- Momentus has entered into an agreement to fly a PocketPod for FOSSA Systems on a Vigoride mission targeted to launch in October 2023.
- Under the agreement, FOSSA will be launching a picosatellite deployer with the capacity for 8 PocketQube satellites as part of its launch brokerage capabilities and services.
- The companies recently announced an agreement to deliver FOSSA’s latest generation of satellites, FOSSASat FEROX, into low-Earth orbit.
PRESS RELEASE — San Jose, California / February 7, 2023 / BUSINESS WIRE / — Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that offers transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, has entered into an agreement to fly a PocketPod for FOSSA Systems (“FOSSA”), a Spanish company that offers global low-power Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and in-space services through its satellite constellation, on a Vigoride mission targeted to launch in October 2023.
Under the agreement with Momentus, FOSSA will be launching a picosatellite deployer with the capacity for 8 PocketQube satellites as part of its launch brokerage capabilities and services. This deployer will house several 250g 5x5x5 cm satellites serving different IoT, Earth Observation, and demonstration platforms for yet-to-be-announced customers. FOSSA already launched four PocketPod deployers in 2022, including PocketPod-3 and PocketPod-4 on Momentus’ May 2022 inaugural mission.
“FOSSA Systems continues to use small satellites to bring space-based benefits to Earth,” said Momentus Chief Commercial Officer Chris Kinman. “Orbital Service Vehicles, like Vigoride, can help optimize small satellite missions by offering lower launch costs, hosted payload support, and in-space services to optimize and extend missions. We’re looking forward to continued cooperation with FOSSA as they use small satellites to create great outcomes.”
Momentus and FOSSA Systems recently announced an agreement to deliver FOSSA’s latest generation of satellites, FOSSASat FEROX, into low-Earth orbit on two Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle missions starting in 2023.
“This launch reaffirms our vertical development of space infrastructure, operations and launch. FOSSA Systems already has a constellation of 13 picosatellites in orbit for IoT and other space-related services. With our 80-satellite constellation, we are supporting customers in sectors such as Maritime, Logistics, Infrastructure, or Utilities,” said FOSSA Chief Executive Officer Julian Fernandez. “We are happy to continue working with Momentus as a gateway to space.”
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SOURCE: Business Wire
Featured image: A FOSSA Systems’ PocketPod being integrated on a Momentus Vigoride that launched in May 2022. Credit: Momentus