Los Al company selected to build space outpost

Courtesy photo The Los Alamitos based Novawurks eXCITe spacecraft launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in December 2018 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. One of 64 payloads on the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle, eXCITe was designed and built as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Phoenix project. The eXCITe spacecraft was deployed to test and display the validity and capabilities of our HISat in LEO.

Arkisys, a company building the world’s first robotic Space Outpost for Assembly, Integration and Resupply, is teaming up with Novawurks, an innovative provider of space products and services, to design advanced space architectures for assembly and aggregation of satellite spacecraft in orbit and beyond, according to a press release.

Through adaptive hardware and software interfaces, web and mobile-based interface ordering, and options for fast launch and data transport, Arkisys is building the Port which is an advanced Space Outpost that provides multiple capabilities and services for a global customer base. Arkisys is developing the platform which will connect customers to their data, their mission, and their ideas for space vessels and businesses now and in future, according to the release.

Novawurks is excited to team up with Arkisys to design and develop spacecraft with a focus on cellular morphology and interfaces for space systems to interact with the Port. NovaWurks is the developer of the next generation universal space adapter for assembly in space. With existing flight heritage, the innovative and adaptable interface supports the Port with proven state-of-the-art capabilities for current and future architectures.

Novawurks and Arkisys continue their initial exemplary collaboration and are excited to create the capability of others to interface with the Port and look to advance the work moving forward. Both organizations see their interface and aggregation work as a key element to the success of the Arkisys Space Outpost mission.

“Arkisys is excited to join forces with Novawurks, a leader in advanced and flexible commercial spacecraft. They have exceptional, proven capabilities to enable this next step into on-orbit aggregation and building satellites on the Port.” says Dan Lopez, Chief Strategy Officer at Arkisys.

“Our motto is Space for Everyone. We are proud to be part of a new chapter in enabling everyone to participate in new and exciting steps in Space through The Port, led by Arkisys. Our HISats will provide building blocks for new space elements and with The Port services be able to support exciting next steps in space expansion for the US and the world.” said Talbot Jaeger, CEO of Novawurks.

Led by a renowned team of Space industry pioneers, Arkisys is building the fastest, incremental Space infrastructure step to take shape quickly, and exist in an agile platform to directly support specific customer needs today, with services to expand and create new markets.

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.