Precious Payload, Ienai Space Unveil “Launch.ctrl” Space Navigation Tool
U.S. and United Arab Emirates-based space tech company Precious Payload released the first API software integration of the “Launch.ctrl” space navigation tool it developed with “ienai GO” software by Spanish propulsion solutions provider Ienai Space.
In an April 7 announcement, Ienai Space said it will utilize Lauch.ctrl to allow engineers to design thrusters using their own open-access cloud platform called Ienai GO.
“This partnership with Precious Payload adds a critical feature to GO since it provides users with actionable and verified data for the first step of their space mobility solution; the integration of the API has been smooth and seamless and we hope this can drive additional value to the community as well as for both companies,” Ienai Space Co-Founder and CEO Daniel Perez Grande said.
Precious Payload developed Launch.ctrl to allow users to plan optimal routes in space using verified and actionable data specific to a particular mission design. Once integrated with Ienai GO, it can provide the initial destination for a user’s satellites and the mission lifecycle’s propulsive maneuver requirements, from orbit correction or deployment maneuvers to station keeping and decommissioning.
“This is just a first step in realizing our vision to connect all players within the industry via a verified data stream of all the ways to launch payloads to space,” Precious Payload Co-founder and CEO Andrew Maximov said in a statement. “Space tugs, thruster manufacturers, space situational awareness companies, and satellite operators are just a few examples of companies who can benefit from integrating the Launch.ctrl stream API into their products.”