- Satellite Evolution Group
Gama raises 2 million euros to deploy a solar sail in space
Gama, a French aerospace company, has raised 2 million euros with the French Public Investment Bank (BPI), the French Space Agency (CNES) and leading international angel investors to deploy a solar sail in space and revolutionize space transportation.
A solar sail allows a spacecraft to be powered solely by sunlight. This new propulsion technology enables speeds never reached before to explore our Solar System and beyond.
This first round of funding will finance a demonstration mission: the deployment of a 73.3m2 solar sail from a satellite launched by SpaceX at 550km altitude. Other missions will follow.