External Augmentation of Generic Launch Elements


Made In Space leads a team including industry veterans from Moog CSA Engineering, Harris Corporation, and Oceaneering Space Systems to develop the External Augmentation of Generic Launch Elements (EAGLE) System, an innovative capability that rapidly deconstructs launch hardware and reassembles the components into a robust support structure for science instruments. The EAGLE System integrates multiple proven, space-compatible technologies into a single utility to facilitate the conversion of an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) or other launch adapter structure into an instrument support platform attached to a hosted payload bus. EAGLE reconfigures a hexagonal ESPA ring into a large phased array antenna for a small satellite bus within hours of launch.