Momentus Inc. has signed a contract with FOSSA Techniques, a Spanish firm. This provides world low-power web of issues (IoT) connectivity and in-space providers to supply hosted payload providers beginning in 2024. The contract additionally contains two choices for extra hosted payloads.
The hosted payloads will complement FOSSA’s present IoT satellite tv for pc constellation with extra capability and function a know-how demonstrator platform unbiased of future satellite tv for pc launches FOSSA has scheduled for 2024 and 2025.
Hosted payload help is a core Momentus providing that permits prospects to deal with their payload’s goal whereas Momentus supplies the on-orbit logistics wanted to function the payload. Built-in in Momentus’ hosted payload service providing is the availability of energy, knowledge, communications, and versatile configure-to-order choices resembling intersatellite communications, prolonged knowledge storage, ultra-high precision pointing, and edge computing functionality.
“Including to our satellite tv for pc platforms, we glance to broaden our means of internet hosting communications payloads by leveraging on present launch alternatives, particularly the Vigoride. We look ahead to collaborating as soon as once more with Momentus,” says FOSSA chief govt officer Julian Fernandez.
“Momentus supplied orbital supply providers to FOSSA on the inaugural mission of Vigoride in 2022 and most just lately supplied mission administration and integration help for the launch of the FOSSASat FEROX satellite tv for pc in June 2023,” says Momentus chief govt officer John Rood. “We’re happy that FOSSA has chosen Momentus once more to help its rising wants and the innovation they’re bringing to the market. They’re a valued repeat buyer and we’re at all times excited to assist deliver their concepts to life on orbit.”
Momentus is at present offering hosted payload providers to Caltech for its Area Photo voltaic Energy Demonstrator (SSPD). The SSPD launched on Vigoride-5 in January 2023. Caltech stories that its payload just lately demonstrated its capacity to wirelessly transmit energy in house and to beam detectable energy to Earth. Momentus will proceed to supply hosted payload help to SSPD over the approaching months because it continues its operations.
Along with the Vigoride Orbital Service Automobile, Momentus is now additionally providing its M-1000 satellite tv for pc bus which relies on space-proven Vigoride. The M-1000 bus provides an benefits to industrial and authorities prospects resembling its excessive energy as much as 3 kW of peak energy massive payload capability, versatile configuration, velocity from necessities to supply on-orbit, and low price. Momentus has provided the M-1000 satellite tv for pc bus to each industrial constellation suppliers and to US Authorities.