Orbital Transports announces "Get Spaceborne" service for in-orbit demonstration and space qualification
(25 June 2020 - Orbital Transports) Orbital Transports announced its new service Get Spaceborne today. Get Spaceborne is a great new resource for small satellite component manufacturers. Rather than requiring an expensive, dedicated mission for in-orbit testing and qualification, products being qualified will share a spacecraft bus with other hosted payloads.
“Our turnkey service for in-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.”
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. Contact Orbital Transports to book your flight and Get Spaceborne today.
Get Spaceborne 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.
About Orbital Transports
Headquartered in Chicago, Orbital Transports delivers complete small satellite programs, from initial concept through completed mission. The company handles end-to-end space logistics by managing the complex operations involving the space vehicles, human resources, facilities, and services required for successful space missions.