We believe that the increasing ease in access to space is both inevitable and essential to realize the growing economy and diversification of space technologies on rapid development timescales that are well-paced with the constantly accelerating state-of-the-art. StarSpec is at the forefront of this revolution in space, providing the necessary agility and continuous innovation required to meet the increasing demand in the new space supply chain.
Our vision is a world in which accessing the uncapped research, development, and commercial potential of space and near-space environments is limited only by imaginations of those who endeavor to Rethink Space.
StarSpec's approach to rapid development for space adds value at every critical link in the suborbital and satellite supply chain. We have modularized and standardized our approach to space-based hardware & software, providing unprecedented development times from concept to launch while continually keeping pace with the state-of-the-art.
StarSpec provides flight-proven technology and flight-critical expertise interfacing with international launch providers, including the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) through the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES —Centre National d'Études Spatiales) as well as with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The StarSpec team has demonstrated unparalleled flight capabilities for an unprecedented number of successful state-of-the-art suborbital payloads launched and operated from sites across North America and worldwide.
StarSpec is excited to work with you on your next project! From prototyping instrumentation on balloon-borne platforms operating at the edge of space to production line manufacturing for next-gen satellite constellation applications, StarSpec's technology development approach defines the new standard in accelerated concept-to-launch timescales. Our approach is engineered for continuous innovation, maintaining pace with the state-of-the-art while affording high versatility in customer-centered space-based applications.
StarSpec's goal is to meet the needs of new space applications at every scale—from individual components and modular flight software to partnerships on fully-integrated payloads from concept to launch. Our team has earned decades of experience designing, building, integrating, and operating space-based technologies with demanding engineering and operational requirements. We have demonstrated the high impact of the StarSpec approach for a growing number of rapidly developed suborbital and technology development endeavors—and this is only the beginning!
Contact StarSpec today to discuss how we can work with you to Rethink Space for commercial-based, technology development, and scientific research applications..
StarSpec's team is its core. We have invested the past 10 years working in close collaboration with the leaders in suborbital technology to develop, qualify, launch, and operate high-performance and rapidly built suborbital technologies and standardization methodologies for leading-edge applications.
Javier is one of StarSpec's co-founders and the company's CEO. Javier has broad experience leading the successful design, implementation, and flight qualification of several state-of-the-art suborbital platforms at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. Javier received his PhD. in Aerospace Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in high fidelity control systems and flight software for space applications.
Steven is co-founder and CTO for StarSpec Technologies. With nearly a decade of engineering experience, Steven has been the chief architect in the mechanical design and analysis of high-precision state-of-the-art suborbital platforms at Princeton University and the University of Toronto. Steven has a Master's degree in Aerospace Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in novel mechanical design approaches for suborbital and space hardware.
John is one of StarSpec's co-founders and the company's CFO. With more than a decade of mechatronics and electrical engineering experience, John has designed, built, and successfully flown space-based instrumentation on a number of state-of-the-art suborbital platforms for cutting-edge scientific research. John has PhD. in Physics from the University of Toronto as well as industry experience in mechanics and electronics.
Barth is a tenured professor in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Toronto. Over more than 20 years, Barth has been one of the foremost pioneers in the field in state-of-the-art balloon-borne and suborbital technology that has enabled significant breakthroughs in astrophysics and cosmology. With a PhD. in Physics from Princeton and deep technical experience working at Caltech, Barth has launched and flight-qualified technology and design methodologies for a wide range of space-based applications.
StarSpec Technologies is moving at an incredible pace—and this is only the beginning! We are looking to expand our team with talented and driven individuals who dare to Rethink Space at a level beyond the industry standard and who dream of a fast-approaching future where access to space and the state-of-the-art technologies that enable this access are commonplace. StarSpec aims to be at the center of this paradigm shift in the space industry by pushing the boundaries of traditional space-based applications beyond the status quo and establishing a foundation in low barrier-to-entry, rapidly manufactured space-based technology in which StarSpec is the new gold standard.
if you are excited about joining us on this journey—we look forward to hearing from you!
StarSpec Technologies is at the epicenter of Canadian technological innovation. We are based in Cambridge, Canada, one of the foremost technological hubs within the Toronto-region and across Canada with access to technology leaders and innovators from the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Guelph, the Perimeter Institute, the University of Toronto, and a number of exceptional technical institutes. StarSpec's advantageous proximity to world-class academic and technical institutions is enhanced by the strong presence of leading-edge technology manufacturing and distributors in and around the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area, right at StarSpec’s doorstep. With these resources and ample space to grow, StarSpec looks to continue breaking new ground in satellite and suborbital technology, contracting and collaborating with institutions, agencies, and industries in Canada, the United States, and around the world.