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MicroAvionics

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MicroAvionics

Developing a propulsion mechanism that can fly in near-space, a region that is inaccessible to aircraft and satellites.

Founders

Ben Schafer

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Angela Feldhaus

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

About MicroAvionics

Term

2024 Spring

School

Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Programs

Climate Circle

Connect

Email, Website, LinkedIn

MicroAvionics makes ultra-lightweight 2-D platforms that levitate in Earth’s and Mars’ atmospheres. The propulsion system uses sunlight to generate thrust, eliminating the need for onboard fuel or power. Our products offer a sustainable and affordable way to fly useful cargo through the mesosphere: a region beyond the reach of conventional aircraft and satellites. In addition, MicroAvionics aims to provide continuous detailed atmospheric data which can help drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions and save lives.

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Summer 2024 membership is now open – we cannot wait to be a part of your entrepreneurial journey.

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