August 19, 2022

Orion Space Solutions wins satellite contract from U.S. Space Force

LOUISVILLE — Orion Space Solutions LLC, a Louisville aerospace company that rebranded this year from Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates LLC, has inked a deal, along with a group of other contractors, to develop satellite technology for the U.S. Space Force. 

The $44.5 million deal is for the Tetra-5 mission, a Space Force effort to put commercial technologies to work in space-observation scenarios. 

OSS, which develops solutions to complex space physics challenges involving miniaturized sensors, modeling capabilities and data analytics, is working with Hera Systems Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. on the contract.

“The OSS team looks forward to supporting USSF,” Chad Fish, OSS chief operating officer Chad Fish said in a prepared statement. “The team, composed largely of small, non-traditional aerospace businesses, demonstrates the depth of skill, as well as agility and innovation that small business delivers to U.S. government programs and more broadly within the aerospace industry.”