Kayhan Space and Morpheus Space, both companies dedicated to enabling the accessibility and sustainability of space, announced a strategic partnership to offer satellite operators and missions a breakthrough one-click mobility-as-a-service collision avoidance solution.
The new pay-as-you-go Morpheus Space propulsion service provides in-space mobility on demand, complete with built-in Kayhan Space Pathfinder spaceflight safety capabilities that deliver real-time conjunction alerts to satellite operators who can instantly review options for collision avoidance and other on-orbit maneuvers.
Morpheus’ intelligent mobility offering is designed to provide satellite and mission operators with peace of mind and the ability to focus on their missions, confident that optimal options for preemptive collision avoidance and on-orbit maneuver options will be delivered in real-time. Operators can use a seamless interface to make purchases of Delta-V fuel and complete Kayhan-recommended collision avoidance, orbit-raising, or station-keeping maneuvers without the upfront costs of the propulsion system hardware aboard the satellite.
“Morpheus Space has developed an affordable and accessible full-stack mobility solution that makes satellites more agile, intelligent and safe with Kayhan’s Pathfinder spaceflight safety software seamlessly integrated with our in-space mobility systems,” said Daniel Bock, Morpheus CEO. “The core focus of our partnership with Kayhan Space is lowering the risk and cost barriers to safe space operations by making smart maneuverability and collision avoidance capabilities simple and seamless to use as part of our on-demand and subscription-based mobility solutions.”
“This milestone partnership between Kayhan Space and Morpheus Space is all about making spaceflight and satellite operations safer by providing operators with powerful, proactive, and preemptive propulsion solutions that enable precise pay-as-you-go maneuverability in increasingly busy orbits,” said Araz Feyzi, Kayhan Space Co-Founder and CTO. “The integration of Kayhan’s Pathfinder Pro spaceflight safety platform with the Morpheus mobility-as-a-service allows us to accelerate our ability to make these powerful and intelligent in-space mobility capabilities available to everyone in space. This collaborative solution is in direct response to requests from leading satellite operators, who will be among the first to contract for safe in-space mobility.”
Typically, satellite manufacturers have had to invest significant upfront costs to purchase propulsion systems to power and maneuver their mission payloads into optimal orbit and around potential collision threats from other spacecraft or orbital debris. The new Morpheus offering, featuring leading collision avoidance capabilities, allows operators to avoid capital costs and collision threats in space.
Some of the largest operators in LEO have played an integral role in the development of the intelligent propulsion offering and plan to deploy aboard satellite missions beginning in early 2023.