Small Satellites Get Special Treatment Under Forthcoming Customer Portal

Orbital Transports’ CEO David Hurst was interviewed in Forbes. From the article: Orbital Transports has a vision of making space missions easy for companies wanting to fly small satellites.   Earlier this month, the Utah-based firm announced that by end of year, it will debut a portal that will be an “online storefront” for the products and services needed for a space mission.   Orbital Transports says this is a differentiator in a crowded industry where several companies are trying to appeal to the small satellite market. Small satellites are relatively cheap to fly and can gather data such as…

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Precious Payload signs up Orbital Transports as mission management partner

Logan, Utah — August 5, 2019 — Today Precious Payload Inc., a launch booking platform for small satellites, and Orbital Transports, a company specializing in space logistics and mission management, announced a partnership agreement that aims to support the whole range of launch campaign services for their customers. The partnership facilitates additional features on the Precious Payload platform allowing customers to get assistance on every stage of their projects from the initial idea of launching a spacecraft to space to delivering data back to Earth. Tools in development include a tailored mission roadmap for every customer, simplified licensing procedures, and…

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Orbital Transports and SpaceBridge Logistics partner to offer complete solution for space missions

By combining launch services with complete mission design, build, and operations, SpaceBridge Logistics and Orbital Transports allow customers to focus on their data. LOGAN, Utah, August 5 — Today, at the Small Satellite Conference, Orbital Transports, Inc. and SpaceBridge Logistics, Inc. announced their partnership to deliver an integrated and streamlined suite of mission design, build, launch, and operations services to anyone flying small satellite missions. “We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with Orbital Transports,” said Colin Doughan, chief executive officer of SpaceBridge Logistics. “We’ve brought together launch services with complete mission planning and management to help satisfy the increasing…

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Soon, your very own space mission will be just a few clicks away

Orbital Transports is bringing the small satellite supply chain online to make space operations accessible to everyone. LOGAN, Utah, August 2 — Orbital Transports, Inc. announced today that it will debut the Orbital Transports Portal later this year. This small satellite “ecosystem, online storefront, and community hub” will function as a catalog of all the products and services needed to complete a space mission. The announcement is timed to coincide with the 2019 Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah, and serves as an open call for partnerships with companies who would like their products and services included in the catalog.…

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SmallSat MBSE SBIR Awarded

Orbital Transports is happy to announce that we’ve been selected to receive a NASA SBIR Phase I award for our proposal to develop Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and tools to improve capabilities and reliability in small spacecraft missions.  These methods and tools will enable rapid, comprehensive, deeper and more integrated spacecraft design across the entire life cycle from initial concept through system operations and end of mission disposal.  This work will build on our contributions to and involvement with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group on applying the MBSE approach to CubeSat missions.  Model-Based…

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