History

11 years in space

12 years in space

ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space was founded on January 6th, 2006 as a spin-off from the Delfi-C3 nanosatellite project from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Over the years there have been quite some developments and milestones for the company which are briefly outlined below.

  • World record launch

    During the ISILaunch17 launch campaign, ISISpace engineers were responsible for the integration of 101 CubeSats onto the PSLV launch vehicle, a true world record. Among these 101 satellites, there are 3 satellites where ISISpace played a major role in the design, development and implementation of the spacecraft. DIDO-2 and Nayif-1 were built by engineers in Delft under contract of ISISpace customers. The PEASSS-satellite was developed as part of a consortium with the FP7 program of the European Commission
  • 10th anniversary

    After a decade in the small satellite business the company has grown significantly. ISIS is happy to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new website and a new look and feel. In particular, the products that ISIS has always offered through its www.cubesatshop.com portal, now feature more prominent on its own website. In addition, the website is mobile-friendly and allows visitors to directly request information on specific topics.
  • Record sales

    ISIS QuadPack cubesat deployer sees record sales.
  • 2 satellites in record time

    In 2014, ISIS launches 22 satellites on a single launch vehicle and builds 2 satellites in a record time of 6 months.
  • Triton-1

    First fully owned ISIS satellite for ship tracking, TRITON-1, is launched.
  • ISIS continues growing

    ISIS keeps growing and delivering products and services.
  • More than 25 FTE

    ISIS grows to more than 25 staff and sells multiple satellite missions.
  • Own ground station and cleanroom

    ISIS moved to a larger accommodation having a dedicated ISO7 clean room and its own ground station.
  • Successful launch

    In 2009, ISILaunch01 launch campaign successfully launches 4 customer satellites. CubeSatShop.com, Innovative Data Services and Innovative Space Logistics are founded.
  • Larger accommodation

    The company was growing fast, outgrowing YES!Delft incubator building. Thus, in 2008, the company moved to a larger accommodation. Successful launch of Delfi-C3 satellite of TU Delft.
  • First employee

    In 2007, the first employees were hired and ISIS made its first sale of products.
  • ISIS was founded

    ISIS founders met each other at TU Delft's Delfi-C3 project. The idea for a nanosatellite company started at STEC 2005 in Aalborg. Shortly after, the ISIS founders enrolled in a university course on 'writing a business plan'. The ISIS business plan won a prize in the New Venture business competition. ISIS was founded on January 6th, 2006 and made the national news. ISIS joined YES!Delft, the entrepreneurship initiative from TU Delft.