Science

Impact of Collision Avoidance Manoeuvres on Large Satellite Constellations

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In the last few years, the launch of several satellite mega-constellations has been announced, which will place thousands of satellites in the already crowded Low Earth Orbit. In this context, collision avoidance manoeuvres (CAM) are essential to protect both the space environment and the mission of the constellation. However, satellite constellations are usually bound to […]

Conference

OKAPI@ Start-up night BDLI

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This week Jonas attended the „Start-up night Luft unf Raumfahrt“ at the Federal Association of the German Aerospace Industry (BDLI) in Berlin. It was great to meet actors from the german ecosystem of space and show them the progress we made since our participation at Innospace Masters.

Science

Space Debris – Can CubeSats be used sustainably?

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We at OKAPI:Orbits GmbH develop a smart Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) software called OKAPI, which can be used to analyze the interaction of single satellites with the whole space debris environment. With our partners from Morpheus Space, we used this software to assess the performance of their electrical propulsion system NanoFEEP for CubeSats. The […]

Competition

OKAPI wins 2nd Place @ INNOspace Masters

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As one of the finalist in the innospace masters challenge, Jonas from OKAPI:Orbits had the chance to pitch our business idea in front of a great audience in Berlin. We are lucky to get the opportunity to pitch together with genius people with innovative ideas for the development of Space. In the ESA BIC challenge, […]

Conference

OKAPI @ CNES ICAW 2019

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A terrific week at the CNES Conjunction Assessment Workshop comes to an end for our Lead Scientist Christopher. Industry experts, as well as researchers from all over the world, worked on the management of orbital conjunction assessments, which represents one of the main methods to ensure a sustainable usage of space and preserve it for […]

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OKAPI:Orbits @ GLEC 2019

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Last week Kristina was at the Global Conference for Space for emerging countries in Marrakech as the representer of the OKAPI-Team. International cooperation is an important part for the development of the space industry and the sustainable use of space. Guided by interesting keynotes and panel discussions we worked with delegates from more than 40 […]

Competition

OKAPI:Orbits @ INNOspace Masters Finals

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The last two days, Jonas was at the headquarters of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), to pitch in the final round of the INNOspace Masters. The aim of this competition is to support innovative ideas for the future of space. After Christopher mastered the entry-pitch a couple of weeks ago, we were chosen as one […]