About Us

About Us

HEX20 is founded and run by a group of people passionate about outer space and its ever-expanding horizons. The same passion propels us in building satellite platforms, mission services, and their subsystems. We closely work with government-funded defense systems, commercial projects, and academic space missions. Lunar and Mars missions stand testimony to our technical expertise in defense and space exploration systems.

HEX20 is one of the nine global space startups to join Australia’s first space dedicated incubator program under The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in the Venture Catalyst Space program, supported by the South Australian Government’s Space Innovation Fund.

HEX20 | Defence and Space Technologies

Mission & Vision


Bringing Space Closer - To be the best-in-class space technology company offering fit for function scalable platforms and end to end turnkey small satellite mission solutions.

We are on the cusp of exploring our own solar system and the universe. From utilizing Low-Earth-Orbit for day-to-day services, understanding our own star and utilizing the bountiful resources of the many planetary bodies in the solar system, We want to explore the tremendous opportunities that outer space offers us. Incubated in universities around the world, Our scalable platforms merge cubesats and microsat architectures with applications for space science, defense and commercial sectors. Our high TRL platforms reduce the project turn-around time and get the right balance between flexibility, compatibility, and reliability.

Our Team


The main team at HEX20 have a common interest and a fascination for space. The founders grew up in a town close to the biggest Space Research Facility in India and watched many sounding rockets being fired incubating a love for space at a very young age. We are looking for the kind of work that advances space science and helps humanity progress, unlocking the tremendous potential of outer space.

  • Lloyd Jacob Lopez

    Lloyd Jacob Lopez

    CEO & Strategic Partnerships

  • Ashwin Chandran

    Ashwin Chandran

    Co-Founder & Chief of R&D



    Co-Founder & Director



    Co-Founder & Director



    Technical Advisor

Our Partners

  • Adelaide
  • ICC
  • Leap Sheep
  • Nanyang
  • NST
  • University of South Australia
  • Sky Root
  • UAE Space Agency
  • Azista
  • Australian National University
  • Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • National Central University
  • Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
  • Le Laboratoire Atmosphères, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS)

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