The name Orbit stems from the concept of having a base of operations, aka your office headquarters, orbited by surrounding satellites, aka spaces that you can book and use through the Orbit app. That is its origin.

But at the same time the name and the theme of space implies more than that.

Celebrating space exploration, innovation and discovery

Space is the stuff of dreams for children and grown-ups alike. Extraterrestrial life and voyages through interstellar space have piqued the imaginations of novelists and filmmakers for decades.

Humans did not evolve to go into space, but we go there anyway. That has led to the development of various technologies that feed back into the economy and improve our lives on Earth. Without space programs, we wouldn’t have GPS, accurate weather prediction, solar cells, or the ultraviolet filters in sunglasses and cameras.

The International Space Station alone has generated scores of medical innovations with uses on Earth, such as a method for delivering cancer-fighting medication directly to tumors; gadgetry that a nurse can hold to perform ultrasounds and transmit the results to a doctor thousands of miles away; and a robotic arm that can perform delicate surgery inside an MRI machine. Other medical innovations that stem from space exploration includes ear thermometers, automatic insulin pumps, implantable heart defibrillators, improvements in digital mammography technology, laser angioplasty, voice-controlled wheelchairs and programmable pacemakers.

Space exploration is also a driving force in our efforts to address the major challenges facing society today. It’s educating us about our responsibilities to the Earth and its resources.

Astronauts have to survive on limited food, raw materials, sunlight, energy, water and oxygen. Most of the water consumed on the ISS, for example, is derived from urine and other recycled wastewater. The EDEN ISS project, meanwhile, aims to develop ways to cultivate food crops in extraterrestrial environments in order to provide food for the ISS and, eventually, for space exploration vehicles and planetary outposts.

Space travel is a great opportunity to test the circular economy. Based on the experience of astronauts, humanity can learn how to better conserve the planet’s resources.

There are more practical reasons for space exploration, but one of the principal reasons we continue is that we’re explorers. That’s why humans number in the billions — from our earliest upright steps, we’ve endeavored to learn more about the world around us, and this allowed us to build civilization. Exploring space is an opportunity not only to discover new worlds and build advanced technologies, but to work together toward a larger goal irrespective of nationality, race, or gender.

If we stop exploring, we stop being human.

Humanity's interest in the heavens has been universal and enduring. Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits, and then push further. The intangible desire to explore and challenge the boundaries of what we know and where we have been has provided benefits to our society for centuries.

Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations.

Curiosity and exploration are vital to the human spirit and accepting the challenge of going deeper into space will invite the citizens of the world today and the generations of tomorrow to go on this exciting journey.

Fits like a glove?

The same need that drives us to explore space, also inspires us to venture into the unknown future of work. Work from anywhere implies possibilities. It brings up the explorers in us. As we are challenged by the prospect of working differently than in the past centuries, we work together to co-create and innovate as space explorers do. As the ISS is shared among peaceful nations in the name of science, so are the satellites in Orbit shared among explorers seeking their own innovations and challenging their own boundaries.

There’s one thing that we have in common with our customers:

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If we succeed in contributing to our customer’s own journey by simply helping them get where they need to go and do what they need to do with the people they care about - we have done our part.