Quark-Alpha

Our workhorse combines breakthrough solar electric propulsion and novel robotics to provide relocation, life extension, orbit raising, and payload delivery missions from LEO through to cislunar space.

Key technologies:

  • Upgraded power system: lightweight 20kW solar arrays, deployables, and solar array drive assemblies (SADAs).
  • Krypton-based electric propulsion.
  • Advanced sensors, sensor fusion, and machine vision for autonomous, fiducial-free rendezvous with 6DOF control and continuous abort capability.
  • “Split Stewart Platform” robotics for capture and control of unprepared client spacecraft

Specifications:

  • ESPA-grande class system that can be launched as a secondary payload or on a dedicated small launch.
  • Up to12 km/s of delta-V, delivered in as little as 2 months with 1N of thrust, including up to 3 km/s for a 2,000kg payload.
  • Designed to capture and control vast majority of active spacecraft on orbitAutonomous rendezvous from >100km to capture, in any orbit.
  • Refuelable and reusable

Key technologies:

Specifications:

  • Upgraded power system: lightweight 20kW solar arrays, deployables, and solar array drive assemblies (SADAs).
  • Krypton-based electric propulsion.
  • Advanced sensors, sensor fusion, and machine vision for autonomous, fiducial-free rendezvous with 6DOF control and continuous abort capability.
  • “Split Stewart Platform” robotics for capture and control of unprepared client spacecraft
  • ESPA-grande class system that can be launched as a secondary payload or on a dedicated small launch.
  • Up to12 km/s of delta-V, delivered in as little as 2 months with 1N of thrust, including up to 3 km/s for a 2,000kg payload.
  • Designed to capture and control vast majority of active spacecraft on orbit. Autonomous rendezvous from >100km to capture, in any orbit.
  • Refuelable and reusable
Quark-Gamma

High-thrust Quark variant for tactically responsive space missions.

Quark-Beta

With additional refueling interfaces, this Quark variant is able to refuel prepared client spacecraft.

Quark-Delta

Deep space Quark variant.

Gluon

Gluon is a support vehicle, developed to work in conjunction with Quark. Gluon can be configured to house propellant for Quark’s refueling, store or host customer payloads, or aggregate multiple small spacecraft for easy launch.

In Mission-1, Gluon will launch as a companion to Quark and will house additional propellant and host an operational customer payload.