Quantum Space Unveils Ranger Multi-Operations Vehicle to Transform Entry to GEO and Cislunar Space

Quantum Space Unveils Ranger Multi-Operations Vehicle to Transform Entry to GEO and Cislunar Space

Quantum Space (Quantum) announced the Ranger multi-operations vehicle (MOV), a highly capable and modular orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) which is designed to host and precisely deliver payloads directly in Geostationary orbit, cislunar space, and beyond. The Ranger MOV will extend customer’s spacecraft life, reduce program costs, and enable earlier operational status by directly deploying spacecraft in their final orbit of choice. With Ranger’s final mile delivery service, spacecraft propellant can be reserved for operational use and longer mission life compared to traditional launch opportunities. The vehicle incorporates reliable high-thrust and high-performance propulsion, modern avionics, and the necessary support systems to provide fast and routine travel to hard-to-reach orbits.

“Ranger meets the critical need for affordable and precise payload delivery services beyond low Earth orbit,” said Steve Jurczyk, president and CEO, Quantum Space. “Providing these services for our customers will break down the barriers that limit routine travel and operations in deep space and we’re excited for the future that it will help create in cislunar space and beyond.”

Ranger will also deploy Quantum’s Scout vehicles, which are key to the development of the company’s QuantumNet fleet aimed at providing data products and services to customers throughout cislunar space. The vehicle can carry over 1.5 metric tons of payload directly to Geostationary orbit, or over 2.5 metric tons to anywhere in cislunar space. Each Ranger has four 24-inch modular ports, which can support customer spacecraft from CubeSats to 500kg smallsats. These ports can be configured to host customer payloads which benefit from a tailored suite of power and data interfaces. As a high-performance propulsive EELV Secondary Payload Adapter system, Ranger can also boost and tune orbits for larger satellites mounted on its standard forward interface. 

“We’ve specially designed Ranger to provide fast, routine, and cost-effective transportation for every size and class of payload from Geostationary Orbit, the Moon, and beyond,” said Philip Bracken, chief strategy officer, Quantum Space. “Our delivery services will simplify operations for customers and create new market opportunities that are limited by current transportation methods.” Quantum will soon announce additional details and mission partners for the company’s first mission to cislunar space.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations

beidou

Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019

galileo

Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017

glonass

Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018

gps

Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014

irnss

Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013