ReOrbit and EnduroSat have entered a commercial agreement for a partnership to demonstrate on-orbit capabilities such as autonomous station keeping, fault handling, formation flying, as well as rendezvous and proximity operations using a set of CubeSats flying in a vicinity.
The capabilities will be incorporated into ReOrbit’s demo mission called “Ukko”, which will demonstrate the company’s flight software and guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) stack running on EnduroSat’s market-leading nanosatellite platforms.
“I am really excited to initiate this partnership. On-orbit rendezvous and close proximity operations will open an array of new possibilities for the commercial space players and science programs. We are looking forward to support ReOrbit’s vision and push the capabilities of our platforms and services further.”
said Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO EnduroSat.
“ReOrbit is happy for this opportunity to partner up with EnduroSat. We see many synergies between our companies, and we share similar views of future space missions. The cooperation between both companies will strongly push space technology further. If we will ever truly commercialise the space market and enable future missions, satellites need advanced on-orbit capabilities, which this mission will prove. This will also increase our presence on the space market, as our existing Gluon platform is mainly targeting microsatellites.”
said Sethu Saveda Suvanam, Founder & CEO ReOrbit.
More information about the Ukko mission will be released early 2022.
ReOrbit builds reusable space systems for sustainable future space exploration. The vision is to enable the next generation of space applications by transforming the traditional way of making rigid and single-use satellites into reusable and flexible space systems, aiming to maximize service availability and cost-effectiveness. ReOrbit provides end-to-end space solutions based on the advanced software-defined satellite platform, called Gluon, optimized for autonomy, fault-tolerance and on-orbit networking. Following a modular and scalable approach to accommodate different types of missions, it is capable of a wide range of missions, such as LEO, MEO, GEO and beyond (Lunar).
EnduroSat provides software-defined NanoSats and space services for business, exploration, and science teams. Its focus is on the development of next generation space commercial services and exploration programs. With an annual growth of 250%+, it is one of the fastest growing space companies in Europe. Proud member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), EnduroSat’s team exceeds 90+ talented developers, engineers, and scientists, currently serving more than 120 clients worldwide.
Customers for the Shared Satellite Service include 1) commercial players in edge computing, IoT, remote sensing and Earth observation, and 2) research organizations: space agencies, universities, and institutes.
Courtesy of ReOrbit