SpaceChain Space Agency

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WHAT IS SPACECHAIN?

SpaceChain is like Blockchain for space.
To really simplify it, Blockchain is like an OS, running on many computers worldwide, in a decentralized network.
Bitcoin, was the first “app” to “run” on the Blockchain – which was followed by over a thousands other virtual currencies, or services like Smart contracts, that uses Blockchain in order to work.

HOW IT WORKS

SpaceChain is built on the top of the Blockchain source-code, and modified for applications in the space industry. Bitnation Space Agency, is just like Bitcoin once was for Blockchain, the first “app” to use SpaceChain in order to create a decentralized and transparent space agency with an open-source ideology, with the goal to make space travel as DIY-friendly as possible, available without restrictions to any individual, at any time.

WHO CAN USE IT OR PARTICIPATE?

Anyone is welcome to register an account and join our projects, or propose projects to be carried out – our policy is that anyone, with an interest in space, should be able to join a space agency, without any kind of discrimination.
The agency is non-profit, with its HQ based in Stockholm, Sweden, under Bitnation jurisdiction and a part of Bitnation Pangea.
Bitnation is also the authoritative body of SpaceChain, regulating missions, funding and support.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We do NOT and CAN NOT impose or ratify any sanctions on the SpaceChain network, by any nation or entity, like the U.N, E.U or the U.S, regarding any kind of civilian or military strategical/non-strategical items restricted by the affected sanction or sanctions, to any countries at all.
Please understand that SpaceChain is a fully automated system, and it is physically impossible to stop a certain entity or group to use it.
The Swedish company SpaceChain has nothing to do with the network itself, nor have any influence over how it is used.
We cannot or have administrative access to “transactions” over the SpaceChain network

NOTICE

If you are looking for Spacechain Foundation, which is a private space agency, please go to spacechain.com
We are not connected to the SpaceChain Foundation in any way.

WHAT WE DO

We provide
creative solutions for all your needs!

Since prehistoric times, when the first humans gazed at the stars, the dreams of the wonders of heaven have been a central ingredient of mankind’s mythology, religion and in the modern age, the driving force to reach beyond the boundaries of the human voyage.
Early Argonauts used the stars to navigate the seas and oceans. Explorers used it to plot their course through unknown territory. Ancient civilizations gave names to the constellations after their gods and beliefs, laying the ground of today’s religions.
As our civilization matured, with the industrial and scientific revolution, the heavens constantly changed, challenged and shaped the perception of our place in the universe.

It is only merely a few hundred years ago when we thought that our planet was the center of the universe. Modern science proved our sun to be one of trillions among the infinite stars in the universe and with the new discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics and the theories of multiverse, giving us a hint that our universe might just as well be one of many others.

Since the beginning of the space age, which began with Sputnik in 1957, space-science has given us countless new technologies, from the simple Teflon in our frying pans to innumerable scientific discoveries ranging from new drugs for curing deadly diseases, to inventions that laid the ground of the information technology, Internet, and global communication and positioning, GPS using satellites orbiting the planet, and yet we are still in the beginning of what lays ahead of us.
With this in mind, it is quite obvious that space-science is essential for us as a species to evolve further, to invent new technologies and make new discoveries.

Our planet can no longer sustain the need of resources for the growing population and it will be necessary for humans to colonize other celestial bodies and planets. The resources of our planet are shrinking at a rapidly increasing speed, and it is needless to say that resources have been one of the two main reasons of countless wars through our history, the other meaningless reason being ideologies, like politics and religion. The day that we have to leave the cradle crawls closer and closer for every minute. It is therefore a necessity of survival of our species to develop space-travel at a large scale available to everyone at any time. Money, social status, geographic habitat, or any other reason, should not dictate whatever or not an individual have access to space travel.

That is where the Bitnation Space Agency comes in play with the SpaceChain space program. The very special essence of this idea is to open-source and decentralize space-travel; a space agency that is not bound to any nation or state, free for everyone to participate regardless of nationality, geographic habitation or current political situation.

We at Bitnation Space Agency welcomes you to a new era of human adventure.
To seek and find new ways of making our lives better and to make new discoveries and create new technologies that will ensure the survival of our species.

