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Jul 11, 2018

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“Disruption” is a term (over)used in the technology world to describe some development or product that is inherently good. The formal definition of the term, however, is at odds with its casual use: a disruption is a “disturbance or problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process.” Right now, space tech is currently experiencing both […]

May 18, 2018

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Sure, NewSpace is exciting. But wait until you can actually put satellites exactly where you want, when you want. This op-ed originally appeared in the May 14, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. NewSpace is a term coined to describe the visionary startup companies that are using satellites to address audacious questions like: What if we […]

May 18, 2018

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It’s another perfect summer day in Houghton, Michigan. Brad King is on-the-go developing plasma thrusters for small satellites at his internationally recognized start-up company. While the day is literally a blast for Brad, what comes next is exceptional. 5 minutes after leaving his office, Brad is at the Houghton County Marina climbing aboard his restored […]

Apr 08, 2018

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In The Art of War, Sun Tzu famously advised, “When the enemy occupies high ground, do not confront him.” But disruptive startup companies are famously irreverent, and so perhaps it is no surprise that scrappy new space ventures are challenging the Old Guard in orbit by doing the unthinkable: attacking from below. Two cornerstone satellite services — telecommunications and […]

Mar 05, 2018

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The miniaturization and commercial proliferation of cheap, high-fidelity electronics—everything from computers to cameras and GPS receivers—are revolutionizing the satellite industry, but a few components remain unique to space operations, including propulsion. Read the full article in Aviation Week (subscription required).

Feb 23, 2018

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Orbion Space Technology is developing the Aurora propulsion system to serve the growing small satellite market. Orbion is relying on tried-and-true Hall effect propulsion technology as the basis for its Aurora system. Instead of developing a system based on entirely new technology, Orbion is working to mass produce systems based on proven technology. Forecast International […]

Jan 04, 2018

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Innovation centers can come in all shapes, sizes, and locations. That’s the message from Orbion Space Technology, a recent grand prize winner in this year’s Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Brad King is CEO of Orbion Space Technology and a professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. He joined The Next Idea to talk about nanosatellites and the future […]

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