Shooting for the Stars: Embarking on the Journey

Hyperion Orbital, established in 2017 is a company that dares to push the limits of innovation with proven, reliable, and durable technologies integrated into small orbital platforms for the 21st century and beyond.

That was the fancy pitch loaded with superlatives but I want to go a little deeper than that. I want to tell you why I started Hyperion Orbital and where I would like to take it.

I am deeply passionate about space and learning more about our place within it. I am certain that small satellites and affordable launch vehicles will have a significant impact on the way we explore the cosmos and make discoveries in space which will ultimately improve life here on Earth.

With that said I wanted to take part in the current evolution of orbital vehicles. There are several areas of improvement in regards to operating pico satellites on orbit.

Areas of Improvement:

  1. Although the cost to build and launch pico satellites (CubeSat or PocketQube) is substantially less than larger conventional satellites it is still too high relative to the size and mission duration of most pico satellites.

  2. There are still limited deployment and launch options for pico satellites and PocketQubes in particular. Deployment utilities should be affordable, reliable, and abundant for us on a variety of launch vehicles.

  3. These satellite and deployment systems are still out of reach for small organizations that do not have the budget of governments or universities. Our systems will not only be available to commercial and university customers but the general public as well. We believe that space should be accessible not only by governments, universities, and large companies but private citizens as well.

What is in work now and for the future:

Currently the first in a line of pico and PocketQube (PQ) satellite frames for operation in low earth orbit (LEO) is nearly complete. The next step is to begin environmental verifications.

Alongside frame development, Hyperion Orbital intends to bring a corresponding line of affordable/high-efficiency solar panels and solar arrays to market. Other spacecraft subsystems will be developed in succession.

We have also begun development of a Modular PQ Deployment system or (MDS). The (MDS) has standardized mounting locations and several adapters for integration into a variety of launch vehicles. The (MDS) will also seamlessly integrate with preexisting flight proven electrical systems.

For additional details on the hardware that is currently in development please visit our in development page.

There are still several hurdles to overcome before these products are fully proven flight articles but I hope this short post has given a glimpse into the intentions of the Hyperion Orbital operation.

As Always feel free to contact us with any questions.

-Brandon

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