Space transportation and rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc. recently announced a breakthrough cislunar rideshare mission -- “GEO Pathfinder.” As the secondary payload on Intuitive Machines’ IM-2 South Pole Mission in Q4 2022, Spaceflight is offering smallsat rideshare deployments in trans-lunar orbit, low-lunar orbit and beyond to geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO). The company will utilize a unique lunar flyby to deploy payloads into a near-GEO orbital destination via its newest propulsive transfer vehicle, Sherpa Escape (Sherpa-ES).
These new rideshare missions provide quick, affordable, and efficient access to lunar orbits, without the complexities associated with smallsats needing to carry extra propellant and mass to do the orbit raising themselves. It also shortens the time to orbit and uses about 25% less propellant than traditional orbit raising.
During this 30 minute webinar, you’ll learn about:
*Cislunar rideshare opportunities for smallsats
*Spaceflight’s GEO Pathfinder mission
*Spaceflight’s Sherpa-ES OTV capabilities and benefits
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 · 2:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)