In-space propulsion developer Morpheus House unveiled its first software program product immediately, a mission simulation and design platform known as Journey.
The product has been beneath improvement for nearly two years, Morpheus’ product supervisor Jim Gianakopoulos mentioned in a latest interview (and a latest product walk-through). It was borne out of the everyday thruster gross sales course of: prospects coming to Morpheus and asking whether or not the startup’s lineup of electrical propulsion methods might meet their mission necessities. However that course of is very technical, disaggregated and handbook.
“We realized that that was an inhibiting issue,” Gianakopoulos mentioned. “It may be empowering for our customers to only give them the locus of management to truly simulate their complete mission themselves, analyze it and refine it and see what propulsion system meets [their] wants.”
Journey aggregates all the info that’s usually unfold out amongst Excel sheets, Python and different methods and quickly spits out a mission and system design. Within the software program, prospects can enter customized system measurements, maneuvers, launch date, and different necessities. The software program is designed to be pleasant even for nontechnical customers, with templates for widespread attributes like satellite tv for pc dimension.
Notably, the Journey platform doesn’t simply match prospects with Morpheus’ personal propulsion methods. Relying on the mission necessities, it could additionally suggest third-party chemical propulsion methods, in addition to totally different subsystems like perspective willpower and management methods and communications.
The primary product on the platform is known as Preliminary Mission Design (PMD) and the corporate can be planning on rolling out a better constancy Superior Mission Design (AMD). The platform is designed to take a buyer from the ideation of the mission all through even to end-of-life deorbiting operations.
Morpheus has 5 to 6 early prospects utilizing the PMD product to tell their early mission and system design; AMD will launch within the subsequent two weeks in a closed beta. Morpheus, which has places of work in Germany and El Segundo, California, was based in 2018. Final September, the startup closed a $28 million Sequence A spherical led by Alpine House Ventures.