Ardusat, a Salt Lake City, UT-based education company focused on enhancing student engagement through hands-on experimentation, secured a total of $1m in seed funding.
Backers included Space Florida, Fresco Capital, Spire and others.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its platform.
Led by President Sunny Washington, Ardusat provides a platform and curriculum focused on enabling K-12 students and teachers to conduct multidisciplinary experiments in space, featuring the ability to control — via remote upload — experiments conducted on small satellites called “cubesats,” which contain sensors built to collect educational data. In six months since launching, the companh has won nearly 50 customers in 12 U.S. states and six countries.