Our Story

Our mission is to simplify access to NearSpace and Orbit

How it all began

In 2009 we recognised that space should not just be for big companies. Small companies, schools, universities and lovers of our earth and space are all ready to contribute. Why shouldn't they join the next big adventure? We want people to be able to quickly and affordably get their projects into orbit and to capitalise on the exciting opportunities created by innovations in space technology. So Jose Mariano and the team launched Bloostar, with the mission of enabling anyone with a project and a passion to place themselves above the earth in order to collect rich data, take high definition images, manage communications and more.

Our mission: Enable anyone with a project and a passion to place themselves above the earth in order to collect rich data, take high definition images, manage communications and more.

Since then we've been successfully lifting heavy commercial payloads into NearSpace using our balloon technology. By helping these projects to succeed we fuel our future economies and expand our knowledge of the world and universe we live in. Collectively, our team has track records in aerospace management, aerospace engineering, avionics engineering, international space law and innovation.

Leadership

"Simple, first: get above the air, second: pick up speed, c'mon, it's not rocket surgery!“
José Mariano
López Urdiales
CEO & Founder
“There are no orbit jams along the extra mile“
Dimitris
Bountolos
COO
"Make it work, do it fast, but enjoy it and learn something in every step"
José Luis
García Bravo
CTO

Team

Annelie Schoenmaker
CLO
Iris Silverio
Financial Officer
David Lazaro
Product & Design Engineer
Robert Falcó Genís
Electronics Engineer
Dani Romero Cortadellas
Product Engineer
Marc Rovira
Business Developer

Advisors

Michael López-Alegría
Technical Advisor
NASA Astronaut
Iñaki Berenguer
Investor & Business Advisor
Successful Entrepreneur
Guillaume Girard
Investor & Business Advisor
ISS Flight Controller
Josep Maria Lladó
Investor & Technical Advisor
CEO & Founder of Ultramagic
Loïc Alliez
Investor & Business Advisor
Private jet pilot
Leticia Jiménez
Financial Advisor
EY Auditor
Josep Maria Añón
Investor & Business Advisor
CEO at PGI Management
Steven Peterzen
Campaign Manager
Former NASA Antartica Campaign manager
Pierre Dedieu
Chief Meteorologist
Former meteorologist at the French Space Agency

Careers

Bloostar is changing the face of space logistics. Our mission is to simplify access to NearSpace and Orbit and a desire to help people realise their projects in space. Our work involves creating cutting edge hardware & electronics as well as working with businesses launching new and exciting space bound projects. The team is rich with great personality, ideas and a common desire to reach for the next step in mankind's journey into space. We need innovative, dedicated and open minds to help us fully realise our mission. If you feel you can be part of this mission we want to hear from you, send us your CV and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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