Prof. Garik Israelyan, PhD
Astrophysicist, Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands
Prof. Naira Hovakimyan, PhD
Grafton and Wilkins professor of MechSE, UIUC
Co-founder & Chief Scientist, IntelinAir
Former Head of RF Systems, Payload and Technology Laboratory, ESA
Co-founder & Partner, SmartGateVC
Board member, YerevaNN
Why Space research is important for Armenia
Space economy is expanding globally. More countries are joining the “space club” as the entry barrier becomes smaller. More than 80 countries have satellites in orbit. The use of COTS components and increasing digitization is transforming space manufacturing activities, downstream applications and even space exploration. Space economy was $350B worldwide in 2016 and is estimated to reach $1.1 trillion by 2040 according to Morgan Stanley. Another study by Bank of America / Merrill Lynch estimated it to reach $2.7 trillion by 2040.
As arguably the most interdisciplinary field of human endeavors, proper investment in the space ecosystem can be a locomotive force for space and other high tech sectors’ development in Armenia.
Controlled high-altitude platforms
The flagship research project of Bazoomq is Controlled high-altitude platforms. The project is partially funded by a grant from the State Committee of Science of the Ministry of ESCS of Armenia.
Other part of the funding comes from the founders of the lab and other donors.
As a small step towards our goal on June 27 we launched a payload with sensors to 30km altitude and successfully recovered it.
The CubeSat project has a goal to launch a CubeSat format satellite to space and conduct a scientific experiment. Project includes setting up a lab, hiring and training a team of scientists and students who will have skills and knowledge to implement this and following projects. The lab will become a competence center that will be able to conduct cutting edge space research, train people, who will continue with the lab, join other labs or companies or start their own companies. Long term self-sufficiency will be achieved by patenting IP and creating spin-off companies.
Become a Sponsor
All donations are tax-deductible. We are proud to work with Globally, a 501-3(c) non-profit based in California.
One time Donation
Our donors are named on a wall of gratitude in grateful recognition of those who enable Armenia's future among the stars.
The one-time donation starts at $5000 and can go up to $50,000.
Sponsor a Named Fellowship
Create a Postdoctoral or Engineering fellowship to bring the best talent to the lab.
During the active period, you can give the fellowship the name you want. It can be named after you, a person you love or respect, or the organization you represent (e.g. "Kamalyan Postdoctoral Fellowship").
The fellowship commitments start at 1 year and can go up to 10 years. The estimated price of the postdoctoral fellowship is $2000/month.