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— Opportunity for Customers to Test Capabilities in Space at Fraction of Cost of Traditional Missions —
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (Mar. 19, 2015) – NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services, announced its first Payload Test Bed Mission (PTB-1) planned for the Fall of 2016, subject to final flight manifest negotiations. The mission is designed to carry customer demonstration payloads, experiments or subsystems to low-Earth orbit, enabling organizations to test capabilities in space at a fraction of the cost of dedicated missions. Flown on NovaWurks’ Hyper-Integrated Satlet (HiSat™) enabled satellite bus, the PTB-1 mission provides a cost-effective opportunity for interested organizations to dispatch up to 40 kg of payload on a soft pack, soft ride launch.
“As a building block of cellular architecture, our HISat technology is the core element in defining and building space systems in a disruptive new way,” said Talbot Jaeger, founder and Chief Technologist at NovaWurks. “We are excited to offer a different option for organizations to send their payload to low-Earth orbit and realize their potentials in space.”
NovaWurks provides space services for organizations to reach orbit using HISats, the company’s flagship technology platform. Created on the basis of cellular morphology, HISat built satellites provide increased flexibility at drastically reduced costs. HISats can configure/aggregate to become a flexible and reliable spacecraft for a variety of mission purposes and provide a safe, rapid and cost-effective solution to reach space.
“As we prepare for our PTB-1 mission, we are eager to begin collaborating with interested organizations and invite them to become a part of this flight mission,” continued Jaeger. “We believe our HISat technology is changing the way space is approached and PTB-1 opens up new possibilities for many organizations to get technologies into space.”
NovaWurks, Inc., located in Los Alamitos, California, invents, designs and creates high technology products and services for a broad range of applications for space. The NovaWurks team of designers, scientists and engineers offers a diverse background in spaceflight, consulting and research work with decades of experience in managing complex, visionary projects for government, military and corporate clients. For more information, visit www.novawurks.com.