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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In Announcements, Extensible Booms Posted

These Might Be the Droids You’re Looking For: Altius Selected for SBIR Ph1 Contract

NASA has selected Altius for a Phase I SBIR contract, “Low-Inertia STEM Arm (LISA) Manipulators for Assistive Free-Flyers,” to study the use of miniature STEM Arms for use on the SPHERES testbeds and for future Assistive Free-Flyers on the ISS. The SPHERES robotic free-flyers are currently used primarily for technology demonstrations in the realm of […]
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In Announcements, Direct to Dragon Lab, Direct to Station, Extensible Booms, Propellant Depots, Sticky Boom Posted

Sticky Boom and Direct to Facility Patents Issued

While the Altius team has been busy wrapping up our Asteroid Redirect Mission BAA contract, we received notice from the US Patent Office that both of our first two patents have been approved. The first of the two patents filed, which was issued just today (March 17th), was for our Sticky Boom™ non-cooperative capture technology. […]
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