The ultimate goal of HOSTmi is the establishment of platform economics in the global space market, thereby improving the sustainable growth of the industry. The development of a dedicated online space market place adapted to the needs of the industry lays the foundation for standardized processes efficiently hooking up more payloads with flight opportunities.

The HOSTmi web platform will create a win-win network with mutual benefit. By offering Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) we create new means in the space arena to neutrally serve both demand and supply side by handy facilitation of the matchmaking process between clients and suppliers. Clients can use search criteria to define requirements relating to both the space experiment or payload and the flight opportunity in detail, as well as generate an in-situ “match” with fitting hosts and flight opportunities. HOSTmi, in turn, provides the secure infrastructure and centralized supplier offers in contrast to highly fragmented offers in today’s market. Moreover, HOSTmi as a One-Stop-Shop provides access to mission-critical support services of top-tier independent third-parties, such as centralized technical support, finance and insurance packages.

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Shahrokh Khodabakhshi, co-founder of HOSTmi, studied mechanical and process engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His focus is on Industry 4.0 and process optimization within the aerospace industry. International exchanges and many years of experience enable him to think beyond boundaries and develop innovative solutions. Shahrokh is committed to being an entrepreneur in the aerospace industry and to commercialising it efficiently by introducing standard processes.

Pouya Haschemi is an entrepreneur and aerospace engineer who aims to simplify the matching process between service providers and payload owners. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, specialising in aerospace engineering, attended the Engineering School of the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and gained experience at Airbus and Boeing. After working on a project called Space Factory 4.0, Pouya is committed to simplifying and standardising space-related processes.

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