GomSpace, Lockheed Martin to Develop Nanosatellite for Orbital Micro Systems
GomSpace (GS) and Lockheed Martin Space will develop and deliver a GS 6U nanosatellite to Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) in the United Kingdom, the companies announced Wednesday, Dec. 18. The contract is worth $1.8 million and will be financed through an industrial corporation commitment made by Lockheed Martin to the state of Denmark.
OMS, which has offices in the U.S. and the U.K., is planning a future nanosatellite constellation to capture data for their intended service offerings and is currently in the early stages of constellation deployment. Lockheed Martin will financially assist GS to design, develop an optimized 6U nanosatellite platform for the OMS sensor and GS will deliver the integrated 6U satellite to OMS by the end of 2020 for expected launch and evaluation in 2021.
GomSpace CEO Niels Buus said in a statement: “This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate how GomSpace’s flight-proven systems can be tailored into a dedicated solution for OMS that will hopefully prove itself as the building block for OMS’ intended constellation.”