Leaf Space partners in-space logistics provider Space Machines Company

Leaf Space, a leading provider of ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) solutions, has partnered with Australian in-space logistics provider Space Machines Company.

Its to support their first Orbital Transfer Vehicle, Optimus-1 launch next year with corporate headquarters in Lomazzo, Italy, and U.S. headquarters in Northern Virginia.

Leaf Space partners Space Machines Company

Leaf Space provides ground segment services for satellite operators and launch providers throughout the lifecycle of their operations, beginning with launch and early operations (LEOP), ongoing mission operations, and extending through decommissioning of the space asset.

The Space Machines Company has focused on developing disruptive services and technology that are innovative and affordable to a range of customers.

“We are excited with the partnership with Space Machines Company as it highlights the growing need for precise in-space logistics as we see more and more satellites go into orbit, each with specific mission requirements,” said Jai Dialani, Managing Director at Leaf Space.

“Leaf Space is looking forward to providing our fast, reliable and flexible ground station solutions to support Space Machines Company’s Optimus-1 mission next year.”

Space Machines Company will utilise Leaf Space’s Leaf Line solution, which will employ Leaf Space’s station network to support the launch of its first Orbital Transfer Vehicle in 2022.

Space Machines Company attracts Leaf Space

Space Machines Company is an Australian startup that develops in-space logistics.

Capabilities include deploying satellites into desired orbits, servicing, powering and assembling space infrastructure and supporting deep space missions.

Rajat Kulshrestha, Space Machines Company founder and Chief Executive Officer, said this partnership is another critical step in preparing its first mission in 2022.

“We are proud to partner with Leaf Space as it is an important step in furthering Australia’s sovereign capability and expanding our services globally.”

Leaf Space pioneered ground segment-as-a-service (GSaaS) for satellites and launch vehicle operators and have partnered with more than 20 customers to increase performance and availability of crucial data while simultaneously lowering costs and decreasing latency.