Technology - Weintraus

Hercules Prototype Mini (HpM) Flight : 2020

Weintraus will launch a scaled down version of the Hercules Space Tug (HpM), to demonstrate Weintraus’ autonomous docking and control and precision orbital placement technology in 2020. The HpM spacecraft will be approximately 55 kilograms in mass and will accommodate approximately 25 kg's of small satellites as payloads. The objectives to be completed during the HpM Demonstration mission are: deploy up to 25kg’s of small satellites to multiple orbital locations, undock the two part HpM spacecraft and operate each part autonomously during a 1 hour free flight, and then successfully re-dock the two parts together.

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Hercules Prototype (Hp) Technology Demonstration Flight: 2021

The Hercules prototype technology demonstration will be a proof-of-concept mission with the full-size Hercules Spacecraft. During this mission, Hp will bring 500kg’s of payloads to LEO. Once in orbit, Hp will perform a series of autonomous orbital transfers and deployments of the various payloads to their precise orbital destinations. Once Hp successfully deploys all payloads, the Hp Cradle and Carrier will autonomously separate and begin a 36hr autonomous free-flight while maintaining their orbital locations. After 36 hours, the Hp Cradle and Carrier will autonomously re-dock together and signify the completion of the Hp technology demonstration.

Hercules I Spacecraft (H1) Flight: 2022

The Hercules I Space Tug will be an autonomous, reusable, modular, and scalable spacecraft capable of accommodating up to 1500 kilograms of small satellites on each expendable resupply carrier (4-6 annually) and deliver those customers to their precise orbital locations. The value of precision orbital placement for satellite operators: increased mission lifetime, increased mission flexibility, shorter spacecraft phasing times, decreased launch costs, shorter launch wait-times, increased revenues, larger ROI’s, and world-wide launch locations regardless of your final orbital destination.

Hercules II (H2) Flight: 2024

The H2 will be an improved version of the H1; featuring robotic arms, artificial intelligence, and the capability to relocate, service, repair, and refuel satellites in LEO. The first mission of the H2 will be to upgrade one of the H1 spacecraft in-orbit and add robotic arms and improved components to transform it from an H1 to an operational H2 via our modular technology. The long-term goal for Weintraus and the H2 is to begin developing our own reusable satellites; designed to serviced, refueled, and relocated by our H2. With this business model, Weintraus aims to begin leasing these longer life spanned satellites to operators with the intent of reusing them and upgrading them for the next customer.

Hercules Prototype Mini (HpM) Flight : 2020

Weintraus will launch a scaled down version of the Hercules Space Tug (HpM), to demonstrate Weintraus’ autonomous docking and control and precision orbital placement technology in 2020. The HpM spacecraft will be approximately 55 kilograms in mass and will accommodate approximately 25 kg's of small satellites as payloads. The objectives to be completed during the HpM Demonstration mission are: deploy up to 25kg’s of small satellites to multiple orbital locations, undock the two part HpM spacecraft and operate each part autonomously during a 1 hour free flight, and then successfully re-dock the two parts together.

Check back for updated photos of our new technology!

Hercules Prototype (Hp) Technology Demonstration Flight: 2021

The Hercules prototype technology demonstration will be a proof-of-concept mission with the full-size Hercules Spacecraft. During this mission, Hp will bring 500kg’s of payloads to LEO. Once in orbit, Hp will perform a series of autonomous orbital transfers and deployments of the various payloads to their precise orbital destinations. Once Hp successfully deploys all payloads, the Hp Cradle and Carrier will autonomously separate and begin a 36hr autonomous free-flight while maintaining their orbital locations. After 36 hours, the Hp Cradle and Carrier will autonomously re-dock together and signify the completion of the Hp technology demonstration.

Hercules I Spacecraft (H1) Flight: 2022

The Hercules I Space Tug will be an autonomous, reusable, modular, and scalable spacecraft capable of accommodating up to 1500 kilograms of small satellites on each expendable resupply carrier (4-6 annually) and deliver those customers to their precise orbital locations. The value of precision orbital placement for satellite operators: increased mission lifetime, increased mission flexibility, shorter spacecraft phasing times, decreased launch costs, shorter launch wait-times, increased revenues, larger ROI’s, and world-wide launch locations regardless of your final orbital destination.

Hercules II (H2) Flight: 2024

The H2 will be an improved version of the H1; featuring robotic arms, artificial intelligence, and the capability to relocate, service, repair, and refuel satellites in LEO. The first mission of the H2 will be to upgrade one of the H1 spacecraft in-orbit and add robotic arms and improved components to transform it from an H1 to an operational H2 via our modular technology. The long-term goal for Weintraus and the H2 is to begin developing our own reusable satellites; designed to serviced, refueled, and relocated by our H2. With this business model, Weintraus aims to begin leasing these longer life spanned satellites to operators with the intent of reusing them and upgrading them for the next customer.


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