GEMS (Orbital Micro Systems)

Name GEMS (Orbital Micro Systems)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organisation Orbital Micro Systems
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) UK
Nation (AIT) Denmark
Manufacturer AIVT by GomSpace
Oneliner

Commercial constellation to provide weather data.

Description

Microwave sensing nanosatellite project. OMS has developed a proprietary microwave sensor with significant potential to add value to weather forecasting and climate understanding to the benefit of users in a range of commercial and institutional segments. OMS is planning a future nanosatellite constellation to capture data for their intended service offerings and is currently in the early stages of constellation deployment.

Lockheed Martin will financially assist GS to design, develop an optimised 6U nanosatellite platform for the OMS sensor and GS will deliver the integrated 6U satellite to OMS by the end of 2020 for expected launch and evaluation in 2021. Lockheed Martin will also assist GS by providing technical assistance to review and improve GS quality systems, as well as enhance the nanosatellite’s design life.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
IOD-1 GEMS (Global Environmental Monitoring System, OMS IOD Mission 1, IOD 1 Mission) Reentry 2021-04-03. Was operational (Public news). 2019-04-17 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
GEMS-2 (Global Environmental Monitoring System) not launched 2023-12-30 not launched
GEMS-3 ( Global Environmental Monitoring System) not launched (cancelled?) 2023-12-31 not launched
GEMS-4 ( Global Environmental Monitoring System) not launched (cancelled?) 2024-12-31 not launched
GEMS-5 ( Global Environmental Monitoring System) not launched (cancelled?) 2024-12-31 not launched
GEMS-6 ( Global Environmental Monitoring System) not launched (cancelled?) 2024-12-31 not launched

Last modified: 2022-12-31
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