About the Company
Established in 2021
Continuum Space Systems (Continuum) is a Software-as-a-Service for space startup launched from the Mandala Space Ventures studio in Pasadena, CA. The service is based, in part, on technologies licensed from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which is the parent company of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a NASA field center for robotic exploration of space. The total funding invested in the development of these tools, exceeds $40-50M by NASA over multiple decades. These tools are flight proven and are what NASA/JPL use to design and navigate missions across our Solar System. Indeed, Caltech is an equity holder in Continuum at 3% of founding shares. The technical team of Continuum also comes from JPL and has relevant experience gained on missions including Cassini at Saturn, Europa Clipper, missions to the Moon, Mars, Earth constellations and more. Continuum has also developed unique, internal IP to glue these tools together into a common, Enterprise software platform. The currently offered services are focused on Space Mission Ideation & Design, Navigation, Trajectory Optimization and more.
To accelerate space exploration for the benefit of humanity. We provide ‘picks & shovels’ to the emerging space entrepreneurs.
Our vision is to provide today’s space operators with better tools and technology that reduce the inefficiencies commonly found in planning, designing and executing space missions. We aim to serve the growing space industry by enabling teams to focus on their core competencies and advance the potential of space exploration and commercialization.
Meet the Team
Marc Fagan is an exceptional aerospace and tech-focused executive with a proven record of founding, building, and growing technology businesses and directing programs of innovation for Global Fortune 1000 companies…
Dr. Loic Chappaz
CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Loic is a specialist in Mission Design – Trajectory Design and Optimization – Constellation Design. Loic leads the development of Continuum’s platform and also served as Principal Engineer at Mandala Space Ventures…
Dr. Leon Alkalai
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mandala Space Ventures was founded in 2021 by Dr. Leon Alkalai, a 31-year veteran and Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology….
Dr. Sonia Hernandez
MISSION DESIGN LEAD
Sonia is a specialist in Mission Design and Navigation – Maneuver Design – Formation flying and constellations. Prior to joining Continuum…
Dr. Alena Probst
LEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Alena is an expert in Mission Architecture, Mission and Spacecraft Design, with a focus on interplanetary science missions.
Platform Architect Lead
Niharika is a specialist in Mission Design and Navigation – Maneuver Design – Formation flying and constellations. Niharika’s focus is on mission systems modeling and design, operations, and…
MISSION OPERATIONS LEAD
Stephen is currently developing mission operations capabilities at Continuum Space. He is expanding his team, so If you are interested in working with him, please reach out.
Lead Full Stack Developer
Chris as Lead Full Stack Developer, owns the Continuum platform software development and has expertise essential to building the full-stack application at the core of Continuum’s Space Mission platform.
Flight System Engineer Lead
Sameer is a Spacecraft Design & Systems Engineer – Mechanical Design. Sameer has been leading the spacecraft design systems for Continuum’s platform, previously with his role with Mandala Space Ventures.
Space Systems and 3D
Matt is a specialist in data visualization for aerospace systems and orbital dynamics. Matt’s focus is the 2D and 3D visualization of any mission data from the very beginning of the mission design process…
Finance & Data Science
Chandler oversees Finance and Data Science. A trained econometrician and data scientist, Chandler focuses on helping founders successfully bring their ideas to market through both technical development…
Director Sales Operations
Nick is a driven sales operations professional with many years of industry-leading success in forward-moving companies. Successfully addressing salesforce database management challenges and enabling robust reforms…