Company - BlackStar Orbital Technologies
Product/Service - SpaceDrone
- Cargo Transportation & Landers
- Transport Service (Re-Entry)
Microgravity Flight Service (Reusable Satellite)
- Early stage
- First launch
- Not announced
Affectionately called a SpaceDrone - the BlackStar Satellite represents the next generation of satellite bus architecture built around a reusable mini spaceplane. This allows for a near infinite number of customer defined mission types from earth observation to defense.
Our three primary variants of our spacedrone technology include the Integrated Satellite Bus, a 3rd Stage Nanosat Deployer and a SwarmSat Mothership using edge computing technology. Learn more about our projects and join us on this journey to the future!
Our Core Offering: A Multi-Role Smallsat Class Spaceplane for a near infinite number of customer defined mission packages.
- Delta-V: 1400m/s w/60kg hardware
- Propellant: HPH Monoprop
- Refuel Capability: Yes
- Customer Defined Configurations
- S-Band TT&C / X-Band CD&H
- Last Mile Delivery back to Earth
- Designed around 100 re-uses
Our third stage last mile to orbit carrier vehicle can take up to 20U of cubesats and operate as a deployer or Swarm controller utilizing edge computing technology.
The BlackStar is designed to fit on most ESPA class interfaces and is roughly 250kg and sits on a 46" x 56" footprint enabling "double stacking" per 24" ESPA interface.
The BlackStar Satellite is the worlds first commercialized SpaceDrone. What makes it particularly interesting from a value-add perspective is the ability to be designed around almost all traditional satellite use cases. What makes it unique in this regard is we fly it as a mission for as long as the customer requires it. We then land it and return the hardware to the customer upon completion of the terms baked into our launch contract.