WHAT WE OFFER

We provide creative and secure solutions!

Any mission that involves traveling or sending payloads to Earth orbit and outer space is a complex process involving a multitude of stakeholders from different companies and organization..
Bitnation Space Agency (BSA) not only applies redundancy in technology, but also strives to do the same in organizational matters. Hence, to minimize risks, it is important that every mission is secure, well funded and precisely directed in every part.

RISK MITIGATION STRATEGY

Space missions are challenging endeavors.
Potential risks include damages to properties, endangering the health or life of the staff or people on the ground.
Therefore, every single component must be tested several times and redundancy is an important rule of manufacturing modules to planning every part of a mission.
There is simply no margins of errors when working with high-explosive material or launching rockets that could accidently drop down in populated areas.

REDUNDANCY

The redundancy rule applies to all mission-critical components. All computer-systems, electronic components and likewise have a twin that takes over if the main component fail. In some cases, like the flight-computer, there are three others in reserve if the main system fails.
The navigation-systems guidance components, also known as FOG’s (Fiber Optic Gyroscopes) are always in pairs.

PRECISE

It is more important that a mission goes precisely as planned rather than saving a few dollars. We always look for the highest quality in every mission.
The mission of Bitnation Space Agency (BSA) is to build an international, decentralized and open source Space Agency open for everyone, regardless of nationality, geographic habitat or national geo-political dynamics.

Objectives:

 1. Create a decentralized and open-source space agency.

2. Research and develop new and better technology for space-travel/space-missions.

3. Develop new eco-friendly fuel for space vehicles. (Rocket fuel)

4. Develop a new generation of navigational systems, as the current GPS accuracy and maximum performance (speed and altitude) is limited for space research.

5. Create a cheaper technology and platform on open source basis that enables those with limited budget to reach space and/or do experiments in microgravity environment.

6. Develop new and cheaper space vehicles enable of reaching LEO (Low Earth Orbit), GSO (Geostationary Orbit) and other celestial bodies like the Moon or asteroids.

7. Research in alternative energy sources, mainly anti-matter trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field.

8. Research and develop technology for mining minerals and resources on other celestial bodies, like the Moon or asteroids.

9. Creating communication-networks and datacenters in Earth orbit, beyond the reach of any state or regime to work toward total immunity and neutrality of the future IT-infrastructure.

10. Building fuel-depots and an international network based on virtual currencies for refueling of satellites and other space vehicles.

11. Doing research in the field of space-medicine and the effects of microgravity and cosmic radiation on living organisms.

12 Doing research on the effect of cosmic radiation on electronic components in order to develop new technology that is able to withstand the harsh environment of outer space.

Technology

All technology developed by Bitnation Space Agency and the SpaceChain Space Program will be available to the public on an open source basis.
Additionally, we strive to make sure that every component and other features are eco-friendly.

Currently, the SpaceChain Space Program is working on several high-end projects, on which was completed recently by high precision FOG’s and “hacked” firmware’s for existing civilian GPS so they can be used for DIY space exploration.
The civilian global positioning system is limited by enforced regulations that downgrades the performance and accuracy of the system on software level.
By “hacking” the firmware and bypassing the limitations, the current GPS’s can now be used for research and development without the need of expensive military hardware.

The first experiments with such a device was carried out successfully in vinter of 2015, using two high-altitude weather-balloons.
Current GPS’s are limited (by firmware) to a maximum altitude of ~18 km.
The same “hack” will be used to remove the maximum velocity limit (~600 m/s).
This limit will also be tested by launching an AMRAAM 4 rocket that will reach several mach during the experiment. (The exact speed is yet unknown, as we are still developing the rocket-engines.)

SpaceChain Space Program also envisions to explore the possibility of developing robotic technology for mining on other celestial bodies in the future, mainly the Moon.
Because of the absence of liquid water and atmosphere, most minerals, metals, especially rare earth metals used in electronics can be mined directly on the lunar surface.
Further, technologies for gathering hydrogen and using lunar ice to create oxygen for rocket fuel to haul the ores back to Earth will be researched and developed.

The mining industry is one of the heaviest creators of pollutions on Earth. By moving the mining operations to other celestial bodies or the Moon, there will be a very positive impact on the Earths environment.

