Press Release

SEOPS announces SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare

By SpaceRef Editor
July 20, 2020
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SEOPS, LLC has signed an agreement with SpaceX to launch aboard the company’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle as part of the SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program. The launch will utilize SEOPS’ Equalizer Deployment System. Mounted on a 24″ port, Equalizer allows for a capacity of up to 96U and supports 1U-12U Tab or Rail CubeSat standards. All hardware is U.S designed, built, tested, and delivered. SEOPS has satellite integration facilities conveniently located near Houston, Texas.

“SEOPS is excited to provide customers with reliable, regular Sun-synchronous orbit access by combining our proven deployment systems with SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program. We now provide turnkey CubeSat deployment services to all LEO markets.” said SEOPS Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Michael Johnson.

CEO & Co-Founder Chad Brinkley stated, “With this agreement in place, we can quickly react to the growing CubeSat market. Using our experience with SEOPS SlingShot Satellite Deployment systems, we are adapting to the SpaceX SmallSat Rideshare Program. Having performed 4 missions on Slingshot, with 100% Mission Success, we are excited to add this capability to our portfolio of Services with Equalizer”.

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SEOPS was founded in 2017 as a wholly-owned private entity, established to provide Satellite Deployment and Hosted Payloads Operation Services leveraging existing space transport assets and capabilities to create new, cost-effective solutions for our customers. At SEOPS, we have built a foundation to provide access to space utilizing the International Space Station infrastructure with two proven launch systems servicing the CubeSat and MicroSat markets, now expanding into SSO orbits with our partners at SpaceX with our third platform.

SpaceRef staff editor.