News Release Alton, Hampshire, UK
Leading UK space firm In‐Space Missions Limited announces upcoming launch of Faraday Phoenix satellite.
In-Space Missions Limited based in Alton, Hampshire, UK are delighted to announce the launch of the next satellite in the Faraday series, Faraday Phoenix on board Spaceflight’s SXRS5 Transporter 2 mission from Cape Canaveral, US in the coming days.
Faraday Phoenix is part of a series of Faraday missions which will include both dedicated customer missions and more payload rideshares launching approximately every six months from Q1 2022. It is the second in the Faraday rideshare series, the first having been lost due to launch failure in July 2020. Faraday Phoenix, which re-flies several of the payloads from the first mission, has been supported by UKSA and ESA.
Faraday Phoenix has been developed in less than 8 months and is flying payloads for 6 customers including Airbus, Lacuna, SatixFy and Aeternum as well In-Space’s own Babel payload. The Babel payload is In-Space’s first incarnation of a future digital, uploadable payload offering within the Faraday service. This first generation is a high gain, wideband software defined radio with over 1 GHz of available bandwidth which enables a number of different applications to be uploaded and exercised – from tracking ship radars to creating heat maps of 4G mobile usage.
The next generation of the Babel payload will boast a bandwidth of at least 1GHz to 32GHz, offering unprecedented digital access to space and will fly on the Faraday-2 cluster mission for launch in Q4 2022. This Faraday 2 cluster will enable more customer ride-share opportunities both for physical and digital payloads and as with future Faraday iterations, will focus on uploadable customer payloads in the Faraday Digital series.
Doug Liddle, co‐founder and CEO of In‐Space said:
”The Faraday service offers space businesses a new, rapid turnaround, means to get their service or technology in orbit. We’ve seen a powerful appetite in the sector for a hosting service which takes away many of the costs and complexities of procuring a dedicated satellite. Faraday-Phoenix validates this service in orbit and provides the opportunity to re-fly some of the customer payloads lost in the July 2020 launch failure of Faraday-1.Doug LiddleCo-founder and CEO
Tony Holt, co-founder and CTO of In-Space said:
”We’re tremendously excited to be launching Faraday-Phoenix and supporting a wide range of customers – including start-ups, SMEs and established space companies. The inclusion of the first generation In-Space Babel payload also provides us with the ability to extend our service beyond just physically hosting payloads and points the way towards a fully reconfigurable payload capability in orbit. Ultimately, Babel’s ultra-wideband technology will allow us to upload customer payloads directly to space on future missions. This will cut the time between ‘new idea’ and ‘in-orbit service’ from many years to a few months.Tony HoltCo-founder and CTO
About In‐Space Missions Limited:
In‐Space Missions Limited are world‐class experts who design, build and operate bespoke physical and digital customer missions, providing a valuable service to customers keen to get their technology into orbit quickly. Based in Alton, UK, their experienced staff work with a new space approach which enables a significant reduction in traditional timescales to get technology on orbit.
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Credit: In‐Space Missions Limited
Spokespeople from In‐Space Missions Limited are available for interview as follows:
Doug Liddle, CEO
Tony Holt, CTO
Natalia Lemarquis, Faraday Phoenix Project Manager
Hana Bird, Faraday Phoenix Operations Engineer
Please only make contact through Melanie Clift, Head of BD, Sales and Marketing to arrange interviews:
Email: Melanie Clift
Tel: 07927 764517 to book
Date: 24th June 2021