Momentus Agrees to Transport Hosted Payload for Hello Space

Momentus Agrees to Transport Hosted Payload for Hello Space

Momentus Inc., a U.S. commercial space company that offers orbital transportation and in-space infrastructure services, has signed an agreement with Hello Space, an internet of things (IoT) through satellite tech company, to carry a hosted payload of a demo deployer carrying four pocketqube satellites on the Vigoride-7 mission targeted to launch on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission no earlier than October 2023.

Hello Space is a satellite IoT service provider company capable of creating hardware and software for 'pocketqube' satellites that measure 10cm x 5cm x 5cm in size. The company is already a part of the Lora-Alliance network, a global alliance working toward creating a global standard for low-power, long-range, very wide-area IoT networks. The company's deployer, named "Hello Pod" launching with Momentus, is a test product before full-scale manufacturing operations begin. The deployer will carry four pocketqubes. These pocketqube satellites mark the first tranche of an 80-satellite constellation set by Hello Space.

"The intersection of lower launch costs, Momentus' ability to flexibly and cost-effectively carry and provide robust on-orbit services, and smarter small satellites is where opportunities and possibilities open up for customers," said Momentus Chief Executive Officer John Rood. "Our hosted payload service will provide Hello Space with the opportunity to focus their resources on their engineering and scientific objectives while entrusting us with their in-space logistics needs like power, data, and communication."

"We initiated the design of our deployer in October 2022, and with Momentus, we're looking to be on-orbit in October 2023. Their flexibility and speed were appealing, united with our scalable hi-tech satellite IoT services to offer. We are thrilled about the potential of this great collaboration," said Hello Space Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer Muzaffer Duysal.

Momentus currently has three Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicles in orbit. The Company launched its inaugural mission, Vigoride-3, in May 2022 and deployed eight satellites to orbit from Vigoride and a third-party deployer. The Vigoride-5 spacecraft, launched in January, is providing hosted payload support for Caltech's Space-based Solar Power Project payload and deploying a satellite with the Qosmosys Zeus-1 payload. The Vigoride-5 mission also marked a significant milestone for the Company as its MET system successfully completed a series of in-space tests. Vigoride-6, launched in April 2023, is carrying satellites for NASA and commercial customers and a solar array developed by Momentus that will be demonstrated in space.

Click Here to Learn More about the Overview of Momentus Vigoride Missions.

Click Here to Learn More about Hello Space Systems.

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beidou

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BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
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BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019

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Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017

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Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
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Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
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Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014

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IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
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