Get SpaceborneTM is a new resource for smallsat component manufacturers. Rather than requiring an expensive, dedicated mission for on-orbit testing and qualification, products being qualified will share a spacecraft bus with other hosted payloads.
The spacecraft bus provides the hosted payload with power, two-way communications and propulsion. Payload slots are available in standard CubeSat form factors ranging from 1U to 6U, accommodating a range of products. A standard payload management API simplifies integration of the product with the spacecraft bus. Several launch opportunities to Sun-synchronous orbit and potentially other orbits are now available starting in Q2 2021.
Get SpaceborneTM is one of many services and products featured in the Space Catalog. Orbital Transports’ Space Catalog showcases a wide variety of small satellite hardware components, small satellite buses specialized for common space missions, mission analysis services, ground station services, mission operations software and more from industry partners. Orbital Transports has brought together many of the industry’s most innovative and reliable companies to offer a wide set of solutions while meeting client’s quality requirements.
“Our turnkey service for on-orbit demonstration is a fast and cost-effective way for smallsat manufacturers to acquire flight heritage for their products including communications, imaging, data processing, propulsion, power, and other components,” said David Hurst, CEO of Orbital Transports. “We handle all the logistics of planning your mission, integrating your smallsat component with the satellite bus, operating the mission, and getting your flight qualification data back to you.”
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