A Pumpkin 12U SUPERNOVA bus -- the bus portion of the U.S. Space Force's EWS Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager (RROCI) mission awarded to Orion Space Systems (OSS) in Colorado -- has completed its environmental test campaign with the payload fully integrated.
+Z end of EWS/RROCI post-vibe in OSS's clean room. Image courtesy of Adam Reif.
The EWS/RROCI 12U SUPERNOVA bus incorporates several unique Pumpkin subsystems, including the articulated 132W DASA array, the EPSM 1 multi-channel power system and two BM 2 intelligent batteries. "At each and every point in the environmental test campaign of this Pumpkin 12U SUPERNOVA bus, TVAC and/or vibe testing identified zero issues surrounding Pumpkin components and subsystems," said Dr. Andrew Kalman, Pumpkin's President & CTO. "We're very pleased to support the Space Force's mission with this highly capable Pumpkin bus."