Momentus Customers Integrated and Shipped to SpaceX Launch Site
Momentus Inc., a leading U.S. commercial space company, has announced that it has successfully integrated its customers’ payloads for the upcoming SpaceX Transporter-9 mission. The payloads have been shipped to Vandenberg Space Force Base for integration with the Falcon 9 rocket, with the launch targeted for November 2023.
The Transporter-9 mission will see Momentus deploy five satellites into Low-Earth Orbit on behalf of four different customers. This integration marks an important milestone for Momentus as it continues to provide responsive and cost-effective transportation options for its customers’ space development roadmaps.
“We are honored to be the space infrastructure provider of choice for our customers,” said Chris Kinman, Chief Commercial Officer of Momentus. “The payloads flying with us on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission are critical to our customers’ missions, and we are committed to ensuring their success.”
This mission will be Momentus’ final launch of 2023, with the next launch scheduled for February 2024. The Vigoride-7 Orbital Service Vehicle will be deployed on SpaceX’s Transporter-10 mission, where Momentus will aim to deploy several customer satellites in Low-Earth Orbit and provide services to a hosted payload. Additionally, the Company plans to demonstrate Remote Proximity Operations by maneuvering the Orbital Service Vehicle into proximity with a target satellite.
Momentus is not only focused on rideshare missions but also offers Delta-V delivery for missions requiring precise custom orbits. The Company provides hosted payload services and its M-1000 satellite bus for customized and dedicated missions, further expanding its range of offerings in the commercial space industry.
As a U.S. commercial space company, Momentus is dedicated to providing commercial satellite buses and in-space infrastructure services, including in-space transportation and other in-orbit services. With its commitment to mission success and its wide range of capabilities, Momentus continues to be a trusted partner for customers in the rapidly evolving space industry.