SmallSat Conference 2017 Summary

By |2020-03-21T17:14:20-05:00August 15th, 2017|

Orbital Transports highlighted space logistics and orbital infrastructure services for small satellite missions at the recent SmallSat Conference 2017 in Logan, Utah. Smallsats range in mass from less than 2 lbs to 360 lbs, and are gaining in popularity as affordable space missions across a growing range of industries. The annual Small Satellite Conference provides [...]

Small Sat, Bigger Conference

By |2020-03-21T17:16:35-05:00August 6th, 2017|

Several years ago, while attending SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah, CEO David Hurst recognized the growing need for a space logistics provider in the space industry. It galvanized the core purpose of Orbital Transports, and has helped to build the network of partners we have today. To serve the ever-growing satellite market, Orbital Transports works [...]

CubeSat Developers Workshop

By |2020-03-21T17:18:13-05:00April 24th, 2017|

The Cal Poly CubeSat program has been hosting the CubeSat Developers’ Workshop for the past thirteen years, but this year is a bit different. Driven by years of success, and growth of the market, the event has outgrown the facilities they used in previous years.  It will now be relocating to the Performing Arts Center [...]

NITELITE For NITESat Night Time Satellite Images

By |2020-03-21T17:26:07-05:00February 6th, 2016|

A major system in NITESat is the imaging payload.  It's correct design and proper operation are critical to the success of the NITESat mission.  Consequently, we are building a prototype imaging system, called NITELITE.  This prototype will provide an engineering demonstration of the NITESat imaging system.  It will allow us to test as much of [...]

NITESat Passes Satellite Design Review

By |2020-03-21T17:28:56-05:00November 9th, 2015|

The NITESat mission team recently submitted its preliminary design to an independent review board for assessment.  The review board examined the preliminary design to ensure that it meets the mission's top-level requirements and is consistent with the mission goals and objectives. The team presented the mission concept of operations, the system architecture, and proposed technical [...]

NITESat Chicago Satellite Images

By |2020-03-21T17:30:05-05:00October 12th, 2015|

We participated in a high-altitude balloon (HAB) launch recently.  This was a night launch and our goal was to capture images of night-time illumination on the ground.  We planned to test the low-light sensitivity of some off-the-shelf imaging systems to define a basic performance benchmark for the NITESat nanosatellite mission. We were testing a hacked [...]

NITESat (Night Satellite) Images Milestone

By |2020-03-21T17:32:21-05:00September 18th, 2015|

The NITESat nanosatellite mission achieved its first development milestone in September, successfully passing the Mission Concept Review.  The independent review panel examined the mission's objectives and the concept for meeting those objectives.  All three reviewers found the mission very exciting and provided valuable feedback to the NITESat team. NITESat (Night Imaging & Tracking Experiment Satellite) [...]

Adler Planetarium IR Satellite

By |2020-03-21T17:38:07-05:00March 6th, 2015|

The Adler Planetarium is collaborating with Orbital Transports to build, launch, and operate a 3U CubeSat to demonstrate the ability to obtain Earth observation imagery in mid-infrared spectrum from low Earth orbit.  The primary science mission will map the global temperature of the Earth's surface at a sufficient resolution to provide valuable data.  We plan [...]

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