Millennium Space Systems is America's 21st Century full service, end-to-end space mission solution provider. When you can't rely on "CubeSats," or the physics demands something larger, and you can't wait for Big Aerospace. When it must work as designed. When you need 90% of the capability at 10%-20% of the cost and schedule. Call us.
Since 2001, Millennium Space Systems has created high performance space systems for demanding National Security customers. And we have fun doing it.
We Think Hard
We are a deliberate blend of industry veterans & fresh perspectives creating solutions. Those who have ‘been there & done it,’ guiding those who challenge the received wisdom. Innovating together!
We Work Hard
We are experts at defining, designing, manufacturing, assembling, testing and operating complex space systems. We equip ourselves with the best facilities. Then we push ourselves and deliver on our commitments.
We Play Hard
We know what they say about ‘all work and no play,’ so we get out and have fun.
We refresh our minds and bodies so that we can keep delivering.
2001: Company established
Founder Stan Dubyn, former co-founder and COO of Spectrum Astro and President/COO of SpaceDev, agrees to ‘do it again’ and create a credible alternative for demanding National Security Space missions.
2002: Targets & Countermeasures Feasibility Assessment Contract for MDA
Selected to study use of existing launch vehicle assets for anti-ballistic missile testing.
2005: ORS Modular Bus Contract
Completed preliminary design of a low-cost, modular satellite bus for the Office of Responsive Space.
2008: Rapid Pathfinder Contract Awarded
Competitive contract awarded for Millennium's first flight program.
2011: Rapid Pathfinder Launched
Delivered for NROL-66 in just 24 months, the 200-kg Rapid Pathfinder satellite goes on to provide more than six years of operations for three classified payloads.
2012: WFOV Contract Awarded
Based on success of Rapid Pathfinder, Millennium is awarded a contract to develop a 800-kg GEO satellite system for the USAF Space and Missile Center “wide field of view” pathfinder mission.
2013: SeeMe Contract Awarded
DARPA selects Millennium to design a radical new satellite platform that can be built in 90 days for under $500k. This becomes the bases of the Company’s ALTAIR™ offering.
2014: New Facility Opened
Having outgrown its Torrance birthplace, the Company expands into 70,000 square-foot facility large enough to house design, development and operations capabilities
2017: WFOV Bus Completed
Millennium sells off its large GEO platform, ready for payload integration and launch.
2017: ALTAIR™ Pathfinder launched
In just 12 months, Millennium’s team creates and launches ALTAIR™ Pathfinder, a Company-funded in-orbit qualification vehicle for the avionics, software & manufacturing techniques developed under the SeeMe contract.
2018: 70th Reaction Wheel Delivered
Millennium’s reaction wheel production line produces its 70th unit, based on designs licensed from Sinclair Interplanetary. 44 of the wheels are already on orbit supporting commercial imaging satellites.
2018: 200th team member joins
With six flight programs underway, Millennium expands staff steeply to maintain vertical integration and deliver single satellite and constellation systems.