Making space communication accessible, sustainable, safer
Main Sequence Ventures
What impact is your company hoping to make on the world?
We pride ourselves on being a sovereign company and nothing would bring us more joy and pride than seeing Australia lead the world in Space Communication Technology.
Phil is the winner of multiple Engineers Australia national awards, including the Bradfield Award for Engineering Excellence for the Ubowireless 4G network optimisation system, and is an international patent holder.
Head of Products & Delivery, Quasar
How many Founders has your company got? How did you meet?
Quasar was the brainchild of Dr Ilana Feain who is the commercialisation officer at CSIRO. It was DR Ilana who stood up a business case for Quasar internally at CSIRO to spin up a start up to commercialise the amazing cutting edge CSIRO’s cryogenically cooled phased array technology which was developed as a part of radio telescopes like its ASKAP telescope in Western Australia. The highly sensitive, multiple beam receiver systems provide a wide-angle view of the sky enabling various use cases for space communication technologies. Dr Ilana brought in the industry partners to fuel Quasar’s space dream which included Main Sequence Ventures, CSIRO, Clearbox Systems, Fleet Technologies and Saber Astronautics. Each of our partners bring their own strengths to the table which is a combination of Deep Tech venture capitalists, Satellite operators, Space comms software manufacturer Clearbox systems, Vocus who build and manage 30k fibre network in Australia and Saber Astronautics who is a global provider of next gen space visualisation product and services.