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SpaceRyde

The Rocket Network: Sustainable & On-Demand Delivery Anywhere in Space

SpaceRyde is building the future of space cargo transportation to facilitate and encourage necessary in-space developments, innovations and economy. SpaceRyde is the only sustainable mode of space transportation. Its innovative system utilizes a stratospheric balloon to bypass the atmosphere without emissions nor depositing black particles into the ozone layer and is the world’s first and only multi-functional rocket. After completing its initial mission, the vehicle will remain powered in orbit and joins its rocket network until assigned its next in-space mission, including tasks such as; refuelling, deep space missions, space junk removal and de-orbiting. SpaceRyde’s story began in 2018 with husband-wife founders Saharnaz Safari and Sohrab Haghighat and the dream of eliminating the barriers to innovation in space. The company is now a rapidly growing team of over 30 employees with a 25,000-square-foot rocket factory and state-of-the-art engine groundworks facility.

SpaceRyde
Founded:2018
Team Size:33
Location:Toronto, Canada

Active Founders

Sohrab Haghighat

Sohrab is a 2x YC founder, currently running Hestus, Inc (S24). Prior to that, Sohrab was founder and CEO of SpaceRyde (W19), a space transportation company, and ran the company for 6 years before selling the IP. Before starting SpaceRyde, Sohrab was an early employee of Cruise and ran Planning and Controls Teams. Sohrab holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, has published 13 patents and 23 technical papers.

Sohrab Haghighat
Sohrab Haghighat
SpaceRyde

Saharnaz Safari

Saharnaz Safari
Saharnaz Safari
SpaceRyde