With the cost of launch plummeting, it is now easier than ever to get a satellite dropped off at a common orbit. But many space-based applications need their satellites and cargo in precision orbits in order to function correctly. How do you get your satellite from a generic orbit to a custom one? Momentus’ transport vehicles will give you a ride.
Momentus is developing a family of in-space transfer vehicles that will take satellites from standard LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits to desired custom orbits. The Vigoride in-space transportation service is designed to transport payloads in LEO, and Ardoride will be able to transport payloads to MEO, GEO, and lunar obits beginning in 2023.
Momentus has in-place service agreements with private satellite companies, government agencies, and research organizations, and its first Vigoride™ transport and service vehicle launch is scheduled for early 2021.
Company Website: http://www.momentus.space