to: 15 Dec 2020
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OrbAstro is bringing a new kind of competition to the world for start-ups:
Start-ups mature the design of their novel spacecraft payload and program it up for satellite integration using hardware and software modules on the OrbAstro flat-sat.
The flat-sat is the electrical equivalent of an OrbAstro satellite along with related satellite/mission design, thermal, and radiation modules.
Technical support will be provided by OrbAstro through a secure forum.
Each start-up will present their payload to a panel of space industry experts.
All start-ups will have the opportunity to put their payload through flight acceptance level testing (vibration, thermal-vacuum, etc.) on-site with OrbAstro.
The top-scoring start-up that passes flight acceptance testing will have their payload integrated with an OrbAstro satellite and launched into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9. With OrbAstro support, they carry out payload operations and gather data