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Accelerating the abundant sci-fi future we were always promised by expanding our use of space

The latest generation of launch vehicles will open the doors to the solar system, paving the way for missions more ambitious than ever before. But this future demands a new approach to every aspect of spacecraft design. We’re starting with the 75% that’s common: the satellite bus. 

Whether it’s building a new class of probes or developing constellations in new orbits, we’re building for the next generation of space exploration and development. A Kardashev Type II civilization is one that can build massive structures, like a Dyson sphere, to harness the power of its star. We exist to help humanity take another step towards that sci fi future, which is why we call ourselves K2 Space.

About US

Building a world-class team of experts in spacecraft design

Karan Kunjur
Co-Founder, ceo
Text IQ, BCG
Helped lead AI startup from seed stage to 9-figure exit after a 10yr career at BCG
Neel Kunjur
Co-Founder, CTO
SpaceX, Kittyhawk
Helped develop and integrate avionics systems for various Dragon spacecraft at SpaceX. Former Mission Director
Drew Miller
Head of Structures
SpaceX, Maxar, Kittyhawk
Led the design and qualification of several critical Dragon 2 mechanisms
Matt Croce
head of defense
26yr Special Ops Pilot, Kittyhawk
Helped develop dual-use eVTOL aircraft, working with the AFRL’s Agility Prime program
Derek Stephens
Head of Supply Chain
SpaceX, The Boring Company
Sourced the satellite bus, propulsion system, and mechanical assemblies for Starlink
Stefano Gulli
Head of Thermal
Amazon Kuiper, Blue Origin
Responsible for the thermal design, testing and qualification of different satellite subsystems for Kuiper satellite
Soohyun Yoo
Senior Electrical Engineer
SpaceX, Anduril
Owned hardware development for a number of missions, ranging from the Dragon flight computer to Starshield payload bridge
Matt Ales
Senior Mechanical Engineer
SpaceX, Kratos
Responsible engineer for Dragon Trunk, helped design the F9 Transporter Erector
Kyle McCracken
Mechanical Engineer
SpaceX, Tesla, Kittyhawk
Designed cubesat structure for SWARM-EX
Oliver Graff
Senior Software Engineer
Developed flight software for Dragon and Starship
Ashrith Balakumar
Head of Product Engineering
Helped develop Dragon avionics, optical comms at SpaceX. Former Mission Director
Rafael Martinez
Head of Propulsion
SpaceX, Apollo Fusion
Led design of SpaceX's Starlink constellation thruster and managed Apollo Fusion flight programs
Rosie Ball
Talent Acquisition
Text IQ
Led recruiting for engineering team at high growth VC backed startup
Erika Feldhausen
Chief of Staff
Led strategic planning and growth for multiple startups
our board of advisors
Lori Garver
Former Deputy Administrator of NASA, former Board Member Maxar Technologies, Operating Advisor Bessemer Venture Partners 
Abhi Tripathi
Director of Mission Operations Berkeley Space Sciences Lab, former Director Commercial Crew & Cargo Program at SpaceX
Lee Rosen
Co-Founder, President and CSO at ThinkOrbital, former VP Mission and Launch Operations at SpaceX, former Space Launch Commander USAF
Martin Halliwell
Former Chief Technology Officer SES S.A. (retired)
Rob Lillis
Associate Director for Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Berkeley, Principal Investigator of NASA ESCAPADE Mars Mission
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