With a highly qualified team in the domains of Space Engineering, Attitude and Orbit Control Systems, and Space Propulsion, along with a group of expert advisors, Lúnasa aims to provide a reliable infrastructure to make space more accessible and affordable for the SmallSat industry.
We have partnered with several launch providers around the world that can deploy satellites in different orbital altitudes and/or inclinations. By utilising these launchers, and after ejection from the launch vehicle in an initial orbit, VIA will transport the client satellites (interfaced to VIA) to their precise orbit. Using this approach, the client spacecraft can avoid consuming propellant to arrive at its desired orbit, which saves cost, fuel, and operational complexity for the client.
VIA is a reusable in-space orbital transfer vehicle designed to provide a highly cost-effective, frequent, and quick access to space for the SmallSat industry.
It's getting harder to secure a launch for a SmallSat!
We believe that with the recent disruption in the Small Satellite industry and the coming expansion in the next 5 to 10 years, the costs involved to insert a Satellite into orbit are still far from being efficient. An innovative solution is vital to make satellite transportation and operation costs reduce. Using a reusable Orbital Transfer Vehicle which can take the satellites to their optimal orbits affordably and reliably, can make us get closer to our vision.