We are Aten Engineering
Aten Engineering Inc. provides technical solutions in the areas of detection, discovery, follow-up and characterization of Near Earth Asteroids, with the goal of enabling in-space resource extraction and utilization to pave the way for Human exploration of the Solar System.
Eric Ward is an experienced Systems Architect who sees growing the space industry as the next step to progressing humanity beyond the planet. He recently received a Master's degree in Systems Design and Management from MIT, has published multiple technical documents on Systems Architecture and the Space Industry, has been featured in Fast Company, and co-founded the MIT New Space Age Conference. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
His Erdős number is 4.
J.L. Galache, PhD, is an asteroid astronomer turned NewSpace entrepreneur. He has designed and directed asteroid data projects with NASA’s Frontier Development Lab and Oracle. At the Minor Planet Center (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J.L. was Acting Deputy Director, where he helped keep the world safe from killer asteroids. He has discussed asteroids as an expert commentator in every type of media: Radio, TV, documentaries, newspapers and online publications. He is an advisor to Deep Space Industries.
Ana Mosquera is a Scientific Computing Expert with a PhD in Astrophysics; she has held postdoctoral positions at the interface between high performance computing and real data at the Ohio State Univ. and the US Naval Academy.
Martin Elvis is a Senior Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who has researched the prospecting of near-Earth asteroids for valuable resources, using astronomical techniques.
Shari Loessberg is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an experienced entrepreneur in established and emerging markets. In the United States, she founded and runs Big World, a strategy firm focused on new ventures in new markets. She also co-founded Zeta Networks, an optical networking firm built on technology developed at MIT. She holds an AB from Georgetown University and a JD from the University of Texas.
Daniel Faber is the CEO of Orbit Fab, and former CEO of Deep Space Industries. As a serial entrepreneur in the aerospace and mining industries prior to DSI, Mr. Faber has grown several high tech companies from startup through to commercial success. He is the recipient of multiple innovation awards and has filed a number patents in the fields of mining, entertainment, medical imaging, and aerospace.
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RT @AstroMining: Asteroids contain many valuable materials such as, gold, iridium, silver, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, r…