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Virtual Exhibit Booth:

April 27–29, 2021 @ 8AM-9:30AM PT | @ 2PM-4PM PT

Over the last 70 years, our engineers have developed the capability to design and manufacture the most advanced motion control products for aerospace, defense, industrial, and medical applications – applications where precise control of velocity, force, acceleration and fluid flow are critical. Our motion control portfolio has expanded to include all forms of actuation technology, sophisticated control electronics, and system software. We are a leading integrator of precision motion control systems, and our products reflect the culture that our people embrace – a culture where the opportunity to solve a challenging control problem is always welcomed.


Chris Loghry

Adv. Programs Solutions Architect

Chirs is focused on Moog’s Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV), which is aimed at low-cost space access for an array of diverse customers. This versatile platform provides for multi-mission manifests (e.g. Rideshare) and can be used as a Hosted Payload Platform (HPP) for a wide variety of mission payloads, especially for on-orbit demonstration.

Joe Maly

Associate principal engineer

Joe is a senior member of the Moog Space technical staff and is Moog’s ESPA Product Manager. He has managed flight hardware and vibration suppression programs since 1993 and is currently the acting Sales Manager for Moog CSA. Joe has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Applied Mechanics from Stanford.

Rob Atkins

National Security Space Manager

Rob delivers Moog’s capabilities in launch vehicles, space logistics, intelligence collection, and hypersonics for integration into force design systems for the DoD and Intelligence Community. Prior to working for Moog, Rob spent 20 years in the Air Force where he led Air Force Space Command and National Reconnaissance Office programs.

Patrick Biver

new space business development

Patrick is an active member in Moog’s New Space team, supporting pursuits in both the launch vehicle and spacecraft markets. Since joining Moog in 2017, he has supported both the Aircraft and Space & Defense groups. Patrick has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the University at Buffalo.

Moog Solutions for the CubeSat Market


Vibration Isolation

Moog’s ShockWave isolator product family is the perfect solution for small payload and CubeSat launch isolation. ShockWave leverages more than two decades of spaceflight hardware heritage and packages launch-worthy technology into a reliable, predictable system at a price point that is comparable to non-aerospace worthy, elastomeric isolation mounts.

Discover more on the Shockwave datasheet.

Key Features

  • Low-mass, low-profile isolation mounts
  • Suitable for shock and random vibration load attenuation
  • Easy integration
  • Configurable with metric and standard interfaces
  • Robust performance over the launch operational environment
  • Provides greater than 20% of critical damping

Vibration Isolation for:

  • CubeSat Dispensers
  • CubeSat Payloads
  • Optical Mounts
  • Machine Tools
  • Electronics Components
  • Directed Energy Systems

ShockWave Q&A

Senior Engineer Tim Pargett

What is ShockWave?

ShockWave is a new style of isolator to protect systems from high level vibration and shock environments.  It is designed to provide high-damping, factory-adjustable stiffness of the isolators, while keeping a common interface and overall size.   

Why was ShockWave Developed?

ShockWave was originally developed to fit what we saw as a growing need for lower cost shock isolation systems, and it has been particularly useful for small satellite and CubeSat applications. The intent behind the development was to have a series of standard off-the-shelf isolation solutions that customers could choose from for their application, rather than always needing a specialized, custom solution for each new system.

What do you see as the future of ShockWave?

I expect to see the ShockWave technology getting applied to more shock and vibration isolation applications, as well as being increasingly used as snubbers, locking isolation systems, and even bi-linear two stage isolation systems where the launch performance and the micro-G on-orbit performance differ greatly. I see this technology easily being incorporated into other existing products to augment performance and survivability. The potential applications for ShockWave seem to be continually expanding.

Read the full Q&A.


Helping CubeSats Achieve Ideal Orbit

The Small Launch Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (SL-OMV) is a propulsive tug for secondary payload deployment that enables cubesats to launch on Small Launch Vehicles (SLV) and achieve their ideal orbit and/or constellation phasing. The SL-OMV is a low-mass and low-cost propulsive adapter that can be used to distribute CubeSat payloads (1U, 3U, 6U, 12U, and non-standard sizes) with different orbital parameters than the primary payload or each CubeSat with a different orbital destination. 

The SL-OMV can remain on orbit for a longer duration allowing for constellation phasing for payloads without propulsion. This can be used for “on demand” deployments that are useful across commercial, civil, and military space applications.

The SL-OMV is designed to launch on VCLV with a capacity of 150 kg or greater including spaceport-based systems. It is payload configurable for cubesats through ESPA-Class spacecraft. It can be used to disperse cubesat constellations or deliver ESPA-Class spacecraft to their ideal orbit.

The SL-OMV has its own avionics, power, green propulsion, and communications systems that are configurable for short duration missions.

Explore more at

Moog SL-OMV to Deploy 6U CubeSats for UK Launch

Life at Moog: Culture and Values

SL-OMV Specifications

Orbital Lifetime: 12 months+ in LEO
Orbital Range: 300-900 km LEO, any inclination
Maximum Total Impulse: 38.3 kN-sec (8,600 lbf-sec)

Discover more on the SL-OMV Datasheet.

Key Features

  • Green propellant 
  • Flexible configuration 
  • Mass and cost optimized for small launch vehicle and small satellite applications
  • Flexible with a wide range of existing dispensers and adapters
  • Easily convertible from passive to propulsive adapter

Mission Applications

  • Cubesat Tug
  • Constellation Deployment
  • Technology Demo Platform
  • Insertion Stage

SL-OMV Whitepaper

By: Chris Loghry, Advanced Programs Solutions Architect

The growing number of dedicated small launch vehicles will lower the cost of space access in the coming years, but many challenges remain in utilizing these for small payloads, particularly CubeSat missions. Cubesats still have a similar number of concerns and obstacles as a secondary payload on a larger rocket as they do on a small rocket. Some of those challenges include desired orbital location and constellation phasing without using on-board propulsion or time consuming differential drag strategies. All of these create additional challenges for the mass/cost constrained CubeSat developer.

Many of these challenges can be met through the use of a propulsive rideshare adapter or Small Launch Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (SL-OMV). Read the full whitepaper to learn more.

Join Our Team

Moog has many career opportunities around the globe.

Moog is a performance culture that empowers and inspires individuals to achieve remarkable things for our customers, for the company, and for each other. We hire great people, and we help them to achieve their potential. Deeper job satisfaction, increased earning power, and improved job prospects are all part of the mix, but the Moog culture is fundamentally about respect.

We believe in our people, and it shows in everything we do. Explore some of our selected Space Sector openings by location.

Featured Job Opening

The Space Products Business Development Manager will be responsible for meeting and establishing the goals for Structures & Motion Control for the heritage Moog CSA business. The sales manager leads the sales efforts and develops both strategic and tactical plans. This position will also require strong knowledge of Moog’s core technical expertise in structural dynamics, with a focus on vibration isolation, precision motion control, and launch infrastructure for the launch vehicle, satellite, and ground-based-test markets. The person selected can work out of the Golden, CO or Mountain View, CA office.

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