Millennium Space Systems
The U.S. Space Systems Command announced Sept. 30 it selected Firefly Space Transport Services and Millennium Space Systems to conduct a demonstration of a rapid-response space mission to low Earth orbit in 2023.
The DARPA-funded Red-Eye experiment demonstrated capabilities such as on-board data processing, inter-satellite communications and software-defined radios.
Millennium Space Systems is working closely with Boeing, its corporate parent, to gear up for rapid production of spacecraft for government and commercial constellations.
Millennium Space Systems plans to launch to orbit a 3D printed metal flight structure the company intends to use to build its next generation of satellite buses.
The launch of a U.S. Space Force mission known as USSF-12 has been put on indefinite pause.
Millennium, a satellite manufacturer owned by the Boeing Co., hopes to parlay the experienced gained from the Wide Field of View project into larger contracts.
Millennium Space Systems announced Aug. 23 it successfully demonstrated the use of a deployable tether to de-orbit a satellite after it completes its mission.
he U.S. Space Force last month selected Millennium Space Systems and Raytheon to design sensors that can track hypersonic missiles from medium Earth orbit.
Millennium Space Systems says an experiment launched to space on Nov. 19 will show that a small satellite with a deployable tether can safely deorbit in about 45 days.
A pair of nearly identical cubesats built by Millennium Space Systems could help answer a nagging question. Can deployment of a lengthy tether speed a satellite’s reentry into Earth’s atmosphere?
A tethered cubesat is projected to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up within six weeks whereas an untethered one could take up to nine years.
Called Tetra-1, the microsatellite was the first project awarded in 2018 by the Space Enterprise Consortium.
The Wide Field of View satellite is scheduled to launch in August 2021.
CEO Stan Dubyn says the company now is entirely focused on government civil and national security space.
The Wide Field Of View satellite will be used in support of the next-generation Overhead Persistent Infrared constellation.
TriSept Corp., a launch integration and mission management company based in Chantilly, Virginia, announced work Aug. 5 with Rocket Lab and Millennium Space Systems on Dragracer, a mission to demonstrate a way to de-orbit satellites at the conclusion of their missions.