Momentus and NanoRacks Plan First Commercial Airlock to Launch Smallsats From the ISS

Momentus has established a new working relationship with NanoRacks — by working together, Momentus and NanoRacks will be able to provide an entirely new commercial service operating from the International Space Station.

Over the past few years, NewSpace pioneer NanoRacks has deployed more than 200 satellites from the International Space Station and, according to Bryce Space and Technology, in 2018 alone, 42 smallsats were successfully deployed from the International Space Station.

NanoRacks Bishop airlock is the first commercial airlock to operate on the International Space Station. With the Bishop airlock, private ventures will have more options to deploy more satellites, and larger satellites, from the ISS. By using the Bishop airlock in partnership with NanoRacks, Momentus will be able to carry up to dozens of smallsats at a time from ISS to higher, long life orbits to the benefit of the firm’s satellite customers.

The company is looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with NanoRacks, as the firm’s service offerings are complementary and allow their customers to go beyond the station to a higher altitude, prolonging their mission life.

When NanoRacks decided to invest in the first-ever commercial airlock for the Space Station, their CEO Jeffrey Manber had faith that new technology would further enable future customers. Momentus salutes his vision and welcome this mutually beneficial collaboration.

For all involved in the satellite and space industry and the various market segments that add value to these dynamic environments, the 2020 SmallSat Symposium is truly worth your consideration for attendance.

The 2020 SmallSat Symposium starts on February 3, 2020, with workshops, then the Conference runs February 4 to 6 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The SmallSat Symposium is hosted by Satnews Publishers which, since 1983, has been a provider of a satellite news, media and events. This information packed forum was created to enable you and your company to secure a larger portion of market share as well as to take part in the next stages of your company’s or organization’s growth.

The personal connections at the SmallSat Symposium enable attendees to network with established organizations, subject-matter experts as well as ‘NewSpace’ entrants.

The SmallSat Symposium will focus on new technologies and the business environment that is shaping the implementation of smallsat constellations, smallsat launchers, the challenges facing the smallsat developer and actors as well as the enormous benefits of these advanced technologies that will benefit our world.

This event assembles more than 100 diverse speakers, all of whom possess deep industry experience. Additionally, numerous opportunities exist to mingle and network with peers while enjoying exceptional, complimentary meals and refreshment breakfast.

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