company is committed to supporting the increasing number of commercial, military and science applications of CubeSats and small satellites via a process of continuous innovation and process development. In January 2018 Clyde Space joined AAC Microtec to combine and strengthen the companies’ position in the nanosatellite market. Clyde Space is a subsidiary of the Nasdaq First North Stockholm listed AAC Microtec organization and its customers include international universities, commercial companies, and government organizations. Approximately 80% of Clyde Space sales are outside of the European Union and over 95% outside of the UK.

John Carsten

Mr. Carsten is an international space systems consultant and VP Business Development/ Program Director for Teaching Science & Technology. He is a founding team member for Equatorial Launch Australia and the standup of Arnhem Space Centre which is the first commercial launch site in Australia. He has over 30 years of Space Experience ranging from Satellite design and rocket motors, to integrated multi-disciplinary space systems. He has flown on multiple missions with NASA’s reduced gravity flights investigating environmental controls, sensors and life science experiments at Johnson Space Center. He was the Lead Lecturer and developer of space engineering graduate courses for Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). He is a current member of AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee.

This event is brought to you via Orbitmuse and NewSpace Chicago’s ground breaking Community Development Partnership that will bring the Space and Aerospace entrepreneurial communities in the Midwest to the forefront of the New Space Race. In celebration of the partnerships, mHUB is graciously sponsoring food and beverages at the event.

NewSpace Chicago (“NSC”) is the leading Midwest community of professionals and investors driving commercialization and development of Space and is promoting Chicago as a center of excellence for new commercial Space, Space-related, and Space-scalable ventures. With deep roots in the startup and technology communities, NSC provides a strong local presence for Orbitmuse to accelerate its growth in the Midwest. Building on the organic momentum of NSC’s community of nearly 400 members, this partnership provides exciting new opportunities for mentorship, investment, and active participation in Orbitmuse’s ecosystem by the Chicago community.

“This partnership with Orbitmuse enables us to go to the next level in supporting space entrepreneurship. Bringing Habitat to mHUB and offering Boost and Masters really opens up some exciting opportunities for building the New Space industry in Chicago.”

Members at Orbitmuse’s Habitat location within mHUB will have access to Orbitmuse’s global space entrepreneurship network and benifits as well as mHUB’s unparalleled coworking and innovation facility, with state-of-the-art prototyping equipment and resources, including a fully equipped 3D Printer Lab, Cold Metals Lab, Electronics Lab, Hot Metals Lab, Laser Cutting Lab, and Plastics Lab.

“We’re thrilled to have Orbitmuse in our growing group of partners. Together, we can make an even greater impact in providing physical product entrepreneurs with the resources they need to thrive.”

 – Haven Allen, CEO