Orbital Micro Systems

phone: +1 720.577.5807
email: info@orbitalmicro.com

1540 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301

Harwell Campus
1-10 R103 Fermi Road
Oxfordshire, OX11 QS6
United Kingdom

The world has a disaster problem:

Billions of people endure unnecessary risk to life, loved ones, and personal property because they don’t have the information they need to prepare for extreme weather changes. All too often, the response to impending weather is reactionary and the result is tragedy. Disastrous typhoons, hurricanes, floods and periods of extreme heat have shown us that weather unpreparedness threatens the safety of millions every day. There is a clear need for more accurate forecasting to enable faster, informed decision-making in the face of weather-driven emergencies.

Our data will alter the lives of 5 billion people facing catastrophic weather events. 

Industry has a data problem:

Current weather observation systems are either government run (pricey and highly regulated) or ground-based (offering poor spatial resolution). Our clients rely heavily on the acquisition of accurate, timely weather data to improve the effectiveness of their forecasting, financial modeling, and operations. Despite rapid growth in the data industry, a substantial amount of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere remain under-observed and the standard levels of accessible weather information still lag woefully behind. 

Businesses driving the global economy need access to better data for better decision-making.

At Orbital Micro Systems...

We equip our clients with unparalleled space-based weather observation data. Recent advances in miniaturization have allowed us to develop a low-cost satellite constellation furnished with proprietary state-of-the- art instrumentation.  

The OMS constellation delivers the most meaningful and timely weather data available on the market, giving our clients the ability to make informed, proactive decisions based on direct earth surface observations. Our custom data sets are produced over six times faster than anything our competitors can provide.

Proprietary microwave sensor satellites

Radiometer technology

  • 32-40 low earth orbiting CubeSats
  • 3U/6U, <20 kg, ~24 mo. lifetime
  • Full global coverage
  • Improved temporal (30x) resolution
  • Improved spatial (2x) resolution
  • Reduced latency, 15min refresh

High-fidelity weather information

custom data products

  • Catastrophe preparedness
  • Financial Modeling
  • Risk mitigation
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Research

We have created a unique commercial alternative to the current supply of weather information.

A clear, unobstructed view.

Most satellite data providers are focused on GPS-RO. The OMS constellation utilizes microwave technology to capture distinct temperature and moisture measurements that offer our clients a direct view of immanent weather changes occurring on the earth’s surface.

 Not only are we providing a better, higher-fidelity data set, we are also supplying this information in 15-minute intervals. Our data gives clients a clear view of weather conditions around the globe, including under-observed regions such as South and Central Asia, Africa, and the Poles

We offer the highest temporal and spatial resolution available on the market, refreshed and delivered every 15 minutes.

A proven team.

OMS is a technology leader in space system applications, drawing from an established combination of applied science, space operations, R&D, executive management, and program delivery expertise. 



Chief Executive Officer, President

Aeronautical and Space Management Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

  • Executive management consultant in aerospace

  • 28 years of supply, production, and senior management experience across the aerospace industry

  • Strategic business development expertise / Asian and South Asian JV

  • Export and ITAR compliance expert / Southeast Asia

  • IFR Certified Private Pilot

Chief Financial Officer

Finance, University of Utah
MBA, New York University
Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

  • Asarco Inc. (Mining), chairman & CEO

  • Stillwater Mining Company, chairman and CEO

  • Currently sits on several corporate boards

Chief Technology Officer, Sr. VP Engineering

B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines 

  • Delivered Hardware to over 50 spacecraft...>$24B in missions launched

  • Developed 126 unique products for 86 different companies

  • Lead 20-person supplier recovery team, delivering >$7B of commercial aircraft

Chief Information Officer and Sr. VP Information Technology

M.S., Computer Science, Montana State University
Ph.D. (abd), Computer Science, Montana State University  

  • Machine Learning Architect, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder

  • Senior Software Engineer, Workiva

  • Researcher and Lecturer, Montana State University

  • Chief Technology Officer, Singularity Prime LLC

Sr. VP Science and Technology

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, MIT 

  • Director, NOAA-CU Center for Environmental Technology

  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Multiple positions at IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Sr. VP Data and Product Development

M.S., Geology, Northern Arizona University 

  • More than 30 years expertise in geosciences, IT technology and remote sensing

  • IT Manager, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder

  • Developed a CubeSat project to monitor polar ice conditions

  • Leads project for analysis of massive remote sensing data

Sr. VP System Integration and Launch

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder 

  • 17 years of experience in Aerospace projects ranging in size and complexity from the ISS to CubeSats

  • Led the full-cycle development of 6 small satellite builds

A substantial amount of the earth's surface remains unobserved.

Beginning in the mid 1990’s, weather data began a transition from a high science data only used by the military, researchers, and the largest of risk mitigation practices, to a tool used in all aspects of business across countless markets. Today the use of weather data is prolific and will only continue to be integrated deeper into business and market operations. As rapid as the growth of weather data usage has been, there is still a substantial amount of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere that remain under observed. To date, the primary providers of weather data have been government agencies such as NASA, NOAA, US Air Force, ESA, EUMETSAT, etc. As with any new technical industry that stems from government research and development, there comes a day when private industry will become the leader and technology driver. OMS intends to facilitate that transition by leading the way as a premium commercial alternative in weather data acquisition.|

 Here’s how OMS works:

  1. Our state-of-the-art microwave sensor is the core instrument of our satellites. It observes two channels, water and oxygen. Infrared cameras are focused on temperature wavelength and filtered visible cameras offer NDVI.
  2. Primary observation data includes temperature and moisture measurements. These two pieces of information can be combined to monitor a vast array of weather events.
  3. The weather data is consolidated at our terrestrial control center.  It can be delivered to you via VPN, directly over the web, or in a writeable package. There are a number of other delivery methods.
  4. Data can be made available whenever and wherever you require.  It may flow internally or be distributed to client-designated rework or analytics partners.
  5. The data we provide is used by our clients for financial modeling, catastrophe preparation, risk mitigation, agriculture, transportation, and research.  

Our proprietary radiometer is second to none.