Heat shields for the most challenging environments in the galaxy.
Re-entry is one of the most difficult problems one can imagine. We’re here to solve it.
The Industry Challenge
Today’s Space and Defense Industrial Base has a severely constrained supply chain that lacks commercially available Thermal Protection Systems (TPS). TPS protects spacecraft during the destructive environment of re-entry, vehicles traveling above Mach 5, and military weapon systems. Today, the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is challenged by high costs and long lead times for heat shields. This changes end-product builds and leads to delays in operational capabilities of systems.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
The industry's experts in Thermal Protection Systems
Canopy is building a fully-integrated TPS factory that lowers launch costs, reduces lead times, and increases overall safety of flight for the future.
TPS design optimization and costing
Canopy’s software enables early integration of TPS design, allowing vehicle manufacturers to make fully informed decisions during trade studies and reduce costly last-minute revisions.
We manufacture high-performance thermal protection systems for the world’s most advanced spacecraft operating in the most challenging environments.
Six space companies join Techstars aerospace accelerator
SAN FRANCISCO – Five space-related companies from the United States and one from the United Kingdom are joining the fall 2022 Techstars Aerospace and Defense Accelerator.
Canopy Aerospace | TPS
Canopy Aerospace is a startup manufacturer providing commercial thermal protection systems for emerging space and hypersonic industries. Their main objective: protection at scale for space exploration. They anticipate an operational launch in Fall 2022.
Canopy Wins 3rd Place at New Venture Challenge
A startup developing saliva-based diagnostics to screen for oral cancers and pre-cancers has won first place in the 26th Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the signature venture competition for MBA students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.