The Story of Altius

We provide cost effective, innovative and timely solutions to all of your satellite servicing needs.

About Altius
Altius is a space robotics and technology startup with expertise in orbital rendezvous and capture robotics, active debris removal, spacecraft mechanisms, assistive telerobotics, in-space propellant transfer, satellite servicing, on-orbit assembly and manufacturing.
Based near Boulder, Colorado, Altius is comprised of a talented team of engineers, physicists, roboticists, and space entrepreneurs, working together to design, manufacture, and test game-changing technologies for satellite, launch vehicle, and space facility customers.
This website provides introductory information on the Altius team, the underlying technologies, specific market applications, as well as a blog discussing the recent developments, and copies of our recent papers and presentations. For more technical or business information, please contact us.

Our mission

To support sustainable space and provide cost-effective and reliable satellite servicing and end-of-life services.

About Altius

Altius' Leadership

Jonathan Goff

President and CEO

Jonathan Goff
Jonathan is an entrepreneur, inventor, and space technologist, with a track record in envisioning the future and working to make it reality. Previously, as a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, Jonathan participated in building that company into one of the leading competitors in the suborbital RLV industry, and as their Lead Propulsion Engineer, he played an important role in Masten’s victory in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Jonathan left Masten in 2010 to found Altius Space Machines, and has since led Altius’s business operations, business development, fundraising, and technology research and development efforts. Jonathan was one of the lead inventors on Altius’s patented Sticky Boom™ technology, and has also been one of the main technical architects behind Altius’s spacecraft capture, satellite servicing, and on-orbit refueling technologies.
In addition to his work as a space entrepreneur at Masten and Altius, Jonathan is a published space technologist, with papers on space technology development, orbital propellant depots, and space architectures, as well as being proprietor of the Selenian Boondocks space technology and policy blog. Jon’s educational background includes a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and a MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007), both from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Mike is Vice President Business Development and Operations for Altius. He brings over 30 years of technical operations and general management experience in the aerospace industry. Mr. Bowker has successfully executed key roles in the aerospace value chain from launch team engineer to C-suite executive. Michael is a proactive executive manager offering over 30 years of experience with a focus on innovation, strategy, business development, general management and new venture execution.
Mr. Bowker is a focused leader possessing the ability to effectively plan and successfully execute new initiatives, and programs with positive results. Michael has been successfully involved with new aerospace & defense programs over the last 30 years and is known for ability to envision and create successful strategies and outcomes for complex business opportunities.
Michael Bowker

Vice President Business Development & Operations

Michael Bowker

The brilliant team members that make Altius amazing

Andreas
Andreas
Calvin
Calvin
Eli
Eli
Ev
Ev
Geo
Geo
Keith
Keith
Patti
Patti
Sara
Sara

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