Jan 1
The Beginning
The original founders of GomSpace meet as students at Aalborg University. Their critical, enthusiastic and analytical approach to technology gave them the nick name Grumpy Old Men in academic circles (GOM: later became the beginning letters of company name). They worked hard and had a dream as many entrepreneurs do. Their dream was ambitious but also simple in nature: They wanted to put something into space! They found the right networks, showed innovation and excellence in their efforts on technology thus contributing to the new era of nanosatellites and building up the backbone and heart of what later became GomSpace.
Jan 1
The Establishment
GomSpace is established at Novi Science Park. First projects are research-related and customers are primarily within the segments of academia and science.
Jan 1
1st Mission
1st GomSpace mission is launched. GOMX-1 is an experimental 2U nanosatellite that was launched onboard a Dnepr rocket. The primary mission objective was to demonstrate aircraft tracking from space based on reception of ADS-B signals. GomSpace has 10 employees and customers in 30 countries.
Jan 1
Shift in Strategy and new Business Focus
The nanosatellite technology and the growing awareness of its commercial opportunities give reason to a shift in strategy and new business focus from GomSpace. The opportunities of the commercial markets for nanosatellites are written into GomSpace's strategy and materialized in the organisation. The long-term vision is set to embrace industrialization, create consolidation and lay the foundations for future large scale production of nanosatellites.
Oct 1
The GOMX-3 satellite is launched in collaboration with ESA and exceeds all expectations demonstrating robust performance and novel applications. Demonstrations include X-band downlink, 2nd gen. air traffic receiver and advanced software defined radio techniques.
Jun 1
Listed on Nasdaq
GomSpace is listed on Nasdaq in Sweden and GS Sweden is founded.
Oct 1
Expanding and Adding Subsidiary NanoSpace AB to the GomSpace Group
GS Sweden acquires NanoSpace AB. NanoSpace develops propulsion systems which are central to complete GomSpace's product portfolio.

Feb 1
The GomSpace Group has more than 80 employees and customers in more than 50 countries.
Feb 28
Significant Order from SAS
GomSpace is selected for the delivery of a constellation of satellites to Sky and Space Global (UK) Ltd. The first delivery of satellites will be in 2018.
May 24
Opening of Office in Asia
GomSpace opens its first office in Singapore. The department will spearhead the company’s activities in Asia.
Jun 30
Opening of Office in North America
GomSpace opens its new office in Washington. The office will play a major role in attracting further attention to the company on the US market.
Jul 1
New Facilities
Headquarters in Aalborg move to new office spaces on Langagervej in Aalborg, Denmark. The new office spaces cover approximately 6,500 m2. At this point, GomSpace counts 125 employees in staff.
Dec 30
Opening GomSpace Luxembourg
Partnership between GomSpace and The Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg to develop a business unit with focus on operations of satellite constellations, data processing and distribution offered as a service to an international customer base, including a support center dedicated to regulatory affairs.
Intentions are that GomSpace Luxembourg will count 50 full time employees by 2021.
Feb 1
GomSpace launches the GOMX-4 mission which includes 2 nanosatellites that fly in tandem. Project partners are DTU, The Danish Defence and ESA.
Jan 1
Expanding for Constellation Production
GomSpace expands with a professional class 100.000 cleanroom that allows integration of multiple flight satellites in parallel by our ESA certified Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) team. The facilities are dimension to allow batch AIV of satellites for constellations.
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