Expanding human activities beyond Earth
KURS Orbital is building the infrastructure that makes it possible for truly scalable industry to thrive in space. Our on-orbit servicing platform makes up the base layer supporting thousands of future businesses.
I see before us two basic choices. There can be more wars, more restrictions on individual freedom as we battle in what has to be a zero-sum game over the resources of our planet. Or a new flowering of opportunity with wealth for all humanity and the arts, as we open a new frontier in space with more than a thousand times the land area and resources of planet Earth.
Gerard K. O'Neill
First International Space University, MIT, Boston, 1988.
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Provide sustainable on-orbit servicing to support all industry beyond Earth.
OUR MISSION
We are building a fleet of reusable spacecraft to provide satellites’ on-orbit servicing.
Based on KURS automatic rendezvous system:
300 successful dockings in space since 1985

Progress to date

1985
Newly developed Kurs rendezvous system on board the Mir Space Station
1997
Kurs system modernisation. New materials and lightweight construction
2000
Laser rangefinder developed for Soyuz and Progress docking with ISS
2002
New hardware framework and software platform developed for Soyuz and Progress spacecraft.
2013
Rendezvous system design for reusable on-orbit servicing platform
2016
New automatic rendezvous-acquisition module design with machine vision, radar capabilities and robotics
2018
Kurs One on-orbit servicer design based on automatic rendezvous-acquisition system
2020
Kurs One equipment testing starts
2022
On-orbit servicer prototype
2023
Prototype demonstration in space environment
2025
Kurs One first commercial on-orbit servicing mission
Our Team
Vadim Vasiliev
On-orbit servicing pioneer, Chairman of the Ukrainian Space Association, board member at KURS scientific complex.
Volodymyr Usov
NewSpace entrepreneur, member at International Academy of Astronautics, former Chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine.
Sergiy Matviienko
PhD in Engineering, author of numerous patents on orbital servicing technology and automatic rendezvous systems.
Yaroslav Udovenko
Experienced finance professional and top manager with strong background in capital markets
Our partners