Space and Deep-Tech Consultancy.

IDS works with private companies, government agencies and academic institutions in the space and deep-tech industries. We operate in areas ranging from technical-market research and strategy, through to implementation and project management, with a focus on attention to detail and bespoke, customized solutions.

The space industry is highly competitive, with technical and commercial challenges often tightly coupled, so consultancy services need technical and commercial skills working side-by-side.

Our speciality is technical-market research and due diligence, where our deep technical background, commercial expertise and wide network helps us provide meaningful analysis and actionable insights to our customers.



Our Team

Dr. Avinash Rao is founder and Principal Consultant at IDS. Avinash has more than a decade of experience in the space industry, having spent six years as GNC Lead and Director of Mission Delivery at Rocket Lab. While there, Avinash was responsible for the development of flight control systems, flight software and systems engineering of the Electron launch vehicle.

Since moving on from Rocket Lab in 2019, he has co-founded an aerospace startup and worked with private, government and academic institutions on a variety of consulting projects through IDS.

Avinash holds a B.E Hons. (1st Class) Mechatronics and a Ph. D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury. 

Our Network

IDS draws on a wide network of experts across industry, including our partner firm Rotoiti Consulting. We regularly work Dr. Nick Borroz from Rotoiti on projects where our combined mix of technical and business intelligence skill sets help us deliver even better outcomes for our customers. 

Our Partners Include

Our customers value discretion – that’s why we don’t mention specific projects on our website, and we only discuss with third parties with our customers’ permission. Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our past work.