ReOrbit signs a contract with ESA’s InCubed program
Edinburgh / Helsinki / Rome, November 11, 2022. – Satellite provider ReOrbit has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) InCubed program to build the Muon product, a package that includes flight software along with avionics, to act as the backbone of the company’s spacecraft, ReOrbit said.
ReOrbit aims to launch a demonstration mission for the digital docking of two satellites to reduce orbiting time and operational costs. The first phase of the “UKKO – Development and demonstration of technologies for future Earth observation satellites” mission concerns the performance of the satellites.
The mission includes autonomous resource management and flight control, fault detection, isolation and recovery, payload data management and an application programming interface (API).
Muon will allow customers to focus on the application rather than the underlying hardware layer connecting the application to the spacecraft. The payload-independent Muon can be integrated with any satellite, including ReOrbit’s Gluon satellite bus. According to the company, Muon will bring features such as in-orbit connectivity, networking, satellite autonomy, high fault tolerance and autonomous fault recovery,