Founded in 2002, LusoSpace was the first space startup in Portugal. His main co-founder Ivo Yves Vieira participated in 1993 in the first Portuguese satellite, PoSAT-1 with the ambition to contribute for space in Portugal. After some years doing investigation and after 2 years as a missionary in Mozambique, he founded with two friends, Miguel Martins and Maximilien Coelho, the company.
Since then, LusoSpace has been growing 20% in average and increased its competences and capability holding several testing equipment and two clean rooms. Additionally, we created two spin-off, LusoVU in the field of Augmented Reality and LusoMusic in the field of music education using technology. Last but not least, we also invested in TurfLynx, a company that developed an autonomous mower for golf courses and was acquired by TORO.