The launch service provider Isar Aerospace has signed in as the latest ExoOPS™ — Mission Design customer — Exotrail’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution is dedicated to space mission simulation and analysis.
Isar Aerospace will use ExoOPS™ — Mission Design to answer the demand for flexible, sustainable, and cost-effective access to space. The ExoOPS™ – Mission Design will support the mission management team in running a quick and easy preliminary mission design to answer the growing demand for constellation deployment onboard Spectrum, Isar Aerospace’s launch vehicle with a payload capacity of up to 1,000 kg.
With ExoOPS™ — Mission Design, the Isar Aerospace team will benefit from:
- Powerful simulations with Exotrail’s flight dynamic core inside
- User-friendly and easy-to-use graphical user interfaces allowing a quick onboarding
- Collaborative and cross-functional capabilities for result sharing
- Tailored build and run deployment solution
Alexandre Dalloneau, Vice President – Mission and Launch Operations of Isar Aerospace, said, “We see increasing customer demand for launching satellite constellations, as they become a critical base for connectivity and communications and enable many technologies on earth. It is great to partner with Exotrail on enhancing our capabilities in the planning and analysis of satellite constellations. Using the software will support us in performing fast and reliable mission design and suitable launch service for our customers.”
Sébastien Duménil, Exotrail’s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Isar Aerospace, a leading European launch service provider as a new ExoOPS™ – Mission Design user. Extending our software customer base to launch services providers, alongside satellite operators, manufacturers, and space agencies confirm ExoOPS™ – Mission Design as the perfect tool for all the actors across the value chain. We are dedicated to keeping our solution close to our customers’ needs for space mission simulation, with regular releases covering more use cases of propelled satellite constellations to be deployed and operated into all orbits”.
Isar Aerospace, based in Ottobrunn/Munich, develops and builds launch vehicles for transporting small and medium-sized satellites as well as satellite constellations into Earth’s orbit. The company was founded in 2018 as a spin-off of the Technical University Munich. Since then, it has grown to more than 250 employees from more than 40 nations with many years of hands-on rocket know-how as well as experience within other high-tech industries. The company is privately financed by former SpaceX VP Bulent Altan as well as leading investors including Airbus Ventures, Apeiron, Earlybird, HV Capital, Lakestar, Lombard Odier, Porsche SE, UVC Partners, and Vsquared Ventures.
Exotrail is an end-to-end space mobility operator. The company designs, develops and sells mobility solutions for agile space. Our mission is to allow satellites to move in space so that we can optimize their deployment, increase their service performances and reduce space pollution. Exotrail’s product portfolio allows customers to define accurately their mobility needs with the company’s collaborative, intuitive mission and system design software ExoOPS™ – Mission Design — to solve this mobility need with our high-thrust, flexible propulsion systems ExoMG™ and our in-space transportation and logistics services with our SpaceVan™ vehicle — to operate the solution with our “flight dynamics-inside” constellation operation automation software ExoOPS™ – Operations. Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured over 20 million euros since then from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. We have customers all across the globe on all our product lines – US, Europe and Asia. Our team is expanding quickly and consists, as of today, of +60 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris).