SpinLaunch created the Orbital Accelerator, a low orbit accelerator that uses centrifugal force to launch satellites into space. Its steel vacuum chamber and carbon fiber spinning arm can propel objects into space up to 5,000 miles per hour, breaking through the majority of Earth’s gravity pull. Creating a sustainable option that is free from rocket fuel, explosions, and sound disturbances.
The Space Act Agreement focuses on innovative technologies that are aimed at space exploration and advancements. As part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, the Space Act Agreement manages the relationship and expectations of new technologies that NASA may be interested in using. Both SpinLaunch and NASA will work together in analyzing data and system understandings for future space opportunities.
While the A-33 Suborbital Mass Accelerator (official name) pushes objects to hypersonic speeds, the last leg into low earth orbit uses small explosive propulsions to complete orbit and positioning.
The demand for low earth orbit satellites that collect data for national security, communications, weather, and general monitoring is in popular demand. With their Space Systems Engineering Team, SpinLaunch is creating propriety satellite hardware and launch system. Which will minimize costs, time, and unexpected issues that plague the space industry.