ABOUT

ORION AST

OrionAST has developed a groundbreaking technology that will open up a new era of safer, more profitable space activities for both commercial and government operators. Not since Sputnik will the Earth’s orbit have been so safe from the risk of collision.

OUR

STORY

OUR

MISSION

OUR

VISION

We are a pioneering US company established specifically to develop and apply a revolutionary new technology to counter the increasing threat posed to our satellite-dependent world by orbital debris. As well as safeguarding critical telecommunications and other services, this innovative OrionAST technology offers commercial and government operators significantly enhanced capability in a wide range of space-based activities, including satellite recovery and salvage.
We are a pioneering US company established specifically to develop and apply a revolutionary new technology to counter the increasing threat posed to our satellite-dependent world by orbital debris. As well as safeguarding critical telecommunications and other services, this innovative OrionAST technology offers commercial and government operators significantly enhanced capability in a wide range of space-based activities, including satellite recovery and salvage.
We are a pioneering US company established specifically to develop and apply a revolutionary new technology to counter the increasing threat posed to our satellite-dependent world by orbital debris. As well as safeguarding critical telecommunications and other services, this innovative OrionAST technology offers commercial and government operators significantly enhanced capability in a wide range of space-based activities, including satellite recovery and salvage.

CEO & FOUNDER

ALVIN J.

ALEXANDER II

A combat veteran with over 27 years of service in the United States Army. In 2013, he founded Orion Applied Science & Technology, LLC (OrionAST) for the purpose of pioneering an industry dedicated to remediation and mitigation of orbital debris, with the goal of establishing OrionAST as the definitive on-orbit service provider of risk mitigation solutions. Along the way he met extraordinary people with brilliant minds and talents that form the heart of OrionAST. Alvin has forged an organization that views Earth’s orbits as part of the natural environment and is committed to environmental stewardship, management and preservation, while supporting multiple industries that either directly, or indirectly benefit from a well-maintained space operational environment.

Systems engineering is a passion that inspired the OrionAST solutions. As a company we are grounded in sound industry principals that requires a system regardless of complexity to address the needs of it users, with documented and measurable processes. Our clients whether their assets are in orbit, or terrestrial can depend on OrionAST to deliver the highest level quality of professional services and products.

capabilities

OVERVIEW

OrionAST maintains an innovative concept to revolutionize the aerospace industry and provide essential services to mitigate emerging threats to space operations, while providing space-based capabilities to support commercial satellite providers and their clients. OrionAST offers additional service in the following areas:

Secure Global Telecommunications Services
Global Environmental Monitoring Services
Global Emergency Management Services

KEY

DEVELOPMENTS

Orion AST is sponsoring University of Maryland Coder 2018

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DEVELOPMENTS

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DEVELOPMENTS

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NAICS

CODES

541330
Engineering Services
PRIMARY
517410
Satellite Telecommunications
541360
Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
541370
Surveying and Mapping Services
(except Geophysical)
541620
Environmental Consulting Services
541690
Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541715
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences
(except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology) 
541990
All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
624230
Emergency and Other Relief Services 

ORBITAL

DEBRIS

A PROBLEM WORTH SOLVING:
As demand grows in an increasingly connected global community, it is likely that the rate at which satellites are placed in orbit is also going to increase. The scientific community is particularly concerned that the density of satellites and space junk orbiting Earth may produce cascading collisions of debris, which could damage or destroy the majority of satellites in low Earth orbit. This condition is known as the “Kessler Syndrome” coined by retired NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978.
ORBITAL DEBRIS IN HISTORY:
On 10 February 2009, the first known collision between satellites occurred between the deactivated “Kosmos 2251” and an operational “Irdium 33” satellites.

The collision took place 800km (500) miles above Siberia, with relative speeds of 11.7 km/s (7.3 mi/s) or approximately 42,120 kph (26,170 mph).

Both satellites were destroyed casting a debris field that to date is not fully calculated. Incidents such as this likely will become more common if steps are not taken to effectively reduce the risk to operational orbital assets
WHY ORBITAL DEBRIS MATTERS:
Orion Applied Science & Technology, LLC recognizes the fragility and vulnerability of space based orbital assets, which comprise the backbone of the global telecommunications industry. Relied on for nearly every function of modern life from bank transactions, to GPS navigation and a countless array of other applications. There is a clear need for services, which promotes the safety of space operations, to insure that Earth's orbits remain a renewable resource for generations to come.

Man-made hazards such as space debris from rocket bodies or defunct satellites are increasing annually. Naturally occurring phenomenon such as solar flares (with coronal mass ejection) and micro-meteorites also threaten to disrupt space-based operations.

With thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth and countless hundreds of thousand of debris, the operational longevity of Earth’s orbits is at risk. Without effective mitigation capabilities and strategies the threat to operational orbital assets will continue to increase and will eventually reach a tipping point where operational assets begin to collide with non-operational debris, jeopardizing space as a renewable resource for generations.

WORK

WITH US

OrionAST is seeking talented minds to join our ranks that maintain an active ability to see a world is full of possibilities.

Out team is steadily seeking candidates from most every profession to lend their talents to a growing team of professionals.

Please click below for general resume submissions, or apply to specific openings.