Satellites in GEO orbits fly at a height where the satellite’s orbital period equals the Earth’s rotational speed. This allows a satellite to “sit” in space, viewing a single location on the Earth over time.
The OSS Team’s small satellites – for this mission, about the size of two, carry-on bags – offers the USSF a New Space agile, lower-cost access to space mission solution. End to end, USSF anticipates a 5 year development and mission timeframe for the program in support of the organization’s Tetra-5 Space Vision program.
“The OSS team looks forward to supporting USSF,” said Chad Fish, the project’s principal investigator and COO of Orion Space Solutions. “The team, comprised largely of small, non-traditional aerospace businesses, demonstrates the depth of skill, as well as agility and innovation that small business delivers to U.S. government programs and more broadly within the aerospace industry.”