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Building a self-sustaining space economy

The next big leap in space exploration will be sparked by creating the necessary space infrastructure in the Low Earth Orbit giving birth to a self-sustaining space economy. For that to happen we need the appropriate technology and the right approach to do it.

Image credit: NASA

Enabling Autonomy

Our software focused technology is designed to address the growing number of assets in orbit by expanding the range of autonomous activities including autonomous navigation, in-orbit asset inspection, servicing and robotic manipulation. This enables spacecraft to do work autonomously, reduces costs through reduced human involvement in satellite operations, and increases revenues for the satellite operators through the newfound ability to perform operations management, maintenance, repair and life extension.

LEO. Moon. Mars.

Currently, autonomy is being applied and perfected in the most crowded and contested space domain – Low Earth Orbit (LEO). NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) both agree on the future space exploration roadmaps: after LEO, comes the Moon and then Mars. As we move further, autonomy gains its importance and in many cases, it becomes an inevitable solution because of the constraints of communication and human ability. Our current technology developments are perfectly aligned with these roadmaps.

A cornerstone for a New Era

Autonomy expands the current and opens up new possibilities for future space missions:

  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations
  • Legacy Satellite Fleet Maintenance & Servicing
  • Satellite Upgrade
  • Commercial Servicing
  • Space Asset Inspection
  • Space Domain Awareness
  • Cooperative Fleet Maintenance and Upgrade
  • Human Exploration
  • On-Orbit Assembly
  • Orbital Debris Mitigation and Removal
  • Planetary Defense