General Atomics Electromagnetics - Satellite and Space Systems

Satellite and Space Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and builds cost-efficient, flexible small satellite platforms, payloads, and integrated support systems to help customers demonstrate new technologies, launch new missions, and create new opportunities to explore the possibilities of space.

Satellite Expertise

  • Orbital Test Bed (OTB) hosted payload platforms
  • Small satellites (up to 600 kg)
  • CubeSats – 3U, 6U, 12U

Missions and Payload Expertise

  • Earth observation
  • Communications including Lasercomm
  • Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
  • Remote sensing
  • SIGINT and RF missions
  • Security and surveillance
  • Technology demonstration
  • Science
NTP Engine Concept
Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) Engine Concept

GA-EMS is expanding our space systems expertise by leveraging our 60+ years history of nuclear innovation to demonstrate safe, robust, and scalable space-nuclear energy systems and deliver them on orbit, on time.

Whether its designing safer, more efficient nuclear reactors for use on land or pushing the limits to where we can go in space with nuclear thermal propulsion, our goal is the same—Innovation Made Real.

To learn more about our Nuclear Technologies and Materials, please visit here.

Satellite and Space Systems

A cost-effective paradigm for hosted payload platforms.