Welcome to Altius Space Machines, Inc.

Altius is a space robotics and technology startup with expertise in orbital rendezvous and capture robotics, active debris removal, spacecraft mechanisms, assistive telerobotics, in-space propellant transfer, satellite servicing, on-orbit assembly and manufacturing, and heliogyro solar sails.


Based near Boulder, Colorado, Altius is comprised of a talented team of engineers, physicists, roboticists, and space entrepreneurs, working together to design, manufacture, and test game-changing technologies for satellite, launch vehicle, and space facility customers.


This website provides introductory information on the Altius team, the underlying technologies, specific market applications, as well as a blog discussing the recent developments, and copies of our recent papers and presentations. For more technical or business information, please contact us.

Space Robotics

Altius has an extensive background in designing, analyzing, prototyping, and testing custom space robotic solutions and spacecraft mechanisms. Specialties include deployable robotic manipulators, non-cooperative and cooperative grasping and manipulation technologies, rocket and antenna gimbal mechanisms, cryogenic propellant feed systems and transfer mechanisms, assistive telerobotic systems, and robotic end-effectors and toolchangers.

Environmental Testing

In addition to Altius’s design and prototyping capabilities, Altius is enhancing our in-house facilities for thermal-vacuum, shock and vibe, and air-bearing testing.

These facilities will be available both for customer sponsored development projects as well as environmental testing of externally developed hardware.  Altius offers both standard qualification testing services and customized development testing.


We are looking for brilliant minds. Altius is in the business of solving complex problems with simple solutions. If you are looking to make an impact on the inevitable future of commercial space, and have the passion for solving the once impossible puzzles of extraterrestrial travel, we would love to have a conversation with you.