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Freedom Space Gains Traction with Government Customers: Securing Jobs, Satellite Services, and Space Access Anytime, Anywhere
Freedom Space Technologies™ (DBA Freedom Space), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATLAS Space Operations headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, is gaining momentum across a number of entities in the government sector of the space industry following its establishment earlier this year.
The space industry is a complex and rapidly evolving domain, where multiple factors must come together to launch a satellite successfully into orbit. Manufacturers, providers, infrastructure, partners, funding, and various other elements contribute to space missions. Often overlooked in this process is the critical aspect of “phoning home,” or communicating with satellites once they are in space.
Satellite operators with a need for ground segments face a problem. On one hand, there is a need for high upfront expenditure and expertise to build a network of ground stations at multiple locations around the world. On the other, up to a certain constellation size, those ground stations stand unused with an exception of a few daily passes. Further with the emergence of New Space, the needs of satellite operators evolved: missions became shorter, the time to operate and launch a satellite was dramatically reduced, and the budget dedicated to the ground segment decreased.
ATLAS Space Operations, the leading Ground Software as a Service™ (GSaaS) provider, today announced the launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Freedom Space Technologies™ (DBA Freedom Space™). Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, this new venture is a deliberate move by ATLAS Space Operations to provide solutions that support the success of government missions and advance the capabilities of the space industry.