Momentus offers in-space infrastructure services, including in-space transportation, hosted payloads and in-orbit services. Momentus believes it can make new ways of operating in space possible with its Vigoride in-space transfer and service vehicle that will be powered by an innovative water plasma-based propulsion system that is under development. Read more about our spaceflight heritage and get the latest mission updates.
April 14, 2023 on SpaceX Transporter-7 Mission
The third Vigoride mission will deliver two satellites to a custom orbit for the NASA LLITED mission. Momentus will use its pioneering Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (MET) propulsion technology that uses water as a propellant to change the orbital inclination of the Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle (OSV) to support these deliveries. Other payloads on the mission include the REVELA payload for ARCA Dynamics, the VIREO CubeSat for C3S LLC., the DISCO-1 CubeSat for Aarhus University, and the IRIS-C payload for an Asian customer booked through ISILAUNCH. The mission is also carrying a Momentus-developed technology demonstration – the Tape Spring Solar Array (TASSA).
April 15: Momentus Launches Vigoride-6 OSV on SpaceX Transporter-7 Mission
January 3, 2023 on SpaceX Transporter-6 Mission
The second Vigoride demonstration mission has been in orbit since January 3. Priorities for this flight include hosting Caltech’s Space-based Solar Power Project payload, deploying a satellite with the Qosmosys Zeus-1 payload, and testing Vigoride’s performance in space, including its Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (MET) that is designed to use water as a propellant.
March 31: Momentus Pioneering Propulsion Systems Successfully Completes Initial Tests in Space
March 24: Momentus Vigoride-5 Status Update #4
February 22: Momentus Vigoride-5 Status Update #3
May 25, 2022 on SpaceX Transporter-5 Mission
This flight marked Momentus’ inaugural demonstration mission. The primary objective of the flight was to test the Vigoride vehicle in space and learn from on-orbit operations. Eight payloads were deployed from Vigoride in support of commercial customers.