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Space missions used to be one-off projects. Everything was built and run in-house. And that took a lot of time, resources, and investment.
Today, the industry has changed. You need to get to space faster, with less investment.
We've mobilized the people, plans, products, services, and partners that will ensure your successful mission.
You focus on your core mission, and we do the rest..
August 1, 2019
Create Small Satellite Missions Online
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June 19, 2019
Orbital Transports Receives SmallSat MBSE SBIR Award
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August 3, 2018
SmallSat Conference & Market Highlights

Orbital Transports is excited to be exhibiting at the 32nd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites in Logan, Utah, next week.  Internationally recognized as the premier conference on small satellites, SmallSat provides a forum for the best minds in the small satellite industry to focus on the key challenges and opportunities in the small satellite industry […]

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May 26, 2018
Orbital Transports Granted NASA SBIR Award

Orbital Transports is proud to announce that we were selected to receive a NASA SBIR Phase I grant for our proposal to develop advanced ultrasonic acoustic sensor networks to detect micrometeor and orbital debris (MMOD) impacts on large space structures like the International Space Station. The study will explore methods of training machine learning systems […]

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February 1, 2018
Voyage Chicago: Moon Travel With David Hurst

VoyageChicago interviewed Orbital Transports founder and CEO David Hurst. Today we’d like to introduce you to David Hurst. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I’ve dreamt of going to space since I was a boy. Watching the Apollo astronauts […]

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October 12, 2017
Chicago Space Infrastructure Companies

Orbital Transports mentioned in the Chicago Tribune: [Hurst] wants Orbital Transports to eventually develop infrastructure in space — cosmic equivalents to earth’s roads, trains and bridges — to support continuing operations in the first 100 to 200 miles of space, called low-earth orbit, and beyond. As always, respect the game, never chase your losses and […]

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August 15, 2017
SmallSat Conference 2017 Summary

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 […]

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August 6, 2017
Small Sat, Bigger Conference

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 […]

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April 24, 2017
CubeSat Developers Workshop

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 […]

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June 17, 2016
Chicago as an Outer Space Travel Hub

Orbital Transports mentioned on STARTLAND: SpaceX may be the company people think of when it comes to finally plunking a flag into the red soil of Mars, but a Chicagoan David Hurst has other ideas. The serial entrepreneur has sky-high plans to help area startups get in on the ground floor of the “next trillion […]

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