Vigoride Orbital Transfer Vehicle Integrated on SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle
Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTS), a US commercial space company that plans to offer transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, today announced that it has completed the integration of its Vigoride Orbital Transfer Vehicle and customer payloads on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle that will be used for the Transporter-5 mission targeted for launch this month.
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Photograph of the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle with customer payloads at Momentus headquarters before being shipped to Cape Canaveral for integration with the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Photo Credit: Niall David
Momentus recently announced that it has received all the government licenses and approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration required for its inaugural launch.
“We thank SpaceX for the partnership and cooperation they are providing to support our inaugural Vigoride launch,” said Momentus Chief Executive Officer John Rood. “Backbone infrastructure services, like what Momentus intends to offer using Vigoride, can enable better …