SabreSat Orbital Drone
A New Breed of Satellite

Whether your mission requires persistent, high-resolution imagery or resilient communications, Redwire’s highly flexible SabreSat VLEO platform delivers. Designed for performance, endurance, and cost-effectiveness, SabreSat can be produced in volume to meet the needs of large constellations.

OVERVIEW

SabreSat Product Information

Size (Stowed/Unstowed) Modular
Payload 100 cm x 80 cm x 40 cm
Weight ~200 kg
Power Available Orbit & Configuration dependent, up to 5,000 W OAP (EOL)
Propulsion Electric or air-breathing (optional)
Mission Applications ISR, Communications, Navigation, Earth Science
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Why VLEO?

Bridging the gap between air and space, VLEO offers a number of strategic benefits:
Resiliency
Satellites in VLEO operate in an unimpaired environment, flying above airborne anti-access and area-denial and below the threats in LEO. Debris in VLEO deorbits in hours or days.
Proximity
By operating at a lower altitude, VLEO spacecraft are twice as close to the action on the ground, and therefore better able to observe it.
Mobility
Maneuver without regret becomes a reality with SabreSat’s optional air-breathing propulsion system, which enables gradual and repeatable drag/thrust maneuvers.
Complementary
Adding VLEO satellites to an existing constellation enables entirely new capabilities.

Redwire's Digital Engineering Delivers Confidence for an Untapped Orbit

Configured for the challenging environment of VLEO, Redwire’s digital engineering tools enable you to operate with confidence.

Digital engineering support included ahead of spacecraft production

Explore a variety of mission use-cases through live simulation of your constellation

Manage and optimize for atmospheric drag

Advanced link budget simulation to ground stations and space relays

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SPOTLIGHT

Skimsat

For the European Space Agency

“Skimsat stands to completely change the Earth observation market by challenging the traditional use of high altitudes that avoid air drag and by creating a new business model for high resolution imaging by using short lifetime and lead time and thus offering the market the benefit of more cost-effective satellites,” said Andrew Stanniland, CEO of Thales Alenia Space in the U.K.
Together with Thales Alenia Space, Redwire is studying the use of VLEO for the European Space Agency’s Skimsat program. Skimsat is a VLEO satellite that aims to significantly reduce the cost of Earth observation while increasing performance by operating at substantially lower altitudes.

Let's Discuss Your Mission.

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REDWIRE

Heritage + Innovation

Contact Redwire today and discover how we can help make your mission a success.

Redwire continues to lead the way in pioneering innovative in-space manufacturing and servicing technologies that deliver incomparable benefits and cost savings across a wide range of applications.

Website + Salesforce
Website links or URLs of any kind are not permitted.