Gurvinder Chohan, Group President AQST Canada and Chief Marketing Officer AQST Corporate “Opening Space for a new commercial and industrialization era, it’s our vision. Develop disruptive space technologies and design orbital and planetary solutions for the democratization of Space for the present and future of humankind; it’s our mission.”
Although the space industry has witnessed a remarkable technological boom in recent years, the tech visionary has rightly pointed out the compelling need for companies to join forces and innovate together. The reason? The space industry still needs considerable technological breakthroughs to evolve beyond its present stage and make getting to work in space almost as easy as getting on the internet. By providing advanced space engineering solutions, Advanced Quantum Scientific Technology (AQST)—a global commercial space company—is paving the way for the industry to push the envelope and make significant strides. AQST integrates an innovative proprietary portfolio of satellite technologies and disruptive business solutions to support the domestic and international market through telecommunications, IoT, data science, and additive manufacturing from its facilities in the U.S. and Canada. All of them: supported and lead by a mature global technical team. “Whether you want to launch a payload, build a satellite, analyse data from someone else’s satellite, build a new spacecraft, or undertake a confidential project, we can help you get it done,” says Gurvinder Chohan, group president AQST Canada and chief marketing officer AQST Corporate.
Though a start-up, AQST already possesses tested and proven intellectual property and ready-to-build designs for space solutions, including commercial communication satellites, propulsion systems, and unmanned orbital spacecraft, to reduce project costs and complexities substantially.
The company is establishing manufacturing facilities for making satellites and spacecraft in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a global presence for integrating services from around the world. “If you have a business idea that involves space in any way, we have the platform or know who does. Just as the internet lets anyone with a good idea start a business overnight, AQST helps anyone with a great idea go right to work in space, be it companies, educators, or government agencies,” mentions Chohan.
Specifically, AQST offers orbital space systems, satellite constellation reusable unmanned spacecraft, advanced manufacturing, engineering services, deep space exploration (rover, robotics, and landers), and special project execution. The company brings extensive capabilities in various fields through its satellite solutions, satellite propulsion systems, rocket engines, non-toxic propellants, low-cost and high-resolution earth observations, space situational awareness, security, deep space exploration, orbital manufacturing, orbital R&D, and data science management, including big data, AI, and IoT.
Also, AQST takes on special projects in areas like systems testing, engineering, scientific research, mining, oil and energy, orbital debris removal, search and rescue, scientific research, space-pharma, and agri-space.
Driven by the objective of delivering innovative business opportunities with disruptive technological developments, AQST has been laser-focused on developing solutions to reduce cost and providing a high return on investment to the operators and customers. With this vision in mind, AQST is innovating ways to design commercial satellites using cost-effective solutions such as low-cost satellite spacecraft or state-of-the-art Ultra High throughput Satellites (UHTP) providing 100gbps or more capacity. The company is also actively working to develop laser communication systems to eliminate bulky RF components and reflectors. AQST Canada is led by Chohan, an industry veteran with years of experience in the space industry. AQST’s novel solutions are back up by a highly qualified global senior management and technical team with an average of 28 years of experience, and executives with in-depth international experience in space, aerospace, logistics, technology, security and risk management.
Having carved a unique niche, AQST will continue to invest and develop new R&D’s to provide robust, cost-effective space solutions, and technologies. One of the areas of the company specializes in laser-based communication technologies. Besides, AQST is developing planetary rovers and landers, as well as a reusable multifunctional unmanned orbiter vehicle (miniaturized space shuttle) that will assist companies, operators, and governments in monitoring their space assets, space pharma R&D, in-space manufacturing, agri-space commercial-scale operations, orbital assets minor repairs and maintenance as well as tug and deploy payload in space. This vehicle will operate at any altitude. From LEO to GEO in Phase I and eventually from Earth to lunar orbits to monitor and support assets like Lunar Gateway, and render other vital services to orbital assets.