Expand your business beyond Earth

Reaktor Hello World in orbit


What we do

Space as a Service

In-orbit demonstration
New technologies and solutions are key for achieving competitive edge. CubeSats offer a fast and economical method for testing even the most complex challenges in space environment. This is the first step to kick-start your business in space.
Space-based services
Satellites are by nature a truly global solution as they orbit our planet. A constellation of small satellites enables larger coverage and lower latency. Be it for monitoring our environment, connecting the world or exploring the universe beyond Earth.
State of the art
CubeSats are a new breed of spacecraft that create unique business opportunities for many fields. They are effective while cost-effective due to their low launch cost. Space Lab’s proprietary technologies allow us to provide streamlined solutions for your mission needs.
The sky is no longer
the limit
Space has never been closer to reach. Our co-created space-based services unleashes the full potential of your business. We’ll assist you on the way from designing the missions and satellites to building and operating your very own spacecraft fleet – or anything in between.


On-going projects

Hello World

Demonstrating the Hello World platform for future Earth orbit and deep-space missions. Seeing the invisible – first ever miniature hyperspectral infrared imager onboard. In-house designed and manufactured platform scalable up to 12U CubeSat size.

View project

Launch: 2018


Class: 2U CubeSat

Demonstrating a new frequency band for future telecommunication satellites. Higher frequencies enable faster communication speeds for satellites providing global connectivity. First ever Finnish satellite ordered by the European Space Agency.

View W-Cube mission

Launch: 2021

Status: Development phase

Class: 3U CubeSat


A demonstration satellite for future space weather forecasting. Also known as XFM, an European Space Agency mission co-created by RSL and ISAWARE.

Link to SUNSTORM press release

Launch: 2021

Status: Development phase

Class: 2U CubeSat


RSL is providing technology for the Milani and Juventas small sats riding to the Didymos asteroid system with the European Space Agency HERA main spacecraft. A mission to study a type of asteroid which could be potentially hazardous to Earth. Despite their risks, these asteroids might be utilized for their valuable resources in the future.

View HERA mission

Launch: 2023

Status: Design phase

Class: Subsystems


Reaktor Space Lab is co-developing commercial services with our partners in the fields of Earth observation, remote area connectivity, and space weather monitoring.

Interested in hearing more? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Status: Confidential



Space Lab Crew


The first generation of Finnish spacecraft builders. Forerunners of the New Space Era. Ready to solve some of the greatest challenges of our lifetime.

Jarkko Antila


Expanding the universe

Tuomas Tikka

CTO & Co-founder, Board Member (RSL)

Exploring the unknown

Janne Kuhno

Lead Engineer & Co-founder

Keeping tech together

Timo Nikkanen

Systems Engineer

Engineering jack of all trades

Dr. Tatsuo Shimizu

Chief Scientist

Making imagination tangible

Daniel Landau

Software Developer

I mash my keyboard until things start working


We are guided by great minds of the Finnish New Space Economy – creators of digital services, Finnish space legislation and Finland’s nanosatellite program.

Juha-Matti Liukkonen

Chairman of the Board (RSL)

Head of Space and Robotics, Reaktor Innovations

Juha Ilola

Board Member (RSL)

General Counsel, Reaktor Group

Aarne Oja

Board Member (RSL)

Angel Investor

Jaan Praks

Advisor (RSL)

Professor, Aalto University

Antti Näsilä

Advisor (RSL)

Research Team Leader, Technical Research Centre of Finland

Jami Sarnikorpi

Advisor (RSL)



Tight cooperation brings ample results. We’re always glad to share our knowledge with our co-creators for reaching towards the greater common good.

Hybrid partner for forward-thinking businesses and organizations. Together with Space Lab’s expertise, Reaktor can provide top-class digital space-based services.

Technical Research Centre of Finland, one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe, provides leading edge technology to Space Lab’s missions.

Multidisciplinary community in the fields of science, economics, art and design. Home of the first Finnish satellites.