Space Operations as a Service

ATLAS is a US owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB) company

What is ATLAS?

The ATLAS network provides affordable cloud based solutions for space access in the rapidly growing global space market. Our network utilizes both ATLAS owned and cooperative antennas to provide our users S, X, and UHF band coverage and TT&C at a fraction of the cost.

Built around the ATLAS Freedom software platform, our team has developed a proprietary way to cut costs, and efficiently schedule all of our customers. The ATLAS Freedom platform allows us to offer the lowest prices on the market without skimming on quality. We like to call that a win, win situation.

Get started doing what you do best, build your satellite – let us worry about the rest


Who are the Founders?

Sean McDaniel

Sean McDaniel

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise in Space Ground System Development. 15+ Years in Space System Engineering and Program Management. MS Aerospace Engineering, BS Mathematics

Mike Rendine

Mike Rendine

Chief Financial Officer

40+ Years Engineering Program/Financial Management in Space and Missile Defense Industry. Retired USAF COL. Founder of ASAI, ASAT. Former VP at Orbital Sciences. MS Industrial Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering

Mike Rendine

Mike Carey

Chief Operations Officer

30+ years relevant experience in satellite and space operations. Retired USAF Maj General. Former Space Wing and Test Group Commander. MA National Security and Strategic Studies, Master of Public Administration

Mike Rendine

Brad Bode

Chief Technical Officer

15+ Expertise in Space Ground System, SW Development, Small Satellite ground Architecture Development & Mission Planning Applications, and Cloud Computing. Masters of Computer Science


Space Operations as a Service

S, X, and UHF Band

Our mixed fleet of antennas provides global coverage.
* Ka band in 2017

Polar Constellation Support

S and Ka band (2017) dedicated support. 1GBps fiber network to support large quantity/low latency data requirements.

FEC (Forward Error Correction)

LDPC 1/2, LDPC 7/8, Convolutional (CCSDS, Parallel-8, & IESS), Reed Solomon, (223,255) & (239, 255), TPC 7/8

Pay As You Go

Pay per minute... From bent pipe to real time control. You pick your features and add ons.


Direct PSK Support


Virtual Sat Ops

Through partnerships with quality vendors ATLAS will offer full scope solutions including Sat Ops. Mission planning, operations, and data management available in your browser


We use the same security your bank uses for all of our web based applications. What about your data? We can secure the pipe all the way to delivery to your system if required. Additional physical and data security needs can be discussed on an individual basis.

Customizable Plans

Depending on your needs ATLAS can come up with a plan that works for you. While cost is always a consideration we like to provide the best quality of service.

Freedom Platform

The Freedom Platform allows us to do more for less

Why Freedom Platform? Because customers expect easy access to the data they own. They want to customize via Machine to Machine interfaces to cut costs and save dollars for spending on their Satellites.

What is Freedom?

ATLAS has gone to great lengths to make the complicated simple. From our user interface to our scheduling algorithms we aim to provide a streamline system for accessing your data.

Mobile Ready

Our system is available via your mobile phone. Stay up to date even when you are away from the operations center.

REST Interface

REST is a very simple way of sharing data over HTTP. Our system fully supports REST for all services.

Simple User Interface

A simple to use web based interface allows customers to get started quickly.

Demo Coming Soon!

Smart Scheduling

Our intelligent algorithm for scheduling assets allows us to maximize antenna usage thus reducing costs to our tiered customers.


Where we place our antennas matters

From Polar to Equatorial we are making the best decisions possible to serve the broadest range of customers. We all know that requirements differ across satellite constellations so a balance must be struck to keep costs down and customers happy.

But we have specific needs?
We are happy to entertain dedicated antenna's for any system. Let us do what we do best... integrate antenna networks. We can even consider your specific security requests if required. Isolated hardware modems FIPS, ITAR, and DoD CSM compliance; we will do our best to meet your needs.


What's going on with ATLAS?

Astrobotic and ATLAS Announce Lunar Laser Communications Payload at the Paris Air Show

Astrobotic and ATLAS Partner to Establish World’s First Laser Communication Link from the Lunar Surface

Paris, France – Astrobotic, which is making the Moon accessible to the world, and ATLAS Space Operations Inc., the US leader in cloud-based satellite management and control services proudly announce today at the Paris Air Show that they have signed a payload reservation and partnership to deliver and operate the first-ever laser communications terminal on Astrobotic’s upcoming mission to the Moon.  This brings the total number of deals in place for Astrobotic’s mission to eleven.

Through this partnership with ATLAS, Astrobotic is now able to offer up to one gigabit per second of data to its customers.  This is an historic, thousand-fold increase of bandwidth for Astrobotic’s lunar mission.

“Astrobotic is thrilled to add this new breakthrough capability to our lunar delivery service,” said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. “Laser communications have been sought after by planetary missions for years.  ATLAS and Astrobotic are now making this capability a reality.  Laser communications on the Moon will expand payload capabilities dramatically, enabling beautiful high definition video, ground breaking data-intensive experiments, and even virtual reality experiences from the Moon. No doubt this is a foundational capability for building our future on the Moon,” said Thornton.

"ATLAS is the future for space communications, and we’re thrilled that Astrobotic has given us the opportunity to showcase what we can do,” said Sean McDaniel, CEO of ATLAS. “This partnership [between Astrobotic and ATLAS] is a real game changer for lunar communications.” Sean explained, “to date, communications for lunar missions have had no collaboration or continuity in efforts, meaning each time another mission launches, there needs to be a new communications solution. But our optical communications terminal provides Astrobotic’s customers with a turnkey solution for strong and reliable comms [communications] for the foreseeable future, between lunar missions and earth.”

“This new deal is further acknowledgement by the space community that Astrobotic is the technical and programmatic leader in the commercial lunar services market,” said Thornton.

About Astrobotic:
Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a lunar logistics company that delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company’s spacecraft accommodates multiple customer payloads on a single flight, offering flexibility at an industry-defining low price of $1.2 million per kilogram. Astrobotic is an official partner with NASA through the Lunar CATALYST program, has 22 prior and ongoing NASA contracts, a commercial partnership with Airbus DS, a corporate sponsorship with DHL, 12 deals for its first mission to the Moon, and 110 customer payloads in the pipeline for upcoming missions.  Astrobotic was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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