We are building
the infrastructure
for humanity’s
expansion into space.

Since our founding in 2019, our mission has been clear: to
enable affordable, available satellite servicing. We believe
humans are meant to expand throughout the universe;
our novel technology will help us autonomously build the
future off-world economy.

We are an
execution-first
team.

At Starfish Space, our story is rewritten every day by a team of some of the most talented humans on the planet, though our passion lies decidedly off-planet.

We test early and often and are committed to building a presence in space that is affordable and available. This vision started with founders Austin Link and Trevor Bennett, but is carried forward by every person that makes up the Starfish Space team.

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Meet our team members

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Austin Link
Co-founder Aerospace Engineering, Purdue Physics, Stanford
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Trevor Bennett
Co-founder PhD Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
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Adam Herrmann
Flight Algorithms PhD Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Akil Middleton
Flight Algorithms MS, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alex_Coultrup
Alex Coultrup
Business Development Human Factors and Space Policy, Florida Institute of Technology
Alex_Gonring
Alex Gonring
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
Alex_Herbets
Alex Herbets
Business Development Electrical Engineering / MBA, Georgia Tech / Chicago Booth
Amelia_Dumovic
Amelia Dumovic
Flight Algorithms Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
Andy_Wilcox
Andy Wilcox
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
Anna_Miller
Anna Miller
Space Robotics Civil Engineering, UAA Mechanical Engineering, Dartmouth
Annika_Salmi
Annika Salmi
Flight Algorithms Astronomy and Physics, Yale
Ari_Juster
Ari Juster
Business Operations Economics, Northwestern
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Arthur Klinkefus
Technician U.S. Navy
Augie_Collins
Augie Collins
Satellite Systems Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Brendan_Hagan
Brendan Hagan
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
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Cappie Pomeroy
Space Robotics Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christoph_Frauzem
Christoph Frauzem
Space Robotics Aerospace Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
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Collin Pernu
Space Robotics Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
Derek_Guo
Derek Guo
Satellite Systems Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Michigan
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Eiji Shibata
Satellite Systems Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
Ian_Heidenberger
Ian Heidenberger
Space Robotics Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
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Islam Nazmy
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
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Jeff Liu
Project Execution Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
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Jen Thompson
Marketing and Business Operations Journalism, University of Oregon
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Jen Treese
Project Execution MS Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California
Jesse_Adams
Jesse Adams
Satellite Systems Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
Jonathan_Kneller
Jonathan Kneller
Project Execution Technology and International Affairs, George Washington University
Kevin-Wierman
Kevin Wierman
Flight Algorithms PhD Physics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kit_Kennedy
Kit Kennedy
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kush_Shah
Kush Shah
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Lee_Morris
Lee Morris
Satellite Systems Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle
Liam_Maloney
Liam Maloney
Space Robotics Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
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Lizzie Kimmel
Satellite Systems MA / Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
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Margot Ruthardt
Flight Algorithms Computer Engineering, Penn State University
Michael_Hlas
Michael Hlas
Project Execution Computer Science, University of North Dakota
Michael_Madrid
Michael Madrid
Business Development Aerospace Engineering, Naval Academy
Mino_Nakura
Mino Nakura
Flight Algorithms Computer Science, University of Washington
Nicolas_Chu
Nicolas Chu
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, University of Washington
Patrick_Handley
Patrick Handley
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Davis
Patrick_Vaughn
Patrick Zhang-Vaughn
Flight Algorithms Computer Science, University of Maryland
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Preeti Mohan
Flight Algorithms MS Computational Linguistics, University of Washington
Rachel_Harris
Rachel Harris
Space Robotics Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee
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Rachel Rise
Systems Engineer Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
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Rutvik Marathe
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Ryan_Henderson
Ryan Henderson
Satellite Systems Aerospace Engineering, Purdue
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Sam Sharma
Satellite Systems Space Engineering, University of Michigan
Sean_Burchesky
Sean Burchesky
Space Robotics SB Physics / MIT, PhD Physics / Harvard
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Steven Liu
Flight Algorithms Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tiffany_Le
Tiffany Le
Project Execution Aerospace Engineering / MBA, Purdue / Indiana
Tucker_Ward
Tucker Ward
Business Operations Computer Science / MBA, Stanford / Harvard
Zach_Sabin
Zach Sabin
Flight Algorithms Computer Science, Johns Hopkins
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What’s in a name?

Why “Starfish”? Starfish are known as a “keystone species,” meaning they are vital to their habitat, and hold together the complex web of relationships in an ecosystem. We believe Starfish Space has a similar mission: to maintain and uplift the ecosystem of space, supporting its growth, health, and long-term viability for human expansion.

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Our Investors

We are proud to be venture-backed and supported by prominent organizations in the space and startup ecosystems.

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