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Spaceium Partners Space Machines for Space Cryogenic Refuelling

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Ibadan, 17 January 2024. – Space Machines Company and Spaceium have announced a partnership to embark on the first-ever cryogenic refuelling mission in space in 2025. Under this agreement, Spaceium will showcase its cryogenic storage capabilities on the Space Machines Company’s platform. Following this demonstration, Spaceium will refuel Space Machines Company spacecraft’s tank with cryogenic fuel using the stored reserves to highlight Spaceium’s refueling capability.

The Company notes that the implications of cryogenic refuelling in space are monumental for the future of the space industry and exploration, as exemplified by the Artemis program. As a result, it believes the mission will set the stage for a future of higher efficiency and innovation in space exploration, showcasing the immense benefits this partnership brings to the forefront of the space industry.

Speaking on the partnership and its implications for global space exploration, Ashi Dissanayake, CEO of Spaceium, said, “We are glad to embark on this groundbreaking journey with Space Machines Company, setting the stage for a new era in space exploration. Together, we are not only demonstrating advanced cryogenic technology but also fueling the future possibilities of space exploration and technology.”

Likewise, Mark Ramsey, COO of Space Machines Company, added, “In-space refuelling and servicing will change the economics of space infrastructure, with cryogenic refuelling essential for earth missions and beyond. We are excited to be partnering with Spaceium to demonstrate these cutting-edge capabilities on orbit.”

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