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TriSept Secures Rideshare Mission Aboard Orbex Prime 

By | January 14, 2020

Orbex Prime launch vehicle: Photo Orbex

TriSept Corporation has procured a full mission aboard an Orbex Prime launch vehicle set for 2022 from the U.K.’s first spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. TriSept is building a multiple spacecraft manifest for a dedicated rideshare mission aboard the reusable Orbex Prime small satellite launcher. The Orbex Prime launch vehicle offers a payload capacity of 150 kg to Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO), and Orbex claims it is up to 30% lighter than other small launch vehicles

TriSept, which is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, announced last month that it will have a full-time presence at the Harwell Space Campus in Oxford, England beginning this year. President and CEO Rob Spicer said in a statement that this mission helps TriSept expand into the European space market. He expects the 2022 mission will carry between 8-20 cubesats and microsatellites into orbit

“This exciting mission with our first U.S. customer entering the European market will be a major milestone for the Orbex Prime launcher,” Orbex CEO Chris Larmour said. “By bringing together Europe’s leading private launch services company and the launch integration and management leadership of TriSept, this is surely a mission to watch as the UK’s first spaceport emerges onto the global stage.”