Launch Your Very Own Spacecraft Into Space
The Blackship One spacecraft is an open and collaborative educational project designed to reduce the cost of getting to space. The mission objective is to teach and inspire the next wave of NewSpace entrepreneurs, researchers, students and makers by launching them on their maiden voyage into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2023.
Bring Your Dreams of Getting To Orbit To Life
Hi! We’re Blackship One and we help space enthusiasts, students, families, schools, scientists and entrepreneurs reach orbit. The Blackship One satellite was designed to carry the primary sub-systems required to fly a successful mission at somewhere between 420km – 600km above earth while allowing the micro-craft / payload (i.e. you) to plug in and share the mothership’s resources (structure, communication, attitude control, command and data handling and payload protection).
Build Space Projects & Earn Certifications From Home
By “hitching a ride” you won’t need your own expensive sub-systems or hardware components. Similarly, CubeSat launch costs can be prohibitively high if you launch alone (generally $70,000 to $300,000 or more). However, by launching together, we share both component and launch costs which dramatically reduces the cost to get to (and stay) in space.
The Ultimate “Ride-Share” Experience
Up until this point, those interested in space exploration have had to sit back and watch as spectators. However, Blackship One changes this. With us, you’re directly and deeply involved on day one. You can participate on project areas of your choice. Want to contribute code directly to the spacecraft’s flight computer? Want to design the ground station monitoring dashboard? Interested in robotics or hardware design? With Blackship One, you can get involved and contribute to any topic area of your choice.
Not Sure How You Could Contribute?
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to get started, or if you’re unsure how you could personally contribute.
We’re a friendly group of people working in open environments and we know being involved in the Blackship One project is as much about learning as it is about doing.
During the onboarding process we’ll work 1-on-1 with you to find out what you want to get out of this experience and then we’ll plug you into the groups and get you working on projects that would benefit you the most based on your personal objectives and interests.
Learn by Doing
It doesn’t matter what your level of experience is. After you sign up for Blackship One’s orbital space mission, you’ll be thrown into our hands-on learning environment. Even if you don’t know how to code, we’ll have you writing code in minutes. Blackship One is NOT a sit back and watch experience. You’ll be getting your hands dirty with software and hardware development from day one.
An Affordable Launch Service
We offer not only an affordable but also a streamlined launch service. We’ll use a launch service provider with an impressive portfolio of over 80 successful launches.
Put Your Learning into Practice
You’ll be required to put your learning into practice by working on hands-on assignments from home as you progress through the Blackship One orbital learning program.
We Hold Your Hand Each Step of the Way
With Blackship One you’ll never feel lost or confused about what to do as a participant in our space program. Help will always be available to you if you need it.
Countdown to Launch Day
Launch days are always exciting. However, this launch day will be different. Because rather than watching a government or big corporate player launch their project into orbit, you’ll be counting down for the launch of your own project.
Land Your Dream Job
Being involved in the Blackship One orbital project is an opportunity for you to add real-world space exploration experience to your resume. Being directly involved in a project like this can help showcase your seriousness and dedication to future employers.
Invest in Yourself & Earn Certifications
As you progress through our curriculum you’ll learn new skills. You’ll learn about electronics, programing and much more. After successfully completing our program you’ll earn a certificate that you can show others or proudly hang on your wall.
Want to Go to Space?
If you’ve always dreamed of going to space, now is your chance. With Blackship One you’ll have the opportunity to build, launch, control and monitor your spacecraft.
If you have any questions be sure to check out our FAQ Page.
If you’d like to be on board our maiden voyage, but you still have questions, then get in contact with us today.
Simply fill out the form to the left and let us know a little bit more about your specific objectives. Someone on our team will get back to you within 24 hours (usually much quicker).
We’re looking forward to the possibility of going to space with you! 🤝
A Space Mission That Could Change Your Life
Become a space developer and reserve your spot onboard our maiden voyage today. Simply pick a launch plan below. Please note that the earlier you sign up, the cheaper your spot will be. Reservation prices increase every seven days.
Next Reservation Price Increase
For those who want to learn but not participate (no hardware included).
$0 sign up fee
$599 (one-time payment)
No Community access
No Group access
No Hardware included
No 1-1 onboarding
Price: $74 / month
For those interested only in software development.
$399 sign up fee
$74 / month (12 months)
No Hardware training
No Hardware included
Price: $149 / month
For those interested in both software and hardware development.
Software & Hardware
$899 sign up fee
$149 / month (12 months)
Price: $299 / month
Great for schools with many students with a desire to learn.
Software & Hardware
$2399 sign up fee
$299 / month (12 months)