We’re turning “what if?”
into “how soon?”


We’re turning “what if?”
into “how soon?”

We’re turning
“what if?” into “how
soon?”

We’re turning
“what if?” into “how
soon?”

Washington-based HyperSciences was founded in 2014 by Mark Russell, an aerospace engineer who formerly led Blue Origin’s space-based crew capsule program. When Mark first saw the University of Washington’s ram accelerator being demoed, he knew it could be applied to everything from aerospace to mining (where his family has been active for generations).  

 

Upon obtaining exclusive licensing of the University of Washington’s hypersonics technology, the rapidly growing team began to build and test several prototypes. In 2017, HyperSciences was accepted into the Shell GameChangers program, where we received a $1M seed investment and access to the global energy company’s resources. Shortly after graduating from GameChangers, Shell awarded us a contract to explore the drilling capabilities of our tech. We were also awarded a contract from NASA, one that allowed us to successfully test our rocketless CubeSat launch capabilities.

 

At present, HyperSciences has 39 patents at various stages (national & international) with 15 utility patents issued or allowed

Upon obtaining exclusive licensing of the University of Washington’s hypersonics technology, Mark began to build and test several prototypes. In 2017, HyperSciences was accepted into the Shell GameChangers program, where we received a $1M seed investment and access to the global energy company’s resources. Shortly after graduating from GameChangers, Shell awarded us a contract to explore the drilling capabilities of our tech. We were also awarded a contract from NASA, one that allowed us to successfully test our rocketless CubeSat launch capabilities.

 

At present, HyperSciences has over 31 global patents at various stages of approval

By the summer of 2019, HyperSciences raised over $10M in a Series A round via the crowdfunding platform SeedInvest and Crowdcube. At the time, it was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the world. With the confidence of over 4,000 individual investors — and the support of Shell and one of the world’s largest mining resources companies — we began field testing HyperCore for drilling and mining purposes in the fall of 2019. Each achievement gets HyperSciences closer to full commercialization of its HyperCore engine.