“We call it Space 3.0 … There are new opportunities and new capabilities now. The distinction is that they are all driven by cost innovation. The mindset is first and foremost about getting the cost very low.”


— Lisa Porter, former Associate Administrator for Aeronautics at NASA


Here at Orange Silicon Valley, we ask ourselves what the Orange Group should look like if we were to create it today. Because Orange relentlessly looks at the best ways to connect our clients and corporate customers, space tech falls among the areas we investigate when it comes to disrupt ourselves before anyone else does.

The New Space formation at Orange Silicon Valley actively engages with the commercial space startup ecosystem in the Bay Area and elsewhere to identify, help finance, and partner with the most promising makers and innovators of the space industry of today and tomorrow.

Opportunities for corporate partners

We offer tailored briefings to help spread awareness of the imminent opportunities for a across many industries to take advantage of new satellite fleets to be launched in the next three years.

In the context of 5G, we believe that we will see more convergence between the wireless and satellite industries, which is why we look at the full spectrum of space-based technologies:

  • High performance satellite networks
  • Ground segment
  • Enterprise VSAT
  • FPAs/phased array antennas
  • M2M/IoT
  • High precision GNSS

Opportunities for startups

We engage with early-to-late-stage startups through relevant proof of concepts and investments. Startups can work with an internal business unit of the Orange Group to validate a use case of their business model, and/or with one of Orange’s corporate partners.

Impacted industries

  • Retail
  • Media
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Government

Related topics

  • Computer vision
  • Remote sensing
  • Earth observation
  • Synthetic aperture radar
  • Data analytics
  • Drones, etc.

Recent publications from Orange Silicon Valley on this topic

  • Interview: How connectivity and UX will shape the future for cars (July 2017)
  • Why Silicon Valley cares so much about flying cars (June 2017)
  • Small Satellites: Landscape and Market (August 2016)

Contact us

Got a a proof of concept idea or a deck we should review? Send an email to Gabriel Sidhom, our Vice President, Technology Development.