Orbital Transports, Inc., has announced that their Get Spaceborne™ service has payload slots available now for flight opportunities in 2021.
According to the company, Get Spaceborne is a great resource for smallsat component manufacturers. Rather than requiring an expensive, dedicated mission for on-orbit testing and qualification, products being qualified have the opportunity to rideshare on a spacecraft bus along with other hosted payloads. Orbital Transports handles all the logistics of planning your mission, integrating the smallsat component with the spacecraft bus, operating the mission, and delivering the flight qualification data to the customer.
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 0.5U to 6U, accommodating a range of potential payloads. 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 in 2021, starting in the second quarter. Contact Orbital Transports to book your flight and Get Spaceborne™ today.
Get Spaceborne™ is one of many services and products featured in the SmallSat Catalog. Orbital Transports’ SmallSat Catalog showcases a wide variety of smallsat hardware components, smallsat 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 clients’ quality requirements.
“Our turn-key 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 smallsat components,” said David Hurst, CEO of Orbital Transports. “With Get Spaceborne™, there’s no need for customers to jump through all the hoops of planning an entire mission, building a satellite, integrating with the launch provider, handling mission ops, or contracting with ground station networks. We handle all of that for you.”