ReOrbit and EnduroSat have entered a commercial agreement for a partnership to demonstrate on-orbit capabilities such as autonomous station keeping, fault handling, formation flying, as well as rendezvous and proximity operations using a set of CubeSats flying in a vicinity. The capabilities will be incorporated into ReOrbit’s demo mission called “Ukko”, which will demonstrate the company’s flight software and guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) stack running on EnduroSat’s market-leading nanosatellite platforms.
I am really excited to initiate this partnership. On-orbit rendezvous and close proximity operations will open an array of new possibilities for the commercial space players and science programs. We are looking forward to support ReOrbit’s vision and push the capabilities of our platforms and services further.
Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO EnduroSat
ReOrbit is happy for this opportunity to partner up with EnduroSat. We see many synergies between our companies, and we share similar views of future space missions. The cooperation between both companies will strongly push space technology further. If we will ever truly commercialise the space market and enable future missions, satellites need advanced on-orbit capabilities, which this mission will prove. This will also increase our presence on the space market, as our existing Gluon platform is mainly targeting microsatellites.
Sethu Saveda Suvanam, Founder & CEO ReOrbit
ReOrbit builds reusable space systems for sustainable future space exploration. The vision is to enable the next generation of space applications by transforming the traditional way of making rigid and single-use satellites into reusable and flexible space systems, aiming to maximise service availability and cost-effectiveness. ReOrbit provides end-to-end space solutions based on the advanced software-defined satellite platform, called Gluon, optimised for autonomy, fault-tolerance and on-orbit networking. Following a modular and scalable approach to accommodate different types of missions, it is capable of a wide range of missions, such as LEO, MEO, GEO and beyond (Lunar).
More information about the Ukko mission will be released in early 2022.