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 ANALYSIS

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.

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.

FLIGHT DYNAMICS

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.

OPERATIONS

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.

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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