Momentus, a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, announced a service agreement with LuxSpace.
LuxSpace, a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the German-headquartered satellite manufacturer OHB, will fly its Triton-X small satellite platform aboard a Vigoride Orbital Transfer Vehicle in 2023. The mission will be an in-orbit demonstration of key Triton-X subsystems and other technologies.
Triton-X is LuxSpace’s ultimate platform for small LEO satellites and constellations. The platform, developed in Light/Medium/Heavy classes, benefits from the 15+ year heritage of previous platforms, including Triton-1 (with 2 satellites launched to this date) and Triton-2 (with 1 satellite launched to this date). Triton-X is designed as a multi-mission, scalable, and high processing power product line. Triton-X can be flexibly adapted to a variety of LEO missions and payloads.
“With the launch of Triton-X on Vigoride, LuxSpace is proudly validating in-orbit the ground-breaking capabilities of the main technologies of our Triton-X product line,” said LuxSpace Chief Executive Officer Edgar Milic. “As such, this mission will include a complete Triton-X Integrated Avionics Unit (IAU) together with an advanced communication transceiver and other technologies. Executing this first Triton-X flight on Vigoride gives us the possibility to focus on our key mission objectives and rely on Momentus for other operational tasks.”
“We’re honored to support LuxSpace on their journey to orbit,” said Momentus Chief Executive Officer John Rood. “Hosted payloads are a foundational in-space infrastructure service that alleviates our customers' operational responsibilities and empowers them to focus their resources on achieving their mission objectives." We can’t wait to deliver LuxSpace to its orbital destination next year and watch the Triton-X continue a legacy of enabling constellations. "
Click here to learn more about Momentus's Vigoride Orbital Transfer Vehicle.