Luxembourg, 1 September, 2020. – Made In Space Europe (MIS EU), a subsidiary of Redwire, and Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, have recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a cooperative robotic spaceflight mission planned for 2022, the companies said.
The agreement covers “mission development and validation efforts of the combined capabilities of Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle and MIS EU robotic arms”, the companies said. “The mission will consist of a Vigoride orbital transportation platform equipped with a MIS EU robotic arm, which will perform cooperative capture and manipulation of microsatellites. Momentus Space is the provider of the Vigoride spacecraft, and will serve as the mission integrator.”
“This demonstration mission will provide us with an understanding of how robotic arms can improve in-space transportation,” said Jaroslaw Jaworski, MIS EU General Manager. “We are looking to critically evaluate the viability of these two highly advanced, commercial technologies working within a fully integrated system.”
“Momentus Space is committed to providing unprecedented orbital transportation capabilities,” said Aaron Mitchell, VP of Product for Momentus Space. “This mission will enable us to enhance our innovative vehicles with cutting-edge space robotics to offer even greater capability and value to our growing customer base.”