Frequently Asked Questions
Orbitmuse is a crowd funding platform for new Space projects. Everything from satellites, launch logistics, rocketry, manned missions, rover design, astroid mining, to software. Orbitmuse.com is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you!
Q: What are the basics of crowd funding Space projects?
A: A project is a finite work with a clear goal that you’d like to bring to life. Think CubeSat, virtual reality, Solar Sail, exoplanet discovery software, etc. The funding goal is the amount of money that a creator needs to complete their project. Funding on Ascendio is all-or-nothing. No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal. This way, creators always have the budget they scoped out before moving forward.
- A Creator is the person or team behind the project idea, working to bring it to life.
- Backers are folks who pledge money to join creators in bringing projects to life.
- Rewards are a Creator's chance to share a piece of their project with their Backer community. Typically, these are one-of-a-kind experiences, limited editions, or copies of the creative work being produced.
Q: What is Orbitmuse for?
A: Everything on Orbitmuse must be a project that focuses on Space. A project has a clear goal, like making a CubeSat satellite. A project will eventually be completed, and something will be produced by it.
Orbitmuse does not allow projects to fundraise for charity or offer financial incentives. Check out our rules for details.
Your project can be anything that you want to create and share with others. It could be a hardware design, software, satellite bus, a laser communications relay, a robotic arm... pretty much anything you dream up that would go to Space can find a home on Orbitmuse. Just keep your project focused, with a clear end goal, and you’ll be good.
Q: Who do I contact for help with getting my campaign started?
A: Please use our general support page or send your request using our form. We will answer questions and requests as soon as possible.
Q: How do I become a partner of Orbitmuse?
A: coming soon.
Q: How can I find out more about Orbitmuse for my company or organization?
A: Orbitmuse is a 360° Industry solution that democratizes the funding, acceleration, and maturation of space programs, and creates global supply chain transaction efficiencies. Our simple, powerful business solutions increase your business chances of success and productivity, while letting you focus on what matters most — Space. Find out more about Orbitmuse Enterprise here.
Q: Do I need a bank account to use the crowdfunding platform?
A: Yes. We require banking information for all Creators. You may enter your banking information by going to your account once logged into the platform. We do not store any of the information ourselves but it is saved on our payment processor's servers. We proudly use Stripe who have allowed us to innovate quickly to create our marketplace solutions. Stripe does have a set of supported countries in which bank accounts can originate. Please review their site for a list of currently supported countries. If you need a bank account a quick way to set one up for your organization is to use Stripe Atlas.
Q: How do I invest in Orbitmuse startups beyond donations?
A: Want to invest startups and projects that are the future of Space exploration? We'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. To become a certified investor on our Investor Network, please fill out this form.
Q: Do you offer crowdfunding for equity on the platform?
A: We currently do not offer equity solutions directly on our platform. We are exploring different possible solutions and will announce through our normal communications channels. Check back soon!
Q: What is Orbitmuse Habitat?
A: Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part regional center of excellence, we offer our members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the Space Industry. We believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way. Find out more about Habitat here.
Q: How do I open an Orbitmuse Habitat in my city?
A: Orbitmuse Habitat aims to be the leading global network designed for Space development collaborative action to realize enterprising ideas for the future of a spacefaring society. We are combining places, manufacturing and prototyping, NewSpace and People to accelerate Space development. We are an integral part of the budding global infrastructure for Space innovation in a $trillion industry by 2040. Creating an Habitat and joining our diverse community will inspire, connect, and enable your community to develop their innovations every step of the way. If you are passionate about bringing Habitat to your city and feel confident that you can build and engage a thriving community of "Space makers", we are excited to help you make it happen. Contact us to apply as an Associate.
Regulatory & Export Control
Q: How do I find out more about FAR, ITAR, and related export controls?
A: Our team, supported startups, and partners have launched many successful businesses and Space missions. Many of them required a close examination of how ITAR would impact their programs. Should you find yourself in need of more information or professional opinion, please use our system to reach out to someone in our network or contact our support and we will point you in the right direction depending on your requirements.
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