An interview and a press release for . CubeCab today. CubeCab CEO Adrian Tymes spoke on the TMRO.tv program on Saturday. His interview starts at 28 minutes into the video:
Notes of his interview:
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In the largest single agreement to date, educational satellite company ThumbSat has agreed to launch 1,000 of its satellites on CubeCab’s Cab-3A rocket family.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with CubeCab,” said Patricia Mayes, Education Outreach Manager for ThumbSat. “NASA is championing ‘the world’s lightest satellite’ to test concepts in a suborbital environment. At ThumbSat we created an affordable opportunity for innovators and students to prove basic concepts in low-earth orbit.”
“Our mission is to make satellite launches like delivering the mail,” said Charles Prael, CubeCab’s CFO. “Reliable, affordable, regularly-scheduled launch services. Nobody else is even trying for that.”
The small satellite marketplace has expanded dramatically in recent years. Launch services have not kept pace. CubeCab’s target is to launch a rocket every business day, dropping lead time for satellite operators from 1-2 years into the realm of 30 days or less.
“CubeCab’s dedicated launch capabilities allow virtually any kind of satellite – research, maneuvering, communications, or imaging – to reach orbit quickly and efficiently,” said Prael. “We’re very pleased that ThumbSat selected the Cab-3A family of launchers, and believe it is the right vehicle to usher in a new era of low cost, reliable space launch.”
About CubeCab: CubeCab is a next-generation launch services provider that is fundamentally changing how small satellite are delivered to orbit, improving both access to space and the launch process. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, CubeCab provides global launch capabilities through its network of partners and affiliates. For more information, please visit http://cubecab.com/.
About ThumbSat: ThumbSat manufactures small satellites to enable low-cost experiments in space, coupled with mission design to make space experiments easy to run and help mitigate orbital debris. For more information, please visit http://www.thumbsat.com/.