MISSION CONCEPTS & PLANNING
We help develop realistic plans to accomplish the goals of the mission within the technical and budget constraints. We can validate assumptions, and propose alternatives to overcome obstacles.
We model mission orbits and geometry. We perform trade-off and statistical analysis. We develop and validate mission requirements.
TECHNICAL DUE DILLIGENCE
We investigate the feasibility of proposed solutions, and identify gaps. We compare plans with current technology, evaluate development timelines. We investigate dependencies and illuminate risks.
We design trajectories to meet mission needs, and develop launch windows and propellant budgets. We analyze tracking systems and perform error analysis, calculating how well the orbits will be known during operations.
We plan orbit maneuvers, and calibrate engines. We perform orbit determination and collision avoidance operations. We plan attitude profiles to meet communication and navigation needs.
We have worked on dozens of operational missions, in many different orbit regimes. We have a pragmatic understanding of what is really needed to fly satellites. We have witnessed many anomalies, and have learned how to mitigate risks.