Our Mission

Accelerating the economic expansion into the solar system

Our Focus

Our Focus

Cambrian Works develops technology that is vital to the foundations of a thriving space economy.

Elevate Technology

Elevate Technology

Cambrian Works develops technologies and capabilities that accelerate client technologies into space.

Beyond Technology

Beyond Technology

Cambrian Works employs a multi-vector approach that engages technical, economic, legal, and regulatory facets that are foundational to accelerating the space economy.

 

We use our technologies and space experience to develop and deploy capabilities, such as in-space networks and advanced constellations to meet your capability needs

Our
Technologies

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Space-Networks IRIS Networking Software

Space-Networks  IRIS Networking Software
Cambrian Works developed the IRIS software defined network to enable any satellite company to quickly implement a scalable, low-latency, resilient, on-orbit network and automate data flow across one or more constellations for real-time access to every point in a global communications fabric. IRIS, combined with our custom GigRouter, PLEXUS, and DMORF, allows us to rapidly design, develop and implement networked constellations for our clients.
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GigRouter IRIS in a Box

GigRouter  IRIS in a Box
IRIS is deployable as a standalone installation on any appropriately capable client processor, or pre-installed and delivered on our custom GigRouter as a subsystem. The GigRouter’s small form factor is ideal for integration with any size satellite bus and connects to on-board radios, computers, and payloads using standard Ethernet.
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Plexus Space Network Emulator

Plexus  Space Network Emulator
PLEXUS is a real-time, at-scale emulation environment for networked constellations providing “try-before-you-fly” and “hardware in the constellation” capability for realistic constellation testing. PLEXUS enables performance evaluation, early in the design process, of network constellations of any size, up to thousands of nodes. This saves development time and costs, getting clients to orbit faster, with greater confidence.
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DMORF Dual-Mode Optical RF Network Radios

DMORF  Dual-Mode Optical RF Network Radios
DMORF is an all-in-one, dual-mode optical and RF satellite cross-link subsystem providing for flexible channel options to mitigate highly regulated, or contested, RF environments. By providing communications channels, in both RF and optical, DMORF enables resilient and robust communications in the face of natural phenomena, unintended interference, or even electronic warfare.

Our team

Cambrian Works, Inc. was founded by engineers with over 100 years of aggregate experience in space technology research, missions, and payload development.

Our team

Jason Mellein
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Jason Mellein
Founder, CEO jason@cambrianworks.com
25 years Silicon Valley start-ups; DoD, IC, & civilian space research, acquisition, and operational leadership; commercial and USG management consulting; agile software development leadership; and space-based software defined network invention and demonstration.
Dr. Victor Aguero
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Dr. Victor Aguero
Founder, CTO victor@cambrianworks.com
35 Years Space Technology Development; Technology and Architecture development for DoD, IC, Civilian, and Commercial Space; Business Development for >$60M small satellite business, and focus areas of small satellite and mission design, spacecraft/plasma interactions, ion propulsion, and space-based constellation and network architectures.
Simon Lee
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Simon Lee
Founder, COO simon@cambrianworks.com
Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible; whether it is co-authoring the CubeSat standard, launching satellites in college, or managing a team of brilliant folks to achieve new never been done before firsts.   Simon has over 20 years of experience working all phases of satellite development for CubeSats and large satellites with specialties in program management and integration and test.
Kalia Crowder
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Kalia Crowder
Principal Systems Engineer kalia@cambrianworks.com
Highly experienced Principal Systems Engineer and Program Manager with over 15 years of experience in small satellite and space technology development for government and commercial space; Model-Based Systems Engineering expert skilled in communicating technical concepts to a wide variety of stakeholders and users; Provides technical and project leadership of multi-disciplinary challenges of mission, constellation, ground, spacecraft, and payload engineering throughout all mission phases.
Dr. Steven Dawson
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Dr. Steven Dawson
Director of Software Architecture steve@cambrianworks.com
25 years of networking and cybersecurity research and development, including 10 years of space networking architecture and systems development.
Clint Frederickson
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Clint Frederickson
Principal Software Engineer clint@cambrianworks.com
Principal Software Engineer with a passion for building mission-critical software that is testable, maintainable, and easy to collaborate on. Fiercely generalist with direct technical experience including: applied cryptography, small spacecraft, SAR imaging, statistical machine learning, geospatial processing, audio capture, and speech recognition. Avid Rustacean and at peace with the borrow checker.

Our latest news

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Space Force awards $32 million in contracts to startups and small businesses
Space Force awards $32 million in contracts to startups and small businesses
August 20, 2021
The ‘Space Force Pitch Day’ marked the launch of SpaceWERX, a new industry outreach organization funded by the Space Force and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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Cambrian Works Co-Founder, Dr. Victor Aguero, speaks at SmallSat Symposium 2022
Cambrian Works Co-Founder, Dr. Victor Aguero, speaks at SmallSat Symposium 2022
February 8, 2022
NASA’s inspector general concluded that the first SLS/Orion launch may slip to the summer of 2022, while returning humans to the moon could be delayed to 2026 or later. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux
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Space and national security: What to expect in 2022
Space and national security: What to expect in 2022
January 19, 2022
Satellite antennas used in the Counter Communications System 10.2 electronic jammer developed by L3Harris under contract to the U.S. Space Force. Credit: L3Harris
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