EUSI Banner - Okt 1 2022

UARX Space choses Dawn Aerospace to propulse its OSSIE space tug

Edinburgh, 3 August 2021. – UARX Space has selected Dawn Aerospace to be its satellite propulsion supplier for its first OSSIE mission, the company said.

Image: UARX RAMI deployer

OSSIE stands for Orbit Solutions to Simplify Injection and Exploration and is a space tug able to transport up to 400 kg of small satellites to custom orbits.

Dawn’s contribution to the mission is a complete turn-key green propulsion system consisting of thrusters, tanks and reaction control systems, UARX said.

The launch of OSSIE is due in early 2023, following a demonstration mission in 2022.

UARX Space is developing in-space transportation services and is based in Spain; Dawn Aerospace is a space transportation company headquartered in the Netherlands and New Zealand.

The German Aerospace Centre, DLR, is also participating in the project.

Check Also

#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What is the real annual generated revenue of the space industry? PART 1

Being part of a growing economy is where you want to be these days. And Space promises to be among one of the fastest growing sectors, with huge spillover potential into other industries. Currently, the space economy has been estimated to be at around 386 billion USD in revenue, and expectations predict it to be at 1 trillion USD by 2040. The outlook is attractive and moving within the space sector one could have the impression of booming space businesses. But are those numbers legitimate?