Leader in space exploration joins forces with agencies to increase access to space and expand commercial opportunities in respective countries
PARIS, Sept. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Voyager Spacea global leader in space exploration, and its operating company Nanoracks, today announced while at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) that the company has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Colombian Space Agency, El Salvador Aerospace Institute, the Mexican Space Agency, the Guatemalan Association of Space Sciences and Engineering, and the Costa Rican startup Orbital Space Technologies. Nanoracks and Voyager signed an individual MoU with each agency, with the intent of opening up access to space and furthering commercial space opportunities within the respective countries.
“This is a momentous occasion, not only for our teams at Voyager and Nanoracks but also for the growing space economies of each and every one of these countries,” said Jeffrey ManberPresident of International and Space Stations at Voyager. “We look forward to working closely with the space agencies in Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Ricaand potentially more countries in the region to support their current space initiatives and work together to make future commercial space platforms accessible.
“This is a major initiative to help ensure that as we move towards commercial space stations, the doors are open for countries that are emerging space nations,” says David MarshVice President of Strategy at Nanoracks. “Nanoracks has been focused on making space accessible since day one, and we are proud to carry the legacy forward from the International Space Station to Starlab. We cannot wait to get to work with our friends from the Latin America region.”
Colombian Space Agency
This agreement outlines support of projects and plans for the continued development of space activities in Colombia as well as participation in Starlab and George Washington Carver Science Park (GWCSP) planning efforts. By working together, the companies will support near term space activities in Colombiagrow cooperation with the space, commercial, and scientific communities within the country and continue to advance the future of …