Bradford Space (Deep Space Industries)

High-tech European developer and manufacturer of satellite control sub-systems and components. Now also offering space logistics services.

Created: 2018-11-01

Updated: 2023-03-04

Founded
Country
1984
USA

Previous Names
Deep Space Industries

Website
Bradford Space
Social
Bradford Space (Deep Space Industries)

Product/Service - Square Rocket

Classification
In-Space Transportation
Category
Resources - Asteroid Mining
Microgravity Workspaces
Space Tug
Active Debris Removal (ADR)
Fields
Prospecting
Status
Development
First launch
Not announced
Partners
Redwire, Swedish Space Corporation

So what’s a Square Rocket? Simply a fast transport vehicle for space! 🚀 Need to take 100 kg to the Moon straight from LEO in 15 days? 50 kg to GEO in 4 days? 300 kg to orbits of your choice?

We offer a paradigm shifting SmallSat logistics service that enables routine and reliable deep space missions. We combine the best of automotive and commercial airline industry models to provide simplified procurement, planning, and operations for deep space missions. Our first service offering uses our Square Rocket spacecraft for missions as far out as 1.5AU encompassing geosynchronous orbit (GEO), low lunar orbit (LLO), and Mars flyby. Square Rocket payload mass capabilities are shown below.

Space Logistics

Missions beyond low earth orbit (LEO) are out of reach for most SmallSat businesses. High transportation costs, long acquisition lead time, and limited delta-V of propulsion systems confine these missions to LEO orbits.

We offer a paradigm shifting SmallSat logistics service that enables routine and reliable deep space missions. We combine the best of automotive and commercial airline industry models to provide simplified procurement, planning, and operations for deep space missions. Our first service offering uses our Square Rocket spacecraft for missions as far out as 1.5AU encompassing geosynchronous orbit (GEO), low lunar orbit (LLO), and Mars flyby. Square Rocket payload mass capabilities are shown below.

Debris Removal

In 2022, Redwire signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with both Bradford Space and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) to develop a commercial orbital debris removal service. Through this collaboration, Redwire will expand the development team and add extensive space robotics and guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) experience to enhance the commercial offering.

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Acquired Deep Space Industries (DSI).

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