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.
Jan 21
ESA and GomSpace sign Contract for Deep Space mission
GomSpace and ESA signs a contract to develop a 6U nanosatellite, named Juventas to join the HERA mission. Juventas will be part of ESA’s HERA mission to a binary asteroid system, which is the first of its kind in Europe. The Juventas nanosatellite will perform scientific tasks and eventual land on the Didymoon asteroid. The satellite is expected to be launched in 2024.
Jun 5
Payload Collaboration initiated for the GOMX-5 mission
GomSpace and ESA initiates third party payload collaboration to fly on the GOMX-5 joint mission between GomSpace and ESA. The mission will demonstrate large orbital transfer maneuvers in LEO, high data rate inter-satellite links and enhance the reliability and availability with our advanced 12U platform. The satellite is expected to be launched in 2023.
Aug 23
Mega Constellation Management in Luxembourg
GomSpace Luxembourg and ESA signs a development contract for continued development of the Mega-Constellation Operations Platform (MCOP) product.
Oct 1
Adjusting the Organisation to reach Cash Flow Objectives
Due to low order intake and the fact that Sky and Space Global (SAS), can not progress as planned due to financial problems, GomSpace reduces the staff from 231 employees at the beginning of 2019 to 134 employees at the end of 2019. Cost reductions is aimed by reducing overhead costs.
Apr 1
Status 2020
The GomSpace Group has 130 employees – located at HQ in Aalborg and our subsidiaries in Sweden, Luxembourg and North America.
Aug 1
GomSpace and Covid-19 challenges
Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are able to keep the momentum converting order book into revenue. Throughout the year, GomSpace reaches a positive cash flow on primary operating activities, but due to the current global situation, we expect that the next couple of years will be hard in terms of rapid growth.
Feb 26
Test of Blockchain Transaction on GOMX-4 Constellation
GomSpace and J.P. Morgan utilizes the GOMX-4 satellites for an in-orbit demonstration (IOD) and tests tokenized value transfer in space. Since the satellites are already in orbit it allows GomSpace to provide rapid in orbit demonstrations, as a service to our customers exploring new uses of space technology and our nanosatellites.
May 10
Significant In Orbit Demonstration project with Indra
GomSpace wins important Development and In Orbit Demonstration project with the global technology and consulting company Indra in Spain and the Spanish Air Navigational Service Provider (ANSP) Enaire. GomSpace is selected to deliver a large-scale development and demonstration project including the launch of three dedicated in orbit demonstration nanosatellites. Launch of the first demonstration satellite is scheduled for late 2022.
Jun 1
Expanding at Global Level
Due to increased order intake, GomSpace will start on-boarding of up to 60-80 highly skilled new co-workers. The recruitment will be across all departments and subsidiaries – and is supposed to be executed before end of the year.
Dec 1
Contract to implement ESA SCOUT-1 mission
GomSpace signs a contract with ESA to implement SCOUT-1 mission for climate observation (CubeMAP).
The mission will consist of 3 x 12U CubeSats and will become the first “climate mission” of its kind. The satellites are expected to be launched in 2024.
Mar 1
Opening of Office in France
GomSpace opens its new office in Toulouse. The office will play a major role in attracting further attention to the company on the French market. This will also be the location for the new CCO. Intentions are that GomSpace France will further materialise GomSpace’s executive multinational and European presence.
Mar 13
GomSpace appoints new CEO of GomSpace
GomSpace announces that CEO Niels Buus will step down after nine years in that position.

As of 13 March 2023, Carsten Drachmann has been appointed new CEO of GomSpace. Carsten Drachmann has a solid track record of creating growth in tech companies.

After the appointment of Carsten Drachmann, the Executive Management of GomSpace consists of Carsten Drachmann as CEO and Troels Dalsgaard as deputy CEO and CFO.
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