Our mission is to invent, mature and field novel space structures and mechanisms solutions to revolutionize the global space industrial base. Our company focus is places on innovation, customer service, and maximizing value for the U.S taxpayer by advancing the current state of the art of spacecraft systems. We are here to contribute to the new space economy and solve the worlds most complex structures challenges in space.
Our vision is to provide the highest value to the U.S taxpayer through innovative, cost-effective solutions for national defense, space exploration and the commercial space economy.
Essential component know-how & experience for mission success
We specialize in the conception, design, analysis & simulation, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing of advanced spacecraft structural architectures and mechanisms.
Opterus is structured and staffed to support government prime, government subcontract, and commercial projects.
Core technologies include space flight mechanisms and High Strain Composite (HSC) booms & hinges, solar array structures, antennas, phased arrays, reflectors and robotics.
These technologies allow spacecraft components to fold compactly for launch and expand 10 to 1000x in length, area and volume once on orbit. We are also actively developing in-space assembly and manufacutring technologies for large space structures.
Opterus pioneered High Strain Composites and is the industry’s leading innovator in developing new HSC materials, structures, and low-cost manufacturing technologies.
Opterus has flight heritage for our High Strain Composites with 100 percent success in over a dozen deployments in space.
Opterus’ team is comprised of seasoned industry veterans with more than 50 Years of combined Aerospace Flight Project Experience.
Opterus is an advanced structures company, founded by Dr. Thomas W. Murphey in 2015. Our senior leaders have more than 15 patents and 70 publications related to high strain composites and deployable spacecraft systems.
Standing tall on a foundation of invention for the government and commercial space projects our structural space systems breakthroughs redefine satellite performance to enable new missions previously deemed infeasible. Opterus brings in-depth knowledge and experience with technologies essential to spacecraft structures, and we continuously seek partnerships to catalyze innovation.
All activities are conducted at the company’s facilities in Loveland, Colorado.