Orbite Partners with Renowned Creator Philippe Starck for New Astronaut Training Complex

SEATTLE, November 17, 2021 (Orbite PR) –– Orbite, the premier space training company for ultimate adventurers, has partnered with world-renowned French creator Philippe Starck to design its state-of-the-art Astronaut Training and Spaceflight Gateway Complex in a to-be-announced, U.S.-based location. The revolutionary facility will reimagine preparation for the human spaceflight experience and provide space explorers with the tools and training needed to maximize the impact and enjoyment of their journey. 

The complex will include cutting edge training spaces and equipment, the highest level of amenities for extended training and pre-mission quarantine, and other immersive experiences for individuals to learn more about and prepare for space travel. The development of the Astronaut  Training and Spaceflight Gateway Complex enables Orbite to deliver on its core mission of holistically preparing individuals to experience and explore space safely. 


Orbite to Develop Unique Spaceflight Gateway Complex for Future Space Explorers

Orbite co-founders Jason Andrews, Nicolas Gaume and CFO Sophie Stabile. (Credit: Orbite Corporation)

Orbite will provide exclusive luxury hospitality and best in class astronauts training ahead of their space journey.

SEATTLE, JULY 14, 2020 (Orbite Corporation PR) — Orbite Corporation, formed by entrepreneurs Jason Andrews and Nicolas Gaume, announced today plans to develop the first “Spaceflight Gateway and Astronaut Training Complex” for commercial astronaut training. Orbite provides state-of-the-art astronaut preparation across all types of vehicles as well as luxury accommodations, dining, and recreation for future commercial astronauts, their friends and families, and other Orbite customers.


Smallsat 2016: Spaceflight Looks Forward to SHERPA Launch

spaceflight_logoSpaceflight CEO Jason Andrews gave at talk this week at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah. Below is a summary of his address derived from Tweets by Jeff Foust (‏@jeff_foust) and David Hurst ‏(@OrbitalDave).

Jason Andrews, CEO

  • Spaceflight scheduled to launch its SHERPA spacecraft carrier aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in late October
  • SHERPA is secondary payload to Formosat-5 spacecraft
  • SHERPA will deploy 89 satellites ranging from 2U CubeSats to 150-kg spacecraft
  • Launch will set a new world record for the number of spacecraft on a single launch vehicle
  • At Spaceflights’s request, Falcon 9 will drop perigee before deploying SHERPA to ensure spacecraft will de-orbit within 25 years
  • Spacecraft will be placed in sun-synchronous orbit
  • There’s a lot of demand for SSO launches
  • Lately there has been increasing demand for launching spacecraft to mid-inclination orbits
  • Spaceflight has flown 93 satellites on various launch vehicles to date
  • Company has 150 satellite launches on order that will fly on five launch vehicles
  • Spaceflight wants to make buying a space launch as easy as purchasing an airline ticket

Spaceflight CEO Jason Andrews Recognized as a ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ by GeekWire

Jason Andrews
Jason Andrews

Andrews honored among region’s top business leaders for innovations in the commercialization of space

Seattle, December 3, 2015 Spaceflight Industries founder and CEO Jason Andrews has been recognized by GeekWire as one of the region’s most significant newsmakers this year. The selection committee commended Andrews for his active role in leading Spaceflight Industries to the front runner position in the commercialization of space, as well as for securing substantial funding for the company and its two subsidiaries, Spaceflight and BlackSky.


Andrews Space Delivers Four Cygnus Power Units to Orbital

Cygnus berthed at ISS. (Credit: NASA)
Cygnus berthed at ISS. (Credit: NASA)

Seattle, WA, Oct. 2, 2013 (Andrews PR) — Andrews Space (Andrews) today announced today that they’ve completed on-time delivery of four more Cargo Module Power Units (CMPUs) to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) which supply power to payloads aboard Orbital’s Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft.


This Week on The Space Show

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston…

1. Monday, November 5, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome JASON ANDREWS back to the program to discuss new updates with Spaceflight Services & Andrews Space.

2. Tuesday, November 6 , 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): No program tonight due to election return monitoring.

3. Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): No show today as I have jury duty.

4. Sunday, November 11, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2–3:30 PM CST). We welcome back FRANK WHITE re his discovery of the Overview Effect with important updates.

Spaceflight Unveils SHERPA In-Space Tug

SHERPA space tug. (Credit: Spaceflight, Inc.)

Seattle, WA  – May 7, 2012 (Spaceflight Inc. PR) — Spaceflight Inc. (Spaceflight) unveiled today its SHERPA in-space tug, which is dedicated to hosting and deploying small and secondary payloads.

“SHERPA is the next step in providing space access for small and secondary payloads,” said Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Spaceflight Inc.  “SHERPA builds on our Spaceflight Secondary Payload System (SSPS) by incorporating a propulsion and power generation system to allow us to host payloads, as well as place them in an orbit other than the primary payload’s orbit.”

Spaceflight Inc. Signs USAF Contract for Commercial Launches

Seattle, WA – April 30, 2012 — Spaceflight Inc. (Spaceflight) announced today that it has signed a contract with the USAF Space Development and Test Directorate to fly up to two government spacecraft on commercial launch vehicles.

The United States Air Force’s Space Development and Test Directorate has contracted with Spaceflight to evaluate commercial launch options for, and potentially conduct commercial launch and orbit insertion operations of, the STP Satellite-3 (STPSat-3) and Kestrel Eye Tactical Imaging Spacecraft (Kestrel Eye) spacecraft.


Jason Andrews to Appear on The Space Show

The Space Show for this week….

Monday, October 18, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PDT: We welcome Dr. Chris Koehler, Chair of National Council of Space Grant Directors & Director of Colorado Space Grant. Joining him will be students Shawn Carroll and Emily Logan. .

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT: We welcome Dr. Robert Fitts, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University. Dr. Fitts is the PI on the recently released study in the Journal of Physiology detailing muscle wasting in astronauts.

Friday, October 22 , 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT: We welcome back Jason Andrews of Andrews Space and Technology.

Sunday, October 24, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT. There is no program today as I am traveling to UND for teaching and more.