Impulse Space Announces First Orbital Mission, Leo Express-1

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Impulse Space Announces First Orbital Mission, Leo Express-1

Insider Brief:

  • Impulse Space has announced its first orbital mission, LEO Express-1.
  • Utilizing Mira, Impulse’s first orbital service vehicle, this mission will perform in-space services, including last-mile orbital payload delivery, payload hosting, very low altitude maneuvers and controlled atmospheric re-entry.
  • Impulse Space Founder and CEO Tom Mueller says his team is thrilled to announce LEO Express-1 as the company’s first mission and the implications it brings to affordable space access.

PRESS RELEASE — EL SEGUNDO, California January 4, 2023 —Impulse Space, Inc. — a leader in the development of in-space transportation services for the inner solar system — today announced its first orbital mission, LEO Express-1. Utilizing Mira, Impulse’s first orbital service vehicle, this mission will perform in-space services, including last-mile orbital payload delivery, payload hosting, very low altitude maneuvers and controlled atmospheric re-entry.

Impulse has procured a launch slot for this mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-9 mission and is committed to meeting the current launch timeline of Q4 2023. Impulse will be among the first companies to demonstrate rapid in-space transportation services through high-thrust chemical propulsion.

“Our team is thrilled to announce LEO Express-1 as our first mission and the implications it brings to affordable space access,” says Impulse Space Founder and CEO Tom Mueller. “Currently, smallsat operators with custom orbit requirements need to pay a premium or compromise their spacecraft designs to include additional on-board propulsion capability. Impulse’s LEO Express missions will provide the industry with a reliable, rapid and consistent service for precisely delivering payloads to custom orbits in low earth orbit.”

While the primary payload of LEO Express-1 is currently undisclosed, there is additional payload space available for secondary customers to join the mission. More details on Impulse’s vehicles and services will be announced on a later date. For more information on Impulse Space, additional missions and payload availability, visit impulsespace.com. Contact us at: [email protected] if you have a payload you would like to add to this mission.

About Impulse Space
Founded in 2021, Impulse Space is a Space 2.0 pioneer providing agile, economical space logistics services. With a near-term focus on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), services include in-space transportation to custom orbits, in-space payload hosting and precision re-entry trajectory injection. Long-term, Impulse will offer delivery services for all classes of payloads to distant destinations such as Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), the Moon, and Mars.

SOURCE: Impulse Space

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