Author Archive for: "Altius Space Machines"
In EPMs, MagTags, Satellite Servicing Posted

Altius Awarded SBIR Phase II for MagTag Satellite Servicing Interfaces

Altius Space Machines is pleased to announce that NASA has awarded a Phase II contract to develop and space-qualify the “MagTag” satellite servicing interface. This selection follows a successful Phase I effort in cooperation with NASA Langley to produce a prototype modular interface that is capable of transport, emplacement, and exchange of various sub-modules ranging […]
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In Deorbit Services, Orbital Debris, Regulations, Satellite Servicing Posted

FCC Orbital Debris Mitigation NPRM Comment

Earlier this year, the FCC released a notice for proposed rule-making regarding their orbital debris mitigation rules. These rules are part of the FCC spectrum licensing process for satellites. The FCC is proposing new rules because the existing rules may no longer be adequate in a world with multi-hundred or thousand satellite constellations. In response […]
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In MagTags, Satellite Servicing Posted

MagTag™ Satellite Servicing Interface Workshop at Smallsat Conference

Altius is developing a MagTag™ modular plug-and-play interface for low-cost satellite servicing. MagTags are a magnetically-latched electrical connector that allows you to install modules before or after launch that repair, enhance, or otherwise change the functionality of your satellite. Think of MagTags as a USB port for your spacecraft. Is your spacecraft battery performance degrading? […]
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In Deorbit Services, Orbital Debris, Satellite Servicing Posted

SCAF 2017 Presentation: Open Source Analysis of Iridium Failures and the Implications for Big LEO Constellations

It has been a while since we last posted updates on the company blog, and we wanted to start giving more regular updates on our progress. Part of why we’ve been so quiet lately is that we’ve been actively developing technologies and a business plan for a “BullDog™” Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Servicing offering. We’ll provide […]
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In Announcements, Internships Posted

Altius Participating in the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

We’re pleased to announce that Altius Space Machines has volunteered as a Host Institution for the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program, with internships through this program starting in the summer of 2017. The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is a highly competitive, paid internship and mentorship program designed to honor the memory of beloved space industry pioneer […]
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