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OTB 2 (with MAIA) [GA-EMS]

OTB-2 (Orbital Test Bed 2) is a small satellite operated by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) to host several experiments from different customers.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) plans to fly dedicated satellites for hosted. These OTB (Orbital Test Bed) satellites provides the opportunity for Hosted Payload customers to benefit from reliable, low-risk access to orbit, to rapidly and cost-effectively space-qualify new technology, gain flight heritage, acquire mission experience, generate in-orbit data and provide mission continuity capability, without the need to procure a costly dedicated launch.

The mission was originally to host NASA's MAIA instrument, but this contract was terminated with MAIA movon to the Italian PLATiNO 2 instead.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS)
Contractors: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS)
Equipment: ?
Power: 3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
OTB 2 - 2024 Va SLC-2W Firefly-Alpha with ?


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