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OKAPI:Orbits and Aurora Partner for Mission Optimization.

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Space Debris. Credit: Okapi:Orbits

Ibadan, 28 May 2024. – OKAPI:Orbits, a Space Traffic Management solutions company, and Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a developer of water-based resistojet thrusters and de-orbiting solutions for small sats and cube sats, have entered a strategic partnership to facilitate mission optimization.

The companies commit to ensuring sustainable in-orbit operations and responsible use of space. As a result, by leveraging their combined expertise and resources, they aim to maximize opportunities for innovation and growth in the industry. Furthermore, by joining forces, the companies will be able to guarantee end-to-end mission optimization, from choosing the correct propulsion unit and the most favorable maneuver strategy to human resources effectiveness.

OKAPI:Orbits’ Space Traffic Management solutions, including OKAPI:Soteria, OKAPI:Aether, and OKAPI:Astrolabe, are dedicated to maximizing in-orbit safety, promoting space sustainability, and optimizing satellite operations. Meanwhile, Aurora Propulsion’s technologies enable effective implementation of satellite propulsion capabilities to ensure successful mission operations for the owners’ business and safe and reliable decommissioning of satellites at the end of their useful life.

OKAPI:Orbits and Aurora Propulsion partnership will also promote a safer and more secure space environment. The technology ensures precise positioning and consequently extends satellite lifespan and regulatory compliance via safe satellite deorbiting.

Speaking on the strategic partnership, Kristina Nikolaus of OKAPI:Orbits said, “Our collaboration with Aurora Propulsion Technologies marks a significant step forward in ensuring the safety and sustainability of space exploration. Together, we aim to formulate plug-and-play comprehensive software and hardware solutions that uphold responsible practices from day 1.”

Likewise, Maximilian LeRoux, Head of Partnerships at Aurora Propulsion Technologies, commented, “By partnering with OKAPI:Orbits, we can offer a holistic solution of Software and Hardware combination, making the space safer, more effective, and more sustainable through collision avoidance and safe spacecraft de-orbiting and re-entry, at the end of their lifecycle.”

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