Leading the industry, space transportation and rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc. has successfully launched three different variations of its Sherpa orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) carrying nearly 50 spacecraft, and is planning to launch several more in the next year. Beyond functioning as a port expander, these modular and flexible transportation vehicles are designed to bridge the gap between where a LV drops its satellites off and the satellites’ final destination orbit. Spaceflight will provide updates on the Sherpas on orbit, those next on the launch pad, and address future capabilities along with the increased demand for both orbital transfer to, and hosted payload operations in, higher Earth orbits and deep space.

At this webinar, you’ll learn:

● The status of Sherpa-LTE, Spaceflight’s electric propulsive OTV, from its year on orbit
● The commissioning of Sherpa-AC, which launched in May 2022, how it’s servicing hosted payloads
● Updates on Sherpa-LTC, Spaceflight's chemical propulsive OTV, which is being readied for a future launch
● Spaceflight’s GEO Pathfinder mission next year, which features Sherpa-ES and a lunar flyby, followed by return to Geostationary Earth Orbit to deploy payloads there
● How both commercial and government organizations are leveraging the Sherpa OTV portfolio to execute challenging missions to destinations that are difficult to reach
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 · 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Via Satellite
Jeffrey Hill
Executive Editor, Via Satellite
Adam Hadaller
VP of Engineering, Spaceflight Inc.
Adam Hadaller oversees a diverse team of engineers and technicians that support all of Spaceflight’s launch and in-space transportation services. In addition, he’s responsible for mission assurance, works with hardware vendors to ensure all hardware is meeting our standards, and oversees integration services. Prior to Spaceflight, Adam served in the U.S. Marines. He’s passionate about the space industry and enjoys Spaceflight’s ability to shape the industry by bringing smallsats and their capabilities to the forefront.
James Antifaev
Director, New Markets, Spaceflight Inc.
James Antifaev leads activities in new and emerging markets for Spaceflight, particularly focused on missions beyond LEO (MEO, GEO, and cislunar) as well as new applications of Spaceflight’s Sherpa Orbital Transfer Vehicle. Prior to Spaceflight, James held roles in product management at Loon, Alphabet’s stratospheric balloon venture, as well as product, business development, and engineering roles at Maxar, MDA, and the European Space Agency.