Momentus’ is reporting success in on-orbit testing of water plasma propulsion and other key elements of its Vigoride in-space transportation vehicle.
In-space transportation startup Momentus announced an agreement with NanoRacks to send Momentus’ Vigoride small satellite shuttle customers into space through NanoRack’s Bishop Airlock Module.
Momentus, an in-space transportation startup, has raised nearly $34 million in funding to date for its Vigoride and Vigoride Extended vehicles to move small satellites from one orbit to another.
Momentus is preparing to demonstrate its water plasma propulsion system on an Astro Digital 16-unit cubesat scheduled to launch July 5 on a Russian Soyuz rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome.
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one orbit to another, the Santa, Clara, California company announced Nov. 14.
Russian entrepreneur Mikhail Kokorich is backing Momentus, a Silicon Valley startup developing water plasma engines.