Aphelion Aerospace, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is developing a one-stop-shop for low-cost small satellite integration and on-demand launch operations from virtually any location on Earth. Aphelion is proud to announce that we have raised substantial capital from prominent investors, including The Mercury Group, Founder Advisors, and Richtr Financial Studio. These investments are being made as part of Aphelion’s Seed round, which is concurrent with our equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine.
Our CEO Miguel Ayala and CTO Matthew Travis have said that this financing will enable us to continue developing our suborbital launch vehicle technology demonstrator. By the end of the year, we intend to execute low-altitude suborbital demonstration launches to demonstrate our green, non-toxic, non-cryogenic propulsion technology in flight.
Based on the caliber and experience of our board of advisers and investors, it is apparent that the Aphelion team is preparing itself to be a dominant force in the space sector. Aphelion announced this year that Edward Mango, a former NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Program Program Manager, has joined our board of advisors. Mr. Mango is one of the major NASA leaders responsible for SpaceX’s success.
Additionally, we announced the addition of Kevin Rice to our board of advisors. Rice previously served as the Director of Business Management at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Mr. Rice essentially wrote the book on NASA’s business management. Additionally, Aphelion announced the hiring of Geoff Brim to its board of advisors. Brim was previously the VP of Product Management at Deutsche Telekom. At Deutsche Telekom, Mr. Brim promoted digital transformation, data science, artificial intelligence, and robots.
Aphelion’s Visionary Investors
The Mercury Group
Ben West of The Mercury Group is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Ben worked as an F117A and F16 crew chief prior to his years in finance. He is aware that military fighter jets’ emergency power units contain hydrazine.
He is fully aware that hydrazine is exceedingly poisonous and consequently expensive and time-consuming to dispose of. He is also aware that hydrazine can be used for other purposes, such as propulsion systems. He was ecstatic to learn that Aphelion had discovered a propulsion system capable of effectively replacing anything fueled by hydrazine.
Ben is thrilled to invest in Aphelion and hopes to continue assisting the company as it works to bring this revolutionary technology to market.
Aphelion’s market approach is advised by Steven Williams of Founder Advisors. Along with Steven, the Founder Advisors team advises Aphelion on corporate and business strategy.
They are led by accomplished entrepreneurs and executives in the aerospace and technology industries, such as Steven. Some have spent years developing launch vehicles at businesses like Lockheed Martin. These individuals clearly understand and appreciate Aphelion’s business model for bundled small satellite integration and launch services.
Richtr Financial Studio
James Graham, founder, and CEO Richtr Financial Studio, is a fervent believer in Aphelion’s potential. Richtr Financial Studio provides financial and accounting services to Aphelion. They are a force multiplier for startups on the verge of exponential growth.
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