Subsidiary of Atlas Global Operations in Traverse City Expands

Freedom Space Technologies in Colorado, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Space Operations in Traverse City, is providing ground-based satellite communications services.
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Atlas Space crew on platform
Traverse City’s Atlas Space Operations subsidiary Freedom Space is now able to provide support to the U.S. Space Command and Space Force. // Photo courtesy of Atlas Space Operations

Freedom Space Technologies in Colorado, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Space Operations in Traverse City, is providing ground-based satellite communications services.

The subsidiary was formed earlier this year to meet the growing government’s stated need of using commercial space capabilities. Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., to support unique governmental requirements, Freedom Space provides services for a variety of tasks, including classified missions, to the United States Department of Defense and the National Security Space organizations.

By providing ground-based satellite communications services, Freedom Space should play a vital role in enabling government agencies to achieve their objectives and ensure mission success.

Using the heritage of Atlas Space Operations’ Freedom software and its federated global ground network, Freedom Space’s mission areas include:

  • Space Domain Awareness
  • Commercial Augmentation and Resiliency
  • Space Test Network Support
  • Space Support Operations and Engineering Services

In addition to the U.S. Space Command and Space Force, these offerings will support the mission needs of the following:

  • Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO)
  • Space and Missile Defense Command
  • Special Operations Command
  • Air Force Research Lab

Freedom Space’s establishment signifies ATLAS’s commitment to providing solutions that cater to the specific needs of satellite operators in the evolving space landscape, says T.I. Weintraub, president of Freedom Space. “While Atlas continues its broader objectives, Freedom Space homes in on a more targeted scope of work that directly supports the mission needs of government customers,” he says.

“Freedom Space isn’t just an extension of Atlas Space Operations. It is a catalyst for growth to support key government space initiatives,” says John Williams, CEO of Atlas Space Operations. “With focus on targeted missions, Freedom Space enables Atlas to diversify its offerings further into the government sector. In doing so, this reaffirms Atlas’ position as a leading provider of space technology and creates long-term growth for the entire Atlas organization.”