About SpaceBase

The SpaceBase Team at NASA Ames Research Center

Our Vision and Mission

SpaceBase is a purpose driven consultancy focused on democratizing access to space.  Our vision is to live in a world where space plays a critical role in addressing planetary challenges, and provides the pathway for unlimited resources and economic benefits. 

We see a world in which all people have the opportunity to participate in the space industry on an equal footing, in accordance with their talent and ambitions.  However, there is a technological divide between space faring nations and the rest of the world. Our mission is to address this challenge by catalyzing space industries as a service in emerging and developing countries.



The SpaceBase Team

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and CEO

Eric Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and CTO

AJ Mason


Usman Iftikhar

Head of Growth and Partnerships

Rich Bodo

Co-Founder and Advisor


                                                                Jenny Sutton & Greenlight Ventures NZ

Greenlight Ventures



Our History

SpaceBase was founded in 2016 by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom and Eric Dahlstrom.  In 2017, Rich Bodo signed on, the team joined the first cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, and SpaceBase Limited was founded.

We established SpaceBase, as an LLC, but we run it as an impact organization with a charitable constitution.  Our success is not measured as profit.  Read our Impact Report 2019.  


Today we are collaborating with the space community in New Zealand to:

  • Establish educational programs that we can iterate on and improve.  The New Zealand Space Challenge is an example of that.  We are active in promoting relevant gatherings and space activities countrywide.

  • Build our directory system.  This will allow us, together, to take an inventory of where we are, connect with one another, collect feedback, and plan out our next steps. 


We continue to collaborate and partner with local stakeholders, support space educational initiatives, and establish mentorship and consulting services in New Zealand and abroad to grow a democratized space economy. 

Join us in catalyzing the space ecosystem in New Zealand and beyond. We would love to hear from you. Reach us at feedback@spacebase.co. We're looking forward to hearing from you.