UARX AND SENER HAVE PARTNERED TO WORK ON OSSIE ORBITAL TRANSFER VEHICLE
The collaboration is within the OSSIE orbital vehicles and will increase UARX OTV, reliability, and precision in orbital transportation missions.
UARX Space and Sener have partnered to work on the first Spanish Orbital Transfer Vehicle. The agreement was signed in Madrid.
The OSSIE (Orbit Solutions to Simplify Injection and Exploration) spacecraft has been a bold vision since its conception, and this strategic partnership between UARX and Sener marks a significant milestone in its development. Sener’s vast experience and technical knowledge in navigation, guidance, and control systems will allow us to overcome complex technical challenges and guarantee safe and precise travel in orbit. UARX’s extended experience in small satellites will help Sener to work with agile procedures.
OSSIE qualification flight will be launched on June 2025 and will mark a history milestone in the UARX Space roadmap.
This partnership adds excellent value to UARX’s strategy and growth plan. For the OSSIE spacecraft, UARX has previously partnered with top companies in the smallsat industry and European institutions such as DLR’s Institute of Space Systems.
The OSSIE orbital transfer vehicle, scheduled for June 2025, has already accommodated customers from three continents, from pocketqubes to small satellites. On top of the payloads to be deployed, four IODs from companies and institutions will fly on board the transfer vehicle. The manifest is still open, and more payloads are welcome on board.
OSSIE manoeuvring plan is for payloads that need to achieve direct injection, orbital altitude, and inclination changes, as well as phasing for in-plane constellation distribution and LTAN/LTDN change. The qualification mission payload capacity is 250 kg.