On-Orbit Servicing & Manufacturing (OSAM)

Altius OSAM TESTING

An innovative leader in LEO Satellite Servicing, Cooperative Servicing Interfaces, and Custom Space Machines, Altius Space machines has made its testing hardware available to other space companies.

Our mission: To support sustainable space operations and provide cost-effective and reliable satellite servicing and end-of-life services.

LEO Satellite Servicing
Avoid premature decommissioning and enjoy extended lifetimes. Get more out of your space hardware through satellite servicing and operate more sustainably.
Cooperative Servicing Interfaces
Our patent pending, lightweight but rugged, robot-friendly interfaces will make your satellite much easier to identify, repair, upgrade, and/or dispose of responsibly.
Custom Space Machines
Do you have an innovative space technology you need help demonstrating? Need help with a space robotics or electromechanical application? Let our space machines gurus help you
VACUUM TESTING
THERMAL VACUUM ENVIRONMENTS TESTING: Altius maintains an assortment of vacuum chambers for vacuum compatibility and survival TVAC testing and bake-outs. Altius can simulate space environments down to vacuum pressures <1 x 10^-5 Torr and temperatures suitable for most mission requirements. Altius has the capability to monitor outgassing contamination with a Residual Gas Analyzer (RGA) for sensitive components.
-120 to +150 C <10^5 Torr Residual Gas Analysis (RGA)
VIBRATION TESTING
LAUNCH LOADS & HARMONIC RESPONSE: The vibration table is capable of simulating launch environments and sinusoidal harmonic responses for structural and fatigue analysis. Altius maintains a variety of accelerometers to suit most data acquisition needs, and can provide additional channels as needed.
7000 lbf
3-axis Launch simulation
Sinusoidal harmonic response
HIGHLY ACCELERATED TESTING
Altius' Typhoon thermal vibration chamber is capable of simultaneous thermal/vibration accelerated life testing with very high ramp rates (up to 20 deg C per minute) for aerospace and ruggedized components. The Typhoon is ideal for extreme lifetime testing of flight hardware. The highly accelerated stress screening is useful for in-stream testing of production electronics and hardware.
-100 to +200 C
>20 deg/min ramp rates
Random Acceleration up to 64 Grms
Simultaneous thermal/vibration testing

Atomos OSAM

Orbit raising and precision asset placement

Atomos Space relocates unmodified satellites on orbit to reduce development and launch costs and allow you to maneuver without regret™.

Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV)

Atomos changes the rocket equation by adding a second logistics step to satellite launch. Space tugs reside in orbit so that last mile services – orbit raising, precision insertion, phasing, and plane changes – can be accomplished rapidly and cost-effectively. Atomos uses high-power electric propulsion and propriety, ubiquitous rendezvous operations

Nanoracks HARDWARE & MANUFACTURING TESTING DEPLOYMENT OSAM

Nanoracks is using space to improve life on Earth

Our history at Nanoracks is in providing commercial access to space for small research payloads. Our future is in owning and operating private space stations and platforms. As Nanoracks continues to always meet our growing customer needs in orbit, we’re also leaping into new territory that will allow us to use our unique access to space to mitigate space debris and bring tangible changes to life on Earth, from water scarcity to climate change.

Payload Services
With over 1,300 projects launched to space to-date, we know how to get it done. It’s not easy, but we are the experts. From microgravity research to small satellites, to low-Earth orbit and deep space.
First Commercial Airlock
The Bishop Airlock is the first-ever commercial, permanent addition to the International Space Station. Bishop brings five times more volume than currently available for customers and is now open for business.
In-Space Platforms
We will soon own, operate, and leverage commercial destinations. These platforms and space stations will focus on scientific discoveries, human exploration, industrial production, and more.

SPiN TECH

Simplify Space Manufacturing

SPiN offers the MA61C, a universal adapter to transform incompatible off-the-shelf components to plug-and-play for satellite manufacturers.  

We accelerate the technology cycle by enabling faster integration through the adapter, to rapidly replenish depleted satellite systems.  

Our adapter connects to most off-the-shelf components, delivering costs reductions on average of 50% on design, and 30% on production, and removing a year from integration time. 

MAGIC

Multipurpose Adapter Generic Interface Connector 

MA61C Is the first satellite subsystem adapter with plug-and-play functionality that allows connecting any satellite subsystem with the main on board computer without installing any additional software or adapting hardware connectors. It adapts and integrates existing standard connectors and software.