LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. & SEATTLE, June 24, 2015 (NovaWurks/Spaceflight Services PR) – NovaWurks™ Inc. and Spaceflight Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spaceflight Industries, Inc. offering commercial rideshare launch services, today announced a signed launch contract for a NovaWurks Payload Test Bed (PTB) mission planned for the third quarter of 2017. PTB-2, the second of the company’s Payload Test Bed missions, is scheduled to launch into a sun-sy...
New Website Serves as One-Stop Portal for Bundled, Cost-Effective Small-Satellite Solutions and Services SEATTLE, June 2, 2015 – Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight), a next-generation satellite products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space, today announced it has completed the corporate integration of its three service lines under a common brand, including Spaceflight Systems (formerly Andrews Space), Spaceflight Services and Spa
By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter Differential equations are scrawled across an old-fashioned blackboard in Rob Hoyt’s office. On another wall, he’s framed the cover of a sci-fi novel he hasn’t had time to finish. Hoyt runs a space-technology company with the unlikely name of Tethers Unlimited that’s dedicated to figuring out how far-out ideas can be made practical. His growing team of nearly 30 engineers has built a space-propu
RRE Venture Capital and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital Co-Lead Investment in Future Expansion of Next-Generation Space Services Company Spaceflight Industries, a next-generation, integrated space products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space, today announced it has secured $20 million in Series B funding co-led by RRE Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital with additional investment from Razor’s Edge Ventures.Spaceflight Industries (Sp
Great discussion today at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Defense, Space and Security Conference. During the panel discussion, we shared our thoughts about the future of the space sector in Washington State and heard from inspiring thought-leaders at Aerojet, Janicki Industries, Planetary Resources and Space Angels Network.
Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) today announced that they have successfully completed space qualification of their new 6U solar panel. This qualification effort extends the qualified power systems products for small satellites applications beyond batteries and satellite power management to now include solar panels. The solar panels provide a simple power generation solution for 6U CubeSat form factors and can be easily combined to create mor...
Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) announced that their Cargo Module Power Unit (CMPU) was used to supply power to payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (NYSE:ORB) Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft, which recently delivered of 1,260 kilograms of supplies, equipment and scientific experiments to the International Space Station for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.The CMPUs provides up to 150 watts of 28 VDC payloa
Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) announced today that they've completed on-time delivery of four more Cargo Module Power Units (CMPUs) to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) which supply power to payloads aboard Orbital's Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft.The CMPUs provide up to 150 Watts of 28VDC payload power to mid-deck locker payloads destined for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Cygnus cargo vehicle. These units wi
Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) today announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer to deliver two Earth imaging microsatellites in 2014.SCOUT is a low cost, high performance imaging spacecraft based on the SENTRY 4000 microsatellite bus. Each SCOUT spacecraft relies heavily on products and components designed and built by Spaceflight Industries integrated with a payload provided by an external partner. The satellite desig
We have successfully completed the full space qualification of our CORTEX avionics line. CORTEX avionics are built in slices, each slice is enclosed in a thin aluminum frame containing the Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) card and a flex harness terminating to one or more external connectors. The PCAs conform to the CubeSat form factor and are available in a wide range of Models suitable for most any space application. The slices are modular to allow f