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.

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.  

Space Vehicle Buses / Tugs