Open Cosmos is dedicated to solving customer problems with insights from space. Whether this is monitoring agricultural yields, assessing the damage of oil spills or providing navigation solutions, we believe that data from satellites is the most effective and sustainable way of achieving this.
A world where insights from space improve life on earth
To design, manufacture and operate satellites that provide actionable information to address the biggest global challenges
As CEO and founder, Rafel leads the Open Cosmos team. From leading the team to delivering the first satellite mission within eight months, to managing the expanding team and range of customers today, Rafel has overseen the overall company strategy and directed its execution, all whilst working towards the original mission of democratising access to space. After studying aerospace engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona and completing an MBA, Rafel worked at large corporations, such as Airbus Defence and Space, as well as small innovative space start-ups, such as zero2infinity.
Jordi is the VP Technology for Open Cosmos, with over 10 years’ experience in the smallsat industry. Jordi has proven knowledge and hands on experience in mechanical, structural, space systems, AIT, propulsion, thermal disciplines, quality assurance as well as programmatic and management of team and resources. Jordi has actively participated in the delivery from concept to orbit of several satellites in earth observation, tech demonstrators and communications field.
Aleix Megías joined Rafel early on as a co-founder of Open Cosmos and is the VP of Operations. Aleix has worked as systems engineer and mission manager of Earth Observation missions at Airbus and the European Space Agency, establishing his end-to-end programme management and team leadership skills. He heads the delivery of programmes and business operations at Open Cosmos and has been instrumental to grow the company from its roots to where it is today.
Florian is responsible for defining and preparing future missions as well as securing institutional contracts. Florian holds an Msc of Aerospace engineering from ISAE-Supaero and more than 10 years of technical and commercial experience across multiple roles, including: programme management and advanced concepts at the Satellite Applications Catapult, telecommunications applications and project assessment at ESA, student researcher at NASA and technical procurement at Airbus.
Claire is Open Cosmos VP of People, responsible for building and driving a contemporary people strategy, focused on developing and maintaining strong employee engagement levels, leveraging the positive impact on business performance that this brings. With over 15 years experience, Claire has a strong background in positive people practices in small, global organisations.
Catherine is responsible for the finance function with a key objective to deliver continuous improvement and drive business value as we gear for growth. Catherine leads the development of the finance team, driving the review and implementation of financial control policies and efficient, scalable systems to facilitate global compliance. Catherine is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has significant financial experience within Biotech and Saas high growth startups.