Sen’s vision is to democratize using video to inform, educate, inspire and benefit all humanity.
Sen’s mission is to stream real-time videos from space to billions of people, providing unique perspectives of our ever-changing world and future in space.
The idea of Sen began in 1990 when Charles Black, whilst still at school, imagined the creation of a space news network that would gather news and information about space and broadcast it to consumers. After graduating and building his first successful internet company, Charles set about building Sen in 2014.
The Sen name itself was created in 2008 when the domain name sen.com was acquired. Sen, pronounced as a word rather than individual letters, stands for space exploration network, though the 'e' could just as easily be 'education' or 'entertainment' because Sen aims to explore, educate and entertain.
For all humanity
Sen's vision is a humanitarian one—to help people directly affected by events on Earth, and to help inform people about the reality of our existence in space. Sen will give people videos of Earth, other worlds and space, providing multi-world data, analytics and unique new perspectives for humanity.
Our business model is to inform, educate and help people, initially providing unique data sets and insights to businesses and organisations helping people respond better to major human and environmental events that affect lives, communities and global infrastructure, then scaling to reach ever more people through a freemium consumer model. By creating a new form of media suitable for mass consumption, Sen will provide new perspectives of Earth and space that can inspire, unite and educate humanity as we become a multi-world democracy.
We will deploy our first video cameras in Low Earth Orbit and then scale to deep space. Sen's cameras will be deployed on both its own satellites and as hosted payloads on other spacecraft such as rovers and drones to capture the maximum number of perspectives of what's happening in space, including deploying video cameras on and around the Moon and later Mars, providing multi-world data.
Sen is writing its own software for analyzing the data we capture to make it useful, providing multi-layered views of the worlds we explore and a valuable 'multivision' service for our customers.
An indepedent media
As humans and robots explore space beyond Earth, billions of people on Earth have an interest and a right to hear the story, to provide informed consent for a multi-world democracy. Sen's mission is to tell the story of humanity's exploration of the Solar System and one day beyond, democratizing the Universe for all humanity.