Venture Orbital Systems and Comat announced a partnership on a deployer for nanosats & CubeSats. This deployer will be used starting from 2024 on Zephyr, VOS’ nanolauncher. In the meantime, it will be provided to Astreos, a new subsidiary of Venture Orbital Systems offering launch brokering services to CubeSats & nanosats operators.
“ Comat is thrilled to set up this new Start-up/SME partnership with shared values. This partnership will focus on the development of an industrial product for the nanosats market”, said CEO Ludovic Daudois from Comat.
“ We are proud to sign this partnership with Comat, a historical French space company. This cooperation will ensure we have an innovative deployer based on proven expertise .” added CEO Stanislas Maximin from Venture Orbital Systems.
A deployer with a promising start
Comat has worked with CNES, the french space agency, to develop a flexible deployer for 3U to 12U CubeSats. A microgravity test campaign on Airbus ZERO-G proved the ejection sequence’s reliability. About a hundred jettisoning tests were conducted to analyze various satellite inertia configurations. These tests confirmed the ejection parameters and especially its velocity. Results exceeded expectations.