ISISpace to use Kubos’ Major Tom Mission Control Platform for ground stations

February 13, 2018
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February 13, 2018

A recent announcement from Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) and Kubos:

ISISpace Ground Station to Run Kubos’ Major Tom Mission Control Platform

Kubos and ISISpace announced today that Kubos’ Major Tom mission control software will be used to operate satellites from the ISISpace ground station in Delft, Netherlands. With this partnership, small satellite turnkey mission specialist ISISpace will also become a reseller of the Major Tom software.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Kubos to bring the Major Tom experience to our mission and ground station customers,” said Jeroen Rotteveel, CEO of ISISpace. “This innovative software and its focus on automation means our customers could see a 90% reduction in their operations workforce, combined with drastic reductions in development and operations costs.”

The new partnership will give customers an end-to-end solution for building and operating their mission. By incorporating Major Tom during satellite development, teams can use the same tools, workflow, and processes during both operations and development.

“The Major Tom platform allows our customers to go from concept to operations with a single software solution and is paving the way for a new era of software-designed satellites,” said Marshall Culpepper, CEO of Kubos. “Soon, our customers will be able to send bits, not rockets, to space. The rapidly growing network of in-space hardware that is running Kubos software provides the opportunity to utilize excess capacity for new projects that will simply need to launch software, not satellites.”

The partnership between Kubos and ISISpace is intended to offer satellite operators a streamlined user experience, more operational control, and higher reliability throughout their mission.

About Kubos: Kubos is bringing the software revolution to space, one small satellite at a time. Satellite software development today is an outdated and broken process, and we’re determined to make it better, faster, and more productive than ever. Kubos will de-risk your mission with space-grade software and savvy, ongoing support that’s available when you need it. www.kubos.com

About ISISpace: ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space BV is a vertically integrated small satellite company, focused on providing high value, cost-effective space solutions by making use of the latest innovative small satellite technologies. As one of the leading companies in the nanosatellite domain, ISISpace offers turnkey space solutions including contract research, innovative small satellite parts and platforms as well as launch services and operation of small space systems. www.isispace.nl

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