INFRASTRUCTURE AND EXPERTISE
Astrosat has developed a “Space as a Service” approach that is disruptive as it is innovative. Essentially it removes the perception that “space” is the expensive roadblock and instead puts space as the key enabler for the delivery of a virtually unlimited range of services:
- Satellite derived services making use of data from multiple services; Increasing effectiveness of terrestrial systems by merging with the right satellite data.
- Supporting businesses that want to place their own solutions, applications and/or experiments with relevance for space exploration into orbit through the build of a dedicated payload – the advances in small-satellite technology that could be adapted makes this achievable and affordable.
- Working towards cutting the costs of launch through the development of the Dream Chaser spacecraft and its potential.
As the space industry becomes more commercial and new opportunities arise, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber in Alabama USA seeks to foster the development of new initiatives that utilize space assets while building a global awareness of the expertise resident in Huntsville. One initiative is to land Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser at the commercial airport to take advantage of Huntsville’s decades of ISS payload integration, operations and processing at the NASA Payload Operations Center; the research and development related to genomics at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; and the 280+ aerospace technology and services companies that have a presence in Huntsville.