The agreement serves to leverage NovaWurks’ Hyper-Integrated Satlet (HISat™) technology in applying Arkisys’ vision for the next wave of in situ assembled space elements and platforms. As a biologically inspired technology enabling unlimited configuration and aggregation of flexible and reliable satlets, NovaWurks’ HISats are radically changing the way spacecraft are designed and deployed. Forged from decades of experience with spacecraft systems engineering and architecture, Arkisys merges flight experience with the Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s ability to execute. By leveraging both companies’ expertise and leveraging advanced robotics technology the future of scalable, assemble-able, ‘right sized’ space is here.
Biologically inspired HISat™ technology provides a foundation for building safe, rapid and cost-effective solutions. With each HISat™ containing all of the functional capabilities of an autonomous satellite, and the flexibility to conform to the shape or capability requirements of any payload, the HISat-based cellular architecture enables Arkisys to freely design and create large, intricate space-based platforms for commercial space customers at a fraction of current aerospace costs.
“HISats are designed and created as viable foundations for building unique scalable space platforms and innovative solutions for the space industry. This capability offers Arkisys and its clients an infinite number of possibilities for projects in space,” said Bill Crandall, chief of advanced projects at NovaWurks. “Now that our SIMPL experiment has successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) via the Orbital ATK 4 (OA-4) resupply mission, NovaWurks has space-proven technology that companies like Arkisys can leverage to design and build scalable spacecraft for international commercial businesses and agencies.”