Exolaunch, a global provider of launch services and in-space logistics, has signed a new multi-launch agreement with SpaceX.
The agreement includes more launches, more slots and more capacity for Exolaunch to integrate customer satellites onboard SpaceX dedicated rideshare missions, called Transporter missions, during the next two years.
Over 95 percent of that new capacity for next year, a payload mass of 3,000 kg and the equivalent of more than 100 satellites to be launched across SpaceX Transporter missions in 2022, has already been booked by Exolaunch customers. Procuring more launch capacity, twice the amount from the previous agreement, also signifies further business growth for the German company, which opened two offices in the US last month.
The next SpaceX rideshare mission with satellites integrated by Exolaunch, Transporter-3, is scheduled to launch no earlier than January 2022 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Jeanne Medvedeva, vice president of launch services at Exolaunch said: “This massive increase in procured capacity reflects the high customer demand we have had as a result of our successful mission management, satellite integration and deployment services on all previous missions with SpaceX. The new multi-launch agreement is the next step in our close and extensive work with SpaceX. It also demonstrates the strong transatlantic cooperation in the commercial space sector between the USA and Germany.”
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