Bitnation Space Agency and Space Chain will also do research in developing new technologies in the field of alternative energy sources in the frame of the SpaceChain Space Program.
The program known as “Anti-matter mining”, also known as “AMM” aims to develop technology that will be able to make use of the vast amounts of anti-matter trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field.
Using technology for MRI, we aim to build anti-matter trapps, for safe transportation to Earth, and for using as fuel in fuel-depots in orbit for space vehicles launched from Earth.

However, highest-priority research of the space agency will be to develop a new and eco-friendly rocket propellant in contrast to the very highly toxic Hydrazine that is the standard fuel used by heavy space rockets, for use in the next generation manned space crafts, in the Phaeton project.

OUR WORK

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SpaceChain in the news

SPACEFLIGHT INSIDER

Amateur spaceflight? Copenhagen Suborbitals, SpaceChain Space Program give it a shot
On April 14, as recorded on the program’s Facebook page, the SpaceChain Space Program officially became the space agency of Bitnation, which, according to Bitnation’s own website, is “a collaborative platform for do-it-yourself governance” that “provides the same services traditional governments provides, from dispute resolution and insurance to security and much more – but in a geographically unbound, decentralized, and voluntary way.”

SILICONREPUBLIC

Bitcoin in space: Spacechain world’s first decentralised space agency
Bitnation, an organisation working with bitcoin, has decided that now is the time to highlight the virtues of decentralisation, with Spacechain to expand the human race throughout the universe.

C4SS

Bitnation — a transnational network created to organize a variety of non-state governance services using the Blockchain infrastructure — has created a Bitnation Space Agency. The Agency intends to be a coordination platform for open-source space efforts around the world, and has its own Five-Year Plan for crowdfunded technology development and space missions. Iman Mirbioki (“Bitnation Space Agency,” A Blog About Nothing Particular, June 2, 2015), who co-founded the venture with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, estimates BSA will radically cheapen spaceflight by eliminating administrative overhead altogether (an 80% cost reduction by itself) as well as open-sourcing all technologies. Tempelhof argues that corporate efforts like SpaceX are “just the beginning of democratizing the technology”; BSA will “take it further, not just make it accessible to people outside of the government, but also make it open source, and DIY friendly” (Jamie Redman, “BitNation and Spacechain: The Mission to Decentralize Space Exploration,” Coin Telegraph, June 22, 2015).

NOTHING IN PARTICULAR BLOG

Bitnation Space Agency at Nothing in Particular Blog
How many supporters of the technology behind Bitcoin are also interested in extending that technology into Earth orbit? You may have heard about Jeff Garzik’s plan to launch satellites loaded with Bitcoin nodes into orbit not that long ago. The new Bitnation Space Agency is interested in taking a more active role in decentralizing space efforts. I was able to catch up with Chief Operations Officer Iman Mirbioki for a brief interview.

CCN

Bitnation Prepares Launch Of Spacechain: The First Decentralized International Space Program
Bitnation now has a space program. The Bitnation Space Agency will be headed by Iman Mirbioki and experiment with drones that fly in formations in order to develop a navigational system based on a new type of Fiber Optic Gyroscopes (FOG). 

THE COINTELEGRAPH

BitNation & Spacechain: The Mission to Decentralize Space Exploration
A new decentralized space venture has recently begun, formed by a recent partnership with BitNation and Spacechain. R.O.S.S. (Race to Open Source Space) is a small rocket being prepared by the two teams. The mission of the program is to compete directly with space operations owned and operated by the nation states and private businesses.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Our Team

Do Not Wait – Join Us At SpaceChain Space Program – Anyone With An Interest In Space, Astronomy, Technology, Or Other Fields, Are Welcome To Join The Team

Iman Mirbioki

CEO and Founder, SpaceChain

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

Chief Executive Director (CEO)
Bitnation Space Agency

Daniel Kalén

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Carl Ross Kaberwa

Head of B2B relations

Sofia Larsson

Head of International affairs
Field Operational Officer

Pavlo Tanasyuk

Chairman
CEO and Founder at SpaceBit.com and BlockVerify

Meli Åkerman

Head of Public Relations (PR)
CEO CopySthlm

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