Expertise

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.

SATELLITE MISSION ANALYSIS

We model mission orbits and geometry. We perform trade-off and statistical analysis. We develop and validate mission requirements.

ASTROGATION

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.

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE & REVIEWS

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.

FLIGHT DYNAMICS & 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.

PROJECT & SOFTWARE FACILITATORS

Space exploration and space commerce require complex system engineering and project management. However, there is often a knowledge gap in understanding how to effectively apply project management and software development methodology for satellite operations. Our experts fill this gap, coaching and training teams in software application and project management throughout the mission lifecycle, from mission concept to operations.

We have supported over 30 operational missions, and analysed many more concepts. We have worked in government and commercial organizations, and work with both traditional aerospace organizations as well as with new space pioneers and start-ups. We support NASA as well as other space programs internationally.

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