Oakman Aerospace and ArsUltra advance partnership to develop modular spacecraft solution
November 26, 2019
Oakman Aerospace Inc. (OAI) and Argentina-based ArsUltra (AU) signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on integrating their respective technologies as well as potential new technology creation.
The new agreement indicates the companies’ shared intention to advance spacecraft development through Modular Open System Architectures (MOSA) along with standardization and interoperability constructs.
“OAI’s MOSA-based Advanced Configurable Open-system Research Network (ACORN) was released commercially in 2017 and is now internationally exportable, enabling this partnership with AU,” stated Stanley O. Kennedy, Jr., President and Chief Systems Engineer of Oakman Aerospace, Inc. “We are excited to showcase the synergies between OAI and AU’s MOSA technologies to revolutionize the landscape of space.”
In development for the last four years, AU’s FREEDOM F1 Modular Spacecraft focuses on high reliability advanced modular spacecraft design. This modular spacecraft, coupled with OAI’s history of implementing MOSA in the development of spacecraft systems, will enable efficient spacecraft design and integration. The two organizations will now begin work to integrate OAI’s MOSA expertise and ACORN tool with ArsUltra’s FREEDOM F1 Modular Spacecraft design into a complete, end to end spacecraft solution.
“We are really excited about the possibility of this collaboration, which we envision as something very fruitful that will lead to a great future in the years to come for both organizations,” added Juan Martín Semegone, President and Chief Systems Engineer of ArsUltra S.A.
About Oakman Aerospace
Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI), founded in 2012, is a private, woman-veteran owned corporation dedicated to providing cutting-edge products and services related to space systems architectures, spacecraft/satellite design and development, and mission payload and data distribution services. As a global provider of space-based solutions, OAI offers complete end-to-end capabilities for customers, teammates, and stakeholders.
OAI’s Advanced Configurable Open-system Research Network (ACORN) provides a scalable and expandable, closed-loop, end-to-end space system modeling and simulation environment. ACORN implements MOSA to provide open, standardized interfaces for segments, elements, subsystems, and components—enabling rapid reconfiguration of space systems.
ArsUltra S.A (AU) is a privately owned company from Buenos Aires, Argentina devoted to design and development of advanced High Reliability Fight Control Computers for space applications and rugged special industrial systems for harsh environments. With the heritage and knowledge in such fields, the company can extend capabilities to special R&D projects, with a variety of advanced modeling, simulations, analysis, design and development, qualification and acceptance testing in both fields.
Specializing in the design and development of Mission Critical Computers, Flight Control and Navigation computers for space and special high-reliability industrial computers for flight subsystems, ArsUltra has developed several projects for CONAE (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales) as well as technologically complex projects in the Oil & Gas sector in collaboration with YPF-Tecnología and Tenaris Siderca SAIC for R&D on steel pipes without welding, among others.