Orbit Fab Announces $12 Million AFWERX STRATFI Program
Orbit Fab has been awarded a $12 million AFWERX STRATFI to integrate RAFTI onto DoD assets and provide refueling services.
[March 14, 2022 – DENVER] Orbit Fab was founded in 2018 with the mission to build the in-space propellant supply chain. Orbit Fab has developed the RAFTI™ (Rapidly Attachable Fluid Transfer Interface) service valve in partnership with the Space Force. RAFTI™ is a fueling port that enables spacecraft to be refueled on-orbit and can be used as a drop-in replacement for existing satellite fill-and-drain valves. RAFTI™ has been selected as the primary refueling interface for multiple DoD on-orbit refueling missions and this STRATFI will enable Orbit Fab to scale its operations to reliably serve government and commercial refueling demand.
“Orbit Fab is excited to expand our collaborative partnership with DoD and to support our Gas Stations in Space™ refueling services,” Jeremy Schiel, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Orbit Fab, Inc.