ATLAS Space Operations in Traverse City is a part of three new missions that just launched into space.
The rocket will have a satellite that will send back information for three different companies- Astroscale, LinaSpace, and Axelspace.
One scans Earth, one checks for environmental changes, and the last measure how much debris is floating in space.
All of the information collected from the satellite will go through ATLAS to be decoded and given back to the scientists running the mission.
Vice President of Sales, Matthew Schmidt says, “We at ATLAS we’re really driven by a mission ourselves and that’s to be a big part of the new space economy. Real innovators and have it happen right here in Northern Michigan. That’s our mission in addition to supporting all the missions we do worldwide.”
ATLAS says the space life of this satellite is about five years.
They say this satellite can potentially be used for thousands of other missions within its lifespan.
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