SmallSat Student Winners: Where are They Now?

This year will be the 25th Frank J. Redd Student Competition at SmallSat. This competition is an amazing opportunity for students to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. At the same time, it puts these ambitious students in the spotlight with current industry professionals (and potential employers!). In the first 24 years of the competition, many of the winners have gone on to distinguish themselves in their profession. We caug...

Managing our Product Development with Jama

Accessing space is difficult. Managing the data to access space can be even more difficult. Our team is working in a dynamic environment, and need to be as efficient as possible. We manage some of that complexity with Jama Software. By efficiently tracking our product requirements and streamlining collaboration and communication among our team, we can ensure quality and value for our customers. Check out the video!  

Customer profile: Deep Space Industries

Deep Space Industries is a space technology company with the long-term goal of enabling human space settlement using in-space resources. In the short term, the company is working towards a series of low-cost space exploration missions using small spacecraft. DSI’s product line comprise the missing technologies needed to enable such low-cost interplanetary missions—in particular, propulsion systems that can be refueled using in-space resources, such as wa...

SmallSat Student Winners: Where are They Now?

This year will be the 25th Frank J. Redd Student Competition at SmallSat. This competition is an amazing opportunity for students to share their work on small satellite concepts and missions. At the same time, it puts these ambitious students in the spotlight with current industry professionals (and potential employers!). In the first 24 years of the competition, many of the winners have gone on to distinguish themselves in their profession. We caug

Launch Vehicle Separation Systems 101

Building a satellite is a costly and difficult endeavor. Getting that very expensive and sensitive payload safely on orbit is the next step. That’s where we come in. And once we get them to orbit, we need to separate them and send them on their way. So, we work with our customers to identify the right separating system to deploy their spacecraft. While sometimes customers come to us with a system chosen, more often we consider the size and shape of their s...

Who We’re Taking to Space: KNACKSAT

The first entirely Thai-built satellite, KNACKSAT is going to be aboard Spaceflight's SSO-A mission in 2018 KNACKSAT is going to space! KNACKSAT, an acronym for KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite, is a 1U-CubeSat satellite (roughly 10 x 10 x 10 cm, 1.3 kg) developed by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. The satellite uses amateur radio frequencies for the communication between the satellite station

Employee Profile: Tony Frego

Meet Tony Frego, a mission manager at Spaceflight! Q: Describe what you do for Spaceflight. A: I’m a mission manager. I work with customers to guide them through all the launch vehicle, mission, and regulatory requirements so their spacecraft can legally and physically make it to space. Q: What interests you about space? A: The possibility for the existence of life on another planet and thinking about how the discovery would change the pers

Spacecraft Recontact Simulations

As we get closer to our SSO-A dedicated rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, our preparations have moved into high gear. We’ve got an amazing team getting ready to deploy close to 90 satellites in the same orbit. To ensure a flawless mission, we’ve brought in experts from outside who are excited to be part of the mission. As part of our preparations, Dr. Vivek Nagabhushan, Spaceflight’s Group Lead of Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, reached o...

A Message from Spaceflight President Curt Blake on the FormoSat-5/SHERPA launch

One of our biggest, and most valued, differentiators in the market is that Spaceflight is dedicated to providing our customers an array of launch options to meet their deployment needs. Never has this come into play more than it did these last several weeks. Here’s the challenge: Getting to space is hard. All launch vehicles experience delays and failures – and this pain is felt by the entire launch industry – no one is spared. On the flipside, when lau...

SSO-A Update!

We are well underway in preparations for our Dedicated Rideshare launch on a Falcon 9 (SSO-A). Right now, our first milestones have been met and everything is running according to schedule. Our engineers are completing dry runs on our integration activities, using our detailed mockups. We’ve done our first actuations of the system and have successfully operated the separation system with our avionics. The ESPA ring has arrived, and we will have a full e...
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