Press release 11.11.2021

AuroraSat-1 is now “The Flying Object”

AuroraSat-1 to be branded in a media partnership with The Flying Object fund

Espoo, Finland. November 11, 2021 – Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a leading space propulsion systems company, has today announced the branding of its AuroraSat-1 with The Flying Object (TFO), a Fund from Kluz Ventures focusing on the Technology of Flight.

To accelerate growth and market entry, Aurora is partnering with The Flying Object in a campaign to highlight the growth and dynamism of the Space propulsion industry. Aurora and TFO, as thought leaders and innovative industry players, are accelerating the awareness of space development by branding Auroras’ first space craft. Auroras’ first flying object is now officially known as “The Flying Object”.

The spacecraft, will concentrate on validating new ground breaking technologies to enable miniature but high thrust water-based propulsion on small spacecraft. In addition to which, it will demonstrate new Plasma Brake technology for deorbiting the space craft at the end of its mission. The technologies pave the road for a junk free space, with the ability to manoeuvre spacecraft to ensure collision avoidance capability and to remove obsolete spacecraft from orbit.

In a recently-signed investment agreement provides Aurora with an accelerated market entry at a critical phase in the company’s growth. As a part of a previously announced funding round lead by Practica Capital and joined by TFO and TESI as institutional investors, Aurora has agreed on a joint marketing campaign with TFO to boost the companies’ visibility in the industry.

“In growing our industry visibility, our branding partnership with TFO gives us access to their reach in accelerating our go-to-market,” said Aurora founder and CEO, Roope Takala. “We’re delighted to be working with TFO in generating new visibility in the space industry and expanding to the space funding networks.”

This type of direct marketing partnership is believed to be a first in the industry and highlights the close collaboration of funding partners with the New Space companies in this rapidly growing sector.

Aurora Propulsion Technologies Media Contact:

Timo Mustonen | +358 40 554 4410 |

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About Aurora Propulsion Technologies

Aurora Propulsion Technologies’ mission is to ensure sustainable use of space, whilst prolonging the useful lifespan of satellites. Our technologies enable effective and prompt implementation of satellite position and orientation to ensure successful execution and growth for the owners’ business as well as the safe and reliable deorbiting of satellites at the end of their useful life. The long-term mission goal is deep space exploration with microsatellite-sized probes using a revolutionary means of propulsion, an electric sail. Visit Aurora Propulsion Technologies at

About The Flying Object:

The Flying Object is a sector-focused global fund offering strategic capital to breakthrough solutions across the Technology of Flight, from air and space, unmanned aerial vehicles to satellites, and activities in between, and utilizing a network of experts and industry contacts to build growth and returns. Based in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, The Flying Object is part of the Kluz Ventures family of sector-specific venture capital funds. For more information, visit and

The Flying Object is a trademark of The Flying Object, LLC.