Scout Aerospace LLC is pursuing development of a semi-autonomous miniaturized orbital transfer vehicle for active debris removal of critically overpopulated orbits in the 71° to 98° and 800 km to 850 km region. The European Space Agency has identified these orbits as high collision risks. If these orbits remain unattended the debris they release will have detrimental effects on space operations for the next 50 years and onward. The company will create value by reducing the risk exposed to satellite operators from costly avoidance maneuvers and catastrophic impacts. Scout Aerospace is seeking willing partners and staff to capitalize their program and expand their capabilities.
Scout Aerospace LLC seeks to be the number one manufacturer of orbital transfer vehicles and Aldrin cyclers. Named after Buzz Aldrin its conceptual designer, the Aldrin cycler is a type of spacecraft that provides shelter and living quarters for crewed missions between planetary bodies. By shedding all capacity save that needed to travel to the cycler and back, crew transports may be made lighter and cheaper than otherwise required. This kind of transportation has the potential to open new doors of commerce between Earth and future outposts on other worlds. Without reliable, efficient transport such outposts will not be possible. Orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) are small, short-range vessels capable of servicing existing orbital assets with repairs and refueling. A satellite serviced by an OTV may be, repaired, refueled or repositioned to extend its mission, thereby saving the owner of the satellite a fortune in recapitalization costs.
Scout’s location in Atlanta, Georgia affords it close proximity one of the best aerospace engineering schools in the U.S.A., Georgia Institute of Technology. Aerospace products are Georgia #1 export and Georgia ranks as some of the top States for aerospace manufacturing. Georgia is home to Delta Air Lines, Gulfstream, Viasat, Spaceworks Enterprises, and other aerospace leaders. Today Georgia host three Air Force installations, Moody Air Base AFB, Robins AFB, and Dobbin ARB. Camden County on the coast of Georgia is in the process of establishing a public-private commercial spaceport for vertical launches. All these entities offer a rich field to grow Scout Aerospace.