Space Pocket will fly into Earth orbit in spring 2022 with a carefully selected test payload!
Space Pocket is a revolutionary sharing economy solution for sending samples into Earth orbit for inspiration and for science. Space Pocket brings sharing economy into New Space by providing an easy means for adding test sample payloads to small satellites. “Our dream is to get every satellite flight more sustainble by having extra customers onboard. We are now launching the Space Pocket to demonstrate this concept.” Says Pasi Kaitila from the Space Pocket team.
About AuroraSat-1 Mission
This sustainability driven space mission is run by the NASA acknowledged Finnish startup, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, also a key partner in the Space Pocket team.
The AuroraSat-1 mission really pushes the limits: “The idea for a satellite mission of our own rose from the need to demonstrate our capabilities in action. 6 months from idea into integration, it must be a world record says Aurora’s CTO Perttu Yli-Opas and laughs.
Space Pocket is excited to “hitch a ride” on this record breaking small satellite mission.
There are several ground breaking innovations on the same flight
Space Pocket is an innovative sample testing solution for vacuum & microgravity in orbit.
Aurora Propulsion Technologies innovations:
- Worlds smallest water thruster that enables maneuvering the satellite in orbit
- Plasma brake will make the satellite burn responsibly in the atmosphere to keep earth orbits clean