About Tim Heijmann

A major space enthusiast, and double Master International Management (CEMS & RSM) cum laude graduate from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is devoted to business development, company strategy, and financing activities. He has studied international business (BSc and MSc) at top-ranked universities across three continents, notably specialising in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California.

SkyfloX Completes First Phase of ESA Contract

ORCA re-uses fleets of airliners. By mounting sensors under the aircraft, ORCA (Optical and RF Constellations on Aircraft) can provide various Telecommunication and Earth observation services, such as monitoring the atmosphere, map climate parameters, or support Machine-to-Machine communications. The European Space Agency supports SkyfloX through project DOCS (Demonstration of ORCA Constellation Services), to develop and [...]

By | 2018-03-20T13:14:33+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

SkyfloX visits ESA Antenna Test Facilities

SkyfloX visited ESA’s Hertz Hybrid European RF and Antenna Test Zone, located at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk. The chamber is anechoic, screened against external electromagnetic radiation, and the inside walls are covered with pyramid-shaped non-reflective foam to absorb signals and prevent unwanted reflections. This chamber is usually used to [...]

By | 2018-01-20T20:07:48+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

AD&C Completes Flight Test Campaign

Aircraft Design & Certification Ltd. is a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved design organisation, and a key strategic partner of SkyfloX. The Germany-based company brings to the DOCS team critical aircraft design & certification expertise, while evaluating a multitude of technical ORCA aspects. Part of this evaluation involved an extensive flight test campaign, evaluating Earth [...]

By | 2018-01-23T13:20:12+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

TNO Performs Connectivity Tests at Rotterdam Airport

As part of the on-going connectivity evaluations of the ORCA payload, under the ESA co-funded project DOCS, SkyfloX' subcontractor TNO performed various connectivity tests at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), in collaboration with major terrestrial mobile providers. We are very thankful for the extensive support received by the airport authorities, allowing us to access [...]

By | 2018-01-23T13:18:51+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

SkyfloX at Space Tech Investment Panel in Munich

EBAN, or European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, organised their annual winter summit at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, and invited SkyfloX to be part of the space technology panel, with a Keynote by Frank Salzgeber (Head of the ESA Technology Transfer Program Office), moderated by Rainer [...]

By | 2018-01-20T19:03:04+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

SkyfloX at the HAPS4ESA Workshop

The European Space Agency acknowledges the immense potential of aerial & stratospheric platforms as a complementary sources of Earth observation data or telecommunication services. ESA's support to the development of such platforms (including ORCA), and associated miniaturisation of sensor and communication technologies, is illustrated by the efforts made in organising the workshop HAPS4ESA, on the [...]

By | 2018-01-20T18:40:24+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

SkyfloX Successfully Completes Critical Design Review with ESA

In the frame of ESA Integrated Applications Programme, SkyfloX runs the co-funded project DOCS: Demonstration of ORCA Constellation Services. A first major milestone confirming ORCA’s exceptional capabilities was achieved early October at the critical design review at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. SkyfloX and partners achieved this milestone in merely five months from [...]

By | 2018-01-19T14:43:53+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

SkyfloX at Joint ESA & DLR Event in Berlin

Space Moves! is an event jointly organised by the Space Administration of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to promote space-enabled services with a major focus on transport and mobility. SkyfloX was invited to present the ORCA concept during the aviation thematic session. < Timeline

By | 2018-01-23T10:08:01+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

ESA Project DOCS Kick-Off

About DOCS SkyfloX, together with a team of six international partners, including a major airliner, started the ESA ARTES activity DOCS (Demonstration of ORCA Constellation Services). The activity's main objective is to assess the issues of placing ORCA payloads on commercial airliners from technical, business, and legal points of view. The first services [...]

By | 2018-01-19T16:40:41+00:00 May 1st, 2017|