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JUNE 90

JUNE 1990

The story begins

In 1990 Charles Black, aged 18, came up with the idea of space news television, the vision being to create a business that gathered news and information about space and broadcast it, with satellites manufacturing satellites so that the business could go on forever creating an electronic version of the Universe. The idea would have to wait for the right time.

APRIL 08

APRIL 2008

Sen name born

After searching for a name for his vision, Charles Black decided upon Sen, a space exploration network. The sen.com domain was acquired and the process of trade marking the word for space began.

JUNE 14

JUNE 2014

Company founded by Charles Black

After stepping down as CEO of his first company, Charles began working on Sen full time in June 2014.

OCT 16

OCTOBER 2016

High altitude camera

Sen flew its first payload to an altitude of 107,000 feet under a High Altitude Balloon. The flight tested a number of components being developed including 4K sensor in low pressure and low temperature, radio transmitter unit, and motors used to move the camera. The camera flown was a prototype for our 'SkyRider' hosted video camera with pan and tilt mechanisms.

APRIL 17

APRIL 2017

Prototype

Prototypes for our 'SkyRider Mini' hosted cameras produced, with 3D printed structure and casing, for development and testing of the Sen payload data chain. The camera has full pan and tilt functionality, combined with a 4K UHD full colour 30fps video feed.

JUNE 17

JUNE 2017

App designed

First iteration of our consumer app designed to help visualise how users will be able to interact with Sen's videos, with functionality ranging from identifying objects and applying real-time AI filters to sharing videos with friends. 

JULY 17

JULY 2017

Angel investment

Sen pre-seed funding round closed with a number of angel investors.

JULY 18

JULY 2018

Delivered first video streaming hosted payload for spaceflight

Sen exported its first 4K video streaming hosted payload for installation on a satellite scheduled to be launched into Low Earth Orbit in 2019.

JUNE 90

APRIL 08

JUNE 14

OCT 16

APRIL 17

JUNE 17

JULY 17

JULY 18

The story begins

In 1990 Charles Black, aged 18, came up with the idea of space news television, the vision being to create a business that gathered news and information about space and broadcast it, with satellites manufacturing satellites so that the business could go on forever creating an electronic version of the Universe. The idea would have to wait for the right time.

Sen name born

After searching for a name for his vision, Charles Black decided upon Sen, a space exploration network. The sen.com domain was acquired and the process of trade marking the word for space began.

Company founded by Charles Black

After stepping down as CEO of his first company, Charles began working on Sen full time in June 2014.

High altitude camera

Sen flew its first payload to an altitude of 107,000 feet under a High Altitude Balloon. The flight tested a number of components being developed including 4K sensor in low pressure and low temperature, radio transmitter unit, and motors used to move the camera. The camera flown was a prototype for our 'SkyRider' hosted video camera with pan and tilt mechanisms.

Prototype

Prototypes for our 'SkyRider Mini' hosted cameras produced, with 3D printed structure and casing, for development and testing of the Sen payload data chain. The camera has full pan and tilt functionality, combined with a 4K UHD full colour 30fps video feed.

App designed

First iteration of our consumer app designed to help visualise how users will be able to interact with Sen's videos, with functionality ranging from identifying objects and applying real-time AI filters to sharing videos with friends. 

Angel investment

Sen pre-seed funding round closed with a number of angel investors.

Delivered first video streaming hosted payload for spaceflight

Sen exported its first 4K video streaming hosted payload for installation on a satellite scheduled to be launched into Low Earth Orbit in 2019.

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