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.



"Remember, the space settlement dream was born in you so that you would strive for its fulfillment in this generation, not defer it to the next. It was, and is, a call to you to take some action in this lifetime, and if you are not meant to see it through to its completion, then you must at least lay a foundation on which those who will follow can build."



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

Sawooly Li

HS Intern


                                                                Jenny Sutton & Greenlight Ventures NZ

Greenlight Ventures



Our History

SpaceBase was founded on New Year's Eve 2016 by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom and Eric Dahlstrom in Menlo Park, California, USA.  In 2017, Rich Bodo signed on, the team joined the first cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, and SpaceBase Limited was incorporated in New Zealand.

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.  


Today we continue to collaborate with the space community in New Zealand to catalyse space entrepreneurial ecosystems across the country.  We did this through education and training programmes, as well as running challenge competitions to spark innovation. We focus on consulting projects that provide strategic advisement, technology due diligence, and market validation to build a space industry in NZ.  We continue to maintain the NZ Aerospace Directory, a platform that validates the growing space e cosystem since we started five years ago.


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.