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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.

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