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Arcfield Acquires Orion Space Solutions

Example of Orion Space Solutions SmallSat SORTIE. Credit Orion
Example of Orion Space Solutions SmallSat SORTIE. Credit Orion

London, 30 November 2023.- Arcfield, a government technology and mission support provider, announced on the 29th of November that it has completed its acquisition of Orion Space Solutions, a developer of end-to-end space mission capabilities and solutions.

Arcfield intends for the acquisition to enhance their space exploration and hypersonic detection and tracking capabilities for agencies in the Department of Defence (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Orion will provide expertise in sensor and payload design, SmallSat and CubeSat spacecraft integration and manufacturing, and space mission operations and data analysis to the company. Through the partnership the Arcfield and Orion teams aim to take on more government contracts and deepen their expertise.

“For nearly two decades, Orion has been developing space-based solutions for national security and intelligence mission challenges, built on a foundation of science,” said Geoff Crowley, chief executive officer at Orion. “As a leader in systems engineering and integration and space and mission launch assurance, Arcfield is highly complementary to Orion, and the combination will help us expand our core capabilities and develop new, cutting-edge space-based technologies for our customers.”

Dr. Crowley has joined the Arcfield executive leadership team as chief scientist and will be responsible for leading the company’s space research and development efforts. Chad Fish has been named president and general manager of Orion, which will operate as the fourth business sector of Arcfield.

This is Arcfield’s second acquisition this year, after buying Strategic Technology Consulting, LLC, a digital engineering firm, in August.

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