Powering the next generation of satellites

"Power is the key limitation in a booming space industry”

 

Power Restriction

Satellite functionality is severely limited by lack of power

Power on satellites is currently very restricted by size, cost and design complexity. Electric power systems can take up more than 25% of the cost, weight and volume of a satellite. Power requirements are often underestimated especially in small satellites such as CubeSats.

Only 10% of a satellites’ average orbital time is spent performing operations, wasting valuable time, money and resources.

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Solution

We use modern laser technology to provide power to satellites from Earth

At Lumi Space we are targeting this issue by offering an increase in satellite power. We aim to reduce the power restrictions on current satellites by combining existing technology which will enable high-power payloads.

This has many important advantages such as night operations, reduced costs and more timely data transmission and acquisition.

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Mission

deliver extra power to satellites from a network of ground-based laser stations

Our mission is to enable the next generation of satellite technology by improving power budgets. By decreasing the cost and complexity of satellite mission design we will open new doors in the space industry, with future applications such as space debris removal.

We plan to increase longevity of existing satellites by smoothing the load on battery systems, reducing the depth of discharge cycles.

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 About

Our Project

 
 

We are currently conducting fundamental research and development to build these laser systems. We have received venture capital and grant funding, and are now looking for partners and potential clients in the satellite industry. If your satellite is restricted by lack of power, get in touch!

Contact us for partnership opportunities via E-mail: partnerships@lumi.space

OUR TEAM

Our team includes world-leading experts in physics, engineering and photonics. We are backed by venture capital. Our staff come from top institutions including the following: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Hertfordshire, Kent, Queen Mary, Surrey, Sussex, University College London and more.

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Hira Virdee    - CEO  Hira is an expert on orbit prediction and attitude modelling. He received his PhD from UCL with his thesis on Non-conservative torque and computational attitude modelling of space debris. He has nearly a decade of experience in the space sector. He also has in-depth experience in business and management consulting for FTSE 100 companies, including the application of data science and artificial intelligence to leverage insight from data.

Hira Virdee - CEO
Hira is an expert on orbit prediction and attitude modelling. He received his PhD from UCL with his thesis on Non-conservative torque and computational attitude modelling of space debris. He has nearly a decade of experience in the space sector. He also has in-depth experience in business and management consulting for FTSE 100 companies, including the application of data science and artificial intelligence to leverage insight from data.

Robin Ibbotson     Robin’s career started in research focused on optical communication systems, where he supported a start-up operate in an IP constrained environment and worked on the worlds longest laser. Robin joined BAE Systems in 2006 where he became the theme leader for a Directed Energy Systems portfolio and led a UOR-style programme delivering a hardware subsystem that achieved world beating performance, He is currently the Director of International Markets at BAE Systems PLC.

Robin Ibbotson
Robin’s career started in research focused on optical communication systems, where he supported a start-up operate in an IP constrained environment and worked on the worlds longest laser. Robin joined BAE Systems in 2006 where he became the theme leader for a Directed Energy Systems portfolio and led a UOR-style programme delivering a hardware subsystem that achieved world beating performance, He is currently the Director of International Markets at BAE Systems PLC.

Sam Willis     Sam is an expert in building hardware systems and received his MEng from the University of Cambridge in 2018. His key experience in photonics and power system design is crucial for the overall hardware system design. He has gained vital industry experience at companies such as Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems and the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at the University of Cambridge.

Sam Willis
Sam is an expert in building hardware systems and received his MEng from the University of Cambridge in 2018. His key experience in photonics and power system design is crucial for the overall hardware system design. He has gained vital industry experience at companies such as Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems and the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) at the University of Cambridge.

Matthew Brockman     HAB & Drone Design

Matthew Brockman
HAB & Drone Design

Harrison Crisp   Data scientist

Harrison Crisp
Data scientist

Olivia Gough   Grants & Investments manager

Olivia Gough
Grants & Investments manager

Gurjeet Kahlon   Tracking & Astrophotography

Gurjeet Kahlon
Tracking & Astrophotography

James Munday   Literature Research & Tracking

James Munday
Literature Research & Tracking

Josh Nevin     Atmospheric modelling

Josh Nevin
Atmospheric modelling

Paula Ramírez     Project Management

Paula Ramírez
Project Management

Ambereen Razak   Electronics & Payload

Ambereen Razak
Electronics & Payload

Aaron Ranu   Lasers Experiments & Safety

Aaron Ranu
Lasers Experiments & Safety


Do you have what it takes to be part of the Lumi team? Then get in touch!
Contact us for recruitment opportunities via E-mail: recruitment@lumi.space

Contact us

 

Address

Lumi Space

Accelerator Centre, Institute of Physics

37 Caledonian Rd

London

N1 9BU

 
 
 

Email

General Inquiries
inquiry@lumi.space

Partnerships
partnerships@lumi.space

Recruitment
recruitment@lumi.space