Create Small Satellite Missions Online

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.

“What better place to announce to the small satellite community that there will soon be an online distribution source for their products and services, than SmallSat?” said, David Hurst, chief executive officer of Orbital Transports. “With our portal, the future of end-to-end small satellite solutions is just around the corner.”

The Orbital Transport Portal will be the first resource of its kind, offering everything a customer needs to complete a space mission, including hardware, services, and engineering expertise. The portal will make available a full package of small satellite hardware components, small satellite buses specialized for common space missions, ground station services, mission operations software, launch services, legal services, and regulatory services. Orbital Transports will continue to provide its expert engineering services to aid clients with mission design, testing, and validation. 

“The portal is just the beginning.” added Hurst. “We also get the spacecraft assembled, tested, and integrated. We find the flight opportunities, operate the mission, and deliver the customer’s data. If you want to put something in space, we’ll get it there.”

Following the launch of the portal, Orbital Transports will also release an online mission design “wizard” that will allow users to define their goals and then guide them in building a complete spacecraft including selecting their payload, bus, timeframe, orbit, and launch. This online tool will allow anyone who is interested in obtaining valuable data from space to quickly and easily design and execute their mission.

About Orbital Transports

Headquartered in Chicago, Orbital Transports delivers complete small satellite programs, from initial concept through completed mission. The company handles end-to-end space logistics by managing the complex operations involving the vehicles, human resources, facilities, and services required for successful space missions. As a general contractor, Orbital Transports works with customers to meet mission objectives and requirements, including mission planning, systems engineering, and small satellite design, and to deliver the customer’s data. For more information about our small satellite mission services, or about becoming a member of our partner network and having your products and services listed in the Orbital Transports Portal, please contact David Hurst at (773) 218-6151,, or visit our website to signup for our mailing list:

The Orbital Transports Portal user interface.
The Orbital Transports Mission Builder tool will be released in 2020.