OSAM

Orbit Fab Starts Shipping RAFTI Ports

Orbit Fab’s RAFTI satellite fueling ports have officially been qualified, and the hardware is beginning to ship to customers, two senior leaders at the startup told Payload.

OSAM

NASA Cans OSAM-1 After Maxar Delays

An October 2023 report from NASA’s inspector general blamed Maxar, which built the spacecraft bus and a robotic arm for the mission. 

GEOOSAM

Space Force Prefers Northrop Grumman’s Fuel Port

The Space Force chose Northrop’s ($NOC) satellite propellant refueling system as a standard design for future military spacecraft, a decision that could shape the orbital servicing industry. 

BusinessOSAM

Orbit Fab and Space Machines Company Partner on In-Orbit Servicing

Orbit Fab, a US-based company building in-space refueling infrastructure (i.e., orbital gas stations), announced this morning that it is teaming up with the Aussie-based Space Machines Company (SMC) to attach more efficient docking hardware to SMC’s orbital transfer vehicle, which is expected to launch next year.