Services

Rides on rockets powered by water

Momentus provides water-powered transportation services for spacecrafts large and small to efficiently and inexpensively extend the lifetime of their missions. Though we produce a number of physical products, we consider ourselves first and foremost a services company because we are focused on the destination. We believe it’s short-sighted to look at what we’re providing as mere hardware because we are building more than a company - we’re laying the groundwork for the in-space transportation industry.

Your bus ticket out of leo.
Round trip optional.
Vigoride™
Smallest ESPA class platform powered by our Vigor™ thruster for rides from LEO with wet starting mass less than 180 kg, could be mounted radially on a 380 mm port, ESPA envelope volume. capable of delivering sizable payloads (up to 50 kg) from LEO or GTO to GEO, Lunar orbits and beyond.
  • STARTING MASS 180 KG (ESPA)
  • OR 300 KG (ESPA GRANDE)
  • UP TO 6 KM/SEC ∆V
  • 500 W SOLAR PANELS
  • SPECIFIC IMPULSE UP TO 700 SEC
Ardoride™
Powered by the mighty Ardor™ thruster, we’ve developed this ride for a smaller payload or spacecraft, with the ability to carry several hundred kg payloads to GEO and beyond. This is perfect for small deep space missions, in-space services such as orbit cleaning and satellite deorbiting, or as a booster stage for small launch vehicles.
  • 500-1250 KG WET MASS
  • 180 KG PAYLOAD TO LUNAR ORBIT FROM LEO
  • 250 KG PAYLOAD TO MARS ORBIT FROM GTO
  • UP TO 6 KM/SEC ∆V
  • 2-3 KW SOLAR PANELS
  • SPECIFIC IMPULSE UP TO 700 SEC
No better way
to get around deep space
Greater efficiency means more payload
Ardorides™ and Vigorides™ have a significantly higher specific impulse than missions powered by chemical propulsion and require less onboard propellant to achieve the required ∆V for deep space missions.
Ready to go
Our rides are a complete package, ready for launch or tailored to your mission specs. Thanks to a higher thrust per watt than ion propulsion, our rides take months, not years.
Pay less for your payload
Using denser propellant and having the ability to be piggybacked, our rides keep launch costs extraordinarily low.
Mission Calculator
1.
Choose
Ride
  • Ardoride
  • Vigoride
2.
Choose
Starting Oribt
  • Low-Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary transfer oribt
3.
Choose
Destination
  • Martian orbit
  • Near-Earth asteroids
  • Lunar orbit
  • GEO
363,000 km
4.
Enter Payload
Mass
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  •  
  •  
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86 kg
Your Mission
  • Time to
    Accelerate
    100 days
  • Initial Wet Mass
    With Payload
    124 kgs
Tank
Configuration
In Development
Fervoride™
At more than 10 kW of power, with specific impulse more than 900 sec, a Fervoride™ is your go-to service for deep space prospecting or high dV missions for larger satellites. This ride will shepherd the next tidal wave of missions past GEO, to asteroids and beyond.
  • Deeeep Space
    From telecom platforms to deep space missions, deliver any payload within the inner solar system.
  • Fully compatible
    Launch with any rocket, integrate with any payload.
  • Cost efficient
    Save $100m on a single launch.
How Much Can I Deliver
With Fervoride?
Showing payload mass in metric tons.
With
Fervoride
16.45 mt
47.84 mt
13.44 mt
14.31 mt
16.61 mt
Without
Fervoride
8.30 mt
26.70 mt
8.90 mt
10.00 mt
6.92 mt
 
Falcon 9
Falcon Heavy
Atlas V 511
Ariane-V
Proton M
With
Fervoride
14.19 mt
41.52 mt
11.57 mt
12.33 mt
14.33 mt
Without
Fervoride
 
 
3.86 mt
 
3.25 mt
 
Falcon 9
Falcon Heavy
Atlas V 511
Ariane-V
Proton M
Choose Your
Destination
  • GTO
  • GEO
Boosts a la carte
More control over
your small sats.
We are a services-based company. Zeal™ and Vigor™ are the only two individual hardware components we offer. These thrusters are small but mighty in their respective abilities to power small sat missions.
  • Vigor™
    Thanks to low power consumption and compact packaging, Vigor™ is blazing a trail to bring water plasma propulsion to microspacecraft and can also be utilized as a main thruster on a future Vigoride™ and attitude control thrusters on Fervorides™ and Valorides™.
    • Water plasma
    • Power from 100W
    • Specific Impulse 350-500 sec.
    • Available 2019
  • Zeal™
    Small enough to pack inside a Cubesat “tuna can” in one block (including control and power unit), this water electrothermal resistive thruster can be the main power source for cube-, nano- and microsat missions or multiple can be used for attitude control onboard Vigorides™ and Ardorides™.
    • Water thermal resistive.
    • Power up to 30W
    • Specific Impulse 150-180 sec.
    • Available Now