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  • Orion Space Solutions Team Selected to Lead U.S. Space Force Tetra-5 Mission

    Orion Space Solutions Team Selected to Lead U.S. Space Force Tetra-5 Mission Team of mostly small aerospace companies wins USSF mission development contract Louisville, CO, August 16, 2022 —U.S. Space Force (USSF) has awarded Orion Space Solutions a contract to develop three spacecraft in support of USSF’s mission to advance and launch new technologies in space. Working with partners Hera Systems, Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., and SCOUT Space Inc., Orion Space Solutions (OSS) brings together a diversified, highly capable team to build and deploy new satellites to geostationary orbit (GEO). Satellites in GEO orbits fly at a height where the satellite’s orbital period equals the Earth’s rotational speed. This allows a satellite to “sit” in space, viewing a single location on the Earth over time. “The OSS team looks forward to supporting USSF,” says Chad Fish, the project’s principal investigator and COO of Orion Space Solutions. “The team, comprised largely of small, non-traditional aerospace businesses, demonstrates the depth of skill, as well as agility and innovation that small business delivers to U.S. government programs and more broadly within the aerospace industry.” The OSS team offers deep experience in building mission-specific systems, including spacecraft and payload design, assembly, integration, and testing capabilities, as well as mission operations and ground support. The OSS Team’s small satellites – for this mission, about the size of two carry-on bags – offers the USSF a “New Space” agile, lower-cost access to space mission solution. End to end, USSF anticipates a 5-year development and mission for the program in support of its Tetra-5 Space Vision program. Previous Next Aug 16, 2022

  • Arcfield Acquires Orion Space Solutions

    Arcfield Acquires Orion Space Solutions Combination will deliver space superiority and resiliency solutions to U.S. government agencies CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 29, 2023 — Arcfield, a leading government technology and mission support provider, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Orion Space Solutions (Orion), a Colorado-based developer of end-to-end space mission capabilities and solutions. The acquisition of Orion enhances Arcfield’s space exploration and hypersonic detection and tracking capabilities for agencies in the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) by bringing expertise in sensor and payload design, SmallSat and CubeSat spacecraft integration and manufacturing, and space mission operations and data analysis to the company. Orion is a leader in atmospheric science, space exploration and research, and technology development. The company’s key capabilities include the design, integration, and assembly of SmallSats and CubeSats, as well as the development of sensors, computational models and data products for the space and ground network domains. Orion’s highly talented workforce, consisting primarily of engineers and scientists, develops novel technologies in support of our nation’s space security and environmental monitoring objectives. “Arcfield has a long history of delivering innovative solutions across the space domain, and we believe the acquisition of Orion enhances Arcfield’s ability to provide next-generation space technologies in support of DOD and IC missions,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer, Arcfield. “We look forward to welcoming the Orion team into the Arcfield family and further developing our collective solutions.” “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, Ph.D., chief executive officer, 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. Latham & Watkins LLP and Covington & Burling LLP served as counsel to Arcfield. Orion was advised by The Forbes M&A Group and represented by The Vaughn Law Offices, P.L.L.C. and Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar P.C. About Arcfield Arcfield was purpose-built to protect the nation and its allies through innovations in systems engineering and integration, space and mission launch assurance, cybersecurity, and conventional and hypersonic missile support. Headquartered in Chantilly, VA with 16 global offices, Arcfield employs more than 1,400 engineers, analysts, IT specialists, and other professionals with more than 60 years of collective proven experience supporting missions in cyber and space defense, hypersonic and nuclear deterrence, and warfighter readiness. Visit arcfield.com for more details. About Orion Space Solutions Founded in 2005, Orion was born from a vision to apply fundamental space physics knowledge to solve real-world problems encountered in the space environment. Today, skilled in data science, artificial intelligence, space systems, and mission operations, Orion is a "New Space" mission solutions industry leader serving U.S. government agencies, universities, and research and scientific institutions. Orion turns science into data, and data into knowledge. Visit orionspace.com for more details. # # # Press Contact: Katerina Figurski Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer 571.401.2155 katerina.figurski@arcfield.com Previous Next Nov 29, 2023

  • ABOUT | Orion Space Solutions

    ABOUT ORION At Orion Space Solutions we are scientists, engineers and businesspeople dedicated to solving global problems that affect how humankind lives, works and plays on our planet and in space. We turn science into data, and data into knowledge. Building on a foundation of science and technology, Orion delivers successful space missions and actionable data intelligence through the design, development, and deployment of models, spacecraft and sensors. EXPERIENCE With a combined breadth of experience spanning several decades and multiple disciplines, the Orion team solves unique challenges, provides customized science and engineering solutions and delivers results for our customers. EXPERTISE Our partners and collaborators around the world rely on us to develop and deploy cutting-edge instrumentation, allowing for complete and reliable solutions. EXCELLENCE We have a reputation for "building things that work," and are committed to continually improving quality and performance. Our values DEFENSE AND INTELLIGENCE We implement mission solutions that push the boundaries of science and provide critical information and a decision advantage in support of national security. FEDERAL CIVILIAN We provide crucial support to civilian agencies by delivering innovative solutions that enhance safety, communication and various public services. COMMERCIAL SPACE We enable the growth of commercial space enterprises through essential technology and operations support, driving the expansion and success of the space industry. Markets we serve A look at our past For nearly two decades, Orion has been trusted to develop space-based solutions for national security and intelligence mission challenges, built on a foundation of science. By the numbers YEARS OF INNOVATION 20+ SYSTEMS DEPLOYED GLOBALLY AND IN SPACE 65+ COMPLETED PROGRAMS 200+ TERABYTES OF DATA COLLECTED AND PROCESED 3,500+

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