Rogue Space Systems operations team is announcing the suspension of the active phase of our first on orbit mission. Barry 1 was launched on November 11, 2023, and has been in orbit since then. It was designed to test our Scalable Compute Platform (SCP) and its ability to aggregate data from multiple sensors and process that data in real time. We had ongoing power-system issues on the bus through LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase), and after two months of operations, towards the end of LEOP, we lost communication with the satellite. Rogue performed some testing of the SCP and never had the opportunity to test the IVO drive. “I’d like to take the opportunity to praise IVO for being a great customer, and we are in discussions on a second attempt during one of our upcoming new missions.” -Jon Beam, CEO
We are currently investigating the cause of the loss of communication and will provide updates as we learn more. We will continue to attempt to re-establish communication with the satellite and are offering IVO the opportunity to fly on the upcoming Rogue hosting missions launching in 2025. Despite the loss of communication, we met many goals with the mission, including some testing on SCP. We would like to take this time to thank the hundreds of team members, partners, investors, friends, and family that have given us so much support and encouragement as we’ve made this huge step as a space company!