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Momentus, SatRevolution Reach Orbital Deployment Contract 

By | June 16, 2020

A rendering of Momentus’ Vigoride in-space shuttle. Photo: Momentus

Momentus and Polish space company SatRevolution have reached an orbital deployment contract. Momentus announced Tuesday that it will launch SatRevolution’s 3U cubesat, called LabSat, on-board its Vigoride orbit transfer vehicle, to a Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) on a dedicated SpaceX Falcon-9 Rideshare mission in December 2020. Vigoride will then transport the cubesat to a higher drop off altitude. This change in orbital altitude will also help with identifying and tracking their satellite post launch, Momentus said. 

LabSat consists of a cubesat bus, created by SatRevolution, and scientific payloads developed by four Wrocław, Poland-based universities. SatRevolution designs and supplies cubesat platforms and services, and is currently working on the first phase of its Earth Observation (EO) constellation in 2023. It has two satellites in orbit. 

“SatRevolution is excited to start our cooperation with Momentus,” said Grzegorz Zwolinski, co-founder and COO of SatRevolution. “We hope to put their services to great use in the future, both for general access to orbit, as well as for last mile services — which is their key offering.”

In April, Momentous announced a similar agreement with Swarm.