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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS)|
|Contractors:||General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS)|
|Power:||3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|OTB 2||-||2022||Va SLC-2W||Firefly-Alpha||with ?|