Space Vehicles

Moog offers a variety of Space Vehicles that can fit your unique payload and launch needs. Our spacecraft platforms and tugs leverage decades of experience in spacecraft avionics, flight software, propulsion, and structures. Novel configurations offer flexibility to tackle challenging missions of nearly any flight profile or mission type.

Vehicles for Every Mission

Moog Space Vehicles are designed to launch on VCLV and NSSL-class launch vehicles (Atlas V, Vulcan, Falcon 9).  The range of spacecraft buses can be used as a “smart deployer” for CubeSats, ESPA Class Payloads, and up to 1,000 kg class payloads. They are modular platforms and have their own avionics, power, propulsion, and communications systems that are configurable for short durations up through multiyear missions in a wide range of orbits and transfer capabilities. Each spacecraft bus is built around Moog’s avionics that have been used from LEO through GEO and including Lunar missions.  The overall structure is optimized to the type of payload and launch configuration and is easily configurable for different payload mounting requirements.  Green propellant propulsion systems in the smaller platforms and traditional storable hydrazine propellant in the larger platforms provide the capability for several different missions across a wide range of orbits.



  • ESPA Grande Class Bus
  • 3-5 years  in low LEO (< 600 km)
  • Ideal for EO and Scientific Imager Payloads
  • Ø36” x 54” hollow internal volume


  • Propulsive Tug for CubeSat missions
  • LEO missions
  • Constellation Deployments
  • SLV Compatible with Green Propellant



  • ESPA Class Bus
  • 3-5 years in High LEO (1000-1200 km)
  • Constellation and Pathfinder Missions
  • SLV and ESPA Compatible with Green Propellant


  • Propulsive ESPA Bus
  • 3-5 years in High LEO (1000-1200 km)
  • Constellation and Pathfinder Missions
  • Top or Side Mounted Payloads

“Moog’s OMV is one of the top game changers of this decade”

- David J. Buck, Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.)

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Moog is focused on working with the newly-established US Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, according to Rob Atkins, Moog National Security Space Manager, who added, “We have a long history of supporting launch vehicles and defence systems in space.” A former US Air Force Lt-Col, Atkins pointed out the most promising approach to a responsive launch is to create a Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) and have that effectively sit aside in the factory waiting for callup. “Using a propulsive ESPA [Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapters] like Moog’s Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) is the best approach to responsive and flexible operations,” he told MilTech.

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