Most Experienced Rideshare Provider

SEOPS offers the industry's deepest heritage in Rideshare integration services and products across a wide portfolio of launch vehicles, including a long, trusted partnership with SpaceX. Our team brings decades of experience with commercial and USG space programs, including demanding civil, defense and human spaceflight initiatives, providing an unmatched level of expertise for customers.

Comprehensive Launch Services

We offer the widest range of Rideshare integration services, from capacity procurement through all aspects of mission design and management, licensing, test, and security including specialty launch hardware and OTVs. This one-stop approach to mission support makes it not only more cost effective for customers, but also ensures a higher level of mission success.

Experienced Team Working through Every Solution

Our team goes the extra mile, providing high touch, personalized and dedicated services, from procuring payload capacity to providing expert mission management. An experienced, dedicated mission specialist oversees all aspects of customer mission design and integration, approvals, licenses and reviews, risk mitigation plans and other major milestones.

U.S. Owned and Operated

Headquartered in Houston TX, SEOPS has U.S.-based founders and investors, making it a secure, safe, and trusted choice for the most sensitive and classified national security missions. Plus, our team has the necessary security clearances for tactically responsive launch capabilities and on-orbit operations supporting U.S. national security.

Rideshare, Launch & Deployment Systems

Manifest Agility


Launch Systems & Hosted Payloads

SLINGSHOT is a >450KM / 51.6d deployment solution that leverages the most reliable space infrastructure in the world — the ISS and associated visiting vehicles (Cygnus/Dragon). Slingshot offers a customer the ability fly in a soft bag and deploy up to conventional 12U CubeSats and hosted payloads that can vary in size.

Maximum deployer configuration for our slingshot launch system system is 12 x 6U deployers (72U). We can also fit more per U in a hosted payload configuration. Our system is very flexible in formats supported that include the following for a 6U deployer:

  • 1U X 1U (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 1U X 1U + "Tuna Can" (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 1U X 2U (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 1U X 2U + "Tuna Can" (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 1U X 3U (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 1U X 3U + "Tuna Can" (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 2U X 2U (PSC Tab, P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 2U X 2U + "Dual Tuna Can" (P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 2U X 3U (PSC Tab, P-POD, ISIPOD)
  • 2U X 3U + "Dual Tuna Can" (P-POD, ISIPOD)


CubeSat Deployer

Equalizer is a U.S. built deployer that has a preliminary mass around 7Kg and supports 3U, 6U, and 12U configurations. Also, we have the capability to custom build deployers equalizer deployment system if needed by a customer. The equalizer has the following characteristics:

  • Bottom and Back Mount Capable
  • Resettable Release Mechanisms
  • Rear and Forward Position Sensors
  • ISI-POD/PPOD Compatible
  • Pusher Plate Anti-vibration System
  • Can be Configured for 2x6U
  • Can be Configured for 1x12U
  • Rail and Tab Formats
  • Smooth Internal Walls
  • Totally Enclosed


Separation System

Rifle is a U.S. built separation system. Below are Rifle attributes: Rifle Separation System

  • Lightest Separation System in the Market - maximizes sat mass
  • Zero tipoff rate - no spring/CG tuning
  • Uses Heritage Technology - lowers deployment risk
  • Resettable Release Mechanisms - repeatable testing
  • Stowed and Release Sensors - positive feedback
  • Reconfigurable to Smaller Diameter Configurations - flexibility
  • American Made - reduces ITAR concerns
  • 1U X 1U (P-POD, ISIPOD)
vehicles deployment system


Heritage Launch System

OCTO-EQ is a launch system designed to support up to 96U on one 24” port in a nominal configuration. This launch system utilizes heritage technology and can fly on SpaceX Rideshare Missions to Sun Synchronous (SSO). OCTO-EQ is a zero delta v platform that maximizes the economics of the port and executes its mission based upon the launch vehicle orbit.

octo-eq system

The formats supported include:

  • 1U to 16U Tab and Rail Format Deployers
  • SmallSat and CubeSats
  • Custom Deployer Builds Capable

Heritage Technology
OCTO-EQ debuted on SpaceX T5 mission
Utilized our IP for the Octobucket Technology
Formats Supported
1U to 16 U Tab and Rail Format Deployers
Supports SmallSat and CubeSats
Custom Deployer Builds Capability


Orbital Transfer Vehicle and Satellite Bus

OctoBus is built from flight heritage and Intellectual Property of the SEOPS Octobucket and NSL's on-orbit 24/7 connected flight systems.

    octobus system
  • 200 kg Containerized Payload
  • 8 Cubic Feet of Payload Volume
  • Plus CubeSat Availability of 32U/59kg
  • Enough DV for Earth Escape Velocity or Geostationary Placement
  • Scalable Solar Array to 1.5kw
  • Ultra Lightweight Composite Structure - TRL9
  • Command/Control Avionics - TRL9
  • CubeSat Deployer - TRL9
  • Comm System
  • S-Band Antenna
  • ADACS System - TRL9
  • Agnostic Propulsion - TRL6


Vacuum Trash System

Vacuum Trash System (VTS) is a multi-patent pending trash disposal system.

  • Accommodates all Wet & Dry Trash
  • VTS system
    • Takes advantage of the physical principle that water will only boil at a certain pressure and temperature combination - otherwise will remain in liquid state
      • In vacuum, water boils at 0°C/32°F which is well below the ambient temperature (maximum 40°C/104°F) that the trash and airlock will be at when depressurized
      • The vapor pressure of water at 40°C/104°F is 1.07 psi or 7.3% of sea level atmospheric pressure; thus, if a habitat like the International Space Station wet trash can be maintained at approximately 2 psi (~2X safety margin) the water contained in the trash would not boil until it reaches 51.7°C/125°F
  • Inflatable pressure vessel designed to hold 2 psi is a lightweight structure compared to one that can handle a full atmosphere (14.7 psi)
  • Enables utilization of a lightweight (~9 kg) deployable trash bag that can be folded up for launch/on-orbit stowage and fit through any hatch

Cleanroom and Integration Facility



Our dedicated Class 100,000 cleanroom and pre-integration facility provides for off-site satellite integration and testing. This engineering space is well isolated, well-controlled from contamination, and actively cleansed. Our accomplishments to date are attributed to our total commitment to quality, health and safety and the environment.

  • Class 100,000 Cleanroom 16'9” x 12'
  • Airlock 22' x 12'9"
  • Customizable Workbenches and Tool Carts
  • Customizable Cleanroom Garments and Supplies
  • Secure, Dedicated Cleanroom and Office Space
  • Break room with Kitchenette and Dining Table
  • 20min Drive to SpaceX Payload Processing Facility
  • Restroom with Shower
  • Forklift Service
  • High Speed WiFi
  • Environmental Controlled Transport Trailer
  • Minutes from Hotel, Restaurants and Hardware Stores
integration facility

Integrated Vibration Testing

Our facility is located within 45 minutes of vibration testing facilities that can accommodate a full 24" ESPA Class payload. Integrated vibration testing can be performed, and your system can be post-tested and securely stored at our facility, awaiting launch integration, minimizing shipping costs and the dismantling of your integrated flight assembly.

integration facility process


U.S.-owned and operated, SEOPS is a leading provider of Rideshare integration and launch solutions for smallsats headed to LEO, cislunar and beyond.

The team brings years of experience and trusted relationships with launch vehicle providers, helping customers expertly execute mission campaigns for education, scientific advancement, and national security needs, including tactically responsive Rideshare launch and dynamic 24/7 on-orbit operations. SEOPS' comprehensive launch services, from capacity procurement to flexible deployment systems, OTV solutions, mission design and integration services, ensure payloads get on orbit in the most seamless, cost-effective way possible.




Co-founder / CTO



Mission Integration & Operations Manager

VP, Mission Integration & Operations Director

Mission Integration Operations

Director, Mission Integration & Operations Manager

Strategic Advisor / Systems Engineering

Strategic Advisor / Systems Engineering & Launch Integration

Strategic Advisor / Mission Management

Strategic Advisor / Mission Management & Launch Integration

Strategic Advisor / Rideshare

Strategic Advisor / Rideshare

Mission Statement

Move as a team, never move alone to create customer value while adhering to a moral compass of honesty and integrity to build loyal relationships.


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SEOPS Introduces Ghost Trap Deployer

Ghost Trap improves upon Slingshot, one of our legacy deployment systems that has been in operation the ISS, deploying multiple payloads. Ghost Trap brings the payload closer to the launch vehicle interface instead of attaching on the farthest outer surfaces of a bus, offering the “smoothest ride” for the most sensitive payloads, such as those containing sensitive optical sensors or delicate solar arrays.

SEOPS Partners with RIDE! Space

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with RIDE! to help more smallsat operators - especially those outside of the United States - quickly and reliably procure launch capacity and secure experienced integration and mission support to get their spacecraft safely on orbit.

SEOPS Sends Seven Customers to Orbit on SpaceX Transporter 10

SpaceX Transporter-10 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, and onboard were more than 50 smallsats, including seven payloads from SEOPS' customers.

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