The Payload Return Service is a complete payload return service providing terrestrial markets with regular high-cadence, rapid-return, orbit-to-ground delivery for biotech and other high-value, time-sensitive payloads. This service provides game-changing access for multiple in-space industries, including microgravity manufacturing, regenerative medicine, commercial bioengineering, and advanced materials production. Payloads can be launched to space, operated in-orbit for the duration of the mission, and then returned from orbit to Earth without requiring human intervention or access to the International Space Station.
The Payload Return Service is especially well-suited for short-duration missions requiring flexibility in payload return timing. Depending on the location of the landing zone, payloads can be deorbited and returned to the customer within as little as a few hours.