In 2005, Jay Skylus, founder and CEO of Aevum, came across the news of 18 US troop bodies recovered in Afghanistan along with a report of a Navy SEAL missing in action. As the reports developed, Jay noticed that difficulties in communications in Afghanistan was a reiterated factor. With his own brother serving in the US military, Jay felt deep compassion for thoose who lost their own brothers and worked to make sense of the difficulties faced by communication systems in Afghanistan. After conducting research and feeling compelled that increased accessibility to space could bridge the technology gaps that could save lives, Jay resolved to democratize access to space and never looked back.
aevum (/ae̯.vum/): the mean between time (Earth) and eternity (space)
Our Social Mission
Aevum, Inc. was founded to provide the technologies and logistics necessary to empower people to share their stories.
Right now, there are over 3.4 billion people around the world whose stories cannot be heard because they do not have access to basic digital technologies like the internet. This number also means that over 870 million children under 14 do not have access to education or a way to read about the world that they share with us.
The technology and resources needed by those left behind by the digital divide already exist; they just need to be delivered. Aevum can help overcome the high logistical cost of making basic technologies available with our logistics solution. On our resolve to empower people to share their stories, Aevum will not stop delivering.
Space, as the ultimate vantage point, is part of the solution to overcoming global communication challenges. However, the high logistical cost of accessing space has limited it to a select few. That’s all about to change when Aevum unveils its solution.
Do you have a compelling space mission? We would love for you to share it with us.