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Launcher Vaya Space Signs Agreements with All2Space, NASA

By Rachel Jewett | July 15, 2022

The Vaya Space Dauntless rocket. Photo: Vaya Space

Latin American company All2Space has signed an exclusive launch agreement with Vaya Space to launch its constellation. 

Vaya Space, formerly Rocket Crafters, is a smallsat launcher in development based in Florida, with a Brazilian subsidiary. The company developed a vortex-hybrid engine rocket, Dauntless, and performed a suborbital test earlier this year from California. It plans for the first commercial orbital launch in 2023. 

All2Space is cubesat developer and launch aggregator with Brazilian Space Agency heritage. The companies said in a Friday announcement that this agreement will initially focus on the Latin American market. Vaya will also work with All2Space affiliated Ideia Space to launch a satellite built by students in Brazil.

“Being selected by Brazilian tech company All2Space to secure their supply chain for Low-Earth Orbit launch is a testament to what Vaya Space has already achieved, and we expect significant additional smallsat customers to be making similar decisions in the near future,” said Vaya Space’s new CEO Brent Willis.  

Separately, Vaya Space also announced an agreement with NASA to demonstrate the performance of its engines showing greater than 22,000 lbs. of thrust per engine. Vaya has already conducted more than 100 engine-test fires and will now be conducting a number of demonstrations with NASA at its Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.