Orbiter

Satellite transfer vehicle and platform.
Anywhere in space, at the lowest price.

Orbiter has a payload capacity of up to 400 kg and integrates with every Cube and small satellite separation system. With a propulsive capability of 500 m/s delta-V, Orbiter expands the capability of major rideshare missions and more accurately places your spacecraft in its exact orbit.

Physics decides how Orbiter gets to space

Don't be forced to choose between rideshare and dedicated launch -- Orbiter positions your satellite exactly where you need it, in the most cost-effective way possible. Same vehicle, same service, same team.

Rideshare when you can

Orbiter adapts to large launch vehicle ride share missions and customizes the final satellite orbit.

Dedicated when you need

Orbiter is the third stage of the Launcher Light rocket, enabling you to reach orbits beyond low-cost ride share.

Orbit Maneuvers

Orbiter can perform any combination of maneuvers to modify your orbit and precisely place individual satellites in their exact locations. Our high-thrust chemical propulsion system ensures maneuvers are accomplished quickly to start your mission ASAP.

Altitude change
Plane change
In-plane phasing
Inclination change

Capabilities

Payload Interface
1m diameter interface plate, compatible with all major Cube and small satellite separation systems
Payload Capacity
Up to 400 kg
Orbiter Mass
200 kg
Precise Orbital Insertion
Three-axis attitude control
Video
High-resolution video cameras for vehicle monitoring and separations
Avionics
Low-cost, in-house designed avionics hardware and software
Propulsion
Safe and high-thrust Ethane and N2O chemical propulsion capable of up to 500 m/s of delta-V
Orbital Debris Compliant
Every Orbiter mission ends with a controlled re-entry or transfer to compliant graveyard orbit
Communication
S-band link for Orbiter commanding
Payload Separation
Up to 40 signals configurable to the full range of Cube and small satellite separation systems
Payload Interface
1m diameter interface plate
Payload Capacity
Up to 400 kg
Orbiter Mass
200 kg
Precise Orbital Insertion
Three-axis attitude control
Video
High-resolution video cameras for vehicle monitoring and separations
Avionics
Low-cost, in-house designed avionics hardware and software
Propulsion
Safe and high-thrust Ethane and N2O chemical propulsion capable of up to 500 m/s of delta-V
Mission Lifetime
2+ years
Communication
S-band link for Orbiter commanding
Payload Communication
X-band high rate data communication for payload mission data. Data interface: RS-422, Ethernet.
Available Payload Power
150W (orbit averaged)
Thermal Management
Access to thermal control via onboard radiators and thermal straps.

Payload Envelope

Orbiter maximizes the volume available for customer satellites. This image shows the Rideshare and Dedicated envelopes for both configurations.

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Compatibility

Orbiter is compatible with every major rideshare capable launch vehicle.

Falcon 9
Soyuz
PSLV
TERRAN
SSLV
Vega
Alpha
Launcher Light

Schedule

Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status
Mission
SN1
DATE
10/2022
Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status

SN1

11/2022

SpaceX Falcon 9

SSO +/- 3 deg

200-1200 km

0000-2400

Cube or small satellite

Fully Booked

Mission
SN2
DATE
01/2023
Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status

SN2

02/2023

SpaceX Falcon 9

SSO +/- 3 deg

200-1200 km

0000-2400

Cube or small satellite

Available for Booking

Mission
SN3
DATE
04/2023
Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status

SN3

05/2023

SpaceX Falcon 9

SSO +/- 3 deg

200-1200 km

0000-2400

Cube or small satellite

Available for Booking

Mission
SN4
DATE
10/2023
Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status

SN4

10/2023

SpaceX Falcon 9

SSO +/- 3 deg

200-1200 km

0000-2400

Cube or small satellite

Available for Booking

Mission
SN5
DATE
Q1 2024
Orbiter Mission
DATE
Launch Vehicle
Orbit
Altitude
LTAN
Form Factor
Status

SN5

Q1 2024

SpaceX Falcon 9

53 +/- 3 deg

200-1000 km

0000-2400

Cube or small satellite

Available for Booking

Contact us for future flight opportunities.

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Lowest priced and most capable orbital transfer vehicle on the market.

DEDICATED
Transfer vehicle configuration
$400,000
plus launch vehicle cost ($1,000,000 and up based on launch vehicle choice and final mass).
Hosted payload configuration
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SHARED
Transfer vehicle configuration
$8,000 - $25,000
per kilogram based on mission configuration. Full service including launch vehicle cost.
Hosted payload configuration